Playwright

OWNING THE KNUCKLEBALL

Drama

2m, 2f

What happens when the Great American Dream is unleashed upon the soul?  Illuminated through symbols of Native American mysticism, the play examines the pitfalls of hero worship.  A man becomes a baseball legend and amid universal adoration loses sight of the importance of his own family as he is led on a journey through a ritualistic American landscape.

REVIEWS

“…a mythic, fast-moving tale set in motel rooms, gas stations and ball parks that echoes both Tennessee Williams’ fatalism and Sam Shepard’s harsh landscapes.”      The Stage/London

 

“…cogent new play is a study in the vanity of all-American sporting machismo...the play touches base.”     Time Out/London

PRODUCTIONS, AWARDS, READINGS

Produced in London at the Latchmere Theatre

 

Developed at the National Playwrights Conference/Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

 

Public Reading produced by The Harbor Theatre

 

Public Reading produced by Playmarket at the Dramatists Guild

 

Public Reading at Playwrights Preview (Urban Stages/NYC)

 

Public Reading produced by Playwrights’ Circle/Palm Springs

 

Received an Honorable Mention Award from the Alaska Native Play Contest

 

One of four finalists in both the 1996 AND 1997 Writers Vision Playwriting Competition

 

Finalist for the 10th annual Charlotte Repertory Theatre Festival of New Plays

 

Finalist for the Dobama Theatre’s National Play Contest

 

Semi-Finalist for the Partial Comfort Productions' Contest 

 

Semi-finalist at the Theatre Memphis New Play Competition.

PRODUCTION AT THE GRACE THEATRE/LONDON

NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE/CT