Synopsis: Emma, a first year journalism major, returns to her small hometown in Northern Maine following the recent suicide death of one of her dearest friends, a popular high school senior whose religious family was vehemently opposed to his being being gay. Her personal and “professional” investigation follows an unconventional and very public path.
Awards/Development: Semi-Finalist, Inkslinger Playwriting Competition, 2017. Developmental Reading, Elephant Ears Reading Series, Elephant Room Productions, Philadelphia, PA, 2016
MYSTIC IN THE SAVAGE STATE
Synopsis: Mary Inigo Calkins, one of the first psychologists in the 1890s, strives to legitimize synesthesia (especially “color hearing”) in the eyes of her colleagues and the world.
Production: Workshop, Open Rehearsal Series with The Artful Conspirators, 2012; Reading, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, 2014; Reading (2013) and Workshop (2014), Strange Sun Theater; Developmental workshop with Amphibian Stage Productions scheduled for September 2015
Read an excerpt from Mystic in the Savage State
SISTERS OF THE ETERNAL KNOT
Synopsis: Warring nuns in medieval France collide in a struggle for power and identity.
Production: Workshop, Open Rehearsal Series with The Artful Conspirators, 2013
Read an interview with David about the play.
JOURNEYMAN OF BREUCKELEN
Synopsis: In the early 1600s, a storyteller–an outsider, enters Dutch Breuckelen to learn the community’s story and to challenge them with his own.
Production: Brooklyn Arts Council DCA Regrant to support the development of the play. Workshop, Open Rehearsal Series with The Artful Conspirators, 2011.
BROOKLYN UNDERGROUND: Theatrical stories from the Green-Wood Cemetery
(Developed with the Artful Conspirators)
Production: Performed at the Old Stone House, 2010; In the historic chapel of the Green-Wood Cemetery, 2011
THE SECOND PIPE OF DESIRE
Synopsis: Sylph and Undine have survived one civil war within the Blades of Grass, but may be entering into the next.
Production: Staged Reading, The Artful Conspirators, 2009
ONE ACT PLAYS
THE DOME (Playwright, “Break Time” section)
Production: Prospect Theater Company, NYC, 2009
A LESSON IN ART
Synopsis: Headmaster Hugh Bris teaches his 2nd graders “Be original! Be like me!”
Production: Workshop, Puppet Blok! at Dixon Place, NYC; Prospect Theater Company’s Dark Night Series, NYC, 2008
THE ORAL TRADITION: A Sacred Rebirthing & Reclaiming of The Hero’s Journey led by Tantalus McQueen
(Lead Writer; Developed with The Artful Conspirators and Conceived in Collaboration with Holly Adams)
Synopsis: Tantalus McQueen attempts to lead her fellow artists and the audience in a sacred rebirthing…but not without great obstacles.
Production: Developed with The Artful Conspirators; Performed at Prospect Theater Company’s Dark Night Series, NYC, 2008
PEANUTS: THE X GENERATION
We’re Not Your Mother, Bellingham, WA
Educational Workshop, SUNY Ulster Theatre Workshop’s 10 Minute Play Festival (dir. Nicole Tarcza), 2015.
Production, C10: Comedy, The Collective NY at Paradise Factory, NYC, December 2015
Award: Finalist (Alternate for Performance), The Collective NY’s 2013 Collective10 Festival, 2013
Publication: The Collective:10 Play Anthology (Drama Book Shop or on Amazon)
Production/Award: Finalist, The Secret Theatre’s Act One Festival, 2013
Development: Reading, Muffins in the Window, 2009
TRUTH, DARE, KISS, KILL OR MARRY
Production: TinyRhino (the theatrical drinking game) with UglyRhino Productions, Brooklyn, NY, 2013
BOBBY AND THE BIRDCAGE
Production: Piper Theatre Productions, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
THE HERO’S JOURNEY (Or, It takes A Village to Make A Hero)
Production: The Drilling Company, NYC, dir. Gail Winar, 2008
Development: Reading, SIP (Scripts in Progress), Brooklyn Arts Exchange, 2009
DEVISED WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE & FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
SHE THINKS SHE’S SO CUTE, CityKids Repertory Company, New York, NY
GENTLE MEN PROJECT, George Street Playhouse Education, New Brunswick, NJ
“Why Can’t Theatre for Young Audiences Be More Like Hockey?” TYA Today (Vol. 22, Num 1, 2008) – Read the article.
“The Hunger for Story: Lessons from One Theatre World 2007” TYA Today (Vol. 21, Num 2, 2007)