STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS
By Mo Gaffney, Jordan Harrison, Moisés Kaufman, Neil LaBute, Wendy MacLeod, José Rivera, Paul Rudnick, and Doug Wright, conceived by Brian Shnipper
Two little words, and suddenly your whole world changes. An A-list lineup of writers offers unique takes on the moments before, during, and after "I do." Witty, warm, and occasionally wacky, these plays are vows to the blessings of equality, the universal challenges of relationships, and the often hilarious power of love.
Coronet Theatre. Has been produced at over 100 theatres around the world.
Published by Dramatists Play Service
IT'S NOT UNUSUAL
The year is 1968. Brinda, a young Mormon woman in Utah is secretly watching The Ed Sullivan Show. After Tom Jones appears on her television screen, she knows that her life has been forever changed. With her best friend Levi in tow, Brinda goes on a quest to find Mr. Jones in Las Vegas where he is performing at the Flamingo Hotel for the first time. This play explores what it means to feel disenfranchised and learning to embrace life outside the norm. Readings at Atwater Village Theatre and The Reading Parlor.
DIARY OF A LOST BOY
by Constance Congdon and Brian Shnipper
Based on the novel by Harry Kondoleon. A darkly comic play about a writer's search for spiritual detachment while facing his own mortality. Jumping back and forth in time from 1994 to the present, this play examines love, illness and spirituality.
Reading at New Dramatists
SANCTUARY (currently working on)
A play about isolation, the homeless and sanctuary cities.
WHAT I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN
A ten minute play. Dan, a gay father, meets with his son's pre-school teacher to discuss the child's recent inappropriate behavior with a female student.
WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW
A ten minute play. Beth and Rachel meet for coffee to discuss the impending intervention of their good friend. Beth's husband Gary keeps interrupting from upstairs. Included in Smith and Krauss' Best Ten Minute Plays for 2019.