The Library

Plays about women, the midwest, and what we're doing here.

Kate patiently waits for Josie to get through the chorus of Feliz Navidad as they work on the line of  Easy Does It!

Kate patiently waits for Josie to get through the chorus of Feliz Navidad as they work on the line of Easy Does It!

Regular

Set over a cycle of seasons, Regular is a slow burn that begins as a character study and unravels into a mystery. Kate is new in town. Hoping to blend in with the locals, she finds a small apartment at the edge of town and accepts a job at the local fiber supplement factory, Easy Does It! However, it’s not so easy when Kate finds out she’s one of the first new residents in over ten years. And for some reason everyone finds her face familiar. They just can’t quite place it. But while everyone tries to decode her secret, they burst to life, desperate to make their mark on her. From her coworker, to her boss, to her neighbor, all the way to her weed dealer, Kate becomes a sounding board for their own traumas, dreams, and addictions. And eventually, she may be too close to them to run any longer.

Development History

Regular is to receive a staged reading as part of the Occupy the Stage! series at the Women’s Theatre Festival in Raleigh, NC

Regular received a staged reading as part of NoMads' Art Collective’s monthly Forge series in February, 2019.

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The Manchester Parent Patrol

It's the coldest day of the year and all the moms and dads are gathered (virtually) together to discuss the goings on in Manchester. What starts as the normal passive-aggressive banter turns into a discussion about what we owe to one another and to one another's children. 

Development History

The Manchester Parent Patrol has received one staging as part of Arc Theatre's arciTEXT annual play festival, directed by Brianne Duncan Fiore. 

Laura Duncan (l) as Bea and Destini Huston (r) as Carrie Ann discuss motherhood and teeth.

littlespace, or the daddy play

Bea's recent diagnosis of endometriosis has put her plans of having a family on hold, perhaps permanently. As she tries to come to grips with the new reality before her, normalcy fractures when her husband reveals he's just been found by his long-lost daughter and her sister-in-law begins to unravel after her daughter is fired from Big Lots. A story about family, intimacy, and the things we sacrifice for what we think we want.

Development History

littlespace, or the daddy play will be receiving it’s world premiere production as part of NoMads Art Collective’s 2019/2020 season.

littlespace, or the daddy play received a staged reading as part of NoMads' Art Collective’s monthly Forge series in July, 2018.

 
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Hands and Necks

Essie, millennial barfly, collects her thoughts and encounters over a gin and tonic or two and asks a question she never thought she would have to ask. “Why do all men want to choke me? And why can’t I tell them to stop?” Aided by a trope-ish bartender and the memory of her past self, Essie must try and claim the power to say no. Or something like that.

Development History

Hands and Necks has received one stage reading with 20% Theatre Company as part of their annual 20% Fest, directed by Abaigeal O'Donnell. 

Carolyn Moore (l) as Emmeline and Bethany Arrington (r) as Lizzie contemplate marriage and freedom in the early morning.

Tired/Merry

Adapted from the poem "Recuerdo" by Edna St. Vincent Millay, two self-proclaimed, Depression Era sadgirls live all the live they can before daybreak sweeps one of them off to married life.

Development History

Tired/Merry has received one staging as part of City Lit Theater's "Art of Adaptation Festival," directed by Danielle Szabo.