Dani Stoller

Dani Stoller

Playwright from Brooklyn, New York, now based in Washington, DC. Her play, Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes will be received it's world premiere production at the Tony Award Winning Signature Theater in Arlington, VA. Her play, Accepts with Pleasure received a workshop as part of Signature Theater's inaugural SigWorks New Play Series, as well as a reading at Olney Theatre Center in Olney, Maryland.

Plays

  • Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes
    The latest Heidi Thomas Writers’ Initiative is a surprising comedy about opening your home, occasionally your wallet, and always your heart.

    Marian, the matriarch of a far-flung Jewish family, had happily settled into retirement life with her new husband Richard. However, when a pregnant niece, the troubled boy next door and a distressed daughter with a secret show up at her door, Marian’s empty...
    The latest Heidi Thomas Writers’ Initiative is a surprising comedy about opening your home, occasionally your wallet, and always your heart.

    Marian, the matriarch of a far-flung Jewish family, had happily settled into retirement life with her new husband Richard. However, when a pregnant niece, the troubled boy next door and a distressed daughter with a secret show up at her door, Marian’s empty nest ends up a little fuller than she imagined.

    This firecracker play by DC area playwright Dani Stoller takes the dysfunction, puts it back in the family, then gives it a hilarious—and subversive—stir.
  • Blunted Daggers
    A modern-day adaptation of Romeo & Juliet that examines what would happen if the happy dagger hadn't been sharp enough and Juliet survived. An exploration of love, fame, and violence in the social media era.

    *The PDF includes the current draft, which is not yet completed.
  • Accepts With Pleasure
    A group of close-knit college friends have gathered for the wedding of two of their own. But time apart has done little to quell the built-up tensions, competitive spirits, and tucked away feelings. While drugs and drinking and harmless flirtation seem like the perfect route back to reliving the “old times,” eventually, long-held secrets come to light, and now they’re stuck with the consequences. Accepts With...
    A group of close-knit college friends have gathered for the wedding of two of their own. But time apart has done little to quell the built-up tensions, competitive spirits, and tucked away feelings. While drugs and drinking and harmless flirtation seem like the perfect route back to reliving the “old times,” eventually, long-held secrets come to light, and now they’re stuck with the consequences. Accepts With Pleasure is a dark comedy about love and friendship in the millennial era.
  • The Healers
    A daughter decides to help her mother through her divorce by hiring an energy healer named...Deb.
  • Crazy Bitch
    Crazy Bitch: An Unauthorized Account of the First Mrs. Edward Fairfax Rochester (5W, 2M – with doubling) From the outside, Thornfield Hall is the perfect picture of English affluence, and its denizens the paradigm of Victorian respectability. That is, of course, except for the third storey, which now holds Bertha Mason, the fearsome, rageful, ungovernable first wife of Mr. Edward Fairfax Rochester. She has been...
    Crazy Bitch: An Unauthorized Account of the First Mrs. Edward Fairfax Rochester (5W, 2M – with doubling) From the outside, Thornfield Hall is the perfect picture of English affluence, and its denizens the paradigm of Victorian respectability. That is, of course, except for the third storey, which now holds Bertha Mason, the fearsome, rageful, ungovernable first wife of Mr. Edward Fairfax Rochester. She has been presumed mad and kept as a prisoner for over a decade, spending night after night unable to tell the truth. But with the arrival of governess Jane Eyre, comes a new night, and someone to tell her story to. Crazy Bitch is an examination of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece from the point of view of her silent, oft-forgotten heroine, Bertha Mason.

    *The included PDF is only the 1st Act.