An 1880’s medicine show sells its strength elixir by entertaining the crowd with tales of strong women who drank the elixir including Slue Foot Sue (the cowgirl); Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett (the Tennessee frontier gal) and Annie Christmas (New Orleans Keelboater).
2006 Papillion Arts Camp (youth production)
A beautiful, but pampered princess publicly humiliates all of her suitors, including a kind young prince. Then the princess is given a gift of a minstrel from an anonymous prince, she dismisses the minstrel and sends him to sing to the pigs. However, the minstrel eventually tricks the princess into kissing him. When her father catches them, the princess is forced to marry this poor minstrel. When she must work in the kitchen for the kind young prince whom she rejected earlier, her humiliation is complete. The humbled princess, though, still has one more surprise in store for her.
2007 Summer Camp Youth Production, Papillion NE
Jane is a 14 year old who is dragged along on a family road trip following the route of the Corps of Discovery led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. History comes to life for her though when the family reaches Ft. Mandan, South Dakota, where Sacagawea, a 16 year old Shoshoni Native American, joined the 1804 expedition.
2003 Omaha Theater Company professional Black Box production and local tour; 2002 Omaha Theater Company Black Box professional production
Robin Hood uses many disguises to continually trick the Sherrif of Nottingham, his daughter Luciana, and Prince John. Robin Hood eventually needs HER merry band of outlaws and her childhood friend, the brave Maid Marian, to save her from the gallows.
2009 Omaha Theater Company Youth Production; 2003 Omaha Theater Company (Youth production) 2002 Papillion La Vista Arts Network Youth production
World premiere stage adaptation of the Newberry Award winning book about a 13 year old Inupiat Eskimo girl who gets lost on the Alaskan tundra and must befriend a wolf pack for survival. Production is a heavily movement based show.
2000 Omaha Theater Company (Professional production on Mainstage)
Laura gives her new Cat a cupcake. The Cat is so excited and happy, but he then asks for sprinkles. Laura gives him sprinkles, but the Cat makes a huge mess. Cleaning up the mess will get him wet, so Laura gives him a bathing suit….which leads to crazy adventures to the beach, the gym, a mountain, a lake, and a museum..
2010 Omaha Theater Company Main-stage Production; 2010-2011 National Tour
An original story of two kids battling leukemia who use imagination to help them deal with the fear and pain of chemotherapy.
Selected Production History
2010 Students Providing Innovative Theater, Iowa City, 2003 Omaha Theater Company (Teen Production) 1997 Macon College, Georgia (College production); 1996 University of Texas at Austin (University touring production)
Awards: 1997 Southwest Theatre Association’s New Children’s Theater Script, Nebraska Arts Council 2002 Individual Artist Award
Cast Size: for a minimum of 4 actors (2m/2f) can be expanded to 6-8
The Mysterious Case Files of Silver Cash, Money Detectivewas recently featured at a national financial literacy conference in Los Angeles California. This interactive theater in education play focuses on Silver Cash, a fourth grade money detective who helps students with their money problems. The audience helps solve The Case of the Closed Coin Purse, The Case of the Missing Money and The Case of the Most Important Client Ever as they learn about budgeting expenses and income and cost comparison. The play tours into 60 elementary schools in Omaha every year.
Haley, a thirteen year old girl, is the only human being; everyone else in the entire world are aliens in disguise as humans sent to Earth to create her world.
2010 Papillion La Vista Network (youth production), 2008 Phoenix Theater (youth production), 2003 St. Joseph’s School San Jose CA (staged reading), 1999 Omaha Theater Company (Teen Production) 1997 University of Texas at Austin ( Lab production)
2003 Children’s Theater Foundation Playwrights in Schools selection
Adaptation of the classic Grimms Fairy Tale of a meek little tailor who kills 7 flies in one blow. A small misunderstanding leads the tailor into the challenge of fighting giants, dragons and an evil king to win the hand of a princess.
2008-9 Walnut Street Theater (professional touring production for 4 actors), 2008 Town Hall Theater (Dayton, OH) large youth and community show and professional touring show), 2005 Omaha Theater Company (professional production in black box), 2009 Omaha Theater Company (large youth cast summer camp production), 2008 Papillion La Vista Arts Network Nebraska (large youth cast summer production)
Cast Size: for a minimum of 4 actors (2m/2f) can be easily expanded to 16+
Bobby Goodspeed is a soft-spoken 7th grader who survives his mixed-up preadolescent life with the unwavering support of his three best friends: the outspoken Addie, the flamoyant Joe, and the tough Skeezie. Everything changes when Addie decides that the four of them should run against more popular peers in the upcoming student council election on a No-Name Calling platform.
In 2004, the book inspired GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing created a national No-Name Calling Week. The project seeks to focus national attention on the problem of name-calling in schools, and to provide students and educators with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate name-calling in their communities
Production History: 2011 Omaha Theater Company Main stage Production
Cast Size: A minimum of 5m/2f (with doubling), can be expanded to 9m/4f currently (working on a new draft for a larger youth cast of 10m/7f with possible chorus)