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Set deep in a Florida swamp, The Arsonists is a father-daughter tale of grief, loss and redemption. Inspired by Greek tragedy and Southern Gothic fiction, The Arsonists is a contemporary American myth that explores the relationship between parent and child in that small space between death and life, the last breath before the awakening. Currently nominated for the Weissberger Award, The Arsonists was featured at the Kennedy Center's 2015 Page-to-Stage Festival and NNPN's National New Play Showcase 2015 and nominated for the Blackburn Prize. (photo by Karolina Pawelczyk on Flickr creative commons)
I am a NEA playwright! NEA ArtWorks is funding the development and world premiere of my new play Fresh at Vermont Stage Company, 2016-2018. Fresh is a technological mystery-drama that exploits the intimacy of live performance to bring our virtual lives home. Inspired by hacking cases like Aaron Swartz and Anonymous, and social media rape cases like Steubenville and Rehtaeh Parsons, Fresh explores the intersection of the personal and the political in art and online. (photo by Poster Boy on Flickr creative commons)
Beneath the earth's surface, Worker #1 and Worker #2 labor to turn the crank that makes the world spin. However, when the crank refuses to budge and the surface-dwellers begin to sprout beaks and feathers, #1 and #2 become suspicious that things are about to change. A new 45-minute comedy about the end of the world and the beginning of enlightenment...or something like it. A commission from Tiny Dynamite, Mantle will world premiere in Philadelphia in 2016. (photo by Patrick Buchner on Flickr creative commons)
When racial tensions come to a boiling point in a Florida town, even an accident can have paralyzing consequences; Slip/Shot is a heartbreaking drama about violence, fear, and our need to move forward. Winner of the 2012 Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play and the Brown Martin Award and developed at the PlayPenn Conference and Lark's Playwrights Week. (photo from the World Premiere of Slip/Shot at Flashpoint Theatre in Philadelphia)