ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME (DRAMA, TWO ACTS)

    Empire Stage, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Staged Reading)

Gloria Rand is trying to deal with an overbearing mother, unflattering comparisons to her siblings, and advancing technology, all of which have made her afraid to leave her home.  After she suffers through another Mother’s Day, a family death will occur, bringing Gloria’s brother back home for a surprise visit.  A bombshell admission is revealed, leading to a climactic confrontation which forces Gloria to stand up to both her mother and her fears.

past productions

RIGHTS (DRAMA, TWO-ACTS)

   Island City Stage - Wilton Manors, FL (Staged Reading)

A poignant story revolving around Holly Shay, who, in the course of the play’s 40-year arc, will struggle with issues of abortion, Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and same gender marriage, in three scenes ("Life," "Liberty," and the "Pursuit of Happiness").

THE VALUE OF GOLD (DRAMA, TWO-ACTS)

   Wilton Theatre Factory  - Wilton Manors, FL (Staged Reading)

Jacob Gold, a young Jewish man, works for his conservative father’s jewelry business. He is gay and cannot tell his family.  His only social outlet is a gay video emporium, where one night, he witnesses a murder, creating a moral dilemma that a gay detective helps him overcome, though it will likely tear apart Jacob’s family relationship.

WHY NOT MERMAN? (COMEDY, TEN-MINUTE PLAY)

  South Florida Theatre League's Stages of the Sun - Aventura, FL (Staged Reading)

  Shakespeare Troupe of Florida - Pompano Beach, FL (staged reading)

Tyler’s high school assignment is to write an essay on a person who has made a great contribution to American society.  He chooses to write about Broadway star Ethel Merman.  His gay Uncle Ronald tries to understand Tyler’s choice, with help from Miss Merman, and learns something about accepting his nephew’s choices as well as his own.

 

productionS by other companies

ABOVE AND BEYOND (COMEDY/DRAMA, TEN-MINUTE PLAY)

   Playwrights' Round Table - Orlando, FL (Virtual Reading)

An astronaut, in the middle of a lengthy flight on the Space Station, has a disturbing conversation with her husband back on Earth, during the Coronavirus pandemic.

BILLY’S LEAP DAY BIRTHDAY (COMEDY/DRAMA, TEN-MINUTE PLAY)

  South Florida Theatre League's Stages of the Sun - Miramar Arts Center, FL (Staged Reading)

A couple celebrates their son’s 8th birthday, on Leap Day. The problem is that the son, still living at home, is actually in his 30’s.

CLEAR BLUE SKY (DRAMA, TWO-ACTS)

  The Sauk, Plays in Development Series - Jonesville, MI (Virtual Reading) 

A former airport security officer, struggling for ten years with guilt since two terrorists passed through his checkpoint on 9/11, meets a woman who lost her husband on that day, forcing him to confront the events all over again.

CUPCAKE (DRAMA, TEN-MINUTE PLAY)

  Mystery on the Menu, Empire Stage - Fort Lauderdale, FL (Staged Reading)

Jarrod is a 13-year-old outsider who takes matters into his own hands when he is taunted by the school bully.

EASY COME, EASY GO (COMEDY, TEN-MINUTE PLAY)

  Naked Angels Theatre Troupe - Miami Beach, FL (Staged Reading)

While going through their late father’s belongings, a brother and sister discover a lottery ticket that could change their lives.

GOY MEETS GIRL (COMEDY, TEN-MINUTE PLAY)

  Delray Beach Playhouse - Delray Beach, FL (Staged Reading)

  Stage It! - Bonita Springs, FL (Staged Reading)

Sophie is a Jewish mother who wants her daughter, Mimi to find a husband. Surprises ensue when Mimi brings her new boyfriend over to Sophie’s apartment to meet her.

NAMING PAINT (COMEDY, TEN-MINUTE PLAY)

  South Florida Theatre League's Stages of the Sun - Miramar, FL (Staged Reading)

Who wouldn’t want to have a job sitting around, creating names of paint colors?  The answer:  Desmond and Jenna, who have such a job, and ponder whether or not they might be on the wrong career path.

THE PORTRAIT (DRAMA, ONE-ACT PLAY)

  Nomad Theater Company - Bloomington, IL (Production)

A rising artist receives a surprise visit from an old friend, who is ill and has a special request for the artist.

PROM NIGHT (COMEDY, TEN-MINUTE PLAY)

  Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theatre - Miami, FL

Part of SHORT AND SWEET - Let's Play virtual reading program of short plays. 

A comic tale about a teenage girl and boy, the senior prom, a romantic bluff overlooking their city, and a new car with too many safety features.

THE SPOT (COMEDY/DRAMA, TEN-MINUTE PLAY, ALSO TWENTY MINUTE MUSICAL)

  King's Theatre - Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada (Play Production)

  Onion Man Productions - Chamblee, GA (Play Production)

  South Florida Theatre League's Stages of the Sun - JCAT Aventura, FL (Musical Staged Reading)

In this fable, which takes place in Central Park with trees ablaze in Autumn colors, two of the trees, planted together eighty years earlier, act like an old married couple, talking, philosophizing and giving comfort, verbal and otherwise, to an elderly neighborhood woman, who has visited the trees her whole life. Her son starts to worry about her when she reveals that she talks to the trees.

PICTURES

The Spot (Musical) Cast - Pompano Beach
The Spot Cast - King's Shorts Nova Scoti

THE SPOT - King's Theatre Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

THE SPOT (Musical) - JCAT Aventura

The Value of Gold Cast - Wilton Theatre
The Value of Gold - Wilton Theatre Facto
Goy Meets Girl Cast - Delray Beach Playh
Goy Meets Girl - Delray Beach Playhouse.

GOY MEETS GIRL - Delray Beach Playhouse

THE VALUE OF GOLD - Wilton Theatre Factory

Why Not Merman Cast - Aventura Arts Cent

WHY NOT MERMAN? - Aventura Arts Center

Why Not Merman Cast - JCC Aventura.jpg

WHY NOT MERMAN?

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

The Portrait Cast - Nomad Theatre Bloomi

THE PORTRAIT - Nomad Theatre Bloomington IL