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KING TIDE

2020

KING TIDE is an experimental digital piece that dilates around the state of isolation in a rapidly accelerated world plagued by climate change and disease. It is an absurdist piece of drama that incorporates poetry, song, live and recorded multimedia performances. It is inspired by the circular patterns and repeated elegies of a buried world. It was created within the environment it seeks to evoke, a landscape that is both barren and rife with electricity.

THE GULF

2019

Narrated by a drone combing the South Eastern coastline, THE GULF, imagines a post-nuclear world where four relative strangers live together in a fallout shelter after the last in a series of nuclear bombs has hit the ravaged South Florida Coast. When one of the shelter's inhabitants ventures out in search of food, the world outside of containment calls to them once more.

CASSIE

2018

Full length play

3 W, 4 M

Part memory, part eulogy, CASSIE follows an astronaut and a sentient computer on course to a planet that may be a viable alternative to Earth. As it becomes clear the mission may not be what was expected, messages from outside of space and time hint at a new path into worlds unknown.

PARTY GIRLS

2014

Full length play

5 W, 3 M

Natalie is finishing her first e-book. In need of a break, she visits her best friend from childhood living a chic new life on Miami Beach as a model. But things are not as they seem and her friend is nothing like what she remembers. As things escalate quickly from one wild, super-exclusive party to the next, her friend goes missing. Along with a bouncer with a secret, some models in the know and a chain of spooky anonymous emails – Natalie goes down a dark path to find what she’s been looking for all along- the perfect inspiration for her new book.

EXPIRATION DATE

2014

Full length play
4 W, 3 M
After the execution of a convicted murder in Little Rock, Arkansas, the family of the victim searches for closure as an investigative reporting team searches for the man they believe committed the crime.

EARTHQUAKE

2015

Full length, 4 W, 3 M
In an attempt to crawl out of obscurity and find himself relevant once again, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Trevor Winston writes a new "hard hitting, important play" bent on changing the lives of its audience members. But as the play passes through the producer's fingers, the rehearsal process, and the egos of those presenting the work onstage, Trevor discovers he is creating "sensationalist disaster porn disguised as altruism." With his eyes set on a successful Broadway opening that doesn't completely overlook his original intentions, Trevor finds himself compromising his work for all the wrong reasons. What happens in the eleventh hour when all of his choices hang in the balance and fate grasps him in its hands? Earthquake may just shake up Broadway after all.

WHY NOT? WITH RICHARD NIXON

2016

Full length, 1 W, 2 M
Why Not? With Richard Nixon follows a late night public access television show hosted by Richard Nixon out of his house on Key Biscayne. With the help of his best friend, Bebe Rebozo, and his daughter, Tricia Nixon, the trio put on a colorful variety show that spirals into a series of musical outbursts and heated interrogations that history couldn't have made up on its own.

GERALD FORD SUPERFREAK

2015

Full length, 3 W, 3 M
GFSF explores the butterfly effect of history and demonstrates, from an absurdist lens, how the effects of Gerald Ford’s presidency carried over to our country’s leadership in the year 2112–- as told by a surprise narrator from the future.

BLOW ME

2013

Full length, 2 W, 2 M

Blow Me is an unbridled take on the life of fashion icon, Isabella Blow. Blow, previously a fashion editor at Tatler and Vogue, left an indelible mark on the fashion world, having discovered numerous supermodels and designers such as Philip Treacy and Alexander McQueen. Suffering from Bi-Polar disorder, Isabella attempted suicide 7 times before finally succeeding. In Blow Me, we follow Isabella down the rabbit hole as her life comes to an end, which is only just the beginning of the ride. Isabella retells her own story as only she could remember it, through spectacle.

NADIE

2014

Short play, 2 M
A young skateboarder is tailed by an overworked Miami Beach police officer. We follow their inner thoughts the fateful morning their worlds collided.

HEY GIRL

2015

Short play, 1 W, 1 M

A man sees a woman of interest in a public place. He starts a friendly conversation. All plans dissolve from there.

52 HERTZ

2016

Short play, 1 W, 1 M

Husband and wife have a discussion of what ails them over breakfast. Worry over the 52 Hertz whale interrupts their routine.

HAPLESS DISCIPLES

2018

Short play, 2 W

Two single moms in El Paso dressed as angels for a nativity play take a smoke break as they await the arrival of the baby Jesus and contemplate their terrible lives.

THE HAMLET DOG AND PONY SHOW

2012

Full length play, 3 W, 4 M

Emceed by Heiner Mueller, The Hamlet Dog and Pony Show takes place under a big circus tent called America. This interactive, musical take on Hamlet is in dialogue with the dead so the living can learn from their mistakes.

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