Full Length Plays

PRISONERS IN PARADISE

4 Characters
3 Men.  1 Woman

Simple Set
Length: 107 pages

The search for the perfect family is the undying search for unity in an increasingly fragmented and disparate society.

In an abandoned warehouse on the edge of a city, two step-brothers and a porn actress seek salvation and the need for a stable family, pursuing the American Dream, as their lives have disintegrated into existential chaos.

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DOVES IN CEMENT

Work in Progress
2 Characters
1 Man. 1 Woman
Simple Set
75 pages (thus far)

The play takes place on and within the battleground of love, and relationship and within the minds and hearts of the 2 characters. A comic/tragic and existential motif, Doves in Cement is an exploration of the nature and convolution of contemporary love, and self identity. 

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GAME

6 Characters
4 Men. 2 Women
Simple or Complex Set
Projection Screen Required
156 Pages

Two business men, Headhunter and Skinner, have a grip on acquiring ownership of earth stock, use it as a down payment on the galaxy, to win a deal with a visiting reptilian extraterrestrial, to pursue ownership of the universe, for the ultimate payoff of owning Godszillion and the Void.

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THE LAMP

4 Characters
2 Men. 2 Women
Simple Set

A couple, Dudley and Fiona, were once hippies who gave up freedom for material wealth. Now 20 years later, and living in the Hamptons, they are trapped in the throws of materialism and are facing foreclosure. As their lives and possessions are confiscated by the Bank, material item by material item, the primality of the outside world moves in and the hidden ugliness beneath the surface of wealth is revealed. 

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FARMLAND

9 Characters
6 Men. 3 Woman
Simple or Complex Set

A historic farming family losing their farm to corrupt bankers, deal with the loss of identity as they transform themselves to survive in contemporary indifference.

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THE LOONY BIN

20+ Characters – some actors can play multiples
106 pages 

A flowing kaleidoscope collage play written in rock-and-roll poetry, prose, and creative dialogue, spans American History exploring the contemporary human condition within an improvisational, story-theater open format. A satirical-motif, juxtaposes historical figures like Columbus and Cochise against a contemporary, burnt-out dysfunctional family unit, corruption, and prostituted values, exploring the blatant hypocrisy of American History and its affects on contemporary life. 

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