Full Length

CROCODILE DAY

Cast: 6

A reimagining of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan from the perspective of two siblings from Neverland’s Native tribe. As Tho and Satesan attempt to summon the Crocodile to begin their tribe’s celebration of Crocodile Day, they realize that their island is changing more than they ever imagined.

Crocodile Day was commissioned by the Urbanite Theater in Sarasota in 2020 and workshopped in 2021. It was a part of AlterTheatre’s Arts Learning Project in 2022.


BAD MEDICINE

Cast: 6

Aislin and her husband Cesar are excited to settle into their new home in Proctor, Massachusetts. Even their nosy white neighbors seem nice enough. But as Aislin becomes aware of strange occurrences surrounding her job at the Natural History Museum, she starts to wonder if there might be something insidious beneath the sleepy town. After Shannon— her only Native coworker— mysteriously disappears, she realizes the nightmares she’s been having may be more than just dreams. Will she discover the town’s secrets, or will her insecurities keep her from pursuing the truth?

Bad Medicine was workshopped at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis in 2021 and at the Native Voices 28th Festival of New Plays in 2022. It was a finalist for the American Blues Theatre’s Blue Ink Award (under the title The Pretendians).


CALAMUS

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Rehearsal shot before the first staged reading at The Custom Made Theater

Cast: 8-10

Calamus is a journey through queer America past and present inspired by Walt Whitman’s collection of poems of the same name. After a young teen is kicked out of his home for being gay, he along with a transgender slam poet named Ford travel across America and through history attempting to find hope and acceptance. This show touches upon issues of LGBTQ identity, youth homelessness, intersectionality, queer erasure, love, heartbreak, and friendship.

Calamus will be developed as part of The Custom Made Theater Company’s 2018 Undiscovered Works Program. It was a Semi-Finalist for the 2013 National Playwrights Conference with the Eugene O’Neill Center.


CHANGELING BOY

Cast: 10

After years estranged from his manipulative parents, Titania and Oberon, Dhruv has decided to return to his childhood home and introduce his parents to his fiancé, Eddy. But, despite their insistence that they have changed, Titania and Oberon’s controlling habits start to bubble to the surface again. Meanwhile, Dhruv discovers a strange new power of his own at the edge of the woods. Inspired by the characters of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this modern fairy tale imagines what might have come after that fateful night in the forest and begs the question, “What ever happened to the Changeling Boy?”

Changeling Boy was a Semi-Finalist for Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries at the American Shakespeare Company.


THE LITTLE WHITE MAN MEANS GO

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Left to Right: Julia Belanova (Laura) and Harry Newman-Plotnick (Theo)

Cast: 6

The ​Little ​White ​Man ​Means ​Go ​is ​a ​wacky, ​absurd comedy ​that ​follows ​college ​ friends ​Theo, ​Laura, ​and ​Deena ​as ​they ​navigate ​city-living. ​But ​this ​is ​no ​normal ​city, ​not ​with ​a ​goldfish ​with ​dreams ​of ​the ​stage, ​an information ​succubus ​trying ​to ​break ​through ​the ​glass ​ceiling, ​an agoraphobic neighbor with a penchant for kink parties, and ​a ​mysterious baby! ​As ​Theo, ​Laura, ​and ​Deena ​all ​try ​to ​make ​sense ​of ​the ​world ​around ​them, normality ​continues ​to ​fracture ​until ​not ​even they can tell whether they’re in real life or just another performance art piece from Deena’s museum.

The Little White Man Means Go was featured in the 2017 Harvard Playwrights Festival and a Semi-Finalist in B Street Theatre’s 2019 New Comedies Play Festival.