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Morality Play, a musical adaptation of the Barry Unsworth novel of that name is under development by Midwest New Musicals, Chicago. It had its first fully rehearsed and sung public reading in March 2012, on an NEA grant, and under the auspices of the Light Opera Works in Evanston, IL.

Medea with Child
It's an old, old story: Daddy falls in love with a younger woman, and Mom says it's okay, but then she murders the woman and her father and the kids…
Winner of the Reva Shiner Award, Bloomington Playwrights Project; produced by BPP and by Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago, 2010.
"…confronts the shallowness of modern-day existence still under the burdens of sexism, racism, age-ism, and nationalism… with the playwright's fast-paced, satirical wit and inspired juxtapositions."
       -Chicago Theatre Blog

Parts of Speech was given readings with Jane Alexander in the leading role, in a staging by Edwin Sherin, at the Florida State University Conradi Theatre, 2004; at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, 2007, directed by Ellen Jones; and at Chicago Dramatists, 2008.

Division of Property, winner of the 2001 Arts & Letters Prize (chosen by Lanford Wilson), produced at Milledgeville, GA, April 2002, published in the Spring 2002 issue of Arts & Letters. Produced for the Imago One-Act Festival at the Stella Adler Academy and Theatre, Los Angeles, summer 2002.

Sweepstakes, Reading at the Playwrights' Center of San Francisco, Oct. 1998 (finalist in the annual Dramarama competition); production by the Arts Repertory Theatre at Tallahassee Little Theatre, Feb. 11-21, l999; reading, the Royal National Theatre Studio, London, Nov. 1999.

For Radio

Opening Nights, (radio adaptation with Charles Olsen) production by the Tallahassee Repertory Company; sponsored by WFSU TV and the FSU School for the Production of Film, Telvision and the Recording Arts; transmission WFSU (NPR) summer l997.

For Publication

Poenulus, or The Little Carthaginian adaptation from the Latin, in Five Roman Comedies, ed. Palmer Bovie, E. P. Dutton & Co., New York, 1970; reprinted in The Complete Roman Drama series, John Hopkins University Press, ed. David Slavitt and Palmer Bovie, l995

For Television

Due Care and Attention, ATV Network Television, London, 1973.

Hoddinott Veiling, ATV Network Television, London, 1970; British Independent Television's entry in the 1970 Monte Carlo Festival "Best Television Drama" category.

The Fantasy Level, Yale School of Drama, 1961; Roberson Memorial Center, Binghamton, N.Y., 1963; Belgian National Television (in Flemish translation), 1965; Gardner Center for the Arts, for the Brighton Festival, Sussex, 1968. Playwrights' Theatre, Tallahassee, 1979.

The Beauty Operators, Gardner Center for the Arts, 1968; Armchair Theatre, Thames Television, London, 1970; Belgian National Television (in Flemish translation), 1971.

Texts for Dance

Dadadata: Homage to John Cage, FSU Dance Dept., Oct. l990.

Text/Tile, FSU Dance Department for "Twelve Days of Dance", Nov. l991, Reprise, Florida Museum of History, R.A. Gary Building, Oct. 5, 1997.

The Empty Dress, "Gendered Space," Florida Womens' Studies Conference, FSU Oct. l994, and "Twelve Days of Dance," FSU Dance Department, Nov. l994, Center for Professional Development and Public Service, Jan. 1995

Yazoo City Station,FSU Dance Repertory Theatre,in collaboration with Lynda Davis, March 1998

"Quiltings," Text/tile Opus Three, Birdsong Nature Reserve, Oct. 1999; reprise for Dance Repertory Theatre in Concert, Feb. 25-26, 2000


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