Playwriting

PLAYS

SEMI-PERMANENT
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

10-MINUTE PLAYS

RESTORATION/CONSERVATION
Educational Workshop, SUNY Ulster Theatre Workshop’s 10 Minute Play Festival (dir. Nicole Tarcza), 2015.

THE FLAMES
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

DOJO
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

Publications: Articles

“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)