Determined to visit the father she doesn’t know, Maggie risks her troubled relationship with her mother and faces Mama erasing her— again. Working hard to heal from trauma, Maggie wanders in and out of her past and present, searching for her future. When a stranger’s words help validate the importance of her struggles, she must decide if she has the courage to stand up to her mother. Will Maggie dare to invite her Mama into her sacred space? (2W, 2M - 90 minutes)
Production 2022—Drama Works Theatre
Winner 2021— Chestnut Street Playhouse Playwright's Festival
Semi-Finalist 2018—Theatre Odyssey One Act Play Festival
📣 "Magpie is a testament to the power of therapeutic work and the bravery it takes to look inside and recruit others in our healing. Further, it beautifully demonstrates that rippling pond effect of self-growth: that when we heal, everyone around us has the opportunity to heal too." — Heather Harper Ellet, Author and Therapist.
Writer Lilian Lamont is having a terrible time. Her idol thinks she’s an impertinent child who can’t take accountability for her actions. Her boss has stolen her work and is threatening to expose her biggest secret—leaving her no choice but to out herself before someone else does. Meanwhile, her roommate, and probably the love of her life, just stormed out after a fight, announcing she received a marriage proposal. And on top of all this, it’s 1895, and she doesn’t have the right to vote.
Luckily, Lily has decided to seize the day and has mustered the gumption to fight for what she wants.
Yours in Words, is a play for those who don't fit in, for those pursuing their dreams when others say they can't or shouldn't, and for those in search of their authentic selves — Because EVERYONE deserves an epic story. (4W, 3M - 120 minutes)
2023 Development Workshop & Public Reading GreenStage Guilford
Sera Keel is writing on a deadline. Or, more specifically, she's blocked and has to deliver her manuscript in four hours. When her muse arrives with an attitude, and her inner critic won't stop impersonating Rod Serling she doesn't think things can get any worse. She was wrong —that's when the dicks arrive. (3W, 1M - 45 minutes) I also have a (2W -10min) version and the full length is in development.
Featured 2023 in The Bechdel Group Fall Reading Series, The Tank, NYC
Featured 2021 —Drama Works Theatre Fall Shorts Festival
Featured 2020 —Theatre Artists Workshop New Works
Eight years after Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, the adventurous Margaret Dashwood returns home to surprise her family for the holidays. The surprise is hers when she finds her former love interest, Lavinia, masquerading as the maid. Soon, jealousy, betrayal, and wild revelations threaten to upturn her plans for a lovely family visit, forcing her to decide if she will embrace her true feelings to save Christmas. (5W, 1M - 35 minutes & 90 minutes)
Featured Reading 2023 - Works in Progress - Drama Works Theatre
Upcoming: Production 2024 - Full Length Play, Drama Works Theatre
Marley grew up in theatre and had to share her beloved father, Rowan, with his ensemble. His final wish is that they all work together to give him a dramatic farewell. Can Marley and the Players work together? It'll take something big to help them begin to understand each other. Luckily Rowan has a plan. (3W, 2M - 20 minutes)
Featured 2021- Theatre Artists Workshop New Works Festival
Flossy Henshaw is convinced she's staying at the Savoy Hotel and believes her daily trips to a nearby museum and interactions with its guide are the keys to unlocking her past, present, and future. The only trouble is she can't remember how she got to the museum, though she knows it has something to do with chocolate. (1W, 1M - 20 minutes)
Featured 2022 —Works in Progress, Drama Works Theatre
Featured 2018 —Theatre Artists Workshop New Works Festival
When Patrick refuses to help Melinda find her item on hold at the library, it's the last straw. She's tired of always being patient. What starts out as a confrontation has the potential to end as a powerful albeit unlikely connection if they're both willing to see past their preconceived notions. (1W, 1M -10 minutes)
Featured 2022 —Eden Prairie Annual Players Women's One Act
Featured 2021—Drama Works Theatre, Fall Shorts Festival
Sam's mother is dying, and she's not sure she can survive without her until she meets Seth and finds support in an unlikely place.
Featured 2022— Legacy Theatre's Festival of Plays
Honorable Mention Writer's Digest 2022—in the Script category of the 91st Annual Writing Competition
When Lily bumps into her idol A.B. Jones she has no idea they will enter a three week correspondence. (2 W, - 12 minutes)
2021 Short —Fall Shorts, Drama Works
2019 Short —New Works Festival, Theatre Artists Workshop
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