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Scripts available upon request or on New Play Exchange.

The Story of Mamãe

On the night of Brazil’s 2014 World Cup loss to Germany, Moacir, A 10-year old girl of mixed race, asks her white father for the story of her absent mother.  They embark on an epic journey through time to confront Brazil's colonial history and their own family's buried secrets. The Story of Mamãe incorporates music, magical realistic imagery, the Portuguese language, and audience interaction.  

Workshop at the Lewis Center for the Arts directed by Tim Vasen in May 2015.

The Legendary True Story of Sparrow Jones and the Jersey Devil

They say there’s a monster in the Pine Barrens, but when Sparrow Jones finds herself lost in the wilderness, she discovers there's more to the legend of the Jersey Devil than she realized.  The Legendary True Story is a musical, magical, and interactive journey through New Jersey folklore that empowers young people to stand up for the still-wild places.

Co-written with Bradley Wilson.

Premiered at Princeton Summer Theater in summer 2015.

Curves and Edges

Based on a true story.  Steered by a demanding mother and domineering coach, Surya Bonaly's iconic figure skating career is marked by scandal, an impossible backflip, and definitely no m&ms ever.  Can she become an immortal Olympian without sacrificing her authentic self?  Framed by Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Curves and Edges  musically and VERY theatrically renders the world of figure skating onstage.

Reading at 16th Street Theater in Spring of 2017.

Workshop with Interrobang Theatre Project and 3 Things Productions in June 2018.