ROMEO & JULIET: CHOOSE YOUR OWN ENDING
Best Comedy & Best Overall Show, Capital Fringe 2010
What if Romeo had stayed helplessly in love with Rosaline instead of Juliet?
Or if Mercutio and Tybalt hadn’t died… but had gotten together instead? In this Shakespearean take on the “Choose Your Own Ending” model, the audience casts votes throughout the performance to determine which course true love will take; ultimately deciding whether everybody lives or everybody dies. With eight dramatically different possible endings, this isn’t the tale of star-crossed lovers that you read in high school. An irreverent, madcap reimagining of Shakespeare’s most beloved romance.
Originally produced by the Impressionable Players at the Capital Fringe Festival in 2010. R&J has since been published by Playscripts and been performed across the United States and Canada, including productions at FringeNYC in 2011 and at Frostburg State University in 2015.
Steven McKnight, DC Theatre Scene
“Whip-smart and hilarious… A fantastic, unexpected comedic gem.”
Fiona Zublin, The Washington Post
PANDORA: A TRAGICCOMIC GREEK ROMP
“‘Pandora’ is a romp… A love story but also a treatise on the power of the unknown… Oh, and there are lots of jokes about killer bats.”
Fiona Zublin, The Washington Post
“Populated by more colorful characters than the average television sitcom.”
Rebecca Ritzel, Washington City Paper
“Pandora releases a box full of laughter.”
Marianne Naval, MD Theatre Guide
A classic tale of boy meets girl. Except this time she’s got a mysterious box that can destroy the world. Ancient Greek epic meets madcap comedy in a story about monsters, mythology, and a box that must never be opened.
Originally produced by the Impressionable Players at the Capital Fringe Festival in 2011.
DETECTIVE PIMBLEY & THE CASE OF THE RICH DEAD LADY
“Come for the puns, stay to find out whodunit.”
Rebecca Ritzel, The Washington Post
“Detective Pimbley had me from hello. This earnest lovable lug has won my heart… Bravo, man. Bravo.”
Kelly McCorkendale, DC Theatre Scene
“My only criticism is that the actors need to pause long enough for the audience to finish laughing and clapping between all the funny parts!”
April Forrer, MD Theatre Guide
In a world of dark and stormy nights, Detective Pimbley prefers dark and stormy cocktails. But when a rich lady is found very dead, Pimbley is caught between a ruthless adulterer, a conniving femme fatale, and, most dangerously of all, his ex-girlfriend.
Originally produced by the Impressionable Players at the Capital Fringe Festival in 2013.
TEN MINUTE PLAYS
DEATH OF A DEATH
When Susan decided it was a nice day for a bike ride, she certainly wasn’t envisioning a bone-shaking crash that would land her face to face with the Grim Reaper. Nor did Death expect that while leading Susan towards oblivion, he’d receive an unwelcome visitor himself… A darkly comic meditation on mortality, the meaning of life, and the importance of calcium-enriched orange juice.
Originally produced by the University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the Cafritz Foundation Theatre as part of their ALUMNI PLAY COMMISSIONS at UMD NextNOW Fest 2017.
OF MICE & MADNESS
In this dark comedy, the Invisible Man invites you to join him around the campfire to hear the only story that has ever scared the monster himself. He tells his tale through found puppetry and plays all the parts.
Originally produced by Rorschach Theatre in Washington, DC as part of their show HAUNTING MONSTERS in October 2014. In October 2015, OF MICE AND MADNESS was produced by Etcetera Theatre as a Finalist in the London Horror Festival’s “It’s Not What It Seems” playwriting competition.
JOSIE, JUNE & DEATH
June struggles to maintain normalcy with her girlfriend, Josie, without revealing that she is being haunted by a rather invasive apparition of Death.
Originally produced by Pinky Swear Productions at Boneyard Studios in Washington, DC as part of their show TINY HOUSE PLAYS in September-October 2014.
THE WIFE OF BATH
A modern retelling of the Wife of Bath’s story from Chaucer’s CANTERBURY TALES—with puppets.
THE WIFE OF BATH was originally produced by Pointless Theatre Company at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint in Washington, DC as part of their show CANTERBURY in February 2013.