a play with music
the rhythm of words


Nadra, a big city spoken word performance artist returns to her home town to recapture a relationship with Julia, the girl she loved in high school ... a relationship that may or may not have ever existed. Dragging along her fellow street performer, Elvin—aka The Bucket Boy—the three struggle with the difference between what they think is true, and what actually is the truth.
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Solos is about love, deception, the hardships and joys of the jazz existence and the fabulous, always-changing life of the music itself, a dance of timing, in which the rhythms of dialog mimic the rhythms of jazz and the music becomes the third character. Winner, BroadwayWorld Orlando Best Lead Actress in a Play.Continue Reading


The illogical logic of relationships and the threat of war in a small Florida citrus town. Winner, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Fellowship; United Arts of Central Florida Professional Development Grant; Galati Research Grant. Continue Reading


A contemporary play about two men — Avram, an 84-year-old Russian immigrant, and his great-nephew, Harry and their sometimes turbulent relationship. Winner, United Arts of Central Florida Artist Development Grant.Continue Reading


Three generations of women - the eccentric, hold-out-hippie grandmother, her conventional daughter, and the Goth granddaughter who is fed up with both of them - take a Sunday ride, with all the tension, humor, affection and near-demented discord that arises when family is in close proximity for more than ten minutes. Continue Reading

32 productions and readings of my plays from coast to coast and in three countries since 2001. From the big stage extravaganza of Tempus to the intimate "living room" drama A Little Crazy, my plays take place on buses and in bars, in hotel rooms and government offices, farmhouse kitchens and jazz stages. 

Creator of House Theater Project, live-streaming theater from intimate and non-traditional spaces, awarded a Professional Development Grant by United Arts of Central Florida  for its creation; and Jazz On Edge, original jazz events presented in unusual spaces. Creator/curator of 13in13, a year-long series of 13 original, creative events written, produced or presented by Joseph Hayes in 2013, which attracted a successful Kickstarter campaign. 

Plays and readings in New York, Florida, Texas, Wisconsin, California, Italy, England and Scotland. Winner: Community Foundation of Jacksonville Art Ventures Fund Grant; United Arts Professional Development Grant 2012, 2009; Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Fellowship; Telly Award; Galati Research Grant; "Playing by the Lake" Festival. Three time associate artist, Atlantic Center for the Arts.