Many Snows Ago, in story theatre fashion, brings the folk tales of the Lenape and other Eastern Woodland people to life. Produced at over 75 schools and organizations in New Jersey. Perfect for study of the East Coast's first people. Available through Next Stage Press.
Mamma Mia - La Befana?! weaves the ancient Italian Epiphany tale, La Befana, into a contemporary American setting. Could the fun loving sixty-something Nonna from Florida really be the thousands of years old La Befana?
The Eagle and the Old Woman, based on an Ashanti Tale from Ghana.
Produced by Villagers Summer Theatre Program, Village Barn Theatre, 2004. Available through YouthPLAYS.
Wanda, The Girl Who Cried Witch Follow Wanda on her journey to find playmates. Along the way, she learns that feeling special, being happy with who she is, enjoying where she lives and always telling the truth is the best way to find and keep friends. Available through Next Stage Press.
Rapunzel, commissioned by Caffe e Dolce for an Octoberfest performance, 1993.
Hearts for the Heartless, Super Hero Santa, Detective Dog, Whispering Waters and others totaling 30 commissions produced by the Laffin' Stock Company, a professional children’s theatre company, 1975-1980.
The five-character play demonstrates how sharing, caring, grieving and even allowing a spark of humor to fly through cyberspace helped our nation get through the painful aftermath of 9/11. During and after one of the most horrific tragedies our nation has ever faced, our keyboards kept us connected.
Licensing through Next Stage Press
Ruth St. Denis: The Dance Continues, merges the mother of modern dance’s choreography and wit. Commissioned and produced by Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Somerset County Vocational Technical High School, 2007.
The Crane Chronicles, a raucous tale of Stephen Crane, his family and the women’s temperance movement. Commissioned by the Stephen Crane House and funded in part by the NJ Council on the Humanities, 1998.County Vocational Technical High School, 2007.
Stephen Crane: The Middle Years, a venue specific play to be performed through-out the house that was home to author Stephen Crane for one third of his life. Commissioned and presented by the Stephen Crane House, 1996.
Turn About, a saga of suffering and resilience during the American Revolution. Commissioned and presented by the Millstone Borough Historic Commission, 1976.
Transitions, shares the personal tales of the 1776 Watchung Mountain encampment. Commissioned and presented by the Somerset County Bi-Centennial Commission, 1976.
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Thank you to all the wonderful readers who laughed with me! I enjoyed presenting at Independent Bookstores and for Italian American clubs. So far we have travelled to Newtown, PA, Frenchtown, NJ, Waterbury , Ct, Kenilworth, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, Trenton, NJ, Lakewood NJ.
If you are interested in a presentation - a lot more than a reading - of my humors travel memoir, contact me.