a full-length play, 2 F/2 M/1 dancer
Synopsis: In present day Virginia, Tammy’s routine as a housewife, mother, and Weather Station watcher, are interrupted when her only daughter leaves for college and begins expressing herself in ways that land her in jail. Tammy, and her husband Ed, used to be members in the punk rock movement in New York, before they traded it in for a normal life in suburban Virginia. When Tammy finds out that her former lover, punk rock legend Bobby Foster, dies of a drug-overdose, she struggles to hold onto her normal routine.
Donna Storm, a weather personality, offers Tammy a diversion in the Weather Station, but when it’s not enough anymore to merely watch the weather, Tammy begins creating the storms in her living room. In the end, Tammy must decide to continue living her life vicariously through other people’s experiences or to go outside and face life on her own.
Play Lab Series, Great Plains Theatre Conference, 2012, directed by Becky Key Boesen. Cast: Sasha Dobson, Brad Boesen, Noemi Berkowitz, Tyler Hale, Patrick Lambrecht, and Melissa Lewis. Also pictured: Heather Helinsky (dramaturg), Max Sparber and (panelists). Photos curtesy of Metropolitan Community College and Thomas Grady Photography.
Above: Workshop Production, Lee University Writer's Festival, 2010, directed by Lisa Neely. Cast: Amber Wood, James Williams, Erin Owenby, Christine Williams, Will Jayroe, and LaEsha Williams.
Above: Staged Reading, Third Course: Theatre, 2012, directed by Lisa Neely.
Cast: Caroline Cienki, John Cienki, Jodi Wicker, Leslie Dovale, Trey Sellstrom, Nathan Raley.