Streaming Jesus

A hypochondriac woman’s search for community gets stymied by her fear of interpersonal contact. Even when seeking a connection with those who share her religious faith, she eschews the traditional a...

Everything we can do

On election night 2020, two friends commiserate over the polling results, enumerating all of the things they did to prevent the actual outcome…or didn’t do. Length: 10 pages Cast size: 2M, 1-Any P...

Voodoo Snowball

Sometimes, the only way to heal a dysfunctional family is through voodoo. Philip, a man of ritual, somehow reached his forties without ever committing to anything – at least, nothing that matters to...

Prefacing

Jane has an unconscious verbal tic that drives her soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend, Mort, over the edge. Way, way over the edge. Length: 7 pages Cast size: 1M, 1W Production History: “Prefacing” w...

Building Blocks

Abe and Maude have broken up, gotten back together, and now aren’t sure where they stand. Over a game of Jenga, they discover a new way forward. Length: 7 pages Cast size: 1M, 1W Production Hist...

Family Hardware

Finalist, 2019 New Comedy Festival, B Street Theatre, Sacramento, CA Willy is a man of a certain age, who has largely lost interest in sex. His younger wife Katherine’s appetite is as voracious ...

KleptoFamilia

This family will steal your heart – and maybe your wallet. Cate, a divorced middle-aged woman, is in desperate financial straits – not only from her divorce, but from bailing herself and her d...

Happy Anniversary

Robert and Beth meet for dinner on the first, fifth, and tenth anniversaries – of their divorce. Still civil – though just barely – the couple tries to salvage a friendship from the ...

Papacino’s

What if family planning clinics were run like coffee shops? When a young woman finds an unusual clinic on the internet, she discovers that counselors act like baristas, her boyfriend is a regular cust...

Script Development

Gary develops scripts under contract and works with playwrights to help them improve characters, plot, dialog and structure. Gary developed the script for the PCC CLIMB Center’s Manufacturing In...

PS, I Love Your Daughter

A middle aged man falls for his best friend’s 30-something daughter. Michael, a 40-something divorced man, has spent three years moping after his divorce. His best friend and former drill sergea...

The Exes

Two divorced couples crisscross their romantic paths and hook up with each others’ exes without realizing it until it’s too late and wedding bells start to chime. Elaine, dumped a few years back b...

PCC CLIMB Manufacturing Video

PCC’s CLIMB Center commissioned me (via Innovative Growth Solutions) to help them develop this video. I wrote the script and led the group through a facilitated development process before it got...

Dad, I Hardly Know You

Just when never-married, forty-something Victor thinks he may have talked his new girlfriend Andrea, an unemployed erotic yoga instructor, into moving in with him, his estranged father Abe barges back...

Truthstone

Four friends meet for drinks before their twenty-fifth high school reunion, the first time they’ve all reunited in twenty years. When one of them reveals she’s brought along their own priv...

Mama vs. The Mob

Dinner Theater. Chicago, 1927. Al Caponi knows someone is trying to take over his mob operation. But who? It turns out, almost everyone—especially all of the women in his life. “Mama Vs. The M...