New play published

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!

Prince of My Dreams

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!

Showtime shoutout

Break a leg to the students at St. Agnes School in Saskatchewan, Canada, as they perform my play, I Wish…, on April 1!

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Showtime shoutout

Break a leg to the performers in Tri-County Players’ production of my play, I Wish…, opening this weekend at Paxton Market Street Theatre in Paxton, IL!

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Showtime shoutout

Break a leg to the students at Athena Academy in Palo Alto, CA, as they perform my play, I Wish…, this weekend!

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Showtime shoutout

Break a leg to the students at Tarpey Elementary School in Clovis, CA, as they perform my play, I Wish…, this weekend!

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Showtime shoutout

Break a leg to the performers at The Charleston Catholic School in Charleston, SC, as they perform my play, I Wish…, on May 11!

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Showtime shoutout

Break a leg to the performers of The Acting Company in Yuba City, CA, as they perform a six performance run of my play, I Wish…, beginning May 6!

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Showtime shoutout

Break a leg to the performers at St. James High School in St. James, MN, as they perform my play, I Wish…, on February 18!

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Showtime shoutout

Break a leg to the performers at Cotter High School in Winona, MN, as they perform my play, I Wish…, on January 20!

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I Wish… is ready!

I got a late Christmas present from Pioneer Drama Service yesterday afternoon when I opened my front door to see a package of scripts for my new play, I Wish…, sitting on the porch. I guess this means it’s officially available for licensing! This is my first foray into writing theater for young audiences, and it was a lot of fun to write! I can’t wait to see photos of productions start popping up on the internet!

I Wish... script

I Wish… script

You can read a sample of the script right here on my blog by clicking on the Script Previews tab.

Synopsis: You’ve heard the story of Cinderella, but did you know that her sassy Godmother also has a tale to tell? When a hardworking fairy named Carol stops by her goddaughter’s cottage to borrow a cup of flour, a simple visit quickly turns into a complicated evening of chaos. Carol’s plans to bake a batch of brownies are set into a tailspin when a bunch of silly strangers (including a door-to-door salesman, a repairwoman, a pizza delivery boy, and more) show up, hoping to have their wishes granted by the Fairy Godmother. Making a wish come true should be easy with magic on her side, but an accidental encounter with a fire-breathing dragon renders Carol’s wand useless. To top it off, a bunch of mischievous mice are on the loose. Will we ever make it to happily ever after?  And will the brownie batter ever find its way into the oven? Audiences and performers will have a ball with this delightful fairy’s tale.

Cast: 5M, 4F, 3 that can be either. Interior living room set. Forty-five minutes.