Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

I've mostly stuck to the worlds I know: academia, family dynamics, and psychologists.
I seem to have a yen for plays that play with the fourth wall in various ways. (My favorite in high school, mid-20th century, was Our Town.) "Denial" brings TV news reports onto the besieged Attorney General's living room screen, then the besieging reporter into his house and his fleeing wife onto the TV. "Three Contributions" and "Chutzpah" have scenes where the audience is in academic lecture halls, along with one or more characters in the action; and "Our Father's House" (Tennessee Williams Festival 2020 Finalist) has a father whom only the central character and the audience see and hear.
Finally, "DNA" does strictly observe a traditional proscenium and requires mortal existence of all characters; but its time frame spans 40,000 years.
Note: I've placed all plays in the public domain. Each of the six had one professional reading in Chicago. None has yet had a world premier. You may develop, adapt, or produce any of them royalty-free, simply by requesting the script from the author: email ken@kaye.com .