Treason

Treason PLOT: Eight hundred years ago the most powerful people in England and Wales rose up united to tame a tyrant. The result - the Magna Carta - forced the King to promise . . . 'to no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice.' The plan to force the charter on King John…

Bill Clinton Hercules

Bill Clinton Hercules “…fascinating, revelatory and authentic . . . "  Ann Cox, Stage Review Plot: A monologue. In the middle of a TED talk about a Seamus Heaney play, the 42nd President is overcome with the errors of neoliberalism. Running time:  85 min, no interval Production History: Theater Passe Muraille, Toronto, 2016 Park Theatre,…

Kerching

Kerching Before the collapse of the sub-prime loan market, camera phones and Black Lives Matter, it was 1997, and no one had ever heard of the sub-prime real estate market or a thing called predatory lending. Earl Johnson wants to fight his foreclosure, but he’s stuck with a girl as his pro bono attorney. Rebekah…

Three Day Play

Three Day Play If you aren’t familiar with the Three Day Play, it’s a chance for kids to use their imagination to make up a character, then a community, then a story about conflict in the community. Usually it culminates in a 15 minute play completely devised by the children performing it. It’s not jazz…

This is Water

This Is Water “..There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other…

Damnation of John Smith

Damnation of John Smith Kurt Cobain, Frank Sinatra and Lizzie Borden explain to a dead lawyer why he failed at life. Running time 20 min. Written with August Matteis, Jr. Characters: KURT COBAIN.  Dead musician, now a caseworker at the center. FRANK SINATRA. Dead musician, also a caseworker. LIZZIE BORDEN. Dead murderer, Kurt and Frank’s…

Wedding at Cana

Wedding at Cana A gay Christian man tries to convince his strict Evangelical mother to attend his wedding, assisted by  his sister who thinks all religion is stupid and dangerous. Runtime: 60 minutes Setting: Present day suburban Chicago, a house and outside a church Characters: MOTHER. Raised by missionaries SON. Engaged to Jonathan DAUGHTER. Older than her brother. Production…