Circular Emotion

30 minutes, 5w

In three rapid-fire vignettes, Circular Emotion explores pivotal moments in a woman’s journey where her fate is determined, dark humor hitches a ride, and the ironies of life are revealed with each new revolution.

Rachel Agee and Tamara Todres turned in a gorgeous reading of Mary’s short play “Circular Emotion” at the Woman’s Work Festival at the Looby Theatre in Nashville on September 14.  Thanks to all who came and to Maryanna and Chris Clarke for producing! 

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Circular Emotion

30 minutes, 5w

In three rapid-fire vignettes, Circular Emotion explores pivotal moments in a woman’s journey where her fate is determined, dark humor hitches a ride, and the ironies of life are revealed with each new revolution.

Rachel Agee and Tamara Todres turned in a gorgeous reading of Mary’s short play “Circular Emotion” at the Woman’s Work Festival at the Looby Theatre in Nashville on September 14.  Thanks to all who came and to Maryanna and Chris Clarke for producing! 

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Coquettes and Consequences

35 minutes – 14w 4m (can be played by an ensemble of 6-8 with double casting)

Artist: Jennifer Zingg

Coquettes and Consequences is an exploration of our universal search for love and the price that often must be paid.  Illuminating key moments in the lives of a vivid ensemble of characters, this fast-moving, one-act play will grab your heart, excite your imagination, and touch your spirit.  From the youngest to the oldest, the search for connection is loaded with pathos, drama, sexual tension and a few surprising twists.

Coquettes and Consequences was chosen for presentation at Venus/Adonis Festival in New York City, July, 2015

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Artist: Jennifer Zingg

Coquettes and Consequences

35 minutes – 14w 4m (can be played by an ensemble of 6-8 with double casting)

Coquettes and Consequences is an exploration of our universal search for love and the price that often must be paid.  Illuminating key moments in the lives of a vivid ensemble of characters, this fast-moving, one-act play will grab your heart, excite your imagination, and touch your spirit.  From the youngest to the oldest, the search for connection is loaded with pathos, drama, sexual tension and a few surprising twists.

Coquettes and Consequences was chosen for presentation at Venus/Adonis Festival in New York City, July, 2015

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Crash

one-act play – 48 minutes – 2w 2m

A split second of tragedy sets four characters on a collision course toward painful truths that culminates in the possibility of healing and redemption.

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Crash

one-act play – 48 minutes – 2w 2m

A split second of tragedy sets four characters on a collision course toward painful truths that culminates in the possibility of healing and redemption.

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Getting Over

45 minutes – 4w (one could be double-cast as older and younger selves)

On a bleak winter night in Vermont three women are plunged into a pivotal moment of revelation that allows each to transcend the tragedies that lurk within their shared history and embrace the joy of getting over.

Getting Over received a reading in the early spring of 2017, by professional actors in Nashville, TN, at a private venue. 

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Getting Over

45 minutes – 4w (one could be double-cast as older and younger selves)

On a bleak winter night in Vermont three women are plunged into a pivotal moment of revelation that allows each to transcend the tragedies that lurk within their shared history and embrace the joy of getting over.

Getting Over received a reading in the early spring of 2017, by professional actors in Nashville, TN, at a private venue. 

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Passage

35 minutes – 9w (could be played by ensemble of 3-5)

In a series of short vignettes, Passage explores moments in women’s lives where ritual meets reality and choices can make or break a whole life.  A small but mighty ensemble keeps this wildly imaginative, fast-moving piece skipping along on alternating waves of wicked humor and unexpected pathos.

Passage was performed in the July, 2016, Sideshow Fringe Festival at the Dark Horse Theatre, Main Stage, in Nashville, TN

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Passage

35 minutes – 9w (could be played by ensemble of 3-5)

In a series of short vignettes, Passage explores moments in women’s lives where ritual meets reality and choices can make or break a whole life.  A small but mighty ensemble keeps this wildly imaginative, fast-moving piece skipping along on alternating waves of wicked humor and unexpected pathos.

Passage was performed in the July, 2016, Sideshow Fringe Festival at the Dark Horse Theatre, Main Stage, in Nashville, TN

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Trash

30 minutes – 1w, 2m, one 10 year-old boy or girl, 1 dog

“Tater” Thomas, a Viet Nam veteran whose PTSD has kept him from working a regular job, shows up to work every day as a volunteer picking up litter in his neighborhood.  Armed with a metal trash grabber, a keen eye, a supply of hand-carved giveaway bamboo walking sticks, and a heart full of empathy he shows us the treasure that lurks just beneath the surface of even the most seemingly disposable people and things.  On this day “Tater” encounters a wise youngster who seems to need a friend, rescues a stay-at-home mom of a severely disabled child whose quiet desperation has turned into helpless panic, and has an altercation with a house painter who may or may not be an undocumented immigrant.  “Tater” then travels on down the road, only to meet the tragic yet poetic final moment of his own unexpected fate.

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Trash

30 minutes – 1w, 2m, one 10 year-old boy or girl, 1 dog

“Tater” Thomas, a Viet Nam veteran whose PTSD has kept him from working a regular job, shows up to work every day as a volunteer picking up litter in his neighborhood.  Armed with a metal trash grabber, a keen eye, a supply of hand-carved giveaway bamboo walking sticks, and a heart full of empathy he shows us the treasure that lurks just beneath the surface of even the most seemingly disposable people and things.  On this day “Tater” encounters a wise youngster who seems to need a friend, rescues a stay-at-home mom of a severely disabled child whose quiet desperation has turned into helpless panic, and has an altercation with a house painter who may or may not be an undocumented immigrant.  “Tater” then travels on down the road, only to meet the tragic yet poetic final moment of his own unexpected fate.

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Twinkle: A One-Act Play for Three Actors, Two Aerialists, a Cellist, and Chorus

Running time about 45 minutes

This multi-layered piece employs aerial artists, improvised cello accompaniment, a Greek Chorus and traditional actors to tell the story of a family beset by the challenges of raising a child with autism.  The interplay of words, music, and motion reveal every facet of the experience, including the rich inner life of the child, and provide a highly theatrical experience of a most difficult subject.  And there is a happy ending.  Or at least one filled with hope.

Received a staged reading (with aerialists!) in August, 2013 at The Emporium in Knoxville, TN

Was selected as a semifinalist in the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference in 2014

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Twinkle: A One-Act Play for Three Actors, Two Aerialists, a Cellist, and Chorus

Running time about 45 minutes

This multi-layered piece employs aerial artists, improvised cello accompaniment, a Greek Chorus and traditional actors to tell the story of a family beset by the challenges of raising a child with autism.  The interplay of words, music, and motion reveal every facet of the experience, including the rich inner life of the child, and provide a highly theatrical experience of a most difficult subject.  And there is a happy ending.  Or at least one filled with hope.

Received a staged reading (with aerialists!) in August, 2013 at The Emporium in Knoxville, TN

Was selected as a semifinalist in the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference in 2014

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