- Glass Closets
Playwright Alexander “Zander” Caswell has a big secret, and the only person he hasn’t told is own mother. Zander moves to New York City, and shares an apartment with his lesbian friend Lizzie, while neighbor Patrick has a never-ending crush on him. When Lizzie invites Zander’s Mom, Esther, for a surprise visit, Zander is told he will be receiving a major award for writing a play with gay content. Of course, the award ceremony is scheduled for the same weekend as Esther’s visit. Naturally, Lizzie convinces Zander that, with a little planning, secrets can be kept.
“Glass Closets” takes exciting, hilarious, suspenseful and touching turns to bring audiences on a journey of hope, compassion and love.
Winner of the 2011 Vermont Playwrights Award.
Won the Robert Chesley Award (2013).
Won the Helene Wurlitzer Grant for Artists (2014).
Two-Act: 1 hour 40 min. – two sets
4M: all in 30s – one in drag
2F: 30s, one is 70-ish
- What Would Dicken Do?
An aspiring writer, Eric, enters Purgatory and meets the not-so-cordial Pearly Gates. She helps Eric get settled by bringing him to the “Writer’s Block” where he meets Truman Capote, Charles Dickens, George Orwell, William Faulkner, and Samuel Clemens. In celebration of Dickens’ last night before moving on to heaven, the group presses Dickens about his unfinished “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” hoping to learn his intentions for the ending. Capote shines, bringing his gay wit and humor to the group. The play explores the individuality of mankind and the realization that the most interesting parts of a life are often those which remain secret.
Winner of the 2010 Vermont Playwrights Award and 2012 Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence.
One-Act: 2 hour 15 min. – 1 large set made up of 3 rooms
5F: 20-60s – one has been around for thousands of years