Vile AffectionsIn 1621 the government and church finally takes notice of Mother Benedetta Carlini. She has been claiming to have visions for eight years, but it is not until she begins to grow in power that church officials send the Provost to investigate this so-called mystic. The Provost seeks the truth, but the truth he uncovers shakes his world beyond anything he could have expected. Vile Affections is based on a true story of the first recorded Lesbian relationship.
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Full Length Plays
Patient HM (aka Memory River)(4 females, 3 males)
"Patient HM" is based on the true story of "HM," a man who is treated for epilepsy in the 1950s when he is 16; as a result he suffers permanent loss of the ability to form new memories. In this play, a fictional neuroscientist is haunted by her memories of her Lesbian lover as she treats a man who hasn't had a new memory in 55 years.
An Appearance of Desire(1 female, 3 males)
In danger of losing her job and desperate to keep her secret life secret, Professor Linley commits the most tragic crime of all.
Why'd Ya Make Me Wear This, Joe? (aka Still Photos)(4 females, 2 males)
A 1940’s love story, that just happens to be about two women. Aubra is a housebound, Fifth Avenue opera diva, whose career collapsed when she was crippled in the polio epidemic of 1931. Charlie is a modern day “Rosie the Riveter,” whose job as a projectionist at the Flatbush Cinema fuels her dreams of becoming a movie producer.
Screaming in the Wilderness(4 females, 2 males, 1 either gender, 2-4 primitives of either gender)
"Screaming in the Wilderness" is a comic drama about a woman looking for God. A young priest (from a fictitious religion) comes forward who might lead her to exactly what she’s looking for, but she uses her TV news journalism to discredit him.
You Can't Get Uptown on the Downtown Train(1 female, 1 male)
On a deserted subway platform in January a working girl is accosted by a very unusual robber. This is my most frequently requested one act play. It works well for class work and competitions.
Kvetching with the Virgin Mary(1 female, 1 male)
The Virgin Mary is trying to get her son to settle down and get a real job. This is my most produced play.
Our Lady of Stone(3 females) Cath Kyle, an ex-nun returns to her former convent when summoned by her old friend and mentor, Sister Dominic. Going back to the convent is not easy for Cath and shortly into the play it becomes apparent that Cath and Sister Dominic have a lot of unfinished business to sort out.
Afternoon Lovers(1 female, 1 male) Two middle aged professors meet for their usual afternoon tryst, but there’s something different about this day.
Twisted Appetites(1 female, 1 male)
Sandy and Sam meet in the park for a blind date, which neither of them is too happy about until a strange attraction draws them to each other.
Work in Progress
Mrs. Ryan of Maspeth, Queens, a full-length playMrs. Hermione Ryan, a housewife, has lived in Maspeth, Queens, for 15 years, ever since she married her husband, WW II veteran, Russell Ryan. One warm Fourth of July day in 1964, a young newspaper reporter from the New York Times appears in the Ryan's backyard and asks, "Mrs. Ryan, I'm here to talk to you about your time in Poland when you tortured prisoners as a Nazi guard?" Based on a true story.