A Full Length Play
Creative, brilliant, and beautiful, THE PLATYPODES is the kind of play that stays with an audience for a long time.
When titled ALLEGRA:
NATIONAL FINALIST - David Mark Cohen Award from Kennedy Center's American College Theater Festival, 2011.
SEMI-FINALIST - National Playwrights' Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, 2010.
Other awards and recognition:
SEMI-FINALIST - Ruckus Rockwell, 2018.
THE PLATYPODES is about Allegra Gray, a pregnant woman, making a difficult decision for herself and her brother who has Down syndrome. Complicating matters is that her entire city knows that she is pregnant. This political play deals with the current restrictions on reproductive rights, but is also an intimate family drama and a tragedy about one woman's heroic act of will.
A play with illustrations, Powerpoint, slow-mo, Sign language, performance art, and platypuses.
CAST OF 6+. 3 F/3M.
DRAMA/TRAGEDY - 2 ACTS - 2 HRS.
None. Looking for further development and staged readings.
for previous version of play:
Table Reading - Playwrights' Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2014.
staged reading - wordsmyth theater company at main street theatre, chelsea market, houston, texas, 2011. directed by timothy eric.
reading and development - kennedy center's american college theatre conference, los angeles, ca, feb 9th and 12th, 2011. directed by jim holmes.
feedback - from playwriting fellows at the national playwrights' conference at the eugene o'neill theater center, 2010.
reading - second draft series, phoenix theatre, phoenix, az, november 20th, 2010 and april 30th, 2011.
workshop production, arizona state university, tempe, az, dec 2010. directed by bill partlan.