Playwright

Arlen & Kern

A full-length musical cabaret based on the lives and music of Harold Arlen and Jerome Kern. Co-written with Darrin Murrell.

Production History:

2005-Muncie Civic Studio Theatre, Muncie, IN

2003-American Heritage Theater Project, Portland, OR

Bessie and Clara Sing the Blues

A one-act musical play.

Unproduced. A re-imagining of the day Bessie Smith and Clara Smith recorded three blues duets for Columbia Records in 1925. Written as part of the 365 Woman a Year Project.

The Bonnie Lass and the Black Well Faeries

A one-act panto-style play.

2008-Commissioned by Muncie Civic Theatre for performance at the Minnetrista Faeries Sprites and Lights Festival, Muncie, IN

Briar Rose, The Beauty in the Sleeping Wood

A one-act panto-style play.

2006-Farmland Summer Festival, Farmland, IN

2006-Minnetrista Faeries Sprites and Lights Festival, Muncie, IN

 

Christmas Through the Ages

A full-length Christmas Comedy Cabaret

Productions:

2019-IndyFringe Basile Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

2019 - Charlotte Players, Port Charlotte, FL 

2018 -IndyFringe Basile Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

2017-IndyFringe Basile Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

2016-The Nettle Creek Players, Hagerstown, IN

2012-Farmland Dinner Theatre, Farmland, IN

2010-Farmland Dinner Theatre, Farmland, IN

The Elves and the Shoemaker

A one-act musical panto-style play. Written on a grant from the IAC.

Production History:

2015-Indy Eleven Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

2012-Farmland Cultural Center, Farmland, IN

2011-Taylor University Rupp Studio, Upland, IN

2011-Irvington Lodge, Indianapolis

2011-Farmland Cultural Center, Farmland, IN

2011-First Presbyterian Church of Winchester

The Frog Prince

A one-act panto-style play. Written on a grant from IAC

Production History:

2016-Children's Theatre at the Fort Festival, Lawrence, IN

2012-Taylor University Rupp Studio, Upland, IN

2012-Irvington Lodge, Indianapolis

2012-Farmland Cultural Center, Farmland, IN

2012-First Presbyterian Church of Winchester, IN

George & Ira: An American Heritage Cabaret

A full-length cabaret based on the lives and collaborations of George and Ira Gershwin. Co-written with Darrin Murrell.

Production History:

2008-Muncie Civic Studio Theatre, Muncie IN

2004-Farmland Theatre, Farmland, IN

2004-Muncie Civic Studio Theatre, Muncie, IN

2001-American Heritage Theater Project, Portland, OR

Heidi

A one-act musical.

Production History:

2004-Student workshop production at Muncie Civic Theatre, Muncie, IN

2002-Student workshop production at American Heritage Theater Project, Portland, OR

2000-Student workshop production at Northwest Children’s Theatre, Portland, OR

A Hoosier Holiday Cabaret

A full-length Christams cabaret, co-written by Darrin Murrell.

Production History:

2009-Farmland Dinner Theatre, Farmland, IN

2003-Muncie Civic Studio Theatre, Muncie, IN

The House that Helen Built (as "Down that Road Again")

A one-act play.

Production History:

2011-Staged Reading in Q Artistry Playwrights Festival, (juried festival)

Indiana Squirrel Stampede

A one-act musical. Winner of an Arts in the Parks grant from the Indiana Arts Commission.

Production History:

2016-Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival, Indianapolis, IN

2016-Mounds State Park, Anderson, IN

2016-Spring Mills State Park, Mitchell, IN

Irreconcilable Passions

A one-act play

Unproduced. A one-woman show featuring Ninon de l'Enclos, renowned Parisian Courtesan and Epicurean of the 17th Century. Written as part of the 365 Woman a Year Project.

Madwomen's Late Nite Cabaret

A one-act parody cabaret featuring mad, misunderstood and maligned historical women.

Productions History:

2019-Main Street Artists at the Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival, Indianapolis, IN

2011-Main Street Artists at the St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival, Montreal QC, Canada 

2010-Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival, Indianapolis, IN

2010-DivaFest Juried Festival, Indianapolis, IN

2006-Muncie Civic Theatre Studio, Muncie, IN

2000-American Heritage Theater Project, Portland, OR

Master Cat or Puss in Boots

A one-act musical.

Production History:

2018 - Nettle Creek Players, Hagerstown, IN

2007-Student Workshop production at Muncie Civic Theatre, Muncie, IN

Paradise Blues

A one-act musical play

Unproduced. An evening with Marion Harris, white blues and hot jazz singer, who shares songs and memories of her life on the stage and in the studio.. Written as part of the 365 Woman a Year Project.

The Peacock and the Nightingale

A one-act play

Unproduced. A conversation between Indian freedom fighters Sarojini Naidu and Begum Hazrat Mahal as they prepare a soul to enter the world.Written as part of the 365 Woman a Year Project. 

Rumpelstiltskin, The Faerie's Secret Name

A one-act panto-style play.

Production History:

2019-Nettle Creek Players, Hagerstown, IN

2005-Minnetrista Faeries Sprites and Lights Festival

2016-IndyFringe Children's Saturday Theatre Series, Indianapolis, IN

Tamlane

A 10-minute play.

Production History:

2011-DivaFest juried festival, Indianapolis, IN

Those Killing Feares

A one-act, one-woman musical monodrama featuring selections by Aphra Behn and Henry Purcell.

Production History:

2009-First Presbyterian Tabernacle Church Early Music Concert Series, Indianapolis, IN

2008-Workshop production at Muncie Civic Theatre, Muncie, IN

Thumbelina

A one-act musical

Production History:

2017-Nettle Creek Players, Hagerstown, IN

2007-Minnetrista Faeries Sprites and Lights Festival, Muncie, IN

2006-Isonagel Center through Muncie Civic Theatre, Muncie, IN
2005-Children's production at Muncie Civic Theatre, Muncie, IN

2001-Workshop production at Northwest Children’s Theatre, Portland, OR

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