At some point in 2017, I started writing a new fractured fairytale play centered on a friendship between Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. A few pages in, I got busy with other things, and the draft sat on my hard drive for the next few years. It was one of those projects I kept telling myself I’d get to when I had more time.
The COVID-19 pandemic gave me that time! One afternoon, trapped in my Brooklyn condo and bored with YouTube, I opened the virtually-dusty folder on my computer titled Prince of My Dreams.
A few days later, I finished work I’d been putting off for more than three years! And I think it’s a pretty cute story if I do say so myself.
Prince of My Dreams is now under contract with Twisted Plays. They plan to have the play available for licensing on September 1! Twisted Plays is a relatively new publisher on the scene, and I’m excited to work with them!
It looks like most schools and community theaters will remain closed for the foreseeable future, but if any teachers would like to schedule a virtual reading of Prince of My Dreams, feel free to reach out to me or the publisher, and we can coordinate something!
Prince of My Dreams
3 Men, 3 Women
Snow White and Sleeping Beauty – they’re the princesses you’ve heard about who fall asleep and then wait around for princes to come wake them up. …Or do they? Mouthy (one of the seven dwarfs) and Fee (a fairy) are ready to tell the part of the story you’ve never heard before. The princesses actually meet in their dreams and open a successful business. Pies & Suds is Dreamland’s very first bakery-dry-cleaning establishment, and the princesses are proud to service humans and animals across the land. That is until Mayor Rutherford enforces her strict no-animals-in-eating-establishments policy. Prince Charming and Prince Clumsy’s family has ruled the land for generations, though, and the brothers assure the princesses that the evil mayor has no real authority. But when Mayor Rutherford enacts a plan to steal control of Dreamland, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty must go on a quest to ensure that everything turns out happily ever after. Can the princesses defeat Mayor Rutherford and an invisible guard dragon named Mimsy? The mission may seem impossible, but anything can happen with the magic of fairytales!