Are gay people strictly born that way, or can it be a choice? This issue is explored by a headstrong, middle-aged gay man, when new details about his past are suddenly brought to light. Full-length drama, six actors (4 men, 2 women). Winner of the 2012 James Highsmith Award. (Click here to read a short review of this play.)
Blood and Fog
Two men who blog -- one a misanthropic writing teacher and the other a fragile shut-in -- try to find connection and intimacy on the Internet. Full-length drama, four actors (3 men, 1 woman). Winner of the 2011 James Highsmith Award. (Link to sample not currently available.)
A dance/theater play, told half with dialogue and half with 14 dance sequences, about a man's struggle with spirituality, sexuality, and ethnicity. Two acts, three actors (2 men, 1 woman) plus a minimum of 4 dancers.
America has split into two countries; a young man has split into three personalities. A bold and audacious play about our identities, with an unexpected homage to Matthew Shepard. Two acts, seven actors (5 men, 2 women).
The Mama Rose Pool
A comedy in two acts about a group of middle-aged women who spend their lives playing the central role in Gypsy anywhere they can, and the lengths to which they will go to keep working. Seven actors (5 women over fifty, 2 men significantly younger).
A grown-up play with puppets, which starts off as an unabashed farce about two moronic producers who want to put on a play in the worst way, and evolves into a dream piece about the nature of creativity. Two acts, two performers (gender variable), plus a stage manager appearing onstage (and however many unseen puppeteers necessary to pull it off).
A sexually bold, runaway-train-paced satire set in West Hollywood in the mid-'90s. Three major plotlines, 32 speaking roles (double- and triple-casting possible), three acts, 180 pages. Tranquilizers and/or alcohol will be made available to interested producers.
A one-act children's musical, about the importance of artistic expression. 40 minutes; cast can range from 9 (3 male, 2 female, the rest gender variable) to a maximum of 16.
Under My Skin: Cole Porter in Review
An unblinking and irreverent musical review featuring 37 Cole Porter songs—both the popular and the obscure—and narrated by Mr. Porter himself, assisted by his wife Linda and various male "companions." Two acts, two principle actors plus ensemble (minimum of 3 men and 3 women).
The Untitled New Musical-in-Progress
Two acts, seven principles (4 men, 3 women) plus ensemble.
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