I, along with Laura Neill and Phaedra Michelle Scott, have been selected as SpeakEasy Stage’s 2019 Boston Project Playwrights. Each of submitted proposals for original plays set in Boston, and will write (or further develop) our plays over the course of the year. The process ends in a weekend of public staged readings in June.
I’m using the below “working synopsis” for my play, The Usual Unusual:
True Colors, Boston’s last remaining queer bookstore, has managed to stay afloat even as other bookstores and gay establishments have withered in the shadows of Amazon and Grindr. It faces an identity crisis after Coach, the store manager, offers Charlie, his de facto son, a leadership role. The staff considers a business opportunity from a questionable tastemaker, and scramble to create a unified message while unprecedented turnover threatens to undermine decades of progress.