NEW PLAYS
     
 

White Lightning

Avery McAllister finds his calling running moonshine and racing cars for Hank Taylor, but with money and reputation at stake he soon questions what he’ll do to win. Set during the early days of NASCAR, White Lightning is the story of rebellious moonshiners who liked to live hard and drive fast and the American racing legacy they helped create.

Produced and commissioned by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, 2016.

4 men, 1 woman
Unit Set

PRESS:

Video clip of White Lightning promo for Alabama Shakespare Festival.

Video clip of White Lightning commercial for Alabama Shakespare Festival.

Video clip from the premiere of White Lightning at Alabama Shakespare Festival with interviews with the playwright and racers from the era of the play.

 
 
 
     
 

Everything That's Beautiful

When Luke and Jess decide to allow their 8 year old son Morgan to live as a girl, they relocate in order to give the family a clean start. But when an accident threatens to expose the secret about Morgan, tensions run high. Luke finally admits the real reason they moved, a confession that could potentially destroy their family. Faced with losing his child and his family, Luke must decide what’s worth fighting for.

World Premier New Conservatory Theatre, spring 2017.

3 men, 2 womwn, 1 male/female

 
     
 

My America, Too

Baltimore Center Stage commissioned 10 American writers to create plays set around the kitchen table, inspired by recent events in communities like Sanford, FL; Cleveland, OH; Ferguson, MO; Staten Island, NY; Baltimore, MD; and Charleston, SC. Six of the plays were filmed as pieces of street theater, guerrilla-style, at pivotal locations across the country.

PRESS:

Read about My America, Too by clicking here.

Video clip That I Know For Sure.

Click here for a playlist of all the shows.

 
   
     
 

A Requiem for August Moon

Simon is a Ph.D candidate who creates a mathematical algorithm for predicting a hit song. When he buys a box of tapes from Charlie, an indie rock enthusiast, he discovers the lost tapes of August Moon and a song he determines to be mathematically perfect. A Requiem for August Moon is a humorous look at the complicated relationship between art and science, success and failure, and the people we love.

2 men, 2 women

 
OTHER PLAYS
Gee's Bend

Spanning more than 60 years, Gee's Bend tells the story of Sadie as she grows up in rural Alabama, participates in the Civil Rights Movement, and eventually becomes one of the celebrated Gee's Bend Quilters.

Originally commissioned and produced by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Subsequent productions at: Hartford Stage (Hana Sharif), Denver Center (Kent Gash), Northlight Theatre (Chuck Smith), Arden Theatre (Eleanor Holdridge), Hartford Stage (Hana Sharif), Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, among others.

WINNER of the American Theatre Critics' Association Osborn Award, 2008

Published by Samuel French

3 women, 1 man

PRESS:

"... a touching play." – New York Times

"... an impressive tapestry, capturing the history and daily life of these inspirational souls while threading the local melodious dialect, spiritual conviction and artistic flare through the fabric of one family's story." – Variety

Click to read more reviews

Video clip from Kansas City Rep production of Gee's Band

Video clip from Hartford Stage Company production of Gee's Band

 

The Flag Maker of Market Street

On the eve of the start of the Civil War, George Cowles, the owner of the Fancy and Dry Goods Store on Market Street is hired to make the first Confederate flag, but what no one knows is that at night he is running Unionist meetings in his back room. Based on a true story.

Commissioned by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Produced by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, 2009

Directed by Leah C. Gardiner

2 women, 2 men
Unit Set

PRESS:

Video clip of Flag Maker of Market Street rehearsals at Alabama Shakespare Festival.

Video clip from the Alabama Shakespare Festival production of Flag Maker of Market Street. ("Peaple are talking...)

Video clip from the Alabama Shakespare Festival production of Flag Maker of Market Street. ("If we go to war...)

Feature article about the Alabama Shakespare Festival production of Flag Maker of Market Street on Alabama Live.

 
 

Provenance

Frances Browning has spent her life traveling the world reading first edition books. She finds herself in a magical library high atop a mountain, but when the final book on her list turns up missing, Frances refuses to leave.

World Premier at the B Street Theatre, Sacramento - June 2014

Directed by Dave Pierini

3 women, 1 man
Unit Set

PRESS:

"...charming, surprising, passionate and redemptive." The Sacramento Bee – Marcus Crowder

To listen to excerpts from PROVENANCE on Capital Public Radio CLICK HERE.

 

 

The Furniture of Home

When Dottie and her granddaughter Kendall are displaced by Hurricane Katrina, they must fight to rebuild their home and their family.

Commissioned and produced by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (2009)

2 women, 2 men

Unit Set

PRESS:

Video clip of audience response to Alabama Shakespeare Festival production of The Furniture of Home.

Video clip of interviews with cast of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival production of The Furniture of Home.

Fresh Kills

Eddie is a good father and a good husband, but when he meets a young man online he must choose between protecting his secret and protecting his family.

Produced at the Royal Court Theatre, London

Directed by Tony nominee Wilson Milam

3 men, 1 woman

PRESS:

"Follows the best traditions of American realist theatre in its sharp dialogue, gritty plot and accurately observed details of language and domestic tragedy. The play is beautifully constructed." Times Literary Supplement – Roderick Swanston

"Wilder is a contemporary Jacobean, fascinated by the power of desire and the havoc it trails in its wake... visceral and thrilling." The Stage – Aleks Sierz

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The Bone Orchard

Lucy Mitchell wants to die a virgin martyr, but her mission is complicated when she falls in love with the boy who has been hired to dig her grave. A sweet little love story about death.

Commissioned by the Denver Center Theatre

Workshopped at the Perry Mansfield New Works Festival

2 women, 2 men

PRESS:

Feature story about the summer workshop of The Bone Orchard at the Denver Center Theatre on YouTube.

Feature article about the summer workshop of The Bone Orchard on ExploreSteamboat.com.

The Spirit of Ecstasy

Sammy has been secretly rebuilding an old car out of parts found in his father's junk yard. When a girl arrives looking for a ride, Sammy finds himself torn between his family and his chance to finally escape.

3 men 2 women

For information about Elyzabeth's plays contact:

Beth Blickers | APA
bblickers@apa-agency.com
(212) 621-3098