Jennifer O'Grady

Jennifer O'Grady

Jennifer’s plays have won awards and been produced all around the U.S. and internationally. Her work is published in multiple editions of The Best Ten-Minute Plays, Best New Ten-Minute Plays and Best Women's Stage Monologues among other anthologies. She is also a widely published poet and author of the poetry books WHITE (Midlist First Series Award) and EXCLUSIONS & LIMITATIONS (MadHat Press). Born and...
Jennifer’s plays have won awards and been produced all around the U.S. and internationally. Her work is published in multiple editions of The Best Ten-Minute Plays, Best New Ten-Minute Plays and Best Women's Stage Monologues among other anthologies. She is also a widely published poet and author of the poetry books WHITE (Midlist First Series Award) and EXCLUSIONS & LIMITATIONS (MadHat Press). Born and raised in New York City, she earned a BA from Vassar and MFA in Writing from Columbia University and lives with her family just outside New York City. (www.jenniferogrady.net)

SELECTED RECENT AWARDS/HONORS:
2024 Hudson Valley Theatre Festival Selection (Charlotte's Letters)
2023 Phillips’ Mill Emerging Playwrights Award (We Were Happy)
2023, 2021, 2017 & 2016 BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS (Smith & Kraus) (Sugar; Fridge; First Day in Trade; The Great Gaffe)
2023 Little Fish Theatre’s “Pick of the Vine” (Sugar)
2023, 2022, 2021 & 2019 Gi60 (Happy; Invisible; Closet Cat; New Kitten; Out)
2023 & 2019 Winner, Stage It! 10-Minute Play Contest (Sugar; Pre-War)
2023 Finalist, Moxie Arts Incubator (still small voice)
2023 Finalist, Gary Garrison Award for 10-Minute Plays (Sugar)
2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival (Chem Class)
2022, 2017, 2014 BEST WOMEN’S STAGE MONOLOGUES (Smith & Kraus) (Charlotte's Letters; Ellery; Quasars)
2022 Shortlist, The Bechdel Group (Slanted Light)
2022 & 2016 Semifinalist, O’Neill Playwrights Conference (Fertile Ground; Charlotte's Letters)
2022 Lakeshore Players 10-Minute Play Festival (Sugar)
2022 & 2019 Weathervane Playhouse 8x10 Theatrefest (Waiting; Listening)
2022 Semifinalist, Prince Grace Award/New Dramatists Fellowship (Fertile Ground)
2021 & 2019 BEST NEW TEN-MINUTE PLAYS (Applause) (Most Wonderful; Persephone)
2021 Short + Sweet Sydney (Expectations)
2021 Short + Sweet Perth (Fridge)
2021 & 2020 Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive
2020 Rising Artists Playwriting Award (Charlotte's Letters)
2020 Audience Choice Award, Kairos International Theatre (Fridge)
2020 Finalist, Southwest Theatre Productions New Play Contest (Juggling with Mr. Fields)
2019 Weathervane Playhouse Audience-Choice Award (Listening)
2019 Bechdel Group Reading Selection (Ellery)
2019 Honorable Mention/runner-up, Panndora's Box New Works Festival (Paranormal Love)
2018 1st Place Henley Rose Award (Charlotte's Letters)
2018 Writer2Writer Award (Charlotte's Letters)
2018 Heartland Theatre Co's 10-Minute Play Festival (Persephone)
(and more)

Plays

  • CHARLOTTE'S LETTERS
    Hudson Valley Theatre Fest Selection / Rising Artists Award / 1st Place Henley Rose Award / NEWvember Festival Dublin / O'Neill Semifinalist/ Irish Rep's New Works Readings Series / Writer2Writer Award / Top 25 Plays, Panndora's Box / BETC Generations Shortlist / AFF Second-Rounder / BEST WOMEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES 2022

    (Full length) A fresh theatrical take on the Brontë...
    Hudson Valley Theatre Fest Selection / Rising Artists Award / 1st Place Henley Rose Award / NEWvember Festival Dublin / O'Neill Semifinalist/ Irish Rep's New Works Readings Series / Writer2Writer Award / Top 25 Plays, Panndora's Box / BETC Generations Shortlist / AFF Second-Rounder / BEST WOMEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES 2022

    (Full length) A fresh theatrical take on the Brontë sisters, intertwining Charlotte Brontë's two years as an unpublished young woman at a Belgian school--where she became close to her married tutor/employer, Monsieur Heger--with biographer Mrs. Gaskell's struggle to salvage Charlotte's posthumous reputation and feminist novels. In Victorian England, the novels of recently deceased author Charlotte Brontë are now widely banned for being too passionate. Her literary friend Mrs. Gaskell intends to prove that Charlotte was innocent and her reclusive life, blameless--but when an alarming letter arrives from Brussels, Gaskell feels forced to investigate just how much of Charlotte's novels--including the bestselling but scandalous JANE EYRE--was based on her own life. A play about love, friendship and the making--and unmaking--of art and identity.
  • ELLERY
    Bechdel Group Selection / Included in THE BEST WOMEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES

    (Full length) Becca hates her psychic abilities and is being haunted by her dead but still-critical mom and dead grandmother, for reasons none of them understands. When a dead young woman appears and pleads confusingly for help, Becca turns away--but she unwittingly gives her best friend the chance to pursue a dangerous...
    Bechdel Group Selection / Included in THE BEST WOMEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES

    (Full length) Becca hates her psychic abilities and is being haunted by her dead but still-critical mom and dead grandmother, for reasons none of them understands. When a dead young woman appears and pleads confusingly for help, Becca turns away--but she unwittingly gives her best friend the chance to pursue a dangerous course that could harm Becca and another living woman. Mom Linda and Grandma Ida see and try coming to the rescue, but can ghosts help? A play about living responsibly and being different. (Play 2 in The Ghost Trilogy of standalone plays)
  • FERTILE GROUND
    Semifinalist for the O'Neill Conference, Princess Grace Award/New Dramatists Fellowship and Panndora's Box

    (Full length) Novelist Leigh wants a baby but struggles with unexplained miscarriages. Her younger sister Olivia, a parent and psychologist on the tenure track, is having trouble finishing her study of maternal filicide due to one of her subjects, whose motivations are disturbingly...
    Semifinalist for the O'Neill Conference, Princess Grace Award/New Dramatists Fellowship and Panndora's Box

    (Full length) Novelist Leigh wants a baby but struggles with unexplained miscarriages. Her younger sister Olivia, a parent and psychologist on the tenure track, is having trouble finishing her study of maternal filicide due to one of her subjects, whose motivations are disturbingly unclear. Leigh's husband Max wants to be done with fertility treatments so that he and Leigh can move on. As Olivia and Max begin leaning on each other for support, Leigh begins writing a new novel about filicide, and fact and fiction begin to collide and will have devastating consequences. A new play about motherhood, including its darker side.
  • JUGGLING WITH MR. FIELDS
    Finalist, Southwest Theatre Productions New Play Contest

    (Full length) In 1940s Hollywood, aging, irreverent, wealthy and nearly-alcoholic movie star W. C. Fields--shunned by film studios and eager for work--grudgingly hires a young English manservant to help get his life in order, while Fields' live-in girlfriend Carlotta and rising-actor friend Anthony Quinn vie for his attentions. But new...
    Finalist, Southwest Theatre Productions New Play Contest

    (Full length) In 1940s Hollywood, aging, irreverent, wealthy and nearly-alcoholic movie star W. C. Fields--shunned by film studios and eager for work--grudgingly hires a young English manservant to help get his life in order, while Fields' live-in girlfriend Carlotta and rising-actor friend Anthony Quinn vie for his attentions. But new servant Rodney brings a secret, unwanted link to the past, in this imagined look at the hidden side of an iconic film star, and new play about longing and belonging.
  • PARANORMAL LOVE
    MTWorks Newborn Award / NEWvember Finalist/ Panndora's Box Honorable Mention, other honors

    (Full length) Kevin and David were a loving couple, but now Kevin is dead and stuck in a boring afterlife with little to do but eat popcorn and watch the living. When David decides to marry Lila, a woman, Kevin seizes the chance to wrap up unfinished business--making sure David is happy, and reuniting...
    MTWorks Newborn Award / NEWvember Finalist/ Panndora's Box Honorable Mention, other honors

    (Full length) Kevin and David were a loving couple, but now Kevin is dead and stuck in a boring afterlife with little to do but eat popcorn and watch the living. When David decides to marry Lila, a woman, Kevin seizes the chance to wrap up unfinished business--making sure David is happy, and reuniting two living friends now mysteriously estranged--which Kevin attempts with the aid of two reluctant dead friends, until things begin to go wrong. A dark comedy about love, loss and the power of memory. (Play 1 in The Ghost Trilogy of standalone plays)
  • QUASARS
    Included in THE BEST WOMEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES and BEST CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN 18-35

    (Full length) When blocked sculptor Josh's wife Erin becomes seriously ill but won't slow down, Josh takes secretive measures to keep her at home. But their nine-year-old daughter witnesses his ploys, bringing unwanted scrutiny from an uncertain Catholic priest. As Erin's illness...
    Included in THE BEST WOMEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES and BEST CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN 18-35

    (Full length) When blocked sculptor Josh's wife Erin becomes seriously ill but won't slow down, Josh takes secretive measures to keep her at home. But their nine-year-old daughter witnesses his ploys, bringing unwanted scrutiny from an uncertain Catholic priest. As Erin's illness worsens, Josh must learn to let go with help from a troubled priest and a strange young woman with piercings. A play about our need for human connection and the uncertain comforts of faith and art.
  • SLANTED LIGHT
    2022 Bechdel Group Shortlist

    (Full length) Joanna is a poet and single parent working part-time in a funeral home--an odd choice, considering that Joanna can see dead people. When a dead teenage boy follows her home and ensconces himself in her attic, Joanna and her teenage daughter Miranda must learn some hard truths about living and dying. (Play 3 in The Ghost Trilogy of standalone plays)
  • still small voice
    2023 Moxie Incubator Finalist

    (Full length in development) Senior Janie lives alone in her New York city apartment. When Lizbeth, an old friend's granddaughter, arrives for what's supposed to be a short stay, it soon becomes apparent that Lizbeth has other, unsettling ideas--and that perhaps Janie does too. A play about how we see, or don't see, women.
  • TORN
    (Full length in development) A group of interconnected people struggle with jobs, relationships and personal responsibility eight months after a school shooting. An intimate and theatrical new play exploring the aftermath of American gun violence.
  • Persephone
    Published in THE BEST NEW TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2019 (Applause)
    Winner of Heartland Theatre Co's 10-Minute Play Contest and other productions

    (10 Min) A modern riff on the myth of Persephone, forced to leave her family behind forever. This Persephone returns to give her small child an unusual gift--a new mom.
  • Sugar
    Published in THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2023 (Smith and Kraus)
    Selected for Little Fish Theatre's 2023 PICK OF THE VINE, Lakeshore Players' 2022 10-Minute Play Festival and more
    2023 Winner, Stage It! Ten-Minute Play Contest
    2023 Finalist, Gary Garrison Playwriting Award for 10-Minute Plays

    (10 Min) Lilia is startled when her new neighbor Jaden knocks on her door and...
    Published in THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2023 (Smith and Kraus)
    Selected for Little Fish Theatre's 2023 PICK OF THE VINE, Lakeshore Players' 2022 10-Minute Play Festival and more
    2023 Winner, Stage It! Ten-Minute Play Contest
    2023 Finalist, Gary Garrison Playwriting Award for 10-Minute Plays

    (10 Min) Lilia is startled when her new neighbor Jaden knocks on her door and asks to borrow sugar. But Jaden has an urgent ulterior motive that has nothing to do with sugar, and everything to do with Lilia.
  • Fridge
    Published in THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2021 (Smith and Kraus)
    Audience-choice Award, Kairos Italy Theater 10-Minute Play Festival
    Selected for Short + Sweet Perth, Theatre Three's Off-stage/On-line Seres and other productions

    (10 Min) A woman and her fridge. A play about failure and acceptance.
  • Expectations
    Selected for Short+Sweet Sydney and other productions

    (Short) Novelist Charles Dickens and his wife Kate Dickens speak about the legal separation Dickens initiated after twenty-two years of marriage and nine children—narratives that differ substantially from each other. A play about power and women's lives. (Written for 365 Women a Year)
  • Pre-War
    Winner of Stage It! 10-Minute Play Contest and published in STAGE IT! 3

    (10 Min) Traumatized by a recent loss, Elena finds it hard to leave her NYC apartment until she meets Clara, her older Czechoslovakian neighbor, and the women discover they have more in common than they realized.
  • Most Wonderful
    Published in THE BEST NEW TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2021 (Applause)

    (10 Min) Two unemployed roommates learn the meaning of Christmas with help from a can of beans and some dental floss.
  • The Great Gaffe
    Published in THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2016 (Smith and Kraus)

    (10 Min) Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Edith Wharton gives a tea party for F. Scott Fitzgerald, struggling young author of THE GREAT GATSBY, with disastrous results. (Written for 365 Women a Year)
  • A Split Second
    Selected for Plays for Us by The Actors Center

    (10 Min) In two different places two unrelated women--a parent with a missing child, and a traumatized driver--speak about recent events that, unknown to them, are tragically connected.
  • Listening
    Audience-choice Award in Weathervane Playhouse's 8x10 Theatrefest, and other productions

    (10 Min--A Hailey Play, #1) Stuck for the weekend at her preoccupied, divorced dad's house (and never mind having to deal with Dad's new girlfriend, Sandra), sixteen-year-old Hailey learns that listening to old-people music can actually be life-altering.
  • A Blessing
    Premiering in SCC Theatre's Short Play Festival 2024

    (10 Min) On the day of her big departure, Lil and her mom Carly spar over their differing ideas of religion and what constitutes "comfort" for those who remain behind.
  • Chem Class
    Selected for The Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival and other productions
    Published in THE LANFORD WILSON NEW AMERICAN PLAY FESTIVAL 2022: THE SHORT PLAYS (SEMO Press)

    (10 Min) On their morning walk to school, Alex asks his friend Sofia to their Junior Prom. But Sofia's reaction isn't what Alex had hoped for--or so he thought. A play about taking risks and being ourselves.
  • The Bookstore
    Produced by NextStage, The Playhouse at White Lake and others

    (10 Min) When a popular YA action novel appears on the shelves, a bored poetry book decides to make a little mischief.
  • We Were Happy
    Winner, Phillips' Mill Emerging Playwrights Competition 2023

    (10-15 Min) Two Italian-American sisters remember growing up on New York's lower Eastside and find that their memories differ. But they were happy there. Maybe.
  • Emily's Room
    Produced by Rover Dramawerks

    (15 Min) 54-year-old recluse Emily Dickinson and her 44-year-old Irish maid reach an unspoken understanding that, unknown to them, will alter the course of American literature. (Written for 365 Women a Year)
  • The Gorilla
    (10 Min) When a gorilla at the zoo takes a surprising interest in Myra, she finds her life transforming--but for better or worse?
  • First Day in Trade
    Published in THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2017 (Smith and Kraus)

    (10 Min) At a New York publishing house, an impoverished assistant learns that one of the world's wealthiest women--editor Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis--might want to bum cigarettes from her. (Inspired by a true incident and written for 365 Women a Year)
  • The Mysterious Affair at the Christies
    Produced by Rover Dramawerks and SIHF Productions

    (10 Min) An imagined glimpse into Agatha Christie's troubled first marriage and the roots of her long career as a novelist. (Written for 365 Women a Year)
  • Shelved
    Selected by NextStage and others

    (10 Min) Two bickering older French books stuck in the basement stacks of a library (and subjected to the inexplicable glares of the librarian) find themselves uniting when forced to foil a robbery plan.
  • The Grift of the Magi
    (10 Min) Christmas is approaching and the three Wise Men of the Nativity would like to tell their personal story on stage. What they don't yet realize is that the theater they've selected is running a new play festival that doesn't quite follow "best practices" guidelines.
  • Menopause Play
    (10 Min) Fed up with having her menopausal symptoms unacknowledged and ignored, a playwright decides to write about it. This is her play, and you'd better listen.
  • A Midsummer Night's Script
    Selected for Funny Shorts Live and Caravan Theatre

    (10 Min) London, 1595--The Lord Chamberlain's Men are having trouble with their newest play, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. (A Will, Kempe & Ed Play--#2)
  • Domestic Service
    Produced by White Mouse Theater

    (10 Min) When Oscar-nominated Black actress Louise Beavers is cast as yet another maid in another Hollywood movie but this one has a very shocking twist, she finds herself forced to make a difficult decision. (Written for 365 Women a Year)
  • Waiting
    Selected for Weathervane Playhouse's 2022 8x10 Theatrefest

    (10 Min--A Hailey Play, #2) It's a new year and teenager Hailey's dad is getting married to his girlfriend Sandra--except that Sandra doesn't actually know it yet. When Dad tries to surprise Sandra with an engagement ring but things go terribly wrong, Hailey comes to the rescue and proves once again that adults aren't always observant.
  • Microwave
    Produced by PlayZoomers

    (10 Min) Teenager Ethan needs to defrost a meal before basketball practice, but Mike, an aging microwave, refuses to open her door--forever. A play about give and take with a common household appliance.
  • The Puzzle
    (10 Min) Everyone needs a purpose. Sometimes, even alphabet letters.
  • Lucy Tries Again
    Selected for Crafton Hills College's New Works Festival

    (10 Min) 16-year-old Lucy Ball has just been kicked out of her NYC drama school for being too shy and having insufficient talent. Back home with her mom, Lucy tries to figure out what if anything to do next. (Based on the life of iconic TV star Lucille Ball and written for 365 Women a Year)
  • On 9th Street
    Selected for The New Deal Creative Arts Center's 10x10

    (!0 Min) Four Abstract Expressionist women artists nervously await the opening of their group exhibition in a condemned building in downtown NYC. A play about the women of the 9th Street Show. (Written for 365 Women a Year)
  • The Baby
    (10 Min Horror) Anna is frightened when she hears a disturbing and inexplicable sound in her house.
  • Greed (or the alligator play)
    (10 Min) Corey questions reality when an alligator appears at the picnic and eats up all the guac. A play about environmental encroachment, with a talking alligator.
  • Dishwasher
    (10 Min) Alan’s dishwasher has been acting up. Carter, a repairman, visits and discovers that even household appliances might require some kindness. A play about dysfunctional relationships and repairs. (One of several plays about household appliances.)
  • Walkies
    Selected for Caravan Theatre

    (10 Min) An unexpected loss forges an unexpected connection. (CW: Pet loss)
  • Mending
    (10 Min) At Monticello the day after Thomas Jefferson's death, an enslaved woman, Sally Hemings, and her 21-year-old enslaved son by Jefferson wait to hear their fate. (Written for 365 Women a Year)
  • The (Sort of) Gift of the Magi
    (10 Min) Hannah learns a lesson from five unlikely sources--the life-sized figures of a Nativity scene.
  • Shakespeare's Dilemma (A Will, Kempe & Ed Play)
    Selected for Caravan Theatre
    Finalist, SCC Short Play Festival

    (10 Min) London, 1593 - The Lord Chamberlain's Men are having trouble with their plans for JULIUS CAESAR--and with their new and unwanted playwright. (A Will, Kempe & Ed Play--#1)
  • Much Ado About Ed (A Will, Kempe & Ed Play)
    (10 Min) London, 1596 - The Lord Chamberlain’s Men are having trouble with their new and shockingly unfunny comedy, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. (A Will, Kempe & Ed Play--#3)
  • Romeo and Richard (A Will, Kempe & Ed Play)
    (10 Min) London, 1597 - The Lord Chamberlain's Men have trouble with their latest play, ROMEO AND JULIET, when Will becomes jealous. (A Will, Kempe & Ed Play--#4)
  • To Be or Not to Be Shakespeare (A Will, Kempe & Ed Play)
    (10 Min) London, 1598 - The Lord Chamberlain’s Men have trouble when their new play HAMLET is a huge success and Ed becomes resentful. (A Will, Kempe & Ed Play--#5)
  • We Three Kings (and One Good-for-Nothing Son)
    (10 Min) Three kings--Balthazar, Caspar, and Melchior, along with the unhappy son of one of them--meet up in the desert, intending to proceed to Bethlehem where a new king has been born. When Balthazar displays the gold he has brought, his son hatches a plan to gain his father's attention--or land himself in prison. A Christmas play about fathers and sons.
  • Abundance
    Selected for Dramatic Question Theatre's DQTini Series

    (1 Min) No one--and nothing--likes to be alone. A pandemic play for any two performers.
  • New Kitten
    Selected for Gi60 US (2019)

    (1 Min) Max the cat is seriously pissed off--a new kitten has moved in and expects Max to share everything, including the litter box. A tiny play about jealousy and transformation.
  • Happy
    Selected for Gi60 US (2023)

    (1 Min) A tiny play about love and grief.
  • Invasion
    (1 Min) Where are all the people? Who cares? There's grass! (A pandemic play with goats.)
  • Out
    Selected for Gi60 UK (2019)

    (1 Min) A tiny play about the frustrations of dog-ownership.
  • Seek
    (5 Min) A father's love spans twenty years in five minutes; a daughter's love survives an unthinkable tragedy. (Written for CodeRedPlaywrights)
  • What I Love
    (5 Min) A 10-year-old's love of baseball, and the man he will never become due to a life cut short by gun violence. (Written for CodeRedPlaywrights)
  • Tomorrow or Next Year
    Published in Feels Blind Literary

    (5 Min) Mackenzie wants to help. Caroline wants to forget. A play about growing up in today's United States.
  • Cops
    (3 Min Dualogue) Two adults describe their different encounters with the police.
  • Kitty
    (5/6 Min) Things with Kitty don't work out quite the way Tyler expected. (Or: a stray cat seeks vengeance)
  • Matthew Weaver Finds Me
    (5 Min) Frustrated by the play she's writing for Matthew Weaver's birthday, Jennifer brainstorms with Matthew. A unicorn might appear. (Included in 40ish Short Plays About Matthew Weaver compiled by playwright Matthew Weaver)
  • Only Human
    Selected for St. Paul's Arts Council's Short New Play Festival, The Factory Theater at Greenville U's New Play Festival and by other theaters around the country

    (Monologue) A Catholic priest remembers a tragedy in his past.
  • Circumnavigation
    Selected for Stage Left Theater's Fast & Furious

    (Monologue) Flash, a young goldfish, loves their new home. Really.
  • Admiral Grace Hopper Revisits
    Produced by Rover Dramawerks and 6th Street Playhouse

    (One Act/Solo) 85-year-old, former U.S. Navy Rear Admiral and computer pioneer Grace Hopper speaks about life, computer compilers, and kicking some ass in this short solo play about perseverance and passion.
  • Closet Cat
    Selected for Gi60 US (2021) / Published in some scripts literary magazine Issue 4

    (Monologue) Sometimes the best place to be is your owner's closet.
  • Egypt
    Selected for Mind the Gap Theatre's Housebound Series / Published in some scripts literary magazine #5

    (Monologue) The six-month-old fetus of a murdered woman speaks. (CW: domestic violence; murder)
  • Cage
    Produced by Primal Theatre

    (Monologue) Thumper the pet rabbit describes their habit for the audience.
  • Like Knives
    Written by invitation for Brave New World Rep's "Over and Above" and performed by Laura San Giacomo

    (Monologue) A middle-aged bar owner has some words for her ageist male customer--after she locks the door.
  • Ready
    Finalist for PGE’s Faces of America Monologue Festival #5

    (Monologue) Nineteen-year-old Anthony speaks about his readiness for the military.
  • Nest
    Forthcoming in Venus Theatre's Frozen Women/Flowing Thoughts Anthology

    (Monologue) A woman struggles to remember the son now lost to her.
  • I'm Not Malala
    Selected for The PlayGround Experiment's Faces of America Festival #1

    (Monologue) Julia isn't Malala. But maybe Malala can help?
  • Belle, ex-wife of a Beast
    Selected for The Writers Block Radio Hour

    (Monologue) A former princess speaks.
  • Invisible (one-minute version)
    Selected for Gi60 US (2022)

    (Monologue) Scout the dog explains the new invisible fence to a potential playmate.
  • Invisible (3-minute version)
    Selected for "Natural Distancing" at Civic Theater of Greater Lafayette

    (Monologue) Scout the dog explains the new invisible fence to a potential playmate.
  • Street
    (Monologue) A street outside Cup Foods, Minneapolis, speaks to us.
  • Playgroup
    Selected for The Mother-logues by Red Herring Productions and Empower Her Voice U.K.

    (Monologue) At a weekly gathering for moms and babies, Lauren makes an unexpected confession.
  • January
    (Monologue) Bella, age twelve, ponders her mom’s reaction to Bella's interest in hanging out with the new girl at school, who isn’t like everyone else.
  • In Memory of Maria Mercader
    Performed and published in The COVID Monologues by Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble

    (Monologue) CBS news producer and my high-school friend Maria Mercader died during the COVID pandemic in New York. This was written to celebrate Maria and her life.
  • Bars
    Produced by Primal Theatre

    (Monologue) Sky, a pet parakeet, has a request. Or three.
  • Theoni V. Aldredge, Costume Designer, Speaks
    Produced by Tutti Bravi Productions

    (Monologue) Award-winning, Greek-American costume designer Theoni V. Aldredge speaks about what women and immigrants can do.