When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming champions, she finds there’s more to it than playing pretend. Following her mission to shred or be shredded, Airness is an exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside us.
Set in present-day Los Angeles AND 1801 England, two families of women pursue the ultimate goals they believe will save them: a reality show, and an advantageous marriage. Is it possible to achieve both autonomy and love? Who released the sex tape, and who put the parson’s daughter ‘in the family way’? A play about the price of choice, and the particular evolution of a particular kind of woman.
Bohdi is a hypnotherapist. Jevne is a YouTube artist. Ollie sells haunted dolls online. Cath just left her job to move to Oregon with her new boyfriend. And they are all building a house together in the back yard. In a world where bigger is always better, can tiny really equal happy? Or is this a recipe for disaster? A comedy about what happens when the world shrinks.
*UPCOMING: EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL will be part of the 2017 Contemporary American Theatre Festival.* When an Amish couple’s two sons are killed in a car accident, the family struggles to maintain their faith and cling to their way of life. In an act of unfathomable forgiveness, they take in Eric, the wayward young driver of the car. But Eric’s mistake cracks open the family’s dark history, and brings back their eldest daughter, excommunicated five years earlier.
“She’s standing in a prison jumpsuit, armed with a lit cigarette and a practiced sneer, looking as proud and single minded as Antigone outside the gates of Thebes. DEVOUR is a fantastic play, worthy of a place on the shelf next to “Less Than Zero;” the heroine, Anais, ready for her closeup next to Leopold and Loeb.” — Centerstage Chicago
Recent & Upcoming
My short play THIS IS THE BIG ONE will be part of Cultural DC’s 10th Annual Source Festival, running June 9 – July 2.
Jacob Young will direct.
This summer, my play EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL will receive a production at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
AIRNESS received its world premiere production at the 2017 Humana Festival of New American Plays, at Actors Theatre of Louisville.