Full-Length Plays


 Daniel Nkoola and Martinique Duchene-Phillips in UT Austin's production, 2018. Photo: Lawrence Peart, Courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin

Daniel Nkoola and Martinique Duchene-Phillips in UT Austin's production, 2018. Photo: Lawrence Peart, Courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin

Loverboy

After a long absence, Loverboy finally returns: to his childhood home, and his Mom. As they work to maintain an unexpected new business enterprise, the stampeding strangeness of Loverboy’s internal life threatens to irrevocably separate them. Loverboy is an ode to the bond between parent and child, an examination of belonging in the sharing-economy era, and a two-hander for approximately fifty-two performers.


 Brooks Laney and Shanaya Kapai in UT Austin's production, 2016. Photo credit: Yitai Chung

Brooks Laney and Shanaya Kapai in UT Austin's production, 2016. Photo credit: Yitai Chung

Al-Halqa (Is that how it's pronounced)

Two American brothers journey to a distant land for a weekend escape. They’ve come to bridge the gulf of mistruths widening between them. They’ve come to be good tourists. They’ve come to run away. But this is not their country, not their tradition – and this tale is not theirs to tell. A comedy of storytellers and lies that melds travelogue with Moroccan folk tales.

 
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Alter

Finn's heart stopped, in the midst of a computer-game binge. His brother Ty would rather forget him, but Ty’s girlfriend Kaci just can’t. As a child grows inside her, she makes a choice that irrevocably ruptures their notions of parenthood, identity, and reality itself. Alter is a family drama for the age of digital avatars.
 

 
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Swallow the reader

Debbie is ten. Debbie needs her father Leslie, and Leslie needs to drink. Debbie opens a book – Alice in Wonderland – and what she hears in her head is someone reading the tragedy of her own life back to her. Can Debbie become her own author? A phantasmagorical drama set in 1960s Washington State, Swallow The Reader explores what it means to hold tight to the love you’re given – across national borders, over the cracks of custody battles, and down the rabbit hole of a runaway imagination.
 

 

Concave

INT. DENVER, COLORADO: a fresh Wild West for legal-weed-blowing digi-dreamers. An AV guy at a community college tries to keep his reticent drug dealer from skipping town. His film-student best friend has secretly loved the dealer for years . . . in .mpg format. Cameras start rolling -- wild dreams come true -- and truth itself goes into post-production. A play about a few Americans and their ultimate form of entertainment.

 

 
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Everyone writes the book of their lives every day: word by word, conversation by conversation. But not all have someone to transcribe it. A clandestine company, charged to ‘correct’ the behavior of some powerful and troubled clientele, brings three new transcriptionists into the fold to do just that. The checks are cut. The cubicles are assigned. The doors are locked. And as the employees sink deeper and deeper into their work, we see what it means to co-author the life of a stranger.