FULL LENGTH PLAYS

We Are the Levinsons
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Produced: World Premiere Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (2017)
Developed: Private reading via Skylight Theatre Company
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Rosie, a comedy writer with mother issues, surprises her parents with a trip home. And life surprises Rosie with losing her mother, moving in with her grieving father, hiring a live-in transgender caregiver and being confronted with her own daughter’s mother issues. Sanity, survival and humor are tested and love is deepened in this three generation family and chosen family comedy/drama.

Awards

2017 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards
BEST PLAY and BEST ENSEMBLE IN A PLAY.

Press

STAR TRIBUNE VARIETY
“Best of the Week!”

Renee Valois, PIONEER PRESS
“Powerful & touching world premiere with humor & heart… wonderful laughs & likeable characters that imbue us with hope.”
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Arthur Dorman, TALKIN’ BROADWAY
“…it is a funny play, and genuinely funny plays are hard to find. It is also a thoughtful play, and a heartfelt play that delves into some difficult but fairly universal passages of life.”
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Naked in Encino
Genre: Comedy
Produced: Official Premiere CenterStage Theater, And Toto Too Theatre Company
Developed: Long Beach Playhouse New Works Festival, Pac Rep Hyperion Playwright Competition Finalist, Midtown International Theatre Festival – nominated for OUTSTANDING READING
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Five diverse women gather at a self-help seminar to question life, death and liposuction. All hell and humor erupt, surprises and secrets shock and though no pat answers are provided, there is solace in sisterhood.

Awards

Winner of Four Marlowe Awards Including:
BEST NEW PLAY, BEST PRODUCTION COMEDY, BEST DIRECTOR COMEDY, BEST ACTRESS COMEDY

Press

Carol White Llewellyn, RCTV
"Lavishly laced with both laugh out loud comedy and just the right touch of poignancy and pathos, this is a not-to-be missed play…"

Adam Lubitow, CITY NEWSPAPER
"… it makes for a perfectly entertaining evening of theatre."

Craig Williamson, NORTH DENVER TRIBUNE
"...engaging, unpredictable..."

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Survivors
Genre: Historical/Memoir Drama
Produced: Public performance CenterStage Theatre, Rochester, NY (2018), Victor Schools performance (2018), Holocaust Days of Remembrance Program at Jewish Foundation of Greater Rochester (2018)
Developed: Skylight Theatre Company INKubator Staged Reading (2018)
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The New York Times reports a recent survey finds the Holocaust is fading from memory. The study also finds "all students should learn about the Holocaust at school".

Survivors answers that concern and that call. Commissioned by CenterStage Theatre, Rochester, NY, this hour long, educational and inspiring drama enacts the story of the Holocaust through eye-witness testimony of ten survivors. A young cast are our guides on this perilous journey. So, we see the young survivors as they experience their frightening ever-changing world. Suitable for young adult and adult audiences, this play about the past is a warning and a wake up call for the present and the future. Never forget! Never again! Never is now!

The ten survivors' actual testimony can be viewed on this historic web archive, www.rochesterholocaustsurvivors.org, which was developed by the Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information (CHAI) of the Jewish Foundation of Greater Rochester, NY.

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For information on how to book Survivors at your school, stage or venue: click here.

Awards

Chosen for Presentation
2017 Alliance for Jewish Theater Conference, Boston, MA

Press

ABC News - Rochester, NY
"...a new take on teaching..."
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Read about the world-premier performance of Survivors
Read the Democrat & Chronicle review
Watch the Rochester First interview

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My Town
Genre: Adaptation Comedy/Drama
Developed: The Road Theatre Company, THE WORD staged reading (2018), Skylight Theatre Company INKubator Staged Reading, DR2 Staged Reading

A modern, tragi-comic re-imagining of Thornton Wilder’s classic, Our Town. Goodbye white, provincial Grover’s Corners. Hello sprawling multi-ethnic Los Angeles, where badass, black Emily, chaser of the Hollywood dream, meets stoner, Jewish Josh, chaser of skirts. Times, technology, gender roles and race relations change but struggle through life, love, and loss remain our human condition.

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Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Helen Gahagan Douglas

Co-written with Michele Willens

Genre: Historical Drama
Produced: Woolly Mammoth Theatre -Benefit reading for National Women's Law Center, Landmark Theatre - Benefit reading for People for the American Way, Landmark Theatre – Benefit reading for Nation Magazine, Symphony Space – Benefit Reading for Nation Magazine
Developed: Florida Studio Theatre Summer Reading Series, Shotgun Productions Summer Reading Series, Geffen Playhouse Staged Reading, Edgemar Theatre Staged Reading

This drama laced with wit is set in Hollywood and Washington and follows the infamous 1950 Senate race that first brought entertainment and politics together. That’s when a young Richard Nixon falsely accused his opponent, the beautiful, liberal congresswoman, wife of Melvyn Douglas, and ex-Broadway star, Helen Gahagan Douglas, of being a Communist.

Nixon earned the name “Tricky Dick,” Helen was dubbed the “Pink Lady.” He ascended to the Presidency… until Watergate. She was forgotten… until now. Hubris has a tragic cost for both flawed heroine and complicated villain. And politicians’ dirty tricks continue to cost us all.

Awards

Finalist
O’Neill National Playwrights Conference

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SHORT PLAYS

Ten Minutes that Changed the Country
Genre: History/Political Drama
Produced: Fundraiser for California Congressional Candidate, Katie Hill, Wende Museum in Los Angeles.
Special Guest: Nancy Pelosi

A ten-minute history of resistance and protest told by famous, infamous and unknown citizens, who shaped our nation. An inspiring reminder that to sustain our democracy, we must participate in democracy. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi introduced the candidate. Katie then went on to flip the long-held Republican seat and both women now serve in the House.


Destination Thanksgiving
Genre: Hurt-to-Hope Comedy
Produced: Skylight Theatre Company in Association with Art Division present a Stage Reading Benefit to Feed L.A.’s Hungry for Thanksgiving Day

A ten-minute play told in real time where an embittered divorcee drives her equally embittered daughter to their family Thanksgiving dinner. What a difference a drive together can make.

P.S. I’m a proud card-carrying member of Dramatists Guild of America and Writers Guild of America. I'm also a proud member of the National New Play Exchange. View my NPX page.

Also honored to serve on the Board of Directors of the award-winning and inclusive Skylight Theatre Company in Los Angeles. Join us for timely and powerful new plays!

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