Theatre: Plays

The productions listed below were all either commissioned, or developed and produced, for major theatres or theatre festivals in the U.S. and the U.K.

  • The Legend of Oedipus

    The Legend of Oedipus

    2-evening epic drama that combines all the parts of the famous myth scattered among the ancient traditions into a seamless narrative, linked by satiric commentary from watching Olympians. Williamstown Theatre Festival. (based on plays by Sophocles, Euripides, and others.) See The Curse of Oedipus (Home Page), which used material from this version to create a successful one-evening political drama.

  • Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland

    'Translator' for director Andre Gregory's groundbreaking physicalization of Lewis Carroll's masterpiece. Long-running production played in New York for several years.

  • Andersen, Dream Lover

    Andersen, Dream Lover

    An evening with Hans Christian Andersen - he goes through a spiritual crisis as a jealous lover while being haunted by some of his key fairy tales, which crowd his imagination and take the stage.

  • Arthurian Dreamscapes

    Arthurian Dreamscapes

    (Electronic score by Richard Peaslee). Stories of mystery and danger from Malory's Arthurian Cycle retold as variations on the Hero's Quest. Williamstown Theatre Festival Production directed by the author.

  • Omaha


    1-act comedy set in 21st century New York about a slacker and his attempt to make a clean break with his current girl friend. He can't. Nantucket Theatre Festival production.


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    The Curse of Oedipus

    • Nominated Best Play, Best Production, including a LA Drama Critics Circle.
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    The Tempest

    • Version of the play by William Shakesepare for contemporary audiences
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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.