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PLAYWRITING

Playwriting

Stranger Sings!
The Parody Musical

Take a trip back to Hawkins, Indiana: 1983 —when times were simpler, hair was bigger, and unsupervised children were getting snatched by interdimensional creatures. 


Stranger Sings! is a parody musical that lovingly riffs on the hit Netflix series and all its campy nostalgic glory. Join Mike, Eleven, Lucas, Dustin, and the whole Hawkins gang for a night of adventure, thrills, indulgent pop culture references, pubescent angst, heavy synth, poor parenting, convoluted love triangles, cheap effects, singing monsters, and maybe, just maybe, justice for everyone’s favorite missing ginger, Barb Holland. Prepare to go Upside Down with Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical!


Book, Music & Lyrics by: Jonathan Hogue
Orchestrations & Arrangements by: Michael Kaish
Off-Broadway Production Directed by: Nick Flatto
Off-Broadway Production Choreographed by: Ashley Marinelli


Venue: Playhouse 46 at St. Luke’s (Off-Broadway)
Previews Began: September 13, 2022
Opening Night: September 22, 2022
Closing Night: May 7, 2023

The Nations

Six young American missionaries descend upon a little village somewhere in the third world for a nine-month mission of sharing the Gospel and changing lives. Fatigue and frustration simmer under the surface at the six-month mark, and teammate Daniel begins to express concerns that the team’s presence in this community—as well-intentioned as it may be—might be more damaging than they think. Soon, team leader Rebecca finds herself beginning to unravel as she tries to hold the team’s faith together (and her own) while wrestling with the feeling that Daniel might be right… 

Based on real international missions experiences, The Nations is a drama about identity, altruism, and finding faith when God is nowhere to be found.

2023 CLIVE AWARDS FINALIST

The virtual world premiere played to a nationwide audience in March 2021, directed by Noel Duffie.

The Resurrection of Walt Disney’s Frozen Head From Its Cryogenic Slumber in The Year 2066

Walt Disney is alive! Well, sort of. It's the year 2066, and Walt's frozen head has been resurrected from its cryogenic slumber to celebrate a major technological announcement from the Walt Disney Company! But the world is a very different place than the one he left 100 years ago. 

A surrealist drama about the worlds we imagine and the worlds we destroy.

Camp Nightmare

It’s 1985, and a group of jazzed up teens are getting ready for the best summer ever at Camp Razzamatazz, a theatre camp deep in the New Jersey forest. Too bad they happen to be tap dancing on cursed grounds, and a series of masked murdered with a taste for theatre kid blood are on their way to wreak havoc on the camp’s Opening Night, which just so happens to be - you guessed it - on Friday The 13th. Will the show go on, even if rising star Tammy Sue Thompson is the last left with limbs? Camp Nightmare is a wild and bloody jukebox musical featuring all the greatest hits of the 1980s… and all the greatest slashers as well.

Originally commissioned by Primary Wave Artists. Currently in development. 

ONE ACTS

Scenes From An Isle In The Middle Of The Sea

Four millennials are stranded on a deserted island, desperate for rescue. A bottle washes up on the beach. What’s inside? Or more importantly… what does it mean? (10 min)

The Wilderness

Adam and Eve have been banished by God from the Garden of Eden to labor in the wilderness. As they reckon with their new life, they also long for what they’ve lost. (10 min)

Oedipus The Best

Oedipus is officially the best king that has ever existed and everyone says so (even though he lost the popular vote). Too bad he slept with his mom. But that’s fake news. (10 min)

SCREENWRITING

Screenwriting

Treasures From Heaven

It’s time for the annual Treasures From Heaven ministry conference for the small-town Mount Kenosha Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God of the Americas, and this winsome group of Pentecostals are believing in faith for it to be their most powerful year yet. But when their highly anticipated guest speaker’s travel plans are disrupted, the congregants are thrown into a Holy Spirit tizzy as they attempt to bring the whole event to fruition, with only hours to go before their church’s biggest night.  


Treasures From Heaven is a mockumentary about small town faith and the earnest personalities who never stop believing. 

COMEDY

Comedy

TikTok

Chat GOP

SKETCH: A brand new handheld device that uses AI technology to help modern day patriots make sense of this woke new world. (4 min).

Broadway Beat

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Out of Work SAG Actress Now Available for Regional Productions of MAMMA MIA!

NYC TERROR WATCH: Another Hundred People Reportedly Just Got Off of the Bus, are "Looking Around"

BLOGS

Blogs

Theatremakers Studio

Executive Producer and Self-Producing Coach for The Theatermakers Studio

World Race

Selected travel blogs from volunteer work as a Storytelling Captain for The World Race (October 2016 - August 2017), an international missions trip that included aid work across 12 countries in 11 months - Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, The Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, and Kenya.

ACADEMIC

Academic

Columbia University MFA Thesis

BROADWAY BEYOND THE PROSCENIUM: Why Immersive Theatre Is The Wave Of The Future, And What It Will Take To Get There

A thesis submitted in February 2024 in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Fine Arts in the Columbia University Theatre Program of the School of the Arts, which argues that immersive productions are vital to Broadway’s future growth as a commercial industry and artistic bastion, and despite recent failures, such productions have the potential to find economic viability on Broadway with further precedent supported by audience development and industry-wide cooperation.

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