New & Upcoming

 Get Out Hide Out Help Out Fight, in collaboration with the Bushwick Starr, Fall 2020

An Active Shooter Preparedness Training exposes deep rifts in a university department confronting its own demise. Can they withstand the militarization of their institution amid the dysfunction of their relationships? (Dir.: Kristjan Thor.)

Selected Projects

 Jimmy Carter’s Compromise

During a domestic summit in the midst of an energy crisis, President Jimmy Carter secretly visits an American household, leading 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.)

• Spring Pictures of the Floating World and The Art of the Bedchamber (script director) 

Peculiar Works Project (Ralph Lewis, Catherine Porter and Barry Rowell) created this performed installation "pleasure palace,” in a former basement screening room at La Mama, E.T.C., 2012.

• 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 a career, fighting for a new beginning . (Finalist, Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers, 2010.)

• Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot (co-producer)

A site-specific performance in collaboration with the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Church of St. Joseph; directed by Alec Duffy, music by Dave Malloy, 2010.

• Gay Pierrot

A clown seeks the cure for cancer in a commedia look at art, queerness and economy, with Tracy Hazas and Amanda Gates-Elston. (2008 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; 2007 Capital FRINGE Festival, dir. Marina McClure)

• Widows of Troy

A collage poem adaptation of Euripides’ The Trojan Women, in collaboration with the Syrup Room (dir. Kristjan Thor), 2006.

• An Evening of Works in Progress (co-producer) 

Three new one-act plays, co-produced with Tetra Balestri and Robert Elstein, UNDER St. Marks Theater, 2004.

• St. Fatso’s Lament 

Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (dir. Kristjan Thor), 2003; the Underbelly Theatre, 2003 Edinburgh Festival FRINGE.

 Gene V. Baker in  Murder in the Cathedral  (photo: Hunter Canning)

Gene V. Baker in Murder in the Cathedral (photo: Hunter Canning)

 Caroline Tamas in  Widows of Troy  at the Syrup Room.

Caroline Tamas in Widows of Troy at the Syrup Room.

 Pictured (l-r): Godfrey Simmons, Jr, Jordan Coughtry, Christopher Burris in  Murder in the Cathedral  (photo: Tom Martinez)

Pictured (l-r): Godfrey Simmons, Jr, Jordan Coughtry, Christopher Burris in Murder in the Cathedral (photo: Tom Martinez)

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 l-r: Amelia Campbell and Jessica Hansen in  The Hovering,  Capital FRINGE.

l-r: Amelia Campbell and Jessica Hansen in The Hovering, Capital FRINGE.

  St. Fatso’s Lament,  Edinburgh FRINGE

St. Fatso’s Lament, Edinburgh FRINGE