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Way's End

Lexi, a 13-yar-old in trouble at home and at school, is catapulted into a fantasy journey that becomes a metaphor for the journey into adolescence.  The play contains sections for students' own creativity if desired.

Published by The Dramatic Publishing Company.

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Seven Ages of Anne

Anne is played by seven actors, the character at different ages, and seven other women characters who trace her life non-chronologically. The second act has four simultaneous scenes, and the play ends with Anne surrounded and sustained by her younger selves.

Published by the Dramatic Publishing Company

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Time and Tide

Set in the early 1900's, in a fishing village on the East Coast of Yorkshire, the play is about a fisher girl who falls in love with a boy who is one of a band of Pierrots, traveling players who perform on the beaches.  English Music Hall songs thread through the piece, and the sea itself is a big presence, represented by a Sea Chorus.

Dramatic Publishing Company

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Fare For All 

The play is set at the Mount Vernon Hotel, New York, in 1830. A former slave, Flora, now a free woman, is the main character. She works at the hotel which has become a microcosm of society at the time, and it becomes clear her freedom is limited. The play has songs and interactive sections where children in the audience become part of the play, helping to further the action.  At the end of the play the children get to go to a masked ball at the hotel, and are taught a song and dance.

Performed at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum (formerly Abigail Adams Smith Museum), New York.

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Harvest Ceremony - Beyond the Thanksgiving Myth

The play, written with Marty Kreipe de Montano (Prairie Band Potawatomi) tells the story of a Native American teenager, Mattie, living in New York City, whose parents help her understand her native heritage. She is visited by an ancestral spirit and transported back in time to observe the trials and tribulations suffered by her ancestors at the hands of newly arrived Europeans. She learns first hand why some Indians treat Thanksgiving as a day of mourning and fasting. The play has interaction sections for children in the audience.


Performed at National Museum of the Native American,

Smithsonian Institution, New York.

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