Playwriting

Find info on my previously produced and in-the-works stage plays below. You can also read about my favourite plays and playwrights or browse for blog posts related to playwriting.

Playwright pages/profiles:
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Produced Works


A Place in the World

One-act, 3W/3M

In a future where aging has slowed and a child can only be born after a space opens up for them, Ira's plan for a low-key move into middle age is ruined by family members with other plans for her 100th birthday party.  

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Universal Language

One-act comedy, 2W/2M/1 either

When low-level staff at an interstellar supply station find themselves on the frontlines of alien contact, workplace dissatisfaction could lead to an inter-species incident. 

A silly science fiction play about (mis)communication.

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The Knight's Errand

One-act children's play, 4 performers

King Arthur, Lancelot, and Percival recount the story of Ferldamed, a lesser-known knight of The Round Table who must overcome his fear of the dark and his general lack of knightly skills both to fulfill a simple errand and to save his friends from a fearsome foe.

A rhyming play.

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One-act dramedy, 2W

With less than an hour until a gaggle of teenagers arrive for a backyard barbecue, mother Lorraine and daughter Sasha have very different ideas about what makes for a great eighteenth birthday party. Sasha’s almost willing to compromise, until Lorraine reveals her plan to dig up the past....

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Sarasvati Productions, 2013

Flood Control

One-act, 1M/1W

On the eve of his fortieth birthday, lonely Ray stands on a bridge over a swollen river, building up the nerve to end his life. He’s interrupted by Gina, a highly-organized woman who has come to kill herself simply because she has nothing else left to do.

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8-0-8 Productions, 2005

All the Light-Hearted Souls

Drama, 10 minutes, 2M
"I never tried to help people. I never tried to make the world better. I just sat around making bad jokes and using up the air."
After an unfortunate encounter with some woodworking machinery, Alex finds himself on the threshold between life and death, challenged to justify his detached and carefree ways.

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Also Previously Produced

Works-in-Progress / Available for First Production


Failing Hands

Drama for young adult audiences, 3W/1M

Generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council.

Lifeline

One act drama for young adult audiences, 2M/1W

A high school student craving internet fame enlists a classmate to illustrate her self-published e-zine. When desperate and disturbing messages begin arriving from a young fan on the other side of the country, the two clash over their responsibilities to someone they'll never meet.

Generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council.

Safe as Housewares

One-act comedy, 2M/1W

From the Lunchbox Theatre website:
You'd think sealing off your front door with a solid wall of hedge would deter people from dropping by uninvited, but as Lance finds out in this heart-warming comedy, there is no force on earth as unstoppable as a bride on her wedding day.
This play was developed as part of Lunchbox Theatre's Petro-Canada Stage One play development series.

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Inheriting James

Two-act drama, 3M/3W

After a car accident took the life of her father and left her best friend James in a waking coma, Shannon left her hometown and shut herself away behind a daily grind. Now James' mother has passed away leaving a pop culture obsessed church minister and a local pariah to champion the plan to have Shannon return and take charge of James' care. As Shannon struggles with the request, the ghost of her father and the still-active consciousness of James work to make their presences known.

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Longing for Nostalgia

One-act stylized comedy, 2M/1W

When Brian and Tasha learn their brother Corey has been killed, they awkwardly reminisce about a past they remember differently. Corey meanwhile insists he isn't dead, but nobody seems to be listening.

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Attending the Storm
Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 minute, 1M/1W

In 1850 Mimico, eleven-year old Janice and her father learn the power of nature and poetry. Written in under 24 hours for Write Local Play Global's annual "Play in a Day" challenge.

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