When Maggie risks her troubled relationship with her mother by breaking long standing tradition of going home for the holidays in order to visit the father she doesn’t know, she is met with Mama’s most formidable weapon, silence. Desperate to learn how to function beyond survival mode, Maggie wanders in and out of her therapist’s office and in and out of her past and present, searching for answers and looking for a way to not only live but to thrive.
(2W, 2M - 90 minutes)
World Premiere 2022-- Drama Works Theatre
Winner 2021-- Chestnut Street Playhouse Playwright's Festival
Semi-Finalist 2018 --Theatre Odyssey One Act Play Festival
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📣 "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.
Doesn't everyone deserve an epic story? Two women, two choices—smothered by societal expectations fighting to claim identity, voice, and legacy.
Lily Lamont is a daring young sapphist (lesbian) from Nebraska living in New York City in 1895. Annabelle Jones is a widow and famous novelist known to the world under the gender-free pen name A.B. Jones.
When Lily and Annabelle's paths collide outside the Arveson Library, neither woman knows what they have set in motion. Both will face a life-altering decision requiring them to step into their best and most vulnerable self to fulfill their impossible dream.
(4W, 3M - 120 minutes)
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)
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
Samantha and Nina are on a quest to win a fellowship while unlocking and preserving LGBTQ history. The only trouble is they're running out of time. Can they put the pieces of the puzzle together fast enough to save the Flock? (4W)
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
Samantha is changing, and she's not sure how to handle it until she finds support in an unlikely place. (2W, 1M - 10 minutes)
Featured 2022-- Legacy Theatre's Festival of Plays
Honorable Mention Writer's Digest 2022-in the Script (Stage Play/Television/Movie Script/Short Film) category of the 91st Annual Writing Competition
Writer Sera Keel is blocked and writing on a deadline. It seems impossible she’ll be able to deliver this time unless her muse decides to show up and cooperate. But what will she do when her muse shows up with a serious attitude problem and refuses to help her with her deadline?
(2W - 10 minutes)
Featured 2021 -Drama Works Theatre Fall Shorts Festival
Featured 2020 - Theatre Artists Workshop New Works
Dear Mrs. Jones, is a story of a young woman writer Lily who bumps into her idol, the famous novelist A.B. Jones and enters into a three-week correspondence. In 1895 women writers are few and far between. Can Lily impress Mrs. Jones? Will Mrs. Jones live up to Lily's expectations?
(2 W, - 12 minutes)
2021 Short Version Featured-Fall Shorts, Drama Works
2019 Short Version Featured-New Works Festival, Theatre Artists Workshop
More to Come! I'm busy working on several new plays.
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