Synopsis: Based on the first book of the mystery-trilogy, "The Pittsley County Chronicles," JUCKETS begins after the unsolved disappearance of the little Bradburn girl the day before a blizzard. The main characters, psychology professor Julia and veterinarian Adam, meet and are drawn into the investigation as Adam leads Julia into a world of backwoods life to find both evil and humanity in unexpected ways.
Genre: Feature-length Psychological Mystery
LOG LINE: In 1932 New England, spinster Madeline Abbott believes her only friend has been murdered by a concpiracy of strangers; but in her relentless pursuit of justice, Madeline sets into motion a series of catastrophic events.
SYNOPSIS: In the stone cold heart of a 1932 New England winter, Madeline Abbott visits her oldest and closest friend who resides directly accross the lake, just over the New Hampshire border from Vermont. She finds Celia seriously ill and walled away from reality by several strangers who have won her confidence. At Celia's untimely death, Madeline's instincts cry out Foul Play. Like Hamlet, she vows never to rest until the truth is revealed. But in her zeal, she cannot imagine the series of events she will set into motion--or how drastically they will alter the lives of every person in Celia's house that fateful day of Madeline's visit.
BLOODLINES is the story of a Lithuanian-American family at a crisis point. The youngest member, Tony, is confronting the tragic realities of his life as a soldier while suffering the burden of his father’s suicide. His sister, Betty, is on the verge of losing custody of her son to her ex-husband, just as older sister, Sonja, is about to lost her marriage. They are all dealing with “the world, the flesh, and the devil” in a darkly humorous way.
SHORT PLAYS (10-15 minutes):
Yazidi Women--just completed (5/16)
Huma's Loom—Herring Run ArtsFest, Middleboro, MA (Sept. 2002); "Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Peace & Justice Theater Festival" in three venues on Cape Cod [June, 2005]; Theatre Cooperative's ‘Ritalin Readings,' Somerville, MA [Jan. 2006]; the Boston Theater Marathon [May 2006];
Little Silk Worms—Herring Run ArtsFest [Sept. 2003];
Hair Weave—New England Academy of Theatre's NEAT Short Play Festival, New Haven, CT [June, 2005]; "Pubic Reading Series" by The Regroup Theatre, NYC [Mar. 2006];
Oh, Brother—Herring Run ArtsFest [Sept. 2005];
The Fall of Fall Reeve—Middleboro Public Library [June 2004]; Culture*Park's 4th Annual Short Play Marathon, New Bedford, MA [Oct. 2005];
2nd Empress-ions—Ten Grand and a Burger Productions, NYC [Mar. 2006]
The playwright has had play productions in Boston and New York and is the recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant in Playwriting, an award from the Artists Foundation of Massachusetts, and an American Regional Theatre Award (ARTA).