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(5 Actors- 1f and 4 Clowns)
After years of making John Waters inspired films in her parents’ basement, Diana is catapulted into fame with her exploitation film, “Clown Fucker.” Diana is bold, blunt, and willing to offend. She does not suffer fools nor does she allow anyone to question her asexuality or her extremely close relationship with her parents.
Diana directs a cast of clowns as she explores her career and personal growth. Her strong outer shell hides a fearful soul plagued by troubling thoughts. Once the safety her parents provided is stripped away, Diana has a break down and must learn to negotiate the world again by herself.
Developed in Barrow Group Master Class 2019
Eden Theater Company Playwriting Lab 2019
Semi-Finalist Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference 2020
(15-19 parts – double casting is encouraged)
In the race to create nuclear weapons, multiple nations overlooked the safety and health of individual workers. They didn’t enforce safety procedures, didn’t purchase safety equipment, and often times kept the dangers of working with radioactive materials secret from their employees. “Atomic Town” is a surrealistic look at the atomic accidents that ensued.
The play follows Carl, a nuclear plant worker, and Tessa, a spokesperson for Radium Water, as they gain their portion of the American Dream and the American Nightmare. Carl is given one huge dose of radiation in an industrial accident while Tessa is slowly poisoned by drinking Radium Water, a 1940s health product (based on real products available at the time). Carl’s body breaks down completely while Tessa’s reaches a new kind of normal. Carl becomes an experiment. Tessa is destined to live a life of pain and destitution. The subject matter of “Atomic Town” is dark, but there are moments of levity. The style is absurdist/surrealist using puppetry, dance, and humor.
Developed in Barrow Group Playwriting Master Class 2018
Reading – Hot Metal Arts Collective 2019
(1M 1F) 10 minute play
Two actors/frenemies spend their careers helping and hurting one another.
Production – Hot Metal Arts Collective 2019
(1M 1F) 10 minute play
An eccentric man and a unique woman fall in love over lunch
Production – Sonorous Road Theater and Film Studio – 2018
(3M 1F) 10 Minute Play
Three bar regulars argue over a painting done by the bartender’s son. They see themselves, their true selves, in his work.
Production – Cary Playwrights Forum 2015