NEW & UPCOMING

Television and film

CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS: The Machine Stops

E.M. Forster's classic sci-fi story was ahead of its time when it was first published over seventy years ago, predicting, among other things, the rise of digital interconnectivity.
Cavander's adaptation of the story for the BBC will be reissued in 2015 as part of a collection of futuristic dramas, Out of the Unknown. read more

Old Flames

When a packet of old love letters is discovered the results are tumultuous and uproarious for two generations of a bickering but loving family. read more

Brother Jesse

A monk takes off from his monastery to spread his message to the world - Elvis lives. And he has proof! read more

Hot Dog

A dog from the pound turns out to be prize show material, and brings high drama, low farce, and eventual peace to the household that adopts him. read more

The Phillis Wheatley Story

Two teenage girls, one white, the other black and a slave, conspire to show the world that true genius knows no color bar. A true story. (Monterey County Film Commission Artistic Talent Award). read more

The Survivor

Two participants in the clinical trial of a new cancer drug fall in love. When one of them is cured and the other discovers he has received a placebo they are faced with an agonizing choice.

Forever Wild

Escapees from a wilderness boot camp find more than they bargained for in the Great Outdoors. read more



 

Theatre

CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS: Gunplay

[80 minute play, no intermission, 4 characters]
A couple have entered into a trial 'Beta Version' marriage, in the hopes that finally they can find a happy mutual commitment. But everything changes when they entertain an old friend, and get into a discussion about owning a gun. . read more

Oedipus the Man (Re-titled 'The Curse of Oedipus')

This new play received its world premiere in Los Angeles in 2014, garnering several nominations for 'Best Play' and/or 'Best Production'. See under 'The Legend of Oedipus' entry in THEATRE Section/Plays read more

Timon of Athens

Commissioned by the Oregon Shkespeare Festival. World Premiere at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, March 2014. read more

Jack Lewis Has a Visitor

Based on a true story, two men, continents apart in life and fundamental beliefs, engage in old arguments and fight new battles - the most important of which are within themselves. read more

Tanglewood Tales [Family Audiences Musical]

(Music by Richard Peaslee) Nathaniel Hawthorne's charming and fanciful retelling Greek myths reimagined with a modern twist. read more

Phillis and the Tea Party

Two teenage girls, one white, the other black and a slave, conspire to show the world that true genius knows no color bar. A true story. (Stage version of a screenplay on the same subject). read more



 

Fiction

Conneda

A traditional Irish folk tale, reimagined and expanded for a Young Adult reader. read more

Clara has a Past

Latino mother whose baby was adopted arrives incognito to work in his house in suburbia, U.S.A. read more

The Taste of Throb (Story)

Can you eat your words - literally? read more



 

New & Upcoming

Latest commissions, ideas, concepts, sketches, scripts under construction - Kenneth Cavander is always exploring new subject matter. Among the projects engaging him at present ... read more

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    The Curse of Oepdipus

    • Nominated Best Play, Best Production, including a LA Drama Critics Circle.
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    Timon of Athens

    • Adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare & Thomas Middleton
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    Sir Gawain and The Green Knight

    • Arthurian legend mixes high drama, romance, and danger.
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    C.S. Lewis Beyond Narnia

    • The story of his struggle to solve the mystery of earthly and divine love.
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    The Greeks

    • The story of the Trojan War as dramatized in 10 classic Greek plays, with Christopher Reeve as Achilles.
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    Hawthorne Country

    • Inspired by stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Allison Janney and Richard Thomas starred.