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The true story of a newborn baby boy left abandoned at a New York City subway station and how the man who saved his life, and his partner, became his dads.

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Hatch

It’s been 18 years since Florence and Edward’s daughter died and they were thrust into the position of raising her children, their grandkids, Bobby and Karen. During those 18 years they coped with the loss of their daughter by going through the motions of raising another family. But they never dealt with the pain, anger, and bitter resentment simmering below the surface, until now.

HATCH is a fresh, yet stark slice of Americana through the eyes of one family coping with loss, filling voids, and struggling with their own mortality.

CHARACTERS: 3 Male (1 mid 60s, 1 late 30s/early 40s, 1 early 20s); 2 Female (1 mid 60s, 1 18-years-old)

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EUGENE O'NEILL THEATER CENTER 2014 NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE


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Two Spoons

All Steve and Larry had hoped for during their weekend getaway to Philadelphia was a break from the daily routine and responsibilities of being parents of an active tantrum-throwing toddler. But when they meet some "other guy" at the hotel, temptation strikes and threatens to fracture their relationship. What had begun as an innocent, quiet, relaxing trip somehow turns into a quest for redefining the rules of their relationship. Can they ever return to “normal” again in order to keep their family intact?

TWO SPOONS explores the line between--and the boundaries of--independence vs commitment, freedom vs responsibility, and fantasy vs reality.

CHARACTERS: 4 Male (3 mid 30s, 1 early 20s); 1 Female (Late 50s, early 60s)

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PRODUCTIONS & AWARDS

CHICAGO, IL — July 2009

NEW YORK CITY — September 2008

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — May 2007

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Finalist for the 5th Annual Saints and Sinner Literary Festival — May 2007

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Andrew Reaches the Other Side

Northern New Jersey. Autumn 1993. The New York Giants are on Monday Night Football and Andrew and John are in a comfortable routine, doing what they always do: Talking back to the TV, second-guessing play calls, and drinking beer. Through his love of sports, along with the dissection of Bruce Springsteen song lyrics, Andrew is about to embark on a personal journey of self-discovery and acceptance that will take him to a places he's never been before.

ANDREW REACHES THE OTHER SIDE is a different kind of coming out story.

CHARACTERS: 4 Male (3 early 20s, 1 mid 40s); 2 Female (1 early 20s, 1 mid 40s)

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NEW YORK CITY — March 2000

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Boxer Briefs

Gay brothers, one hoping to find “Mr. Right” and the other looking for only “Mr. Right Now,” compete in a year-long sibling rivalry that takes them through an unpredictable string of freaky dates, fix-ups, and flings.

As the brothers embark on a series of unforgettable hook-ups and dates, they tangle with guys who are closeted to boldly obsessed activists. Guys with eccentric fetishes, uncompromising genital issues, and bizarre fixations. Periodically, Tom and Rick meet up to spar, provoke, and offer advice, all the while comparing notes on their encounters.

CHARACTERS: 4 Male (Twentysomethings)

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PRODUCTION HISTORY

NEW YORK CITY — March 2003

[under former title "Red & Tan Line"]

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Yesterday's News

YESTERDAY’S NEWS is a seriocom about two long-distance pen pals who grow up together communicating through handwritten letters, and how the repetitive exposure to sensationalized news programs and talk shows infiltrates their lives and turns their innocent relationship into a ratings-war casualty.

CHARACTERS: 6 Roles—1 Male, 1 Female (both early 20s); 4 roles can be either male or female of any age

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NEW YORK CITY — October 2000

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ONE-ACTS and TEN-MINUTE PLAYS

Refreshments

Champage and tempers bubble up when two men on a first date share their New Year's resolutions.

CHARACTERS: 2 Male (20s) [10 minutes]

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PRODUCTION HISTORY

NEW YORK CITY — December 2001

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The Red Oak

September 1972. Madeline visits her childhood home in Kansas City to honor Wally, the last of her now deceased five brothers--and senses his presence through Lucas, a current resident of the house.

CHARACTERS: 2 Female (70s, early 20s), 1 Male (18- to 21-year-old) for two roles [25 minutes]

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SAMUEL FRENCH OFF-OFF BROADWAY ORIGINAL SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL — June 2007

[under former title "Ladies And Gentlemen, Madeline Bello and..."]

Before The Last Call

Mom and son are having a typical, routine morning preparing for their day when a telephone call changes their lives forever.

CHARACTERS: 1 Female (Mid 40s), 1 Male (18- to 20-year-old) [10 minutes]

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WASHINGTON DC — SOURCE FESTIVAL 2008

Blowing Smoke

Tom breaks out of his comfort zone and invites an online "acquaintance" over for fun with cigars.

CHARACTERS: 2 Male (20s) [10 minutes]

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Blood or Roses

Mark and Ricky argue about donating blood and getting married.

CHARACTERS: 2 Male (Mid 20s/early 30s) [10 minutes]

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Chatter

Greg and Justin navigate their way through a "terrorizing" coffee "date".

CHARACTERS: 2 Male (20s) [10 minutes]

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ONE PERSON SHORTS

The MFA BS Cartel (Becoming Petra)

On his/her way to "emerging" as Petra, the playwright formerly known as Pat Smith takes aim at the aggrandized value of MFA degrees, the insular world of academia, and the pimping-ways of Paula Vogel.

CHARACTER: 1 Male or Female [10 minutes]

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FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE

NEW YORK CITY — LEFT OUT FESTIVAL
APRIL 2008

Cattle Hymn Of The Republic

While on vacation with his/her partner and their 7-year-old son, Alex discovers that there's much more to Walt Disney World than (s)he thought, including the number fat patrons riding motorized scooters.

CHARACTER: 1 Male or Female [15-18 minutes]

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FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE

NEW YORK CITY — LEFT OUT FESTIVAL
APRIL 2008

Grits With Brown Sugar

Jamie, a weekly regular at the usually quiet Blue Saucer Cafe, daydreams lustfully about the waiter until a boisterous "possé" enters forcing Jamie to confront his prejudices.

CHARACTER: 1 Male [10-15 minutes]

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FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE

NEW YORK CITY — LEFT OUT FESTIVAL
APRIL 2008

MONOLOGUES

bankrupt

He/she reveals the sprialling dark side of being at a creative dead end.

CHARACTERS: 1 Male or female

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On The Docket

A judge's distracting thoughts come to light while hearing a case.

CHARACTERS: 1 Female

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The Late Bus

Andrew reveals his feelings of being invisible and helpless.

CHARACTERS: 1 Male (Late teens/early 20s)

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