Writing good audio drama is an interesting blend of playwriting, screenwriting and fiction writing. In some ways, audio is the most freeing of dramatic mediums, because we can create images in the listener’s mind that far outstrip what we can produce on stage or film.

Another Brick in the Walk

I wrote this one for the 2011 Emerging America Festival, put on by the Huntington Theatre, the American Repertory Theatre, and the Institute for Contemporary Art. Just as in 2010, they asked a bunch of Huntington Playwriting Fellows to write short, site-specific audio plays. For my play, we were fortunate to have M. Bevin O’Gara direct and a fantastic cast of Robert P. Murphy, Ed Hoopman, and Paul Melendy.


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Christmas Breaks

A woman tries to deal with being dumped by her boyfriend and the replacement that he found for himself through the personal ads. This has been a super fun, very popular Christmas show in theatres across the country, and now I’ve done a radio adaptation.


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I Am Not Invisible

I wrote this one for the 2010 Emerging America Festival, that was put on by the Huntington Theatre, the American Repertory Theatre, and the Institute for Contemporary Art. They asked a bunch of Huntington Playwriting Fellows to write short, site-specific audio plays. The intention was to have them be listened to via cell phone. This one is mine.


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Love and Lightning

Stan and Teri are in the midst of a pleasant weekend bicycling across the prairie, when a storm suddenly appears and Stan is struck by lightning. He is left blind and paralyzed, with only Teri to help him. As she struggles to protect him from the storm, Teri discovers an engagement ring in Stan’s backpack. This is the moment she’s been waiting for! She’s perfectly willing to marry Stan, despite his infirmities. But inside the ring box is a rejection note from Stan’s girlfriend.


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Audio Plays

Another Brick in the Walk
Christmas Breaks
I Am Not Invisible
Love and Lightning
Spitting Image
Tundra Games
The Wind and The Cold