RENATA: At night, I dream of a shrieking angel, who is falling to Earth and cannot control himself. He cannot control where he will land. And he’s headed straight for my petunias. They’ve just bloomed.
GOSZA: An incompetent angel. That is not reassuring.
In Search of doG
Serial late-night comedy — 2015
Produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA.
I contributed several episodic and recurring scenes.
A plucky dyslexic astronaut and her engineer/sex pal companion search through the far reaches of space and time to find doG, or God.
Five thousand feet above the sea
Short — 2014
Dark comedy performed at Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA’s Fistful of Plays festival.
A man who has turned his life into a loveless mess, tries to kidnap his ornery Russian aunt from a nursing home to end his guilt and loneliness.
The devil’s sonata (full-length) — 2012, 2003
Psychological/historical drama produced at University of North Texas (Denton, 2012) and Visions and Voices Theatre Company (Chicago, 2003). Winner of the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship for Dramatic Writing (2001).
Virtuoso violinist and composer Tartini learns a sonata from another maestro, Satan, that is so beautiful and moving, God will do anything to hear it, even return his dead wife to him.
Short — 2011, 2001
Dark comedy produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA ‘s Youth in Revolt program (2011) and Turnip Theatre Festival (New York City, 2001). Semifinalist for Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival 2001 Heideman Award.
A teenager steals his abusive dad’s fake leg and has to decide what to do with it–and the rest of his life.
This little piggy
Short — 2010
Dark comedy performed at Elephant Theatre’s Love Bites festival (Los Angeles).
What comes between a young couple on their first wedding anniversary? A missing finger.
Full-length — 2009
Comedy workshopped by Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA.
A washed-up news anchor in a boring, remote town sees his chance to return to the big time when
fugitive illegal immigrants kidnap the 70-year-old ice fishing champion.