To Live & Die in Dixie
Available for Premiere
On a fledgling tobacco farm in the Deep South, Dixie, a young painter with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, wants nothing more than to gain independence from the confines of her closed world. Dixie’s chance at freedom comes when her childhood friend, Solomon, an African American college football star, returns home after suffering a traumatic head injury on the field. At the behest of his grandmother, Adelaide, Solomon resolves to take Adelaide’s place as Dixie’s caretaker. As Dixie and Solomon confront the intersection of race, disability, and marginalization, a reluctant romance begins to blossom. However, her father Hiram– haunted by the ghosts of his Confederate ancestor and a slave who once worked the fields– begins a downward spiral of misplaced self hatred which threatens to destroy his sin-soaked family's one chance at redemption.
2017 Nick Darke Award– Short List
Pinch n' Ouch Theatre
Set in the cut-throat world of high school wrestling in rural Georgia, best friends, Lowery and Grayson, vie for the same weight class at Varsity State Championships. Grayson's illicit affair with their coach, Ray, is threatened by the sudden arrival of Grayson's estranged sister, Natalie– Ray's high school sweetheart. Meanwhile, Lowery embarks on a dangerous crash-diet in order to lose weight in time for State Championships. Who wins, who loses, and who survives in this Southern Gothic drama??
Knives for Girls
The 2016 Sewanee Writers Conference under the guidance of Naomi Iizuka (Mentor)
Jax, a 30 something graduate of Columbia Teacher’s College is teaching English for America in Appalachia with her party-hard Bio instructor best friend, Angel. Just as news reports begin pouring in about dead bodies piling up across the country, Jax’s socially inept sister Daisy moves in with her... accompanied by the demonic ghost of Daisy's dead cat, Miss Smushface. This dark sibling comedy asks, “What’s the highest cost of family loyalty?”
Awake & Love
Produced at The Access Theater with The Skeleton Rep; August 2015
"Awake & Love" is an hour long gritty, sexy, drug fueled late alternative NYC movement adaptation of the Biblical Song of Solomon. In this re-telling, we focus on Lilith, the previously unnamed object of Solomon's desire, as she fights to find him -and stay with him- amidst an increasingly violent New York City.
2016 New York International Fringe Festival
Pinch n' Ouch Theatre; Atlanta, GA– 2013
Scratching is a millennial drama about the lives of two brothers whose pasts and futures intersect, causing a downward spiral of drugs, violence, illegal tattoos, unrequited love and the chance for redemption. We open on the trailer of Brianna, a smart girl dumbed down to stripping for a living. Her boyfriend, Christian, is working on the sketches for an illegal tattoo, which he now gives in the trailer after a cocaine-induced slip of his hand blacklisted him from licensed parlours. Brianna and Christian’s meager lives begin spiraling out of control when Christian’s ex-fiancé–– New York actress, Tracy–– arrives in town with a new ring on her finger and the desire to get Christian back. It is then that Adrian, Christian’s brother, enters the mix with a bag of MDMA that promises financial stability. A doomed circle of unrequited love unfolds between the four of them, causing Adrian and Christian to confront the past, the present, and ultimately each other.
5m/3f with ensemble
2014 New York International Fringe Festival
Naked Angels– Tuesdays @9
What is a Juggalo? Not just a fan of the Insane Clown Posse. Being a Juggalo being part of a family. When Ice Pete, a young Juggalo from Alabama, discovers that his grandmother, Mammy, is in need of a new kidney, he and his friends Fluffy, Hatchett, and Twista take drastic but misguided means to insure her survival, journeying to the Gathering of the Juggalos and ultimately into the heart of the Dark Carnival itself.
It’s the height of the early 2000s hardcore rock scene in Atlanta. Monica, a sixteen-year-old with epilepsy, chooses to violently embrace her seizures along with Trey, her online-fling-turned-real-life-romance – all while dealing with her rock star brother’s crippling alcohol addiction. Will Monica find freedom amidst the chaos, or will she be ruined by her penchant for self-destruction?
Produced as part of The New School for Drama's New Voices Festival