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The Stuff I write...


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The Stuff I write...


The Worst Was This:, a play

Cast:
Will - 20's to 30's male
Chris - 30's to 40's male
Odette - youngest sister, female
Rue - middle sister, female
Agatha - eldest sister, female
Bones - male, similarly aged to Agatha

Synopsis:
In a pub, three sisters run a bloody business - the sale of human flesh. Nightly, the freshest of corpses are delivered by their friend, and lackey, Bones. The women strip any muscle, fat, and bone that could be used to cook up a delicious morsel for their bar menu.

One evening, Will, a beautiful young actor wanders into the sisters’ den to meet with an old acquaintance, Chris, a disfigured poet who resides in the rooms above the tavern. Will had presumed Chris dead until he received a mysterious invitation. Terrified he is drifting into insignificance, Chris wants Will to help him sell his plays. Will also has a wish - to be a great writer. The two make a pact: Chris will impart to Will his craft and provide board and lodging; Will agrees to be the “rose” in Chris’ garden and the speaker of his words. Unfortunately, contracts are only as good as the people who make them...

The play explores themes of love, lust, loss, faith, greed, sacrifice, creation, and decay. Most importantly, it asks the question: ‘What is the pound of flesh that must be paid in order to create art, love another person, or obtain our darkest desires?’


The Night Elaine Stritch Died, a play

Cast:
Everett - late 30's male
Luke - late 30's Male

Synopsis:
Boyfriends Luke and Everett raise their glasses to mark the passing of a Broadway icon - but it quickly becomes apparent that their glasses are not the only things that will be raised this evening. As the booze beings to flow so do the insults and hidden resentments. This serio-comic play explores the theme of death in all its various forms.
 

 

 


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Anne of Green Gables, a musical

Cast:
4 Female leads, 2 Male leads
Ensemble of 6-18 to play various other roles.

Synopsis:
This new folk-rock musical tells the story of a young orphan girl named Anne Shirley, who is mistakenly sent to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, unmarried siblings, who run their family farm, Green Gables. As the show unfolds, Anne grows from a girl to a young woman on a journey that includes much happiness, a little heartbreak, and endless hijinks.


The Wonderful Mr. & Mrs. O'Leary, a play

Cast:
Colleen McDowell - 30's to 40's female
Ethan FitzPatrick - 30's to 40's male
Ellie McDowell - 12 year old female
Patrick McDowell - 10 year old male

Ellie and Patrick McDowell are a pair of restless siblings who occupy themselves by navigating their mother’s insecurities, her latest boyfriend’s shifting moods, and the doldrums of their small Louisiana town.  All hope of escaping the reality of their situation seems lost until an after-school job materializes – babysitting for The Wonderful Mr. & Mrs. O’Leary. This darkly comic play reveals the power of imagination in the indefinite space between childhood and adulthood.


CAKE, a concert musical

Cast:
1 male, 1 female, and a band

Synopsis:
He was the father of libertine sexuality. She was the queen of extravagance. And, long before The Occupy Movement captured the world's attention, they defined what it meant to be "part of the 1%." CAKE, a rock concert, places two of history's most infamous personalities on the stage together for one night. The outcome is decadent and deadly. 


Peter & I, a musical

Cast:
4 male, 2 female

Synopsis:
Based on true events, Peter & I is a musical brimming with questions of faith, loss, salvation, love and immortality. It explores the mysteries surrounding the life and death of Michael Llewelyn Davies, one of the boys who inspired J.M. Barrie to create the character of Peter Pan in his classic tale, "Peter and Wendy."
Michael's journey is woven together with snapshots from his life, including time with his mother and J.M. Barrie, as well as his lover at Oxford University, Rupert Buxton, and the fictional characters of Peter and Wendy. 


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As Flies to Wanton Boys, a play

Cast:
5 females of any age

Synopsis:
As Flies to Wanton Boys is a one act play consisting of five contemporary monologues. Each monologue is in response to one of Shakespeare's leading ladies: Juliet, Ophelia, Cleopatra, Helena, and Cordelia.


Morning Has Broken, a play

Cast:
Joe: 20's male
Gabe: 20's male
Mary: 20's female

Synopsis:
Morning Has Broken is a story of faith, religion, love, loyalty, country and conscience. When Joe, returning from service in Iraq, sublets a room in Mary's apartment, their divergent world views seem to bring them closer together - that is - until a ghost from Joe's past comes knocking.


Becoming David, a play

Cast:
8 men and 1 female play various parts

Synopsis:
Three men – three masterpieces – one incredible story.  Becoming David is the tale of two of the most infamous artists ever born and the muse who inspired some of their greatest works.

It is no secret that Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti stood at the apex of the Italian Renaissance. Celebrated in their own day, and destined for greatness, their names would forever become synonymous with genius. They ran in the same circles, had the same patrons, and protected the same secrets – but they were far from friends. Yet they shared a common bond in the form of a young man named Andrea Mirandola - a beauty who would not only change the course of their lives but also the course of history.


White Noise, a musical

Cast:
3 female leads, 3 male leads
An ensemble of 10-12 play various other roles

Synopsis:
White Noise follows a top-selling music producer who stirs up an explosive cocktail of shock and spin with a touch of controversy to package talented artists into blockbuster stars. Steadily baited by fame and power, two diametrically opposed groups – a pop band that churns out catchy tunes of coded rhetoric and a hip-hop-turned-gangsta rap duo – meet at the top of the charts and collide with consequence.Inspired by real life, White Noise is a timely and cautionary tale that challenges conventional notions of free speech, media and the power of pop culture.

 


THE MEANING OF LIFE... and other useless pieces of information, a play

Cast:
4 men, 2 women

Synopsis:
Lily loves David. George loves Sophie. Steve loves Lily. Brian loves David. David loves Lily – or does David love Brian. And who the hell does Sophie love? A genuine slice of life, THE MEANING OF LIFE…and other useless pieces of information, tells the story of best friends, Brian and Lily, as they look for love in New York City.


Fugue for Fred and Four Seasons, a play

Cast:
4 women, 1 man

Synopsis:
An esoteric play in one act that explores group psychology and cult behavior. At rise, we meet cult leader, Fred, and his followers Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall as they are just about to commit a group suicide. As they dangle, quite literally, between life and death, we see their journey to joining Fred in the world he has created.