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.

amanda fire.jpg

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

 
“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

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

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

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

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

 
“Scars” at the Idiom Theatre.

“Scars” at the Idiom Theatre.