SELECTED PLAYWRITING PORTFOLIO

 Marisa Brau, Alexis Kelley, Molly O’Keefe in  Ravishing . (cred. Dijon Jackson)

Marisa Brau, Alexis Kelley, Molly O’Keefe in Ravishing. (cred. Dijon Jackson)

—FULL LENGTHS—

BUILT TO FLOAT, 3W, 1M

Tess quietly crusades to keep it together, working full time as a phlebotomist and caring for her ailing mother Marjorie who likes to harp on Tess’s dormant dreams of becoming a doctor. Suddenly, her sister Roz shows back up from rehab, pledging high expectations and a clean slate. When stranger William, an echo of their deceased father, arrives in town with a tempting new avenue of employment, Tess’s mental health disintegrates, thus forcing them all to wrestle with the meaning of blame, inheritance, and survival.
— CO-WINNER of the 2018 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award for Georgia Playwrights.
— SEMI-FINALIST (under title of TAKING SO LONG) of the 2015 Princess Grace Award, New Dramatists, NYC.

PHEROMONE, 5W, 3M, 1NB

Six years into her relationship with Paulie, Olive can’t help but wonder if things are growing stale because the chemistry literally isn’t there. What matters more in a successful relationship: biology or commitment? Somewhere in a dilapidated warehouse in Atlanta, a new kind of party is just getting started. Wear a t-shirt for three days, put it in a ziploc bag, bring it to the party, fall in love. An awkward olfactory inquiry into the nature of attraction, betrayal, and the quirky characters we meet in our quest to find true love.
— RECIPIENT of a 2018 Ethel Woolson Lab, Working Title Playwrights, Atlanta, GA.

A PICTURE SPEAKS, 4W, 3-4M

On the heels of a historic win for Senator Emerson Caldwell, campaign manager Morgan Daniels is unwittingly thrust into the spotlight in a sexting scandal and promptly fired. As Morgan is wined and dined by media mogul Bruce Kershaw and trailed by down-home gossip magazine sensationalist Rhonda Wallace, she must decide how much of the celebrity game she is willing to play to clear her name.
— SEMI-FINALIST of the 2016 Princess Grace Award, New Dramatists, NYC

RAVISHING, 6W, 2M, Ensemble (or 8+ Gender Neutral)

RAVISHING unearths the oft-forgotten myth of how Medusa became the hideous Gorgon we remember. A young resident of the Temple of Athena, Medusa gets caught in a conflict between gods, resulting in an unpunished crime that forever alters her fate. Then, when King Polydectes proclaims he is to wed Perseus' mother, Perseus must offer a wedding gift to the couple. Having no monetary wealth, he pledges a task of valor at the King's request. What does the King seek? The Head of the Mortal Gorgon. This play in two acts explores what it means to make a choice when it seems you have nothing left.

—ONE ACTS—

THE HANDMAID RHIANNON, 2W

Daphne thinks she's been summoned to the Palace for a Princess eligibility contest she's unlikely to win. Eloïse, meanwhile, thinks she's meeting, greeting, and dressing her future Queen for the Royal Wedding. A sweet one-act about two young women who form an unlikely bond as they navigate the messy waters of expectation, duty, and how to love. 

INCH BY INCH, 1W, 1GQ

Bridget and her partner Wyn have returned to Bridget's hometown for her mother's funeral. Bridget learns that she has inherited the house and vegetable garden and finds she must reconcile her own deep-seated fears about family and identity before the Garden will let her leave.

STRAWBERRIES, 2W, 1M

Hungover on the morning after their wedding, Carolyn and Thad can't seem to get it together to be in love with each other. Carolyn's Bubbe Iris shows up just in time to meddle and leave a little magic.

 RGE in  Inch by Inch.  (cred. Todd Brian Backus)

RGE in Inch by Inch. (cred. Todd Brian Backus)

—SHORTS—

NEWFOUND MASCOT, 1W, 1M

What are you willing to sacrifice for a few LOLs? Trapped at a football game, young teachers Carina and Xander are at their wits' end so when will this team lose already so they can go drink about it! Xander has a new beau, Carina is made of espresso, what could go wrong in this friendship?

PEACH COBBLER, 2W (+1 Female Corpse)

Sisters Jo and Val have a secret and her name is Annie, their mother, who has been a corpse for the past ten years in an ice chest in the middle of their living room floor. Inspired by true given circumstances.

THE RIGHT KIND OF MARIGOLD, 5 Gender Neutral

The sun rises, another day has arrived! We are in the garden with a quirky and assorted accidental family of plants: Sunny the Sunflower is still a show-off, Q the Cucumber adores Sunny anyway, Kentucky Blue String Bean is strung between them, and Stinking Roger is in the way ...again. But when Karen the Gardener announces it's moving day, everyone loses their petals! Who will get to go? Who will have to stay? A petite playground fable. 

Read selections of RGE’s portfolio on New Play Exchange.