Winner! 2008 Kansas City Women’s Playwriting Contest
Finalist! 2001 Heidemann Award, Actors Theatre of Louisville
Finalist! 2007 Eileen Heckart Senior Drama Play Competition
This collection is filled with winners. Every play is an award winner and has been performed around the country. Each part gives an actress a chance to put in a winning performance. From the quirky characters in Rock, Paper, Scissors
to the exercising ladies in Harvesting the Marigold Seeds
; from the two caretakers of all the unborn babies in Limbo
and with the final appearance of God, these characters will delight audiences from start to finish. Moving On
is a hilarious evening of short plays that will have the audience laughing, crying and thinking about how women face the challenges of moving on while staying connected to the past. A winning combination!
"Moments of comic genius - huge laughs with each of her lines" - Justin Steensma, Managing Director, Pro Musica Tours, NY
"A palpable hit for an enthusiastic audience" - Alan Woods, ICWP Archives at the Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute, The Ohio State University
"The beauty of these plays is that the playwright doesn't tell you how to play it, she leaves the door open for you to discover the richness of the subtext." - Rose Leininger, Artistic Director, Red Hen Productions
Rock, Paper, Scissors was a 2001 finalist and nominated for the Heidemann Award in the Actors Theatre of Loisville National Ten-Minute Play Contest. The play was first presented by The Brief Acts Company, a Division of Love Creek Productions Network, at the Parker Theatre at the Algonquin Theatre in New York City on July 23, 2008. It was directed by Steven Barrett. Harvesting the Marigold Seeds was first presented at the Red Hen Theatre Cleveland, Ohio, in June 2005. It was directed by Rose Leininger and subsequently won the 2008 Kansas City Women’s Playwriting Contest. Limbo was first presented by the Red Hen Theatre in August 2007 and was a finalist in the 2007 Eileen Heckart Senior Drama Play Competition. It was directed by Rose Leininger.