My favorite piece was Joseph Reed Hayes' gentle West Farms. Willy grew up poor and neglected, and transferred his affections to his older brother Danny. Danny aimed for fame in the ring, but wasn't good enough, and after a round of cheap booze ended up flying through the imaginary window of a strip club. The story is well wrought, and Kurizsky's presentation warms with support from the hard punching Danny and the creepy trainer Rickets. Dreams fade, but we all find a time and place to live, even if we change busses occasionally." - Ink19.com
"Launch 2006", Playwrights Round Table, Theatre Downtown, Orlando 2006
Ashland Thomas, director
Finalist, "Notes From the Underground" one-act festival, NYC 2006
Reading, The Jazz Gallery, NYC 2003
Reading, Atlantic Center for the Arts 2000
Telly Award Winner, Independent video presentation
Orange TV broadcast 2008
"Summer Shorts X", Playwrights' Roundtable, Valencia College Black Box Theatre Orlando 2007
Charles R. Dent, director
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It is a city in the time of social isolation, and life is different now that food arrives at your door. A short play in three acts exploring the stresses of the new reality, and how some of us are better equipped than others to deal with it.
tell it to the bird
Checking into a swank hotel, Mr. Thompson finds more than your typical amenities, including individual climate control, on-site fitness center, Internet access ... and Ethel, the Pest Elimination Companion.
The Beast Festival Triangle Theatre NYC 2004
Nancy Rogers, director
The ghost in the closet, the Tooth Fairy, even the bite of the bed bugs, these are real things for Johnny Mystery, Public School Private Eye ... and for his friends, he'll solve anything. Johnny is a bright ten-year-old, who solves mysteries only a kid can understand. His “office” is the monkey bars at the school playground, his best friend is Bradbury, the boy who would rather take interpretive dance and fencing lessons than play basketball, and his favorite pastime is memorizing lines from old detective movies.
a god in aspect
Jeremy Gilbert, minor government functionary at the Department of the Interior, meets the embodiment of his darkest dreams when a Lovecraftian Elder God walks into his office and demands to be classified an Endangered Species. Who is the more frightening?
"Gods, Rabbits & Automobiles", The Charade Drama Group Bristol, UK 2004
Sian Taylor & Laetitia Hannan, directors
"Cthulu and the Coeds", Twilight Tales 2003