Using the backdrop of the Rodney King beating in 1991 to mirror events happening today WITNESS explores divisions within both a white American urban family living in Detroit, MI, and an African-American family living in Harlem, NY.
In taking one event and examining it on the same stage, at the same time, with two different families, one black and one white; WITNESS cuts to the core of the humanity of both and tells a story that is more alike than it is different.
2020 EUGENE O'NEILL NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE - SEMIFINALIST
Dedicated to Gordon Parks
Manuscript available upon request .
Published in TAKE TEN: New 10-Minute Plays by Random House, FERRIS WHEEL is the unlikely love story of two lonely people who are forced to ride together on an old country Ferris wheel. She’s afraid of heights. He’s afraid to give up smoking. They are both afraid of each other. Funny and touching it's the perfect romantic comedy for schools, professional/community theatres, fundraisers, and competitions.
Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival - Finalist
TAKE TEN: New 10-Minute Plays Random House Publication
Over 500 productions worldwide to-date
In the award-winning comedy, NEXT, four women: Claire, Joan, Barbara, and Anne while sitting in a doctor's office waiting for a mammogram learn more about their breasts, their lives, and the true meaning of support!
Samuel French One Act Festival NY - Finalist
Love Creek One Act Festival NY - Winner
Brave New Works - Emory University, Atlanta, GA
PINK IN THE PARK SERIES
Perfect for BREAST CANCER AWARENESS programs.
At 3:00 o'clock in the morning defenses are down and tempers flare when a middle-aged accountant, living on the ground floor of an old New York apartment building, finally confronts the neighbor living upstairs who has been walking around in circles overhead for the past 10 hours.
Samuel French One Act Festival NY - Finalist
Brief Acts Company - New York, NY
George Kernodle Competition Fayetteville, AR - Finalist
Perfect for AIDS AWARENESS programs.
In the parking lot outside Patterson’s, an old-fashioned funeral home, two high school sweethearts find making amends may require at least one of them to give up the shirt off their back. In the award-winning comedy Ms. Miller dares to ask the question: Is a funeral home ever the appropriate place to settle an old score?
Asheville Community Theater, NC - Autumn Players
Decatur Center Arts Festival - Decatur, GA
Southeast Playwrights Project - Emory University
Do old dreams ever die? If they don't, is it ever too late to act on them? This is the question Clarice forces Bernice to answer one extraordinary day in August, while sitting on the back porch of an ordinary old folks home on Mulberry Lane.
National Playwriting Competition, IA- Winner
Island Players - St. Simons Island, GA
Asheville Community Theatre, NC - Autumn Players
In 1955, in Atlanta, GA, the line dividing blacks and whites was clearly defined unless you happened to be a nine-year-old white girl struggling to hold on to the only family you had left.
National Playwriting Competition, IA - Finalist
George Kernodle Competition, Fayetteville, AR - Finalist
Little Theatre of Alexandria, VA - Finalist
When Kate’s mother leaves the gas stove on all night, it sets in motion a confrontation over the nature of aging and what to do if you’re lucky enough to get old! Mixing current events with childhood memories puts Kate, Amy, and Lara at odds with each other as well as their mother and sends them on a path that's hysterical and heartbreaking and ultimately inspiring.
New England Theatre Conference (NETC)
John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award
Best Play of the Year
It's the last meeting of the 1st Tuesday Book Club (which meets on Thursday!) and Allison, Mia, Fran, Louise, and Janice are awaiting the arrival of their celebrity guest. But as they wait the question of whether Oprah will come or not is ultimately not as important as what they learn about themselves and how much they mean to each other.
Dayton Playhouse Future/Fest - Finalist
#1 Critics Choice & #1 Audience Favorite- Dayton, OH
Working Title Playwrights Festival - Atlanta, GA
Audition Monologues for Young Women Publication:
When an inexplicable ball of light begins to shine in Dillard County, GA, it sends the townspeople scurrying for answers. What is it? Where did it come from? When will it leave! Some ignore it, others dismiss it, and some swear it is a UFO waiting to land. LIGHT BURGERS is a romantic comedy that explores the mystery of what happens when ordinary people experience something extraordinary!
Off Off Broadway - Carousel Theatre Company, NY
Georgia Theatre Conference - Winner Best Actor & Actress
Playwrights Theatre of Denton, TX - Finalist
Also available in a ONE-ACT EDITION perfect for High Schools, Community Theatres, and competitions.
When Mattie summons Chandler to come home because their sister Adele has seen the statue of the Virgin Mary crying real tears, Chandler finds that returning home is harder than she ever imagined. But playwright Mary Miller believes that maybe you can go home again and that miracles sometimes do take place in real flesh and blood, not just on wooden statues.
"BRILLIANT" Naples Daily News, Naples FL
Theatre Conspiracy Foulds Theater, Ft. Myers, FL - Finalist
New Plays in Process Hertz Stage - Alliance Theatre, GA
Women at the Door Theatre Competition,
Chicago, IL - Finalist
Women Playwrights Initiative, Orlando, FL - Finalist
A CHRISTMAS HOUSE is the perfect love story of an unforgettable Christmas. It is a wonderful play for anyone who has ever: built a house, worried about getting old, been single, been married, experienced sibling rivalry, delivered a baby, or spent the holidays with their relatives! It will touch anyone who has ever waited until the prime of their life to embrace their dreams.
South Carolina Playwrights Conference
Beaufort, SC - Finalist
Art Downtown/Gallery 209 - Brunswick, GA
Waterloo Playhouse Production - Waterloo, IA
Directors Lab Workshop - New York, NY
I WITNESS explores the divisions within an inner-city African-American family during the summer of 1991 when they are suddenly jolted from their numbing existence by a brutal murder. (NOTE: I Witness was the inspiration for WITNESS.)
Dayton Future/Fest Award, Dayton, OH - Winner
Alice Arts Center Production - Oakland, CA
Road Theatre Summer Playwrights Festival #9
Los Angeles, CA
A MATTER OF GRACE set in New York City after the greatest economic downturn and housing crisis of our times exposes the ugly side of the American economy: the downsizing, the greed, and the games we play with other people’s lives.
National Repertory Theatre Foundation
National Play Award - Finalist
Jane Chambers Playwriting Award - Honorable Mention
Chicago Dramatists Reading Series - Chicago, IL
Raven Theatre Workshop Series - Chicago, IL