• The Deck
A play about race, rage, and misunderstanding, set in 1972, Brooklyn, New York. Peach, a nurse at Coney Island Hospital, falls into a troubled relationship with a black cop, Benjamin, just as the hospital and its nearby residential communities erupt in a violent debate over their care of minority patients. Peach, a white nurse accustomed to the racism endemic to the hospital system, discovers that the allegiances she once thought unbreakable have in fact create a battleground.
• Jimmy Carter’s Compromise
1979. President Carter convenes an emergency domestic summit in the midst of an energy crisis. The restless President and his staff secretly visit an average American household in an industrial town, but the surprise trip leads to a dangerous collision between his administration and two working-class families. Jimmy Carter’s Compromise uses historical narrative to ask questions about how we balance personal and social dreams in America. (Commissioned by the NYC-based DreamLab, dir. Niegel Smith. Semi-finalist, National Playwrights Conference, O’Neill Theater Center, 2014.)
The Cataldos, a troubled family in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, auditions for a new reality TV show, but the arrival of their avant-garde artist aunt threatens to derail their plans. Louisa, the family’s aspiring filmmaker, believes they’re the perfect match for Guidofamily, but can’t seem to find the right material. A play about finding conflict in all the wrong places.
Other & older projects
• Sylvie Ann
When Sylvie Ann is fired after years of dedicated service to her job, she takes aim at the bureaucracy that took her down, with the help of her disenfranchised co-workers and dysfunctional son. Sylvie Ann is a dark comedy about a woman at the end of her career, fighting for a new beginning . (Finalist, Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers, 2010.)
• Gay Pierrot
A clown seeks the cure for cancer in this comedic look at art, queerness and economy. (Developed for the HOT Festival at Dixon Place.)
• The Hovering
“[The Hovering] reveals a side of warfare that is rarely explored: the daily struggle of the wives and loved ones who are left at home to wait while their soldiers are deployed overseas. She skillfully blends magical theatricality and stark realism to illuminate the limbo that these women find themselves thrust into.” –Marina McClure, director
(Semi-finalist, 2007 O’Neill playwrights competition and the Reverie Productions Next Generation Playwriting Competition.)
• Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan
After the 2001 WTO protests, a family of recovering hippies and fervent Dylan addicts weather the tumultuous return of their rebellious teenage daughter and her surprise guest.
• Widows of Troy
A collage poem adaptation of Euripides’ The Trojan Women, in collaboration with the Syrup Room (dir. Kristjan Thor).