Target Behavior

Photo by Kelly Lasley

Photo by Kelly Lasley

4F / 4M Full-Length
After being admitted to an adolescent psych ward, Kendra is trapped in a world of safety scissors and suicide checks until she can overcome her target behavior. Caught between the ward and flashbacks of her fractured family, an older boy and the events that led to her hospitalization, she is accompanied by an edgy, entertaining and endearing group of fellow patients and their geeky, but dedicated counselor determined to use therapy games and art projects to guide these teenage trauma survivors from break down to break through. Sharp-witted and unafraid to laugh with the darkness, Target Behavior explores blurred boundaries and the silence that turns them deadly.

Productions:
-20% Theatre Company
Director: Megan Smith
- University of Minnesota, Duluth
Director: Tom Isbell
Staged Readings:
- 2012 Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference (Washington D.C.)
Director: Lee Mikeska Gardner
Development:
-2012, UNLV Conference (Las Vegas, NV)
 Sean Clarke
Awards:
Winner of the Kennedy Center's National Partners of American Theatre Playwriting Excellence Award, National Semi-Finalist for the Kennedy Center's David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award.

 

Shadow Boy

Photo by: Emily Schwartz

Photo by: Emily Schwartz

1F / 3M Short Play
Summoning Ritual and History to aid in his quest, Boy goes to any lengths necessary to escape being possessed by the spirit of his murderous father, The Shadow King.

Productions:
- Commedia Beauregard Theatre (Chicago, IL)
Director: Jonathan Goldthwaite
Awards/Recognition:
Master Works: The Intuit Plays "Audience Favorite"

 

 

Take Care

PHOTO BY COMMISSION THEATRE Co.

PHOTO BY COMMISSION THEATRE Co.

1F/1M Ten-Minute Play

Take Care explores the impact an unexplained chronic illness has on a marriage where "in sickness" loses the certainty of "in health."

PRODUCTIONS:
- Commission Theatre Co. (Chicago, IL)
Director: Rebecca Willingham

Awards/Recognition:
2017 Finalist for publication in The Dionysian Magazine.

 

Reap The Grove

Photo by Tom Vin

Photo by Tom Vin

4F Full-Length
An estranged family is reunited to spend the mother's final days together before she ends her life on her own terms following a terminal lung cancer diagnosis. Beyond returning to their toxic childhood home, both sisters are in personal moments of transformation, one passionately committed to saving the planet even if she can't save her marriage, the other has only recently found success in substance use treatment and arrives six months pregnant. Reap The Grove is a poignant and darkly funny exploration of partnership, intergenerational trauma, and the anticipated grief of death with dignity.

Staged Readings:
-Artemisia Theatre (Chicago, IL)
Awards:
National Finalist for Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Playwriting Award

 

Save The Date

Photo by inspirato festival

Photo by inspirato festival

2F Ten-Minute Play
Hours from her wedding, Andrea meets her estranged lover in their park. A tug-of-war between passion and timing, they explore the expiration date of "the one that got away".

A winner of InspiraTO's playwriting contest and produced in part of the 10th InspiraTO festival, Canada's largest ten-minute play festival.

Productions:
-InspiraTO Festival (Toronto, Canada)
Director: Josh Downing
Staged Readings:
-University of Minnesota, Duluth
Director: Derik Iverson
Development:
-Part of Halcyon Theatre Ceyx Series (Chicago, IL)
-Workshop at University of Minnesota, Duluth
Awards/Recognition:
A winner of the InspiraTO playwriting contest and part of Canada's largest ten-minute play festival. Regional Runner-Up for the Kennedy Center's Ten-Minute Play Contest

 

Lily

Photo by Stay Awake! Theatre Company

Photo by Stay Awake! Theatre Company

1F /1 M Ten-Minute Play
16 years after losing their daughter, their annual birthday visit and the mystery behind her death was the last secret David and Susan could keep, until a new life is at stake.

Productions:
-Stay Awake! Theatre (Denver, CO)
Director: Casey MacCaulay
-Stage 2 Theatre (Duluth, MN)
Director: Joshua Stenvick
Staged Readings:
-Kennedy Center's ACTF Region V (Ames, IA)
Director: Erin Townsend
Awards/Recognition:
National Semi-Finalist for the Kennedy Center's Ten-Minute Play Contest

The Cabin

photo by Sara Hughes

photo by Sara Hughes

1F / 1M One-Act
A woman and her estranged father trace their twisted family roots as they pack up her childhood cabin, following the breadcrumbs her mother left explaining her sudden death. 

Productions:
-Duluth Underground (Duluth, MN)
Director: Derik Iverson
Staged Readings:
-University of Minnesota, Duluth
Director: Derik Iverson
Development:
-Recipient of two UROP development grants
 University of Minnesota, Duluth
Awards:
Regional Runner-Up for the John Cauble Outstanding Short Play Award

 

Disconnect

Photo by Bret Groehler

Photo by Bret Groehler

2F Ten-Minute Play
When a tragic accident leaves a young woman brain-dead, her partner and estranged mother must come together to choose life or death for the woman they love most.


Productions:
-20% Theatre Company (Chicago, IL)
Director: Kristin Davis
Staged Readings:
- Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage (Washington D.C.)
Director: Lee Mikeska Gardner
Awards:
National Finalist for the Kennedy Center's Ten- Minute Play Award.

 

Sunk

Photo by stage 2 theatre

Photo by stage 2 theatre

1F/1M Ten-Minute Play
Jerry and Catherine's relationship is stuck- literally. Alone in a Bolivian jungle, they sort through their whimsically fractured history, they sink deeper into a pit of quicksand.

Productions:
- Eden Prairie Players (Eden Prairie, MN)
Director: Reed Schulke
- University of Minnesota, Duluth
Director: Joshua Stenvick
Awards/Recognition:
2011 Regional Runner-Up for the Kennedy Center's Ten-Minute Play Award.