My new full-length play, The Growing Stone, is scheduled for two readings in the coming weeks that I hope will advance its development. The play -- a dark-secret family drama set in Vermont -- was one of five plays selected for a rehearsed staged reading at the Detroit New Works Festival on April 27 and 28, organized by Outvisible Theatre in Detroit, MI. Following that, The Growing Stone will receive a reading at the Depot for New Play Readings in Hampton, CT on May 20.
Going Wild, my new Trump-era play, is one of six plays selected for Aloha Theatre's 25th Original Play Festival in Hawaii.The play will receive a staged reading at the historic theater in Kainaliu, home of the Aloha Performing Arts Company, on August 16.
Going Wild tells the story of small-town librarian Meredith Stafford who decides to replace her mole-infested lawn with a “natural” landscape. In doing so, she runs afoul of a local lawn ordinance. Incensed, Meredith challenges the ordinance in court. It’s the unwitting start to a bizarre journey that shakes her faith in America as a bastion of freedom, democracy and the rule of law.
2018 has gotten off to an encouraging start. My new short play, Notice, will premiere at the New Voices Festival of Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the state theater of West Virginia at Lewisburg, WV, in February. The festival attracted some 600 submissions. Notice was also a finalist in the one-act category of Alleyway Theatre's 2017 Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition in Buffalo, NY.
Another of my short plays, The Greening of Bridget Kelly, will feature in the 17th InspiraTO Festival in Toronto in June.