- The Vultures
It’s a dark and stormy night, the 20th anniversary of the death of publishing magnate Simon West. Gathering for the reading of his will, his six remaining relatives swoop in, like a wake of vultures, ready to pick the carcass clean.
“The Vultures” puts a modern, comedic, gay spin on the mystery, and haunted house genre.
“Mystery brims with Gothic atmosphere, humor, and twists.” – Michael Grossberg, Columbus Dispatch
Winner of the 2018 Jewel Box Theatre Original Playwriting Competition (Oklahoma), and finalist or runner-up in four other competitions.
Published by Heuer Publishing.
Three-Act: 120 Min. – 2 sets
2F: 20-30s, old
1 androgynous: 50-80s
- 43rd Street – or The Sound of a Star Being Born While Singing a Torch Song in the Rain on 42nd Street
When Betsy Barker leaves her Indiana home for New York City, she is offered a lead role in the new Joan Crawford musical, forcing her to choose between potential stardom, or her True Love. The lesbian leads, Joan Crawford and her maid, complain about life, and are played by men in drag. And, of course, the handsome chorus boys are gay.
43rd Street is a musical parody that pays homage to many classic Broadway and Hollywood musicals. There are more than 75 musicals referenced, and a large portion of the dialogue is composed of show-tune lyrics. Utilizes re-imagined songs from some of Tin Pan Alley’s greatest composers.
“I love the anachronistic references to keep the audience on their toes. … I appreciate the subtle working of show tune lyrics into the character dialogues, and the constant references back to Joan Crawford movies. … The showtunes and the movies become a game for the audience to play while watching the play itself.” – Douglas Hill, Associate Producer, Neil Simon Festival.
Finalist in the 2017 Shawnee Playhouse Original Playwriting Competition, PA.
Staged readings by Three Cat Productions, IL (2017), and The Shawnee Playhouse, PA (2018).
Two-Act: 1 Hour, 15 Min. – Set practical or suggested: Bedroom, Office, Dressing Room, Broadway Stage, etc.
1F or M in drag
- Killing Kittens
A gay man who has lost his partner, a fag hag who truly loves him, and the upstairs hustler in need of an escape from an abusive relationship, join for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve. A story of unlikely, yet lasting friendships, of loss and love, and the need for emotional and physical human interaction.
Killing Kittens opened in March 2013, at Theatre on the Square, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Two-Act: 1 Hour, 40 Min. – 1 unit set
2M: early 20s, 35-45