Plays Written and Produced:

The Ghosts of Rowan Oak

Musical adaptation of ghost stories told by William Faulkner recounted by his niece, Dean Faulkner Wells.  (book of same title)

Workshop production at Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Arts Program and Jim Wise Fellowship for musical development, March 2006.

Angel On My Shoulder

A two act drama about a mercenary who, by the death of his estranged wife, is forced to take care of his New York street-wise teenage daughter.

Originally presented as a staged reading at the 1997 National Playwrights Conference, Lloyd Richards, Artistic Director, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center

Abingdon Theatre Company reading, up for Christopher Brian Wolk Award 2004.

gaia Studio and Cuchipinoy Productions THE NINE MUSES READING SERIES, Fall 2003.

New Century Writers Award, finalist, 2002.

The Coast Playhouse in Los Angeles. produced by D'Art Productions. summer of 2000.

Chesterfield Film Project, finalist, 1999.   

Heartland

A two-act drama about a middle aged woman who struggles with her “past selves” over whether or not to terminate a pregnancy. 

Mason Gross School of Arts, Levin Theatre, Thesis production, Spring ‘95

Heartstone Theatre Ensemble Production at Access Theatre, NYC '97

Finalist in the Chesterfield Film Project, 1997 the Chesterfield Film Project, 1997

Weep No More Today

            A two-act drama about an older woman in rural Mississippi who fights to keep her son and French bride together in 1946.  

Award, Moxie Films, New Century Writers, 2004.

Finalist for the Christopher Brian Wolk Award for 2003. 

Abingdon Theatre Company, NY reading Fall 2003 & staged reading Winter 2004 & Winter 2006.

Coffee Club Cafe, Montclair, NJ reading of play scheduled Fall 2003.

Theatre Conspiracy, 6th Annual New Play Contest, finalist 2003

Playwrights Forum readings of excerpts from new plays.  Rattlesticks Theatre, NY, Spring 2002.

Final round in the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.  Spring 2002.

In The Arms Of Baby Jesus

            A two-act drama about a homeless Vietnam Vet who seeks a place to die in dignity. 

Abingdon Theatre Company, Equity Workshop, Fall 2005

Playwrights Horizon School, NYC.  A reading for play development.  Winter 2002.

The Oak Table

            A two-act comedy about a young woman writer in NYC East Village in the summer of 1979.  The play explores the artistic development of a community in an underground society.

University Hall Theatre, NJIT Campus.  Developed in conjunction with a playwriting and script development course at Rutgers University.

Stories From Home

Multi-cultural stories, both modern and classic following the theme of coming to America.   Collaboration:  Bill Gile, Director, Jennifer Donaldson, Folklorist, & Daniel Drew, Designer.

Bruno Walter Auditorium at the Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center, September 1994

Joseph Papp Public Theatre Free At Three Series, January 1995

The Lost Armadillo Cafe

Co-authored with Mark Leonard, music and lyrics by Debra Jo Piper and L.W. Thomas.  An Austin, Texas honky tonk comedy with music.

New Jersey Institute of Technology, fall '85

Brundage Park Playhouse, NJ, summer '87

Nomad Theatre, Boulder, CO, summer '88

Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX, summer '88

Mary Moody Northen Theatre, Austin, summer'91

The Scenario 

A suspense drama.

Jamison Theatre, M.G.S.A., Rutgers University, Douglas Campus.

Nat Horne Theatre, NYC.

Produced at the Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Arts Program, Bradley Theatre, and Fall 2000.

Pratiksha -- A ten-minute drama

Finalist in Louisville Short Play Festival, 1994.

Circus of the Soul

Folktale and oral tradition adaptations.

NJIT Theatre workshop production

Xotika  Folktale adaptations.

Bradley Hall, Rutgers University, Newark Campus

Out of the South

A compilation of Southern Anecdotes with music.  Music by Jim Wann and Mark Hardwick.

Produced at NJIT Theatre as workshop for

Letting Go  -- A one-act drama.

Jamison Theatre, M.G.S.A., Rutgers University, Douglas Campus.

How Did I Get Here?

A workshop developed through young people from multi-cultural backgrounds.

University Hall Theatre, NJIT-Rutgers Theatre Arts Program.

 

Reviews:

              (Other reviews given upon request)

Curtain Up, Angel On My Shoulder, Summer 2000.

LA Times, Angel On My Shoulder, Summer 2000.

Backstage, Angel On My Shoulder, Fall 1997.

Newark Star Ledger, Heartland¸Winter 1995.

Newark Star Ledger, The Oak Table, spring 1998.

Newark Star Ledger, Angel On My Shoulder, spring 1997.

North East Mississippi Daily JournalAngel On My Shoulder, spring 1997.


Dramaturge, Researcher, Production Coordinator:

Out of the Blue by Cole Porter, research for Howard Ashman.

Trixi True Teen Detective: by Kelly Hamilton.  Theatre Delys, now known as the Lortel Theatre.

A Lady Needs A Change: based on Dorothy Fields lyrics.  Manhattan Theatre Club. w/Kelly Bishop.

Dead Wrong: by Nick Hall,  Westbeth Theatre.  w/Anita Gillette, David Groh, Michael Wilding.

American Passion:  Joyce Theatre.  Production secretary and personal assistant to Norman Lear and Stuart Ostrow.

Evening with John Schuck: nominated for NACCA,  (Won Best Director)  West Side Cafe, NYC.

Evening with Carolyn Magnini: Dorothy Fields lyrics, Sweet Waters, NYC.

Harry Warren's Lullaby of Broadway:  from interviews with Mr. Warren.    Backstage Cafe, NYC.                                                                           Boardwalk Regency, Atlantic City, NJ.

City Opera at Lincoln Center: The Merry Widow w/Alan Titus.  Beverly Sills, producer.

Houston Grand Opera, John DeMain, Conductor.

San Francisco Opera, John Minor, Conductor.

Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera: The Vagabond King script revised by Howard Ashman and Bill Gile w/Keith Rick, Kathryn Bouleyn, Nadia Pelle

NACCA Award Ceremony: at Town Hall, NYC. Hosted by Curt Davis.

New Amsterdam Theatre:  at Town Hall, NYC. Sweet Adeline: w/Judy Kaye, Richard Muenz

George White Scandals of 1926:  w/Patrice Munsell

Surprise: by James Kirkwood w/Dina Merrill and James Kirkwood

Edison Theatre:   Broadway, NYC. At Ravensdurn: by Nick Hall Playwrights Forum.

 

Director

The Lost Armadillo Cafe: by Mark Leonard and Michele Rittenhouse.   Mary Moody Northen Theatre, Austin, TX, 1992.

The Curse of the Wolfguy:  by Mike Morse. NJIT Theatre, 1992.

Yerma: by Lorca, main-stage production, Rutgers-NJIT Theatre, 1995.

Shakespeare at Lightspeed:  co-directed with Dan Drew, Rutgers-NJIT Theatre, 1998.

Caligula:   co-directed with Dan Drew, Rutgers-NJIT Theatre, 1996.

Scapino:   co-directed with Dan Drew, Rutgers-NJIT Theatre, 2000.

 

   Original Plays Performed:

Beside Yourself: by Nick Hall  (Sally/Sue character)  published, Samuel French, Inc.  1978

John Drew Theatre, E. Hampton, NY. Actor's Playhouse, NYC.