Plays (Written, Produced & Performed)

TheMakeReady “Dangerous Dames”
I wrote this as an original 10 minute play. It’s a humorous piece about female gangsters the day after the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. It was chosen for a table reading for the Make Ready Series hosted by Dandelion Theater in August 2016.


TheMakeReady

“The Romantic Rendezvous of the Voodoo Princess and the Alligator King”

HalfNelsonI adapted this from my  story published in 1/2 Nelson Press (Issue #2, 2011) and turned it into a 12 minute play.
It was chosen for a table reading for the Make Ready Series hosted by Dandelion Theater in June 2015.


TheMakeReady

“Save the Wails or A Supernatural Girls’ Nite Out”
I adapted this from my unpublished story, and turned it into a 10 minute play.
It was chosen for a table reading for the Make Ready Series hosted by Dandelion Theater in August 2015


“Stranger Ev’rywhere; A Fantasy Class poster 2Blues Musical”

This is an adaption of one of the stories in my novel The Blues Ain’t Nothin’: Tales of the Lonesome Blues Pub. I perform this with Chicago Blues Hall of Fame artist (and Columbia College graduate) Liz Mandeville. We’ve   performed it more than 25 times since its debut in 1998.

Please contact me if you’d like us to perform it at your venue, business, school or charity event. Fee is reasonable and negotiable.

Venues have included: annually in October for 6 years at the B.L.U.E.S. music club in Chicago; Bloomtrail High School; Chicago Blues Fest – an off-site event; Simply the Blues Festival (a lovely festival that is no more);  the Something Wicked Bookstore (a lovely bookstore that is no more); 5 Borders bookstores in metro Chicago, the World Horror Convention: Chicago (2002), and multiple times at  Columbia College-Chicago.


Panoply

“Red Jello Jigglers,” co-written with Chicago playwright John Weagly, performed at Panoply Arts Festival, Huntsville, AL, ’08.