Playwriting

Plays and Monologues

Chautauqua: Celebration of Trees, Laurel Park Northampton (2017)
Short Story: Oak
Shad Radio Hour, Shelburne Falls Mass (2017)
Monologue: Cassandra’s Choice
Home Grown Festival, Greenfield Community College Greenfield Mass (2017)
Full-Length Play: Countdown
Missed Connections One-Act Festival, River City Stages, NYC (2017)
Short Play: The Accident
One-Act Festival, Curtain Theater, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2017)
Full-Length Play: Countdown
Naughty Readings, Image Theater, Lowell Mass (2017)
Short Play: What Friends Are For
Ghost Light Theater Staged Readings, Gateway City Arts, Holyoke Mass (2017)
Full-Length Play: All Souls
Off the Book Festival HUGE Improv Theater Minneapolis (2016)
Short Play: Meet u @Stavros @2
Loading Dock Gallery Juried Show on Alienation, Lowell Mass (2016)
Monologues: Cassandra’s Choice, Pelican Girls
Urban Stories of Power, Calgary, Alberta (2015)
Short Play: The Accident
Boston Theater Marathon, Boston, MA (2015)
Short Play: Orphans
Actor’s Theater of Charlotte, Charlotte NC (2014)
Full length play: The Examiner was a semi-finalist
MFA Workshop, Kennedy Center, Washington DC (2014)
Full length play: All Souls was nominated by Lesley University and was a semi-finalist for the workshop.
Lesley University’s Graduate Student Readings, Cambridge MA (2014)
Short Play: Adios
Small Fish Radio and Theater, Chicago (2014)
Monologue: How We Began.
Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Salem MA (2014)
Reader for Soul Lit Magazine of published work.
Apron Strings Project, Riverside NY (2014)
Monologue: That Apron
Solo/ An evening of Monologues Owl tree Theater, Raleigh, NC (2014)
Monologues: Trailer Talk, Pelican Girls
Marathon, One Minute Sprints. Boston. MA (2014)
Monologue: Blind Date
Boston Theatre Marathon, Boston MA (2014)
Short Play: The Accident
First Break Festival, Manchester England (2014)
Monologue: Thumbprint
Bolder Life Festival (2014)
Monologue: How Leaving Came to Me
Suburban Holidays III Reading, MA (2014)
Short Play: Midnight Clear
For Better or Worse Freshwater Theater, Minneapolis MN (2013)
Monologue: Pelican Girls
One Woman Standing Festival, Emerging Artist Theater at TADA, NYC (2013)
Monologues: Bulgakov, The Last Blow
Syllable Series, La Paloma Café, Hartford Connecticut (2013)
Monologues: Petrushka and Bulgakov
Red Bull Theater at Playwrights Horizon NYC (2013)
Finalist Position for The Hidden Word in My Vocabulary out of 300 plays submitted.
Lesley University’s Creative Readings Sherrill Library, Cambridge MA (2013)
Monologues: Desert Storm, Cassandra’s Choice, Wedding March
3rd Annual Fresh Fruit Festival’s Short Play Contest, Noyerican Café NYC (2013)
Short Play: Benefit won audience favorite will continue in Main Festival
All For One Headliner, Under St. Mark’s NYC (2013)
Monologues: That First Winter and Vampiro
Piney Fork Press Theater Festival NYPL Riverside, NYC (2013)
Monologues: Bulgakov, Cassandra’s Choice
Thespians Production’s Theater Madness, NYC(2013)
Short Plays: The Black Book, A Fly in The Ointment
Asphalt Shorts, Kitchener Ontario
Monologue: That Bench Over there
Lesley University New Play Reading Series, Cambridge, MA (2013)
One Act: Countdown
Fresh Fruit Festival, NYC (2013)
Short Play: Benefit
Secret Theater’s One Act:Act One Festival, Long Island City, NY (2013)
Short Play: Benefit
Small Fish Radio and Theater, Chicago (2013)
Monologue: Beneath the Window
Universal Theater Winter Festival, Provincetown Mass (2012)
Monologue: Cassandra’s Choice
Live a Little One Act Series, Palace Theater Seguin TX (2012)
Short Play: Circus Boy
Left Out Festival, Stage Left Studio Theater NYC (2012)
Short Play: Things that Go Bump
Pride Week Play Easthampton Massachusetts High School (2012)
Short Play: As It Appears: A Play about Bullying
Memories of my Mother Festival, Miami Botanical Gardens (2012)
Monologue: Mama and the Baby Jesus
For Better or Worse Festival. Fresh Water Theatre, Minneapolis (2012)
Monologue: Pelican Girls
Women at Work Festival Stage Left Studio Theater, New York City (2012)
Monologue: Forsythia
Augusta Savage Gallery University of Massachusetts at Amherst (2012)
Evening of my Monologues: Enough of a little
Alumnae Theater’s New Ideas Festival, Toronto, Ontario (2011)
Short Play: The Hidden Word in My Vocabulary
Walking the Wire Festival OMG, Riverside Theater, Iowa City (2011)
Monologue: How We Began
Left Out Festival, Stage Left Studio Theater, NYC (2011)
Short Plays: Overdue, Wintergreen and Smoke, Syphilis?
One Man Talking Festival, Emerging Artist Theater at TADA, NYC (2011)
Monologues: The Support Group, Table Setting, Wedding March
One Woman Standing Festival, Emerging Artist Theater at TADA, NYC (2011)
Monologues: How Leaving Came To Me, O Christmas Tree
Asphalt Shorts, Kitchener Ontario (2011)
Monologues: Swananoa, The Last Words
Black Box Series University of Hawaii (2011)
Monologue: That Bench, Over there
EAdventures (2011)
Monologues and short plays presented to a conference at the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Sola Voces, Estrogenius Festival, Manhattan Theater Source, NYC (2011)
Monologue: The Pelican Girls
I am the Shea Festival, Shea Theater Turners Falls, Massachusetts (2010)
Monologues: Paddy McClintlock, Trickledown, Doubletake, Ricky Boy
Monologues that Go Bump, Coffeeblack Productions Brooklyn NY (2010)
Monologue: Thumbprint
Left Out Festival, Stage Left Studio Theater NYC (2010)
Monologue: How We Began
One Man Standing Festival, Emerging Artist Theater at TADA, NYC (2010)
Monologues: Swananoa, Cellfish
Asphalt Shorts, Kitchener Ontario (2010)
Monologues: The Perfect Match, Desert Storm
ArtHotel. Montreal Quebec (2010)
Monologues: Desert Storm, Zephyr, Forsythia
MaMaDrama Stage Left Studio Theater NYC (2010)
Short Play: The Circus Boy
Monologue: Griselda
Women at Work Festival, Stage Left Studio Theater NYC (2010)
Short Play: Benefit
Monologue: Ricky Boy
Universal Theater Winter Festival, Provincetown Mass (2009)
Monologue: Paddy McClintlock
Left Out Festival, Stage Left Studio Theater NYC (2009)
Monologues: Thumbprint, Doubletake
One Man Standing Festival, Emerging Artist Theater at TADA, NYC (2009)
Monologues: Pillow Talk, Last Words
Out of the Blue Gallery, Cambridge Mass (2009)
Enough of a little, to know the all an evening of monologues
Caffeine Theater’s Dylan Thomas Festival, Chicago IL (2009)
Monologue: How we Began
Women at Work Festival, Stage Left Studio Theater NYC (2009)
Monologues: Kanga, Slaves
Sola Voces, Estrogenius Festival, Manhattan Theater Source (2008)
Monologues: Cluster, Trickledown
These were published in the book: Estrogenius 2008
Inspirato Festival, Toronto Ontario (2008)
Short Play: Things that Go Bump
Phineas Newton Memorial Library, Royalston MA (2008)
When the Dead Talk Back, an evening of monologues by Richard Ballon
This was supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Women at Work Festival, Stage Left Studio Theater, NYC (2008)
Monologues: Spirited, The Last Blow
Evening of New Work, Shea Theater Turners Falls, Massachusetts (2007)
Short Plays: Benefit of the Sponsor, Syphilis?
Monologues: Paddy McClintlock, Ricky Boy, Spirited
Women at Work Festival, Stage Left Studio Theater, NYC (2007)
Monologues: Ricky Boy, Paddy McClintlock
Wendell Public Library Wendell, Mass (2007)
When the Dead Talk Back, an evening of monologues. This was supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council
Slam Boston, Devanaughan Theater in Boston (2006)
Short Play: Ifs and or Butts
Jones Library, Amherst Mass (2006)
Short Plays: Tidbit: just enough to chew on
Sola Voces, Estrogenius Festival, Manhattan Theater Source (2006)
Monologue That First Winter
Walking the Wire Festival, Riverside Theater Iowa City (2006)
Monologue: Paddy McClintlock

As It Appears was commissioned for the gay/straight alliance of Easthampton High School. It was performed in May 2004, 2008 and 2012 by Easthampton High School students, with over half the student body (500 students) enjoying its performance. Twin Limb of the Same Family Tree (also commissioned) was performed in May 2005 and was funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Benefit, a one-act play, was accepted to the 2002 Last Frontier Theater Conference in Alaska. Benefit was part of Short Stories 5 an equity showcase produced by Native Aliens at the Flatiron Playhouse in New York City in 2003.

Two full lengths: One Good Look (1986) and In The Name Of God (1990), were funded by the UMASS Arts Council, Southwest Residential Arts and the Cultural Enrichment Fund of the University of Massachusetts, and played to sold out houses at the Hampden Theater. A third play, The Hidden Word In My Vocabulary, was part of a Poetry in Motion Festival sponsored by the Evergreen Theater of Hadley, Mass. (1992)