Sophocles in L.A.

Dramatis PersonaeSOPHOCLES, a playwrightSOCRATES, a philosopherA POLICEMANA FLYING ROBOT Inhabited by the Ghost of Søren KierkegaardCHORUS of Graduate Students SCENE: the outside of a small house in Carson, California.Enter SOPHOCLES from the house.SOPHOCLESI do… More

Getting Around to It

Setting: The interior of an apartment. Some clothing, a spoon, and several pens lie on the floor. Downstage left is a small table set with chess pieces in front… More

Healing Bin Laden

Two priests stand on the platform before an altar. SHERYL and DAVID are seated on the first row of pews. FATHER CARL: If anyone desires prayer and the laying… More

The Secret of Sky: Act III (Evening)

The Secret of Sky: Act III (Evening) CAST OF CHARACTERS The PRISONER A man in his early thirties—attractive but disheveled; dressed in a long-sleeved T-shirt, gray sweat pants, and (when not in… More

Judgment Walk

My adolescent years are the most vivid of my memories. Maybe because they were the most intense and shaky of my life experiences. Back then nothing seemed normal.… More

Laying Roots

I wake from my sleep stiff and groggy. When I try to lift my head, it feels heavy, too heavy. My neck is sore. I lay flat on my… More

How to Survive in Prison

Find out your boyfriend got married. Spend as much time in the yard as possible. Learn to fit in. Become someone’s girlfriend. Stop thinking about the outside world. Join… More

Silent Chatter

John woke one rainy morning and discovered the writing in the floor. When his bare feet touched the cold concrete, he looked down to locate his slippers and… More