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Silhouette

Annex Theatre produced my musical, SILHOUETTE, in the spring of 2018. The story focuses on a settlement of conscientious objectors on a distant world, in hiding from an imperialist fleet, using magic to disguise themselves. When a military scout pilot crashes in their town, the former mutineers are forced to face the consequences of moral decisions made hundreds of years ago. SILHOUETTE won the 2018 Gregory Award for Outstanding New Play, presented by Theatre Puget Sound. Listen on Bandcamp More »

Sings The Hits

While interviewing a hot young rock singer, radio host Amanda Bixby learns that the singer’s hit new record includes a sample from a supposedly lost jazz recording from decades earlier. As Amanda struggles to help the rock singer escape her abusive manager, she must unravel the secret story of how the jazz recording was lost and what happened to the forgotten musicians who performed on it. Produced by Theatre22, November 2017. More »

Can't Talk Right Now

Amanda is the host of a late night radio show, Signal Loss - a love letter to the analog era. She finds a twenty-year-old answering machine in a thrift shop, and is captivated by the cryptic and anxious messages on the device. She searches for the woman who left them and the woman who never heard them - and discovers the unlikely impact they had on each other’s lives. Produced by Theatre22, Feb 2016. Watch on YouTube More »

Dimension Force

My first YA play was produced in November 2015, as part of Seattle Public Theater's youth program. Dimension Force is a team of exceptional agents, assembled from across the multiverse, charged with protecting reality from unusually powerful criminals and technology. More »

H.P. Lovecraft: Stand-Up Comedian!

Produced by Annex Theatre, April 2015; remounted for Bumbershoot, September 2015. Instead of expressing his terrifying vision of malevolent, eldritch gods via horror stories in the early twentieth century, H.P. ('Howie' to his friends) Lovecraft expresses his terrifying vision in the present day via stand-up comedy. But an ancient evil stirs beneath the sea— can Howie pull off one last sold-out gig before the human race is destroyed? Watch on YouTube More »

Balconies

Annex Theatre produced BALCONIES in August of 2014: The creators of the hit mobile game “Sparkle Dungeon 5: Assassins Of Glitter” are celebrating their latest success with a wild costume party for artists, agitators and hackers. But in the condo next door, a Senate campaign fundraiser is coming to town, attracting politicos, CEOs and media celebrities. As the two events spill out onto neighboring balconies, can an unlikely romance succeed in the midst of steadily increasing mayhem? More »

Star Crossed

Annex Theatre presented a collection of my short plays as an off night production called Star Crossed, and other tales from a devious universe, in April of 2013. The title piece for the evening was a set of four interconnected short plays about an immortal astronaut crossing time and space to reunite with the woman she loves. More »

A Mouse Who Knows Me

Annex Theatre produced my fourth full-length play, A Mouse Who Knows Me, as part of its 25th season in October of 2012: a science fiction musical comedy with book & lyrics by me and music by Robertson Witmer. In a genetics lab that is inserting human genes into mice to see what might happen, Dr. Audrey Whitman starts to believe that one of her mice has developed human empathy & intelligence and develops a strange relationship with the mouse she christens Romeo. More »

Duel Of The Linguist Mages

Annex Theatre produced my third full-length play in January of 2011: a dark sci-fi comedy about two researchers who learn to hack the very structure of language at a deeper level than ever before. As they gain unprecedented linguistic power, they turn against each other in a struggle to control their new technology. Who will survive the Duel Of The Linguist Mages? More »

When I Come To My Senses, I'm Alive!

Annex Theatre produced my second full length play as part of its 2010 season. When I Come To My Senses, I'm Alive! is a near-future sci-fi story about a woman who invents a method for podcasting her emotions; but publishing digital versions of her emotions to the internet has unexpected consequences amongst the botnets of the world... More »

interlace [falling star]

Annex Theatre produced my first full length play as part of its 2008 season, an epic blend of science-fiction and fantasy, in which a mysterious amnesiac finds herself in the headquarters of the United Association of Interdimensionary Travelers. Her unexplained presence sets off a series of increasingly catastrophic events that not only compromise the security of the Association, but threaten to unravel the entire fabric of creation itself! More »

The Principia Discordia LIVE!

An adaptation for the stage of the original Principia Discordia by Malaclypse the Younger, produced by Annex Theatre in 2004. In this version, Discordianism is presented in terms of strict social constructionism, with nods to the economic underpinnings that brought about cultural unrest in the late '50s such that neo-phenomenological treatises like the Principia could take serious root amongst the disaffected privileged of Western civilization. No, really. More »

The Malware

A road trip into the future goes horribly wrong. (A 14/48 play.) More »

Privacy Policy

Anya's fantasy is to have sex with someone in total privacy - despite living in a total surveillance state. What will she do!? (A 14/48 play.) More »

Silence In Heaven

Ricki's got a new game she wants to playtest, in which the goal is to open all seven seals of the apocalypse. (A 14/48 play.) More »

Our Unplanned Obsolescence

A polyamorous triad faces an unexpected crossroads in its future. (A 14/48 play.) More »

Atheism Blues

Carla's Dad tells a surprising tale about what happened to her mother, many years ago. (A 14/48 play.) More »

The Future's So Bright

Christabelle's marriage is not what she expected, thanks to the AI clusters that are constantly monitoring her. (A 14/48: Centrifuge play.) More »

A Million Things We Should Be Doing

On 11/14/2016, the 14/48 Projects staged an almost-impromptu event called 14/48: Catharsis, intended to give the local theatre scene an outlet to deal with grief, shock, anger and disappointment over the 2016 election results. My contribution to the evening is this play. More »

We Are Floating In Space

A group of tourists on a space station are in for a surprise when a comet begins to chase them across outer space. (A 14/48 play.) More »

Fall Of The Twilight Dove

Nikki makes an uncomfortable discovery about her mother's secret past in Alpha City. (A 14/48 play.) More »

The Birthday Present

The 14/48 Projects partnered with Infinity Box Theatre Project to produce 14/48: Centrifuge, an event which paired playwrights and science writers to create an evening of 14/48 style theatre. More »

This Isn't Happening

James wants to get the band back together. The band is less than impressed with this idea - especially his ex Patty, who went solo for a reason. (A 14/48 play.) More »

Nihilism Blues

Carla's new friend Gothic Larry is planning his own demise, and there might not be anything she can do about it. (A 14/48 play.) More »

Crime & Rockets

In summer 2015, Pacific Play Company invited me to curate & write for an evening of short plays called Crime & Rockets. Humanity’s seemingly boundless expansion across the galaxy hasn’t come without a price... ‘cuz wherever there’s humans, there’s bad humans. More »

All Out Of Second Chances

A chance encounter on the Transcontinental Railroad ties an unlikely family together. More »

Miles To Go Before I Eat

Settlers on a distant planet find themselves in sudden possession of desperately needed supplies - and some very bad news, too. A 14/48 Nordo: Food Theater Thunderdome play. More »

Our Hypothetical Future

In which the joys of spontaneous polyamorous marriage proposals are examined. (A 14/48 play.) More »

Krieger's Dilemma

Trapped on a life boat, Weaver thinks it's time to kill Krieger and eat him. (A 14/48 play.) More »

Do Not Wait For Further Messages

The perils of skydiving when the surface of the planet has gone missing. Produced by Seattle Theatre Works at the Medicine Ball festival, February 2015. More »

Finally Got You

A gamer's luck finally runs out - or does it? (A 14/48 play.) More »

All Must Pay The Price

A question of faith is about to be resolved without doubt for two unsuspecting priests. (A 14/48 play.) More »

Exactly What You Would Do

An astronaut's new assignment jeopardizes her marriage in this sweet romantic drama. (A 14/48 play.) More »

Coming To A Conclusion

Hijinks ensue when Maribel orders an orgasm machine off the Internet. (A 14/48 play.) More »

Wrestling Match

The perils of living with a functioning alcoholic are many - including smashed bottles of bourbon. (A 14/48 play.) More »

Bliss Potential

A rock journalist discovers the perils of meeting a long-time idol with a cross to carry. (A 14/48 play.) More »

Fire Sleep With Me

An adventure vacation takes a turn for the unexpected in this romantic comedy. YES I CAN WRITE ROMCOMS, SHUT UP. (A 14/48 play.) More »

Sending A Message

"I'm building a time machine so that I can go back in time and kill Judy Garland." (A 14/48 play.) More »

Sudden Inexpressible

Explorers deep below the surface of the Earth discover an unexpected treasure left behind by a long dead civilization - but getting it back to the surface is a profound challenge in more ways than one. (A 14/48 play.) More »

That Doesn't Sound Right At All

Elvis is back on Earth - for just fifteen minutes. That means just one chance to say the thing he always meant to say. But he wasn't counting on the detour to Pamela's apartment... (A 14/48 play.) More »

Club Rules

Unrequited love lurks under the surface as the secret counsel meeting of the Mighty Ünderground Midnight Prankster Squad is officially convened. (A 14/48 play.) More »

Leaving The Nest

There's trouble in the Satan household when daughter Lilith wants to take someone from across the tracks to prom. (A 14/48 play.) More »

Deep Trouble

It's a special night in the afterlife, as Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy await their final judgment from St. Peter. More »

This Play Is Boring

Mark Hamill, star of Star Wars and Corvette Summer, introduces you to the world's most boring woman. More »

Café Dans Way Le Fuck Out En Nowhere Middleux

A Burning Man installation / performance piece: a nice little table and chairs, set up like a two top in a nice restaurant, with a beautiful tablecloth, nice plates and silver and two wine glasses, two candles with electric bulbs, and two menus with a script that we had written; each person got sides to read, so if you happened across this installation while wandering the open playa, you'd get an opportunity to do a scene with your friend. More »

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