In Lieu of Flowers
Every man gets to take a piece of himself to the grave,” declares Damon Davis when faced with the suggestion that his father has been unfaithful. But his cousin, James Davis, can’t let it go.
When a mysterious woman appears, we amazingly discover, the truth is in the flowers.
This play requires a cast of 4 (1 Female, 3 Male). The male roles are intended for African American actors.
Community Theatre Production, May 2018
Onion Man Theatre, Chamblee, Georgia
Community Theatre Production, February 2011 Lionheart Theatre, Norcross, Georgia
Concert Reading, July 2008
Working Title Playwrights
Actors Express Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
Cinnamon Girl tells the tale of a woman caught in a love triangle by loving a man she can’t have and loving a career she can’t control.
As the play opens, we are in the broadcast room of a small radio station in Raleigh, North Carolina where we see Lily, moniker Cinnamon Girl, taking calls for her week night lonely hearts show.
We soon discover that Lily gives outlandish advice, drinks on the job, has an offer for syndication, and an intriguing fan stalking her.
This play requires a cast of 5 (3 Female, 2 Male). One of the female cast is an off stage voice.
Staged Reading, October 23, 2004
Little Colored Girl Productions, Decatur, Georgia
Stage Reading Showcase, July 2018
MoJo Fest, Acworth, Georgia
Sponsored by the Jo Howarth Noonan Foundation
The Cinderblock Barmaid
After Etta, an urbanite who loses her day in court, shoots the neighbors’ dog, then hightails to the desert with her three cats, stops at a cinderblock bar and asks the owner for a job where she can be surrounded by people, but doesn’t have to talk to anyone.
Thus begins the mystery of the Cinderblock Barmaid as everyone in town has a theory to who she is and why she’s here. When the life she abandoned finds and challenges her new life, the town claims her as one of their own, and strangers just best beware.
This play requires a cast of 8 (4 Female, 4 Male, one of the male roles is intended for a pre-teen).
Finalist, 1997 Sundance Film Festival
Screenplay Writing Competition