SCREENPLAYS


Guess It Just Goes To Show

Genre: Dramedy pilot

Set in Puyallup, WA in the present and Evergreen State College in 2005, “Guess It Just Goes to Show” follows OCD-sufferer ANN’s attempts to get her college band back together after a botched suicide attempt, while simultaneously flashing back to the past to show why this is a spectacularly bad idea.

Awards, publications or productions: CineStory finalist, Original Comedy TV Pilot Division.

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Ashley’s Party

Genre: Comedy short

When ASHLEY decides to throw JOHN an elaborate birthday celebration, he’s willing to do anything – from mounting a punk show to cooking her an erotic meal – to keep ASHLEY from going through with her plans.

Awards, publications or productions: Nominated for Best Short Comedy Screenplay at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival and Portland Comedy Film Festival.

 

PLAYS


“For the Children” at Seattle’s Theatre Off Jackson. Image credit: Tommy Calderon

“For the Children” at Seattle’s Theatre Off Jackson. Image credit: Tommy Calderon

For The Children

Genre: Short comedic musical

An older woman’s first day at her nonprofit job quickly devolves into a nightmare of fiscal desperation and passive-aggression. Can EMMA prevail against her millennial coworkers JANE and PETER?

Awards, publications or productions: Produced at Theatre Off Jackson in Seattle as part of Funhouse Anthology IV.

Reading of “Easter Sunday, 1978” at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Reading of “Easter Sunday, 1978” at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Easter Sunday, 1978

Genre: Short drama

On a cold Easter Sunday in suburban Pittsburgh, tensions flare when shy engineer BILL’S teenage daughter KATHY can’t stay away from his charismatic coworker RON.

Awards, publications or productions: Produced at the Eclectic Theater in 2017 as part of Funhouse Anthology I & given a staged reading at the Seattle Repertory Theatre.

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The Chapbook

Genre: Surreal short play

Over the course of fifteen minutes, this play shows us the entire life of DYLAN BERGSMA, a weak son, lousy husband and procrastinating writer who takes more than sixty years to complete his first chapbook.

Awards, publications or productions: Staged at the Idiom Theatre and published in 2018 by April Gloaming Publishing in their literary journal Waxing & Waning.

The Day Boy and the Night Girl

Genre: Full-length multimedia opera

An unauthorized adaptation of the George MacDonald short story, “The Day Boy & The Night Girl” tells the story of WATHO, a witch who wants to know everything – so much so that she’s not afraid to experiment on human subjects.

“Cult Band” at the Idiom Theatre. Photo credit: Tad Beavers.

“Cult Band” at the Idiom Theatre. Photo credit: Tad Beavers.

Cult Band

Genre: Full-length musical comedy

When REVEREND DYKSTRA of the rural evangelical cult Twin Rivers becomes engaged to a MAYBELLE, young woman he met on Christian Mingle, she introduces Twin Rivers women ANNABETH and JUDITH to the pleasures of secular music and the three form a secret all-female band.

Awards, publications or productions: Second place, 2013 Serial Killers play competition.

“Scars” at the Idiom Theatre.

“Scars” at the Idiom Theatre.

Scars

Genre: Full-length comedy-thriller

Wounded and pursued by the police, CHARLIE takes shelter at the home of REBECCA, a lonely and innocent young woman who is stuck taking care of her unstable father PAPPY and selfish younger brother KEVIN. A satire of 1950’s pulp noirs like “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and “The Wild One,” “Scars” is not in good taste – but it’s a lot of fun.

Awards, publications or productions: Produced at the Idiom Theatre.

Lay Me Gently On The Floor

Genre: Full-length dramedy

A satirical, class- and gender-flipped retelling of "King Lear," "Lay Me Gently on the Floor" is the story of ELLEN HEMMING, a single mom maid who will risk anything — including her teenage daughters — to expose the corruption at the heart of the janitorial & sanitation industry.

Awards, publications or productions: Tied for winner of 2011 Serial Killers play competition.

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I Am In Your Blood

Genre: Short comedic play

When a package of sausages is thrown through their front door of three codependent vegans, they’re forced to confront just how isolated they’ve become – and ask what it would mean to act on their darkest impulses.

Awards, publications or productions: Staged at the Idiom Theatre.

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Love Makes All Your Wishes Come Out

Genre: Comedy short

HELEN, a depressed mom, is sick of watching her needy and dramatic daughters fight over LIAM, a hippie they both have a crush on. But LIAM delights in being the center of attention, leading all three women to play a game they wish they hadn’t started …

Awards, publications or productions: Staged at the Idiom Theatre.