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PUBLISHED PLAYS

Good Enough
Shortly after meeting her devoutly Christian future in-laws over Thanksgiving dinner, a Jewish college student receives a late-night visit from her fiancé’s younger sister, who is determined to prevent the marriage from taking place. Premiered at The CRY HAVOC Company's Road Test Festival, November 21, 2003. Directed by Kitt Lavoie. One act. Finalist – 2008 Samuel French New Play Festival. Published in Plays for Three, Vintage Press, 2015. Available on Amazon. Click here to read a sample.

And It Came To Pass In Those Days…
On a snowy Christmas Eve, an expectant mother with nowhere to go goes the only place she can think of. Premiered at The CRY HAVOC Company on August 26, 2012. Directed by Katelin Wilcox. One act. Published in The Collective:10, Vol. 3, Collective Press, 2015.

Bank & Trust
In the midst of a free-falling economy, two old friends – a construction loan officer and the wife of a building contractor – have no one to blame but each other. Hungarian Translation premiered at the Transfjúz Company (Budapest, Hungary) on November 17, 2012. Directed by Olga Sára Kelenhegyi. One act.  Published in Plays for Two, Vintage Press, 2014.  Buy now on Amazon. Click here to read a sample.

realer than that
After being reunited at a friend’s wedding, a pair of high school sweethearts return to a hotel room for one last romp. But their reunion is complicated by unfinished business… and a secret that he recently chose to share with the world. Premiered at the Sounding Theatre’s Sound Bytes Festival, June 4, 2005. Directed by Jocelyn Sawyer. One act. Winner – 2009 Samuel French New Play Festival.  Published by Samuel French, Inc., 2010.  Available on Amazon. Click here to read a sample.

 

PRODUCED PLAYS (Click here for Production History)

Sabbatical
A young Classics professor travels across country to surprise his costume designer girlfriend at the staged door of her show at The Met... only to find it closed months ago. Premiered as part of Lincoln Center Originals: The CRY HAVOC Company on June 12, 2015. Directed by Matt Cowart and Kitt Lavoie. One act.

First Dance
On the happiest day of their lives, a young couple’s plans unravel in a song. Premiered with The CRY HAVOC Apprentice Company on August 7, 2014. Directed by Jennifer Curfman. One act.

Winter Break
When a young man chooses to spend the holidays with his girlfriend rather than his family, she decides to disembark their relationship. Premiered at The CRY HAVOC Company on November 30, 2012. Directed by Katelin Wilcox. One act.

Sunshine
After waking up next to each other for the first time in two years, Grace and Davey have to decide if they ever want to wake up next to each other again. Premiered simultaneously in three cities on November 17, 2012: The CRY HAVOC Company in New York, directed by Matt Cowart, The Keller Theatre in Giessen, Germany directed by Martin Koob, and Theatre Dramadrivhuset in Oslo, Norway (Norwegian translation) directed by Kitt Lavoie. One act. Click here to read a sample.

Kiki Baby
Germany. 1931. Christine Maladin is the only thing standing between her family and the pit of a worldwide depression, until one day a visiting impresario hears the voice of an angel floating from her flat – and determines to make her four-year-old daughter an international star. A tale of fame, fortune, failed opera divas, dwarfs, sweatshop bosses, monumentally bad parenting, and what happens to a little girl when no one will tell her "no." Book co-written with Lonny Price. Music by Grant Sturiale. Lyrics by Lonny Price and Grant Sturiale. Premiered at the New York Musical Theater Festival, October 5, 2011. Directed by Lonny Price and Matt Cowart. Full-length musical. Winner – 2011 Theater for the American Musical Prize

[pwnd]
There are certain things a guy doesn’t do with his best friend’s fiancée. Playstation and The Godfather are just the start. Game on.  Commissioned by The Rising Sun Performance Company. Premiered in the Rising Sun’s Perceptions Festival, July 10, 2008. Directed by Kitt Lavoie. One act. Nominated – Best Original Short Script of the 2008-2009 New York Theater Season – 2009 NYIT Awards Click here to read a sample.

Party Girl
A young lawyer arrives at his cousin’s bachelor party to find his girlfriend, an Ivy League PhD student, working the party as an exotic dancer—two days before he was to introduce her to his family. Premiered at The CRY HAVOC Company's Road Test Festival, November 21, 2003. Directed by Rachel Neuman. One act. “Best in Fest” – 2008 Algonquin Theater One Act Festival Click here to read a sample.

Kat for Short
Following the opening night of his first show, a young playwright is confronted by his longtime girlfriend about the coded messages contained in his play regarding the true nature of his relationship with her best friend. Premiered at The CRY HAVOC Company's Road Test Festival, November 21, 2003. Directed by Kitt Lavoie. One act. Click here to read a sample.

Seven Keys
An updated multi-media adaptation of George M. Cohan's 1913 comic mystery, Seven Keys to Baldpate. The story of a prolific television writer's attempt to win a bet that he can write a full-length screenplay in a single night while locked away in a secluded inn to which he has the only key. Or so he thinks. Commissioned by Ring of Fire Productions. Premiered at the La Tea Theater, November 6, 2001. Directed by Kitt Lavoie. Full length. Click here to read a sample.

...Rules
A drunken night of game-playing leads to a series of revelations that will forever change the relationship between three college friends. Premiered at Manhattan Theater Source’s Nutshell Festival, January 5, 2001. Directed by Chad Stutz. One act.

Not Entirely Platonic: Variations On A Confession
A young man falls in love with his longtime girlfriend’s childhood best friend. In a series of scenes, we see, along with the man, what would happen had he confessed his attraction to his girlfriend at different times in the relationship under different circumstances. Premiered at The CRY HAVOC Company's festival, a new way to say it... nine new plays by emerging artists, January 13, 2000. Directed by A.J. Cermak. One act. Click here to read a sample.

Knowing Her
The study of a young man and the effect his relationships with the women in his life—from his first crush to his mother to his best friend to the woman he sees himself marrying—have had on him, the course his life has taken, and his relationships with the other women. Premiered at Fordham Experimental Theater, April 30, 1997. Directed and designed by Kitt Lavoie. Co-directed by Kerry Flanagan. Full length. Click here to read a sample.

The Compass of My Curse
A consideration of the human fear and hurt that inspires actions often attributed to evil and villainy through an exchange of ideas between Iago, Edmund the Bastard, and Aaron the Moor. Adapted from the plays of William Shakespeare. Premiered at Fordham Experimental Theater, November 17, 1996. Directed and designed by Kitt Lavoie. One act.

The Mystery of the Mysterious Missing Notebook
A farcical take on the detective genre and children’s plays revolving around the efforts of a young “detective” to discern which of his classmates is responsible for the disappearance of their history teacher’s grade book. Premiered at Riverview School, January 13, 1996. Directed and designed by Kitt Lavoie. One act.

The Median Line
The story of a young man coming to terms with his promiscuous lifestyle and trying to find love, perhaps, with the girl next door. Premiered at Fordham Experimental Theater, November 30, 1995. Directed and designed by Kitt Lavoie. One act. Winner of the Herbert J. Robinson Award for Dramatic Writing, 1996. Click here to read a sample.

Twice Rather Perish
Three plot lines—an innocent convict caught with a de facto hostage in the midst of a prison break, a group of Guardian Angels who have captured a serial rapist, and a married mother of two cajoled into returning to a life of crime—collide in a play about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Co-written with Jennifer Reichert. Premiered at Fordham Experimental Theatre, April 27, 1995. Directed and designed by Kitt Lavoie. Full length. Screenplay adaptation by Kitt Lavoie – winner of the Herbert J. Robinson Award for Dramatic Writing, 1997.

The Princess & The Goblin
A musical version of the classic fairy tale about a young princess, shunned by her father after her mother died giving birth to her, who must use the power of music to save the kingdom from invading goblins and a sinister traitor. Book co-written with John Sullivan. Music and lyrics by S. Andrew Rapo. Premiered at the Barnstable Summer Theater, July 2, 1995. Directed by S. Andrew Rapo and Kitt Lavoie. Full length musical.

Crispian Deserters
A twisted series of comedic monologues from such diverse characters as a scientist taking a newscast hostage to warn of impending world destruction, transcendental naturalist Henry David Thoreau rediscovering his early writings, a young man recounting his day spent saving the life of a ninety-eight-year-old waterskier, and a young high school class presidential candidate explaining his plans to lead his school to world domination. All this is narrated by a classic thespian-type locked in a battle with an audience member who has wrestled control of the show from him. Premiered at Fordham Experimental Theater, April 21, 1994. Directed and designed by Kitt Lavoie. One act.

The Hobbit
A rock musical adapttion of the classic J.R.R. Tolkien tale of Bilbo Baggins’ reluctant journey through Middle Earth, becoming a hero along the way. Book co-written with John Sullivan and Jim Hill. Music and lyrics by S. Andrew Rapo, John Sullivan, Kris Lariviere, and Scott Lariviere. Sanctioned by the Tolkien Society. Premiered at the Barnstable Summer Theater, May 20, 1993. Directed by Frederick Sullivan, Jr. and John Sullivan. Full length musical.

Where the Wild Things Are
Adaptation of the Maurice Sendak children’s book about Max’s adventures in a dreamland of ferocious and friendly magical beasts. Premiered at Riverside School, March 12, 1992. Directed and designed by Kitt Lavoie. One act.

 

PRODUCED SCREENPLAYS

Rainbow Rabbit Reliant
In the swirl of press coverage and the wake of an attempted assassination, the daughter of a newly elected president is dispatched to convince her long-estranged sister to join the family at the upcoming inauguration. And to leave her girlfriend at home. Produced by LeosPlayground, 2009. Directed by Kitt Lavoie. Winner – Best Dramatic Short, Audience Award – Atlantic City Cinefest, 2010; Audience Award, Best Debut Film – Route 66 International Film Festival, 2011. Click to view Rainbow Rabbit Reliant.

UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAYS

Pigeons
A reluctant every-pigeon scours New York City for the exotic bird that he loves after she is bird-napped...by a ship full of pigeon pirates. Co-written with Jenny Kirlin. Feature-length animated screenplay. Unproduced. Finalist – Final Draft Big Break Contest, 2014 (Top 10 out of 7,000+ entries).

The Driven Snow
After working a party on a snowy Christmas Eve, a teenage runaway-turned-stripper encounters an unexpected visitor who forces her to decide what, exactly, family means to her. Short screenplay. Unproduced.

Little Girl
When a child of viciously sparring parents whispers her Christmas wish into Santa’s ear, her parents are visited by a different – and darker – form of holiday magic. Short screenplay. Unproduced.

SELECTED UNPRODUCED PLAYS

A Writer for Children
The story of two lonely people who meet while on a short stint in Baltimore – and the havoc that is unleashed after they negotiate a price. Full length. Click here to read a sample.

*a truly marvelous proof
Advanced mathematics, world-class art, human molecular genetics, the five-four-three double play – and four generations of fathers and sons. Full length. Click here to read a sample.

Before Al-Kindi Again
An Indian-British academic gets help moving in to his new office in the Texas A&M Mathematics Department from the Campus Ministry official down the hall. All hell breaks loose. One act. Click here to read a sample.

Forsaken
As a former teenage bride is confronted by the youth she skipped, she and her husband struggle to find how they can possibly grow old together. One act.

Makes Three
A young man and his new wife arrive unannounced on the doorstep of his former girlfriend to celebrate the second birthday of the daughter he has never met. When they discover that the child is not there, one woman reveals how far she is willing to go to start a family of her own, and the other is forced to demonstrate how far she is willing to go to protect the one she has already begun. Full length play and feature-length screenplay. Click here to read a sample.

(R - Montana)
After being credited with thwarting a terrorist attack on American soil, a Republican governor is courted by the Democratic Party to run on the presidential ticket – and is forced to struggle to find the balance between the father he wants to be, the husband he has promised to be, the public servant he has sworn to be, and the great man he knows he could become. Full length play.

Thirty Four Weeks and Four Days
When a woman in a faltering marriage finds her son in bed with her step-daughter, no one’s secrets are safe. One act.

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

*A Truly Marvelous Proof

The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City (reading)         

2012

     
And It Came To Pass In Those Days… The Collective, New York City  2015
  The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City  2012
  Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (Latin translation) 2012
  The Hallway Studio Theater, New York City 2012
  The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City    2012
  The CRY HAVOC Company, NYC (reading/podcast) 2010
     
Bank & Trust   JIB Productions, Fairfield, CT 2016
(published by Vintage Press)  The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City  2012
   Transfjúz Company, Budapest, Hungary (Hungarian trans.) 2012
  The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City (reading) 2009
     
Before Al-Kindi Again  The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City (reading) 2010
     
The Compass of My Curse  Fordham Experimental Theater, New York City   1996
     
Crispian Deserters Fordham Experimental Theater, New York City 1994
     
The Driven Snow The CRY HAVOC Company, NYC (podcast recording) 2009
     
First Dance The CRY HAVOC Apprentice Company, NYC 2014
     
Forsaken The CRY HAVOC Company, New York, NY (reading) 2011
     
Good Enough Case Western University, Cleveland, OH 2013 
(published by Vintage Press)  Dramadrivhuset, Oslo, Norway (Norwegian translation) 2012   
  The Actors Workshop, Beirut, Lebanon 2012
  Samuel French Festival/CRY HAVOC, New York City 2008
  The Rising Sun Performance Co., New York City                                                2006
  The Players Club, New York City (reading) 2005
  The Riant Theatre, New York City 2004
  The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City 2003
     
The Hobbit (musical)  Barnstable Summer Theater, Hyannis, MA    2009
  Barnstable Summer Theater, Hyannis, MA  2000
  Barnstable Summer Theater, Hyannis, MA 1998
  Barnstable Summer Theater, Hyannis, MA  1993
     
Kat for Short Dramadrivhuset, Oslo, Norway (Norwegian translation) 2016
  Ellensburg Theater, Gold Beach, OR 2015
  The CRY HAVOC Apprentice Company, NYC 2014
  Shekinah Theater, Quito, Ecuador (Spanish translation) 2012
  Rothera Research Station, Antarctica (reading) 2012
  The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City   2012
  The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City     2003
     
Kiki Baby New York Musical Theater Festival, New York City   2011
(2011 Theater for the American Musical Prize)    
     
Knowing Her The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City  2001
  The Players Club, New York City (reading) 1998
  Fordham Experimental Theater, New York City 1997
     
Makes Three The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City (reading) 2010
     
The Median Line The Drama Society, Leicester, UK 2016
  The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City   2010
  Ring of Fire Productions, New York City 2003
  The Rising Sun Performance Co., New York City  2002
  The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City 2000
  The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City 1999     
  The Players Club, New York City (reading) 1996 
  Fordham Experimental Theater, New York City   1995
     
The Mystery of the Mysterious Riverview School Dramatics, Sandwich, MA     1994
Missing Notebook    
     
Not Entirely Platonic: NSKI, Oslo, Norway (Norwegian translation) 2013
Variations On A Confession The Joburg Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa  2012
  The Rising Sun Performance Co., New York City   2002
  The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City 2000
     
Party Girl Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ 2016
  Case Western University, Cleveland, OH 2013
  Transfjúz Company, Budapest, Hungary (Hungarian trans.)  2012
  The Joburg Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa 2012
  The Actors Workshop, Beirut, Lebanon  2012
  The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City 2012
  The Rising Sun Performance Co., New York City   2009
  The Algonquin Theater, NYC (selected “Best in Fest”) 2008
  Brooklyn Playwrights Theater, New York City   2007
  The Players Club, New York City (reading) 2005   
  The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City                                                     2003
     
The Princess & The Goblin (musical) Barnstable Summer Theater, Hyannis, MA       1998
  Barnstable Summer Theater, Hyannis, MA   1994
     
[pwnd]   University of Portland, Portland, OR 2015
(commissioned by Rising Sun Productions) NSKI, Oslo, Norway (Norwegian translation) 2013
(nominated – Best Original Short Script Little Feat Theatre Company, Melbourne, Australia     2012
2009 New York Independent Theater Awards)   The Actors Workshop, Beirut, Lebanon  2012
  Harlowquinn Theatre, Whitefish, MT 2012
  The Rising Sun Performance Co., New York City 2008
     
(R - Montana) The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City (reading) 2013
     
realer than that SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY 2016
(published by Samuel French, Inc.)  Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA       2015
(Winner – 2009 Samuel French New Play Festival) Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA       2013
  NSKI, Oslo, Norway (Norwegian translation) 2013
  Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA   2012 (Nov)
  Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA  2012 (March) 
  Johannesburg Performing Arts Center, South Africa                          2011
  Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD               2011
  Samuel French Festival/CRY HAVOC, New York City                2009
  Manhattan Repertory Theatre, New York City                                        2006
  The Sounding Theatre, New York City                                                            
2005
     
...Rules The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City            2001
  Manhattan Theater Source, New York City                                                 2001
  The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City                                                     2000
     
Sabbatical Lincoln Center/CRY HAVOC, New York City                                                       
2015
     
Seven Keys Ring of Fire Productions, New York City                                                       
2001
(commissioned by Ring of Fire Productions)    
     
Sunshine Dramadrivhuset, Oslo, Norway (Norwegian translation)      2016
  Encompass Theatre, London, England 2016
  Dramadrivhuset, Oslo, Norway (Norwegian translation) 2012
  Keller Theatre, Geissen, Germany                                                               2012
  The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City                              2012
  The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City (reading) 2009
     
Twice Rather Perish Fordham Experimental Theatre, New York City   1995
     
Where The Wild Things Are  Riverside Theater Department, Greenwich, CT    1990
     
Winter Break The CRY HAVOC Company, New York City       2012
  The CRY HAVOC Company, NYC (podcast recording) 2010
     
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