Short Plays

Shorter text-based pieces from 1998-2007, from sketch comedy, to Greek adaptation, to the absurd and beyond. Scripts available on request.

An Unknown Loss

Butoh + text about solitude (2007, 10 minutes)

Sweet Little Vernor Is Eating Himself

A man playing with toys, ghosts. (2006, 10 minutes)

Have/Hold

Four short plays—a simultaneous companion to Many Things Are Destroying Me, staged in Melbourne, Australia. (2005, 60 minutes)

Many Things Are Destroying Me

Five short plays about romance and apocalypse presented in a gallery environment, featuring fine art, installation, sculpture and keg beer. (2005, 60 minutes)

The Problem With The Bees

An absurdist one act about work and love. (2005, 30 minutes)

For The Love of a Herring

A Tennessee Williams play about bestiality. (2003, 10 minutes)

Seven Sketches About Love

An exceedingly lowbrow comedy show composed of my earlier writings. (2003, 60 minutes)

The Circus of Despair

The greatest hits of Bad Comedy, a sketch comedy troupe I founded and led at Macalester College. (2003, 60 minutes)

The Tragedy of Edmund West

A comic adaptation of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex (2002, 45 Minutes)

Slack

Two men on a couch wasting their lives. (2000, 45 minutes)

The Tourist Trap

An early foray into sketch comedy; a lousy place for a vacation. (1998, 10 minutes)

Production History

2008 For The Love Of A Herring Naropa University
2007 An Unknown Loss Naropa University
2006 Sweet Little Vernor Is Eating Himself Concrete Cloud, Melbourne Fringe
  Sweet Little Vernor Is Eating Himself Actor & Director Inc., Spareroom
2005 Have/Hold Concrete Cloud, Gasworks Park
  Many Things Are Destroying Me Anatomy Collective, All Rise Gallery
  Many Things Are Destroying Me Anatomy Collective, Highschool Gallery
2004 For The Love Of A Herring Experimental Theatre Chicago, Breadline Theatre
2003 For The Love Of A Herring Bad Comedy, Macalester College
  Seven Sketches About Love Bad Comedy, Brave New Workshop
  The Circus of Despair Bad Comedy, Bryant Lake Bowl
2002 The Tragedy of Edmund West Macalester College
2000 Slack Macalester College
1999 Slack New Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts
1998 The Tourist Trap New Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts

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