In 2003, a young man with tuberculosis discovers that if he was HIV+, he would be covered by insurance for chemo treatments. With the idea of being infected, he meets an HIV+ man.
An examination of an unconventional love between the two men, and an odd family of characters: an aging actress who struggles with asthma; an eccentric woman who speaks with angels; a middle-aged, flamboyant queen; and a young man who died of AIDS early in the health crisis. Originally commissioned by [Your Name Here] A Queer Theatre Company
One-Act: 1 hour 45 min. – minimal set
4M: 20s, 30s, 50s
2F: 50s, 60-70s
In a typical AA meeting, a middle-aged gay man addresses his sobriety for the first time. In so doing, he confronts his long latent faith in the form of an eccentric woman who may, or may not, be God.
An examination of faith and sobriety in a respectful, yet comic way, while using a non-linear chronology. Finalist for The O’Neill Playwrights Conference and NuVoices Theatre Festival
One-Act: 90 min. – one simple set
3M: 20s, 50s
2F: 50s, 60s
Feeding the Bear
A middle-aged gay man with body dismorphia (perpetual negative thoughts about one’s appearance) is required to care for his father, who has Alzheimer’s disease. After watching a reality show hosted by a drag queen, the father decides to wear the clothes of his departed wife. Miss Martini, the fabulous African American drag queen and hostess for “Cooking is a Drag,” becomes his dad’s home care worker. The son’s sister becomes dad’s departed wife. And the son deals with all of it.
An exploration of acceptance and self-acceptance. A comedy based on a true story.
One-Act: 90 min.
3M: 40-50s white, 30-40s black, 70+ white
1F: 40s white
Looking for Dick / Finding Jane
“Looking for Dick” – A woman seeks her estranged brother, Dick, and encounters several people who know him intimately. Dick, apparently, is addicted to porn, a male prostitute, and a good friend.
“Finding Jane” – A murder mystery occurs at an LGBT adult summer camp. Very campy indeed. The owner, a former man, who is now named Jane, is hunted by her former wife.
Each play is one act, making a full evening.
Two-Act: 90 min.
2M: 20s, 50s
3F: 20s, 30s, 50s