An odd one-act about a man with a dog inside of him. Winner of the Out North New Play Competition,
received a reading at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London, in Jan 1993.
1994: CAFÉ ANGST
Another odd one-act, this
time about a group of young urban Seattleites trapped for an afternoon within a mysterious café, who are each given
the chance to exchange angsts. Produced at Moe’s Mo Rockin’ Café, January 1995, winner of a reading at
Miami's Acme Theater Company, and given
a staged reading at Southwark Playhouse, London, later that year.
1996: SCOTCH AND DONUTS
A full length comedy about friendship,
with three guys awaiting a trip to sunny Mexico in a dank Sea-Tac hotel room. Produced at the Brown Bag Theater, Seattle, Jan-Feb 1997, given workshop production at Southwark Playhouse, London, September 1997.
1998: THE SCRUB
A short play about surgeons and why they choose to cut up people. Produced as part of PEEP, an evening of short
plays, at the Sit and Spin, Seattle, Oct-Nov 1998.
2000: PETTING SOUNDS, HAPPY VOLES
Two short plays written for the 14/48 Play Festival.
Petting Sounds concerned strange noises coming from an apartment, while Happy Voles was a cheerful look at the near-future
of genetic behavioral modification. Consolidated Works, Jan 2000. Petting Sounds went on to a radio production as part of
Taboo: An Evening of Live Radio for New Waves Productions, August 2000, and was staged by Olympia’s Artesian Theater in February 2001.
2000: THE ETERNAL VAUDEVILLE
A full length play with music about a theater filled with the ghosts of past entertainers,
and a modern-day street performer who’s offered a lengthy run. A commission from the Seattle Theater Group. Moore Theater,
2001: THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY
adapted from the novel by G.K. Chesterton. A poet-policeman infiltrates
a cabal of anarchists bent on destroying society, only to discover that it’s possible the entire group are undercover
policemen. Produced at Seattle's Taproot Theatre in spring of 2002, and at Wyoming Seminary, PA, in winter 2004.
Two ten-minute plays written for the July 2001 edition of One World Theatre's 14/48. Disappearing Act: a woman
who hates her boyfriend, her mother, her name, and her life discovers salvation in the anonymity of her gym. AKA: a blind
date between a woman who believes in past lives and a man with multiple personality disorder proves difficult.
A 40-something year old man decides to stop aging, only his life won't allow him to forget his own mortality.
Given a fully staged reading to the FringeACT new works festival in March 2002, ACT Theatre, then at Union Garage Theatre
on Capitol Hill that summer.
2002: THE CENTER CANNOT HOLD/AULD ACQUAINTANCE
Another 14/48, another pair of
short plays. Center is about a working menage e trois, and the odd emotional problems that even the best of all unorthodox
worlds creates. Auld Acquaintance was a play for the New Year, about dinosaurs, the Pope, and wars and rumors of wars that
we all have to look forward to.
THE "IT" GIRL
An original monologue. What if you were the girl in
five movies last year who was on the cover of Rolling Stone? What if you still didn't know how to act?
play about the different uses, and abuses, of TV, Film, and Theatre. And selling Tequila.
2003: IMPORTANT DATES
A new short play for a new 14/48 about a man who invents a time machine so he can get a new girlfriend.
HOW TO BE COOL
A one-act play in which a self-described "Student of Cool" does his best to describe
its quality to a high school class in 1962. Produced at the Seattle Fringe Festival, encored at the Union Garage in 2004,
as well as Port Townsend's Peninsula College and the Bumbershoot Arts Festival in Seattle, then revived for another
run in Summer of 2009 at Open Circle Theatre.
2006: Two short
plays for 14/48.
GOLDEN imagines an encounter between the Gods Who Walk the Earth, otherwise known as Celebrities,
at the 2006 Oscars.
A IS FOR APPLE is a story about Adam and Eve in the Garden with the Snake, but it's not the one you
think you know. Winner in the 2007 Short Attention Span Festival at New England's Atlantis Playmakers.
A down-at-his-heels magician pulls it together for one last magical mystical spectacle. A play with magic,
produced at Odd Duck Studios, Seattle, April 2006.
BIBLE STORIES FOR AGNOSTICS
The story of the original First Family, following their fortunes from the
Garden of Eden to the first city of Enoch. "A is for Apple" was performed at 14/48, NPA's Tacoma Reading Series,
and won a slot in Atlantis Playmaker's national "Short Attention Span" play festival. One of the plays, "E
IS FOR EQUINOX," was part of the St. Gensisus Society's "In Preparation" 10 Page Play Festival. And several
of the plays were read at Absurd Reality Theatre's "Longenpalooza I and II" in 2006 and 2007. ART also workshopped
the entire cycle in 2007.
MY TIME WITH THE LADY
A new show co-written with Ron Richardson.
Based on Richardson's life, it tells the story of a young man who at 18 got his dream job: working the front desk at a strip
club. An homage to Seattle's Lusty Lady peepshow, featuring Richardson and dancer Kirsten Lauzon, produced at the Little Red
Studio in August.
Eight new short plays of a projected 22 play cycle based on
images from the Major Arcana of the Tarot deck. "STARDUST" won the Irene Bashmore First Place Award in LA's New
Stages One-Act Play Festival and was published in Poems and Plays, "THE PICNIC" was produced at Little Red Studio's
Erotic Shorts, "AFFAIRS WITH THE MOON" was published in Cirque, "WILD RIVER" won Open Circle's "Eat
My Shorts!" Audience and Jury Prize, and all eight are being produced at Open Circle in September of 2010.
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND
THE CASE OF THE CHRISTMAS CAROL
A full-length Yuletide play. The Great
Detective has a very unusual Christmas, in this literary mash-up of Conan Doyle and Dickens. Receiving its world premiere
at Seattle's Taproot Theatre in November, 2010.
The links below are to a few articles I've written that give me a chortle.