Scripts

Stage

Aporia! A Tale of Rhetoric and Philosophy (Musical)

“What About Me” Live

Music by Eli Maskin. Production Directed by Miranda Hoyt-Disick.

An exiled Cretan rhetorician named Protaginus starts a fly-by-night rhetoric school in Athens. But after he falls in love with one of his student’s wives, he has to win a high-profile court case and get out of town, before an insatiable Socrates turns his attention to Protaginus’ fledgling academy.

My senior thesis in General Scholarship (or Interdisciplinary Studies) for Wesleyan University, awarded Honors. I began writing it in April of 2015, and was awarded the Olin Fellowship in that same year to do research and finish the first draft. The work was read in the Alpha Delta Phi house at Wesleyan on November 20, 2016. It was then staged by the Wesleyan Alternative Theater Collective, Hermeneutics, April 14-16, 2017 in Wesleyan’s Malcolm X house, during which I served as dramaturg and rap coach.

 

Watching Football (One-Act)

Script     Video     Trailer

Four stoners’ thoughts about postmodernism, Hollywood Blockbusters, metafiction and anything else they can think of come to life, while watching Monday Night Football.

Written for Contemporary Plays in the fall of 2014 and performed on April 11, 2015 in the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall at Wesleyan University. Directed by Zach Ezer.

 

Shuck and/or Jive (One-Act)

Two Jews in the 1920’s appropriate black music to write race records. Two black men in the present lock themselves in a radio station after a militant broadcast goes awry. A magical spirit paddles a boat between the two.

Written for Advanced Playwriting in the Spring of 2015.

 

The Man in the Mirror (One-Act)

A young man processes the death of his father and the end of a relationship from the prison of his bathroom.

My first serious attempt at a script. Written for Introduction to Playwriting in the fall of 2013.

 

Features

Kami Hotel

Aimless drifter Aiden finds a purpose in life: caring for a hotel that houses gods no one believes in anymore, but when the newly popular Greek pantheon arrive to destroy the hotel, Aiden and the gods must defend their shared home.

Written for Screenwriting at Wesleyan in the Fall of 2016.

 

Beer Chaser

After throwing a party to impress the girl of his dreams, perpetual slacker Oren must replace 90 imported beers, or the crust punk band he stole them from is coming for him.

Written in the Spring of 2016.

 

Television

American Dad– Halternative Medicine

Steve and Principal Lewis steal some time-stopping watches from the CIA; Stan becomes obsessed with homeopathy, and Roger’s out to prove he’s telekinetic.

A spec script written for contests in the Spring of 2017.

 

Punching Bag

The origin story of the first ghetto superhero, his sidekick, a former boy genius and a magical community college professor.

Written in the Spring of 2017.

 

Once Again, the Day Is Saved

In a world where superheroes and villains are crisis theater, the world’s first real superhero, a disgruntled villain and a television reporter unite to uncover the conspiracy.

Written in the Spring of 2017 for Writing for Television II at Wesleyan.

 

Silicon Valley– Data Mine

Richard and the Hostel must contend with a pernicious government regulator; Monica needs a client list from Russ, and Bighead makes a friend.

Written in the Fall of 2016 to gain entry to Writing for Television II at Wesleyan.

 

Web

Prep (Parts 1-6) (Webseries)

Six shorts about a professional protester forced to return to his conservative hometown for the summer.

Written and shot during the summer of 2016.

 

Shorts

Did You Bring It? (Stage Short)

Two dancers argue about their routine and their relationship.

Written for a playwriting masterclass in the Spring of 2017 at Wesleyan.

 

Shadow Box (Sketch)

Two men discuss golf and sex in a coffee shop.

A sketch I’ve rewritten more times than I can count, first during a sketch writing spree in 2014, most recently sometime in 2016.

 

Fratalini (Sketch)

A husband and wife bring their kids to the restaurant where they first met.

Written during a sketch writing spree in 2014.

 

So, We Fuckin’ or Nah? (Sketch)

A man tries to apply Tinder logic to the real world.

Written during a sketch writing spree in 2014.