Frank J. Avella
An honest peek into the lives of eight gay boys from Chelsea, NY, as they frantically search to “connect.” Computer chat room talk becomes the springboard for a look at their bizarre sexual couplings. The characters intersect at various points, culminating in an evening of cyber-sexual madness.
Two-Act: 2 hr. 15 min. – minimal or elaborate sets
8M: six in 20s, two in 30s
- About Christine
Unknown playwright, Tony Scarpellini, is desperate to interest 40-year old soap opera veteran Jeanetta Jamison in his new play. So he kidnaps her and cuffs her to his coffee table. She frees herself, and turns the tables on the tortured writer. Meanwhile, Tony’s best friend Nando, who secretly longs for him, wages battle with Tony’s ex fiancé and Jeanetta’s mean, manipulative mother.
Workshop presentation at the Ground Floor Theatre in Greenwich Village, NYC in December 2002.
Two-Act: 1 hr. 45 min. – two sets
3F: 20s, 40, 60s
Lexy is a lesbian therapist whose sexy significant other, Miriam, inexplicably leaves her to bear a child. Lexy’s girlfriends, the bumbling Jag and militant Alana, help her re-enter the world of dating. Upon meeting a high school acquaintance, Adam, she has an affair with a male for the first time in her life. Miriam returns and wants Lexy back.
Premiered at the Producers’ Club II Theatre, NYC, in February 2002.
Two-Act: 2 hr. 15 min. – simple sets
2M: a teen, 30s.
4F: 20s, two in 30s, 40s
- Michael’s #1 Fan
Robert is a shaken and shattered gay man on the verge of suicide. Through him we meet the inhabitants of his small home town, which includes: his best friend Lily, his ace reporter boyfriend Don, his dead Aunt Bonnie, a few living family members, and an octogenarian serial killer known as Monstrous Molly. Robert eventually unearths shocking revelations about his lineage, and experiences unthinkable betrayals by his trusted inner circle.
Nudity (two men, one woman).
Premiered at the Producers’ Club II Theatre, NYC, in November 2000.
Two-Act: 2 hr. 15 min. – minimal sets
3M: 20s, two in 30s
5F: two in 20s, 30s, 40s, 80
At a New York city bistro, neurotic gay schoolteacher Andy is cruised by Phil, the spunky waiter, while waiting for Chris, his attractive, abrasive, female blind date. Evelyn arrives; she is Phil’s understanding and odd mother. Denny arrives; he is Phil’s ex-beau. Then there is Dan, a kooky, kinky boy from the south. Amidst all the battling for attention, Phil and Andy bond via a love of 70s disaster movies, but their new friendship is soon threatened.
Workshop presentation at the Sanford Meisner Theatre in 1993, and premiered at the Judith Anderson Theater, NYC, in 1994. It has since been updated with a radical altered ending.
Two-Act: 1 hr. 45 min. – minimal or elaborate sets
5M: three in 20s, 30s, 50s
2F: 20s, 50s