Plays and Awards

 A Question of Words – full length, completed 2013

  • Winner – Ashland New Plays Festival – funded readings, October 2013
  • Winner – TRU (Theater Resources Unlimited-NY) reading series – June 2013

This Rough Magic (alternate title – The Truth Quotient) – full length, completed 2011

  • Winner – Ashland New Play Festival – staged reading, October 2012
  • Winner – John Gassner Playwriting Competition (New England Theatre Conference, MA) – staged reading, October 2012
  • Finalist  (1 of 3 and the only American playwright) – STAGE International Script Competition for the best new play about science and technology – 2012
  • Finalist (1 of 10) – Writer’s Center (MD), Undiscovered Voices Scholarship
  • Finalist (1 of 5) – Reverie Productions (NY) – staged reading, July 2012
  • Finalist (1 of 10) – Woodward/Newman Award
  • Finalist (1 of 6) – Dayton Playhouse FutureFest (winner pending) – staged reading, July 2012
  • Finalist – First Flight Festival – Boomerang Theatre (NY)
  • Semi-Finalist – Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (NC) – ScriptFEST
  • Semi-finalist – Orlando Shakespeare Festival – PlayFest
  • Semi-Finalist – National Arts Club (NY), Playwrights First Competition
  • Based on dialog samples, The Public Theater (NY), Trinity Rep (RI), Dan Horrigan (London – director – Transmission/the Park Theatre), Open Fist Theatre (LA), and the Blank Theatre (LA), have all requested the full script, and the first draft prompted Colt-Coeur Studio (NY) to request and organize a week-long workshop in November, with Jason Kravits reading the lead role.
  • Resonance Ensemble requested and funded an Equity workshop in September 2012 and produced and marketed a fully-staged production (three-week run) at the Beckett Theatre (NY)  Jan/Feb 2013.

Life is Mostly Straws (completed 2010, revised 2011) – full length

  • Winner – International Theatrical Arts Institute (IATI) Play Development Program
  • Finalist – Getchell Award (Southeastern Theatre Conference) – 2013
  • Semi-Finalist (1 of 9) – National Arts Club (NY), Playwrights First Competition – 2012
  • Winner – Pillars Playwriting Prize (Georgia College & State University) – 2011 – full production
  • Winner – Todd McNerney National Playwriting Award – (SC – Piccolo Spoleto) – 2011 – rehearsed, staged reading
  • First place – Long Beach Playhouse New Works Festival (CA) – 2011 – rehearsed, staged reading
  • Finalist (1 of 2) Stanley Drama Award/Wagner College (NY) – 2012
  • Finalist – Woodward/Newman Drama Award (part of the Bloomington Playwrights Project) – 2011
  • Finalist – Phoenix Theatre New Works Festival (AZ) – 2011
  • Semi-Finalist – ScriptFEST (Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre) – 2011
  • Semi-Finalist – Playwrights First Award for 2012 (National Arts Club, NY)
  • Semi-finalist – Fulton Theatre Discovery Project (CA) – 2011
  • Semi-finalist – Ashland New Plays Festival (OR) – 2011
  • Nominee – Cherry Lane Mentor Project 2013 (nominated by Eric Parness, artistic director of the Resonance Ensemble, NY)
  • At the request of the artistic director, the play had a rehearsed reading in 2011 at Resonance Ensemble.
  • At the request of Dan Horrigan, a director working with The Transmission Group (Park Theatre, London), it had a rehearsed reading/mini-workshop in London in the spring of 2012.
  • Eight-day workshop, followed by a backers’ reading in Manhattan in January 2011, arranged and requested by the artistic director of Resonance Ensemble.
  • Day-long workshop at Colt-Coeur Studio (NY) in December 2011, with Tim Daly and Jessica Hecht reading the two principal roles.

An Ignorant Man (completed 2010) – full length

  • Full production – Stonington Players (CT), April/May, 2013
  • Winner W. Keith Hedrick Playwriting Contest, 2011 HRC Showcase Theatre (Hudson, NY). Staged reading, February 4, 2012
  • Finalist – The Oberon Theatre Reading Series (NY). Staged reading, September 19, 2011, directed by Don Harvey (www.donharveytheactor.com).
  • Finalist W. Keith Hedrick Playwriting Contest, 2010 HRC Showcase Theatre (Hudson, NY)
  • Finalist – First Look Festival – Open Fist Theatre (LA/Hollywood) – staged readings August 13 & 14, 2011
  • Winner – Brevard New Play Competition (NC) – two-week run in May 2011
  • Finalist – McLaren Competition (TX)
  • Semi-finalist – Lionheart Prize (GA)
  • Semi-finalist – W. Keith Hedrick Playwriting Contest (NY)

Quietus (completed 2008, revised 2011) – full length

  • Public reading, Ashland New Plays Festival, April 2013
  • Public reading at LaMama (NY) , April , 2013
  • Rehearsed reading, Actors Studio (NY), February, 2012
  • Finalist  – TRU Play Reading Series (NY) – rehearsed, staged producers’ reading June 20, 2011
  • Finalist – Penobscot Theatre’s Northern Writes New Play Festival – rehearsed, staged reading June 25, 2011
  • Semi-finalist – PlayFest/The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays, Orlando Shakespeare Theater – 2011
  • Finalist W. Keith Hedrick Playwriting Contest, 2011 HRC Showcase Theatre (Hudson, NY). Rehearsed, staged reading October 29, 2011
  • Finalist  – Dayton Playhouse FutureFest (OH) – rehearsed, staged reading
  • Finalist – Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Prize (WV)
  • Finalist – Reva Shiner Playwriting Contest (IN)
  • Semi-finalist  – Firehouse Theatre’s New American Play Festival (VA) – 2012
  • Semi-finalist – Seven Devils Playwrights Conference (id Theatre, NY)

Even the Wee Waves (completed 2009) – an early iteration of Life is Mostly Straws

  • Semi-finalist – Dayton Playhouse FutureFest (OH)

Matches (completed 2007/08) – full length

  • Winner – Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Prize (WV) – two-week run in January 2009
  • Finalist – Reva Shiner Playwriting Contest (IN)
  • Semi-finalist – Dayton Playhouse FutureFest (OH)

Chew Toy Research (completed 2012) – 15-minute play

  • Winner, full production – Tables & Chairs short-play competition for the Stonington Players (CT)
  • Semi-Finalist – Drury University One-Act Play Competition
  • Chosen for the Long Beach Arts Reading series, Long Beach Arts Council (CA

Witlacks Disorder (completed 2012) – 15-minute play

  • Winner – Chameleon Theatre Circle – Short Play Competition – 2012

Thank Emily (completed 2011) – 15-minute play

  • Full production – The Gallery Players (NY), as part of their Black Box New Play Festival – 2012
  • Winner – Willits Shakespeare Festival One-Act Play competition – 2012 – full production
  • Finalist – Valley Repertory Company (CT), LabWorks 15-Minute New Play Contest – 2012
  • Finalist – American Globe Theatre’s (NY) One-Act Play Festival. Performance April 27th, 2012 at the Globe Theatre, NY
  • Finalist – 12th Annual EstroGenius Festival (at Manhattan Theatre Source)
  • Semi-finalist – 3rd LabWorks 15-Minute New Play Contest (Valley Repertory Company, Enfield, CT)
  • Semi-Finalist – Dubuque Fine Arts Players One-Act Playwriting Contest – 2012
  • Semi-Finalist – Nor’Eastern Playwriting Contest and Showcase
  • Play of the month (May 2011) for NYC Playwrights.  Reading posted on their website in late May.

Apparently Not (completed 2010) – 10-minute play

  • Winner – Seedlings Festival (Theatricum Botanicum Theatre, in LA) – performances October 20 and 21, 2012
  • Winner – Sundog Theatre’s “Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry” competition (NY) – eight fully-produced performances in April 2011