The Scranton Siren, New Works Festival, CMU  Directed by Margo Gray

The Scranton Siren, New Works Festival, CMU  Directed by Margo Gray

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Full Length Plays

The Scranton Siren, 3f/3m

Based on a salacious true story, this hard-boiled noir follows the scandal that erupts when film star Evelyn Hart's name is found in a call girl's little black book. Her manager hopes hiding out in her home town of Scranton will save her career, but the past Evelyn ran from is harder too shake off than Scranton coal dust.                                                                                    

* Workshop Production, Carnegie Mellon University, 2013

A BANSHEE KILLED MY BOYFRIEND, 4f/3m

Fiona and Gemma are best friends and amateur witches who are tired of getting screwed over by mortal men.  While trying to conjure up the perfect boyfriend, the girls unwittingly screw up the entire metaphysical world, stranding banshees, seal women, and other magical (and pissed off) beings on Earth.                                                                                                          

* Reading, PSP Festival at the 45th Street Theatre, NYC, 2012

selected shorts

manifest destiny, 1f/4m (co-written w. Josh Ginsburg)

Manifest Destiny is the premiere drag queen of the Wild West. When a dastardly villain steals her trusty razor, she must use her feminine wiles to get it back. The only thing that could stop this diva is a case of the dysentery.                                          

* Workshop Production, Playground Festival, Pittsburgh, 2013

I was interviewed about this play (which originated as a Twitter play for the NY Neo-Futurists) in the January 2013 issue of AMERICAN THEATRE MAGAZINE.

Mod party, 1f/2m

What would you do if David Bowie told you that the love of your life was a loser?                                                                        

* Production, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, 2014

sprinkles & shame, a solo show

Have you ever seen a woman earnestly use the music of Liza Minnelli to lip-synch to a cupcake? 

* Workshop Production, Playground Festival, 2012