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Screenplay

AS DEAD AS DISCO

Feature.

Once Upon a Time… At The Jersey Shore…

Young lifeguard captain Sandra Faye discovers the gruesome corpse of local beach bum “Disco” Davies and is flung into under-the-boardwalk underworld of drugs, violence, public nudity, and …beach badges in this sun-poisoned dark comedy. 

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Plays

FRANKENSTEIN UNLEASHED:

Full Length. 2m, 2f, 1 boy. Flexible Casting & Set.

Frankenstein Unleashed is a wickedly in-your-face tragicomic riff on Mary Shelley’s classic novel, exploring what happens when Victor Frankenstein actually completes his work on The Creature’s “Bride.” Infusing bold humor, classical allusions, and a fair dose of all-out gore, Michael Gardiner’s new play ponders nothing less than what it means to be “alive.”

Workshop: The Black Box Performing Arts Center, 2021.

ALL HOPE IS LOST:

Full Length, Dark Comedy. 5 Actors.

Flexible Casting & Set.

Somewhere between a Grimm fairy tale, an absurdist satire, and a children's television show, follow the impossibly optimistic and innocent Hope on her bizarre odyssey of self-discovery. As she interacts with a multitude of freakish characters, we'll begin to question: can hope truly flourish in an absurd and mean world?

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