“Recipe for a Riot Grrrl”
(30 min) 2 females or female-identifying (40s).
When the leader of a ’90s Riot Grrrl band decides to quit and become a baker, her sister and bandmate fights to save their feminist punk rock dream.
“Unsettled” (aka “Brontësaurus”)
(90 min) 1 female/female-identifying (50-ish), 2 male/male-identifying (30, white; 30, black).
When a Canadian divorcée arrives in a depressed Yorkshire town, a struggling tour guide pretends to be the aristocrat of her period drama dreams, hoping to get a job in her wealthy family’s UK branch plant. But, when he involves his best friend in the ruse, issues of race, class, and imperialism arise, changing their lives forever.
Big Ideas Festival Staged Reading, Alumnae Theatre Company, Toronto, June 22, 2022. Directed by Pat McCarthy. Dramaturgy by Carolyn Zapf. Earlier 2022 developmental reading for Next Stage, with direction and dramaturgy by Temilola Gafaar.
“A Little Bite of Paradise”
(40 min) 1 female/female-identifying (40-50s), 1 male/male-identifying (late teens)
After a mother loses her son to an opioid overdose, Wayne (the son’s teenage drug dealer) loses a big delivery. Does the dead boy’s mother have anything to do with its disappearance, and why does she insist on hiring Wayne to help in her garden?
(60 min) 2 females/female-identifying (20s; 50-60s), 2 males/male-identifying.
An actress playing Joan of Arc must care for her mentally ill mother while confronting a director who conflates female anger with madness.
SHORT TV SCRIPTS
“The Right Leg” (5 min) A young doctor discovers he’s amputated the wrong leg of a notorious biker gang leader. Nominated for a Ryerson University CE Film Program screenwriting award.
“Roller Coaster” (20 min) Four tween friends seek adventure at their local theme park. A spec script for Decode Entertainment’s TV cartoon comedy Girl Stuff/Boy Stuff.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Toronto Arts Council First Time Writer’s Grant
Nominated for Ryerson University CE Screenwriting Award for “The Right Leg”