- Porn Yesterday (co-written with Pat Milton)
A young, male porno star decides to get out of the porno business. After his wealthy, much older, lover makes a contribution to a legitimate theatre’s building fund, he is cast in “Edward II.” Too late, he realizes he is going to have to learn how to act. A Catholic university theatre professor is pressed into service to teach him the actor’s trade. In this Pygmalion-inspired story, both teacher and student end up learning more than they planned.
Productions: Fritz Theatre Company (San Diego), Alternative Theatre Company (Phoenix), Curan Repertory Theatre (NY)
Two-Act – 2 hours, one set in hotel room
- Strange Bedfellows (co-written with Pat Milton)
Disillusioned campaign manager Antonio has his cynicism challenged when he works for Nathan, the first gay candidate for Orange County District Attorney. The idealistic candidate deplores the pragmatic approach of the campaign professional. Their disputes cause Antonio to consider leaving the campaign. Clashes also occur when, into the fray, appear an opportunistic office intern, a right-wing political columnist, and an escaped death row inmate. Politics makes strange bedfellows in more ways than one in this wacky comedy.
Absolute Time Festival winner (staged reading, San Francisco), City Lights Theatre New Play Development Series winner (staged reading, San Jose)
Two-Act, 2 hours, one set in campaign office
6M: 20s-50s (possibility for doubling two of the males)
- Another Man’s Slingbacks
The outlook is promising for “Killer” Kerrigan, the star quarterback for the Lincoln High Gladiators. He is handsome and athletic, his dad runs the most successful car dealership in town, and all the girls are crazy about him. He is also extremely homophobic. Ricky, a classmate, is subjected to Killer’s taunts and jeers and makes a wish. The wish is granted by his Fairy Godmother, and Killer is magically transformed, overnight, into a homosexual. Killer learns what life is like on the other side of the pom-poms, and Ricky also learns a few lessons.
Winner, New Works of Merit Contest, 2008.
First produced at the 13th Street Repertory Theater, 2010.
Two-Act, 2 hours, simple sets in and around a high school
7M: teens, early 20s (Godmother, Coach, Father, Miss Bibza played by one mature man)
2F: teens, early 20s
- The Second Weekend in September
In 1982, in a remote country inn east of Seattle, David has a simple, one-night stand with Michael, a married man on a business trip. However, a strong connection is forged, and Michael convinces David to meet him again in the same hotel the following year. For the following 25 years, the two men meet annually, every second weekend in September. In the course of these meetings, the cultural and socio-political elements of the times are revealed, as are the fragile nature of human connection.
World premiere: City Lights Theater, San Jose, California, May, 2010.
Two-Act, 2 hours 15 min, one set in hotel room
3M: 18-40, 30-50, 35
1N: hotel maid