- Scaredy-Kate & the Monsters – or – How to Pay the Rent
(A marionette opera, with music by Josef Haydn)
Skittish and fearful Kate must take a long, dangerous journey to Foggy Mountain in hopes of finding a treasure which would enable her and her mother to pay the overdue rent. During her travels, three monsters attempt to enslave or destroy her. This feminist piece was well received at its premiere at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival in 1982.
One-Act: 25 min. – six sets, backdrops, or plain curtain
2F: 12, 30s
1 Feline: 2 (in kitty years)
3 Monsters: any age
- Our Old Gang Grows Up – A Vaudeville Romp
A sweet and silly piece of vaudeville based on the childhood gang, now matured into their teens. Hanky and Alf confess they love each other. Karla runs into her screen idol, Betty Boo, and the two women consider getting romantically involved. The discomfort of shifting allegiances provokes a battle between the males and females.
Commissioned by, and premiered at, the Gay Theater Festival in Seattle in June 1985. Re-written in October 2001.
One-Act: 30 min. – one set – five 20s and 30s songs
3M: 2 teens, any age
2F: teen, 20s
- The Fight Before Christmas (video, 1993)
A video musical comedy about a same-sex couple and family values.
This video tells the heart-warming story of Bruce and Bill, a male couple, which is loosely based on Clement Moore’s familiar poem, “The Night Before Christmas.” In this version, Bruce pretends his mom is Santa and she pretends that Bruce and Bill are just roommates. But it’s Bill, not Santa, who hits the roof.
Won runner-up in the comedy category in a national, independent video contest in 1993.
Run time: 7:30 min. excerpt (original 20 min. version no longer available)
- Gilgamesh & Enkidu — The Oldest Love Story Ever Written
A feature film speculation script.
An arrogant ruler is transformed by love — transformed, once again, by its loss — and thereby becomes a legend. A very personal story, showing a physical and mental journey that begins with greed and abuse of power. A retelling of the 4,600-year-old poem, the Epic of Gilgamesh.
This project received a seed production grant from the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation on November 10, 2001.
- The Right to Marry (video, 1996)
A documentary about a basic human freedom. It spells out why this right is so important to the community, and what we can do to win and preserve it.
Run time: 7:30 min. excerpt (original 72 min. version out-of-print)