Hannah’s job is to portray “ghosts”— deep-faked recreations of people’s dead loved ones— as a form of grief therapy. When a new client reveals a startling connection to Hannah’s life, she must reckon with her own ghosts: the family she lost, and the family she left behind. Ghost Play by Brenden Dahl is a sci-fi drama about the cost of human connection and the strange ways we memorialize those who’ve passed on.
Agnes Nixon Playwriting Award
Manny blames himself for Sam leaving. He spends every waking moment wishing things could have gone differently, that they could still be together— and then digiCore offers him a chance to move on. To absolve himself of guilt. He can’t say no.
Lying on a cold surgical table with nodes hooked up to his implanted digiChip, Manny relives every last moment of his relationship with Sam, as a clinician twists his words and actions to present a version of reality Manny can live with. But when he wakes up, Manny realizes that there may be more to absolution than he'd originally thought.
Developed in Residency at Philadelphia Young Playwrights and through Theatre Exile's Studio X-hibition
Relative Theatrics Playwrights Voiced Festival Finalist
Semi-Finalist at Blank Theatre and Dreamcatcher Rep
Her friends, who have never felt anything real, can’t help her. Her son, who doesn’t know what he likes, can’t stop lying. She lives in Pintop, a city, really more of a town, and she’s had enough.
But Rose didn’t mean to kill her husband. Really.
Developed in Residency at Philadelphia Young Playwrights
Produced by Ball State University
Produced by Northwestern University
Upon realizing that his days on Earth are numbered, Charles Coates Junior vows to record the remarkable story of his life: when he was a child, he was sent on a colonist mission to the recently discovered planet Glennanike, along with several other disadvantaged youth, in order to find alternate habitation for humanity. But while recounting these events and interacting with the memories he had spent his entire life suppressing, Charles finds it harder than he could have ever imagined to face his own past.
YoungArts National Merit Selection
Blank Theater Playwrights Festival Semifinalist
Scholastic Gold Medal Winner
Produced Virtually for Philly Fringe 2020
Arthur Blair, a quiet, lonely man with crippling social anxiety, lives in a decrepit New York City apartment with a minimum wage job at a frozen yogurt store. His life is made more vivid, however, by the presence of his three imaginary friends: Hector, Zeke, and Samantha. Hector is a failed children's magician, Zeke a sardonic drug addict, and Samantha a sexy librarian.
But Arthur's imaginary world is threatened when a new girl, Mia, moves in across the way and they strike up a relationship. As Arthur's friends begin to revolt against the new girl, and control his life in increasingly extreme ways, he must attempt to face the reality of his situation and the source of his loneliness and despair.
PYP New Voices Festival Winner
Produced by Temple University