CROSS FROM ROME or Three Catholics Eat Lasagna with the Atheist
Lucia plans on introducing George, her American atheist boyfriend to her devout Roman Catholic family in Italy, but after a religious joke goes wrong at a dinner party, the line between just supporting Lucia’s faith and adhering to it himself starts to form and become slippery.
West Side Community Garden
6th 10-min Play Soiree
Directed by Sean Walsh
Directed by Hazen Cuyler
Film with puppets to be announced . . .
"Every morning I wake up, there’s this chaotic kind of being when I look in the mirror – it’s a static image of myself and it comes into conflict with who I really am."
- George from Cross From Rome
Jacob meets his recently deceased father in a dream, and the time to reconcile their past begins to fade as a Tsunami wave draws closer.
Bernie Wohl Center,
Directed by Hazen Cuyler
Greenhouse Ensemble's Virtual Quarantine Soiree
Directed by Christina Rose Ashby
"There’re these people in my dream world. I’ve never seen them in real life, they only exist in my dreams. Well these dream people began looking at me like . . . well, like you’re looking at me. . . .Strange, not understanding, frustrated. They’re upset with me. See my dream people are very smart, and they can sense my opinion of them -That they aren’t real . . . I mean they are just dream people, right? . . . but one night they circle around me and threaten me because. . . they want me to stop avoiding the patterns of my dreams with you."
- Jacob from Dream Fragmentation
HERE IS GONE
a musical in development
2186, in a Totalitarian world where sleeping dreams are a passage to the afterlife, the SDN (Sacrificial Dream Nation) forbids the individual to experience their dreams until death, and their war wages on against The Resistance (Dreamers amongst the Living). Bianca Sullivan, an artist, and highly ranked civilian of the SDN, becomes pregnant, and secretly dreams of a grown up version of her unborn son, who is in turn the sworn leader of The Resistance. Visualizing the unification of both sides and ending the war, Bianca connects with her son and paints her dreams to communicate with the real world.
WHILE YOU WAIT
West 97th Street Theater, NY, NY
Directed by Spencer Scott
A collaboration of dance, performance art and dramatic writing to explore how an emotional need of absence can create meaning.
"a homeless man holds a cup of change. He looks down at a scab on his leg. He starts yelling. He starts screaming. He's opening the scab with his own hands. If he just holds his cup up, still, staring into nothing, he ends up with 5 or 10 dollars by the end of the night, but people walking by were scared to even look. The homeless man serves a purpose, he risks sleeping on the streets with Zero dollars and an empty stomach, because he must serve his purpose - “Why America? Why me?”"
- Juliana from While You Wait
MAMA'S BABY BOXER
""...the reason I was looking through the telescope wasn't to see some tiny light millions of miles away, but to see my dreams, for a split second, all of them, running through the dark sky...""
- Sebastian from Mama's Baby Boxer
A riot occurs in a hospital’s behavioral health unit. The head nurse is blamed and fired and the next day passes away in her sleep. Her son Gonzalo checks into the same health unit as a patient, carrying his mother's urn. Gonzalo then reveals his plan to fight the patient who started the riot, an ex-prize boxer named Sammy the Screaming Giant.
Greenhouse Ensemble Playwrights Studio Reading
a Stage Reading
Directed by George Pappas
Into the Unknown Yellow Brick Walls
Virtual Zoom Reading by Theatre Unmasked
During the Covid Pandemic, Paulie, an unemployed construction worker, becomes an actor on a low budget ghost reality TV show. A non-believer of the paranormal world, Paulie pretends and acts scared but tonight in an
abandoned Middle School, he witnesses something unimaginable yet real.
"What will I do now? . . . Who will I be if I don't have someone haunting me? "
- Thomas from Into the Unknown Yellow Brick Walls
Selected for Greenhouse Ensemble's Play Soiree. (Postponed due to Covid)
Directed by Hazen Cuyler,
KARMA OF A BROKEN BONE
A restless mind awakes in the middle of the night, weaving moments of nostalgia in order to fall back asleep.
Two best friends die in a car crash and are now stuck in limbo on an old diesel train. They recount drunken memories of college and argue over whether to go to their graduation ceremony in spirit, or start the train, not knowing where the tracks will take them.
GIG AT THE U
On Halloween, Ryan, a comedian is kicked off a prestigious University’s stage for an unacceptable joke. Him and his boyfriend Evan, discuss how to respond to the vitriol on social media, and whether throwing in the towel on an early standup career is the only option.
TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS
HB Studio | Playwriting Technique | Julie McKee
Greenhouse Ensemble Writer's Group | Spencer Scott
Greenhouse Ensemble | Play Reading Workshop | Kim Sharp
ESPA | Writing for Zoom | Lia Romeo