Meat The family

February 22, 2018

This is a segment from a new solo show I am developing. As with my other work, this is drawn from my life. It's a story about a girl I fell in love with in college. I was invited to Thanksgiving dinner to meet her family, a big step in any new relationship. It involves love, death, and levitation. This was performed at Odyssey Story Telling in Tucson, Arizona on February 1st, 2018.

Escape From Papago Park

February 13, 2017

On December 23 1944, 25 Germans tunneled out of Camp Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona, resulting in the single largest POW escape to take place on US soil. 

This play chronicles those events, but asks a bigger question. What happens to people when they come face to face with a sworn enemy? It seems much easier to hate someone from afar. 

 

This recording was produced by Arizona Centennial Theatre Foundation, and performed as a live broadcast from the Arizona Historical Society Museum, a short distance from the sight of the POW camp, now an Arizona National Guard base. It was performed on February 14th, 2015 in celebration of Arizona's 103rd Statehood Day.

You Can’t Kill A Story: The Murder of Don Bolles

February 13, 2017

On June 2nd, 2016 Arizona Centennial Theatre gathered a group of story tellers on the rooftop of the Clarendon Hotel to share their first person memories of the day that shook Phoenix. First responders, law enforcement, journalists, regular citizens, musicians, and family members were there to honor the memory of Don Bolles on the 40th anniversary of the day that shook Phoeinx. A collection of eye witnesses and their stories that can never be replicated.

Arizona Territory

February 17, 2016

The play, Arizona, was written by Augustus Thomas in 1899 and played on Broadway in 1913. Our version, Arizona Territory was adapted by Arizona playwright, Richard Warren. This was performed on February 14th, 2016 at Tempe Center for the Arts on Arizona's 104th Statehood Day.

 
The play amounts to an Arizona version of Downton Abbey. A wealthy cattle rancher has two daughters, one married and one looking for Mr. Right. All the elements are here.