A story, a confession, a revelation—this play takes place in the past, in the present and in the infinity of Gary's mind. His affinity for strange situations leads him through an unforgettable circle of porn stars, deaf transvestites and a dog named Rodney. It's through his surprising friendships with a man named Valentino and a woman named Mary Carmen that Gary discovers his greatest poetry, humor, pain and hope. Learn More
This collection is specifically designed for actors under 30 who would like to perform in a one-woman show. The magnificent monologues include: Rosie, 10, a walking media sponge who has her own TV network in the bathroom; Sofia, 16, a barrio girl who has a white boyfriend; Lolita Corazón, 25, who teases and punishes men with her powerful sexuality; Tiffany, 20, a Chicana activist who finds courage and strength in Frida Kahlo's paintings; Roxie, 30, a self-defense instructor who accidentally attacks a man; and Valentina, 26, a Chicana activist who is trying to organize her people to fight racism and Proposition 187. Learn More
Consistent with the inner pilgrimage of Magdalene's soul from courtesan to the sister-bride of Christ, the language used is a rich, simple, biblical poetry. The play has been at once unanimously successful with church audiences in chancel settings and secular audiences in professional theatres, transcending the line that normally divides the two. Magdalene, the character, emerges not as the holy recluse of popular legends, but as a woman discovering her own femininity by being deeply touched and appreciated by a man. Learn More
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Now, through the power of theatre, Austen is alive and well and living in any place where she chooses to "body forth" at the flamboyant age of 218-going-on-forever. Quirky, jubilant, curious, this Jane's ironic comic edge cuts her losses to reveal a fiercely independent woman, liberated by her work's immortality to speak her mind and open her heart. A tour de force part for an actor of any age, this Jane wears whatever current clothes she fancies and "speaks American." This is Jane of infinite variety—not staled by custom or stereotype. Learn More
Mary Todd Lincoln is an enigma to most people. Her awareness of the political pulse of this country was instrumental in the election of her husband as president. Her ego-driven idea of what the leader of a nation should be changed the White House into a figurehead residence fit for a president. She was an emancipated woman long before her husband began the emancipation of another minority. The final horror of her husband's death and her incarceration as insane are re-lived by a woman, not an historical figure. For all her faults, Mary Todd Lincoln was in many was the first first lady, a woman who insisted that her voice be heard. Learn More
The story is about Katy Leary who for 30 years was servant and companion to Sam "Mark Twain" Clemens. The time is six months after his death in 1910. Katy, 47, is closing the family home. Now that Clemens, his wife and two of their daughters are gone, Katy must make a new life. Chatting and reminiscing with an unseen friend, Katy ponders the choices ahead of her as she packs her belongings and prepares to leave. This script offers an actress a rewarding role that challenges every bit of comedic and dramatic skill she possesses. Learn More