The Visiting Artists
A full-length comedy about what happens when a septuagenarian conductor, a reclusive harpsichordist and the wrong cellist are invited to a college in West Kennebunkport, Maine, which is trying to stage an International Music Conference.
Enthralling Moments with Bo & the Rescuer
A one-act play about the agonies and ecstasies of a relationship, where the partners trade off doing therapy with each other, and can be performed by a man and a woman, two men or two women.
A two-character one-act about a young man coming out in the age of the AIDS crisis, haunted by memories of his nurturing Aunt Dora.
Set in a youth shelter and various locales around a city, the play focuses on the love-and-hate affair of a punk and his mother, amid the life struggles of three homeless teenagers.
A seven-minute comedy set in the recovery room of a hospital, where two patients are stunned to realize they’ve been surgically given the wrong transplants.
- New City Theatre (San Francisco, California), 1985
House Afire (lyricist)
A revival of the text of the opera by Giovanni Paisiello, a precursor to the better known opera by Rossini.
Power Lines: an El Segundo triptych
Three interrelated one-acts about two waitresses aspiring to greatness, their temperamental on-again-off-again chef, and a trick he meets through a bondage ad in the classifieds. A National Gay Playwriting Contest winner.
The third one-act of Power Lines, in which the four characters find themselves trapped, with all their hopes and dreams threatened, in the restaurant’s walk-in refrigerator.
- Out North Theatre Ensemble (Anchorage, Alaska), 1986
Psalms of Two Davids
A sweeping epic of the young King David, confronting his future self through a vision of the rebellion and death of his son Absalom, which challenges his faith but leads to an ultimate affirmation of life. A Rockefeller Grant winner.
Tilt (formerly untilted)
Set in a psychiatric ward, an architectural student on LSD redesigns the room without any doors or windows, confusing his doctor, medical team, and ultimately sending them on a psychedelic trip.
A one-act satire set in the first few rows of a theater, in which the lights come up on a stage where nothing happens, and the audience is left to their own paranoid drama rather than walk out on the show.