Rave Theater Festival (2019)
Off-Off Broadway (2018)
Winner of the Gerard Cannon Writing Award
Fancy Maids follows the story of four women who have escaped the horrors of slavery and are trying to make a new life for themselves in the North. When their new way of life is threatened, they find that they may have to take up violence themselves.
Deep are the Roots
Out of the Box Theater Company
Written by Arnaud d’Usseau and James Gow
Directed by Arthur French
Decorated African-American U.S. Army lieutenant Brett Charles comes home from the war and attempts to re-enter his small southern community in the Deep South at the end of World War II. Having been in command overseas – respected and treated as an equal – Brett resists being “put in his place” as a young African American in his segregated homeland. Although a daughter of a conservative U.S. Senator, Alice Langdon, believes in Brett and hopes and encourages him to go to college in the north, Brett wants to stay in his hometown, looking to make a difference. Brett and Genevra, Alice’s younger sister, fall in love as the play’s story unfolds, dividing the family with those who still support and go along with segregation and those looking to stand up to it.
The Boy in the Church
Off-Off Broadway (2015)
Winner of The Gerard Cannon Writing Award
The Boy in the Church is a modernized retelling of The Hunchback of Notre Dame that takes place in the Great-Depression-era, deep south. This play critically analyzes the race relations of the time, while also drawing parallels to our most pressing, contemporary issues. The story follows aspiring writer, Peter Gorenstein, through his journey into small-town Alabama, where he meets the shadowy figures of the Sheriff and the Reverend, a beautiful African-American dancer named Estelle, and Q, the rumored “boy in the church.”
Pace University (2015)
Off-Off Broadway (2016)
In "youexistrightnow," a man writes a book, a woman climbs a bridge railing and nine people's lives spanning 65 years wrap around each other. A meditation on life, death and connection, "youexistrightnow" is an ensemble based magic realism play that explores the impact of existing in your given Present and the desire to affect the Future.
Off-Off Broadway (2016)
Winner of the Sarah Willis Writing Award
Candyland is a story of lust, betrayal and a search for identity. Set in a dystopian future where everyone has been put in their “proper place” by an all-powerful Regime, Candyland serves as a cautionary tale of what a world without tolerance and acceptance can become. To escape the death sentence of a convicted homosexual, Lance takes refuge in an underground brothel. Here he meets Charlie, a sex worker who is in the midst of starting a revolution.
Off-Off Broadway (2017)
To the world, Eleanor Wilson’s life seems ideal; she overcame poverty, married one of the most eligible bachelors, and had three beautiful children. However, approaching the end of her life, she has lost all that she loved and, struggling from dementia, she can not figure out where she went wrong. Through a series of disjointed memories, we see the Wilson’s dark family secrets unfold.
Directed by JV Mercanti
Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 ½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.
Disney's Alice in Wonderland
Nansemond River High School (2014)
Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR.is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.
The Hive NYC (2017)
Five powerful, magical beings are brought together by a common threat. Though they come from different places, spread across the globe, their unique gifts have always made them targets. With magic at their fingertips, they seek to fight a common enemy. Can they set aside their differences to work towards a common goal?
Based on Jonathan Nolan’s short story of the same name, Memento Mori is a white-knuckled adaptation that follows a man’s struggle for vengeance, while simultaneously suffering from a condition that encapsulates his life to a short-term memory span of ten minutes. But how can he trust anything around him when he can't even trust himself?
Into the Woods Jr.
Lester Middle School
Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.
Growing up and discovering one’s self can be difficult, especially doing so during an apocalyptic flood. In this retelling of Noah’s Ark, six teens must come of age while the world around them is destroyed. The Survivors explores what it means to brave into a new world independent of one’s family.
Sarah Martin is a not so typical bookworm, dealing with the death of her father, a depressed mother, peer pressure, and school bullies. After reading an inscription in her late father’s fairytale book, Sarah is shocked when she summons her very own Fairy Godmother. Sarah finds herself within the book, surrounded by her favorite fairytale characters. However, after being tricked into Fairy Godmother’s wand to Beezlebub, an evil wizard, Sarah must fight to set things back on course. As she works to save her new friends, she discovers more about herself then she ever could imagine.