HE WHO LAUGHS
God has spoken! Alfred Wells, a prosperous Manhattan businessman has heard God's voice and has been blessed with many gifts. However, he's now been commanded by Him to do the Unthinkable. What results when a religious man is forced to choose between his relationship with the Almighty and his loved ones?
Everybody's pal, Billy Ryan, a husband and father of three, has suffered a heart attack and is laid-up at Franklin General. This sets in motion events that threaten to realize Billy's worst nightmare; that his secret life of hookers, porn, booze, drugs, (and other fun stuff too numerous to mention), will be revealed. He's sick. He's broke. He owes thousands. His wife hates him. His kids would too, but they don't really know who he is. While in the hospital, Billy's aided by the tough love of his Uncle Ray, and surprisingly, by the genuine care and concern of his young doctor, a devout Christian, Liz Kim. Once released, he might wish he was back in the hospital. He's in danger of losing everything; his family, his job and maybe even his life for the pleasures to be found on Jefferson Street. JEFFERSON STREET is a darkly comic foray into the varied worlds of sex for hire, its effects on one man's life, his friends and family.
First Prize Winner
PlayLabs-The Playwrights Center
Featured at PS 122, presented as part of playgroundzero, at the undergroundzero festival.
Directed by Sarah Rasmussen
LENNY & LOU
Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Play
as part of the Helen Hayes Awards
Outstanding Resident Play as part of the Helen Hayes Awards
American Theatre Critic's Association
Annual ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award
2006 Lucille Lortel Foundation Playwrights Fellowship