(3F) An adoptee who "feels" Jewish convinces a friend to break into the agency where her adoption was arranged.
(4F, 3M) Set in Matthew Brady's photographic studio, Lincoln talks with Brady at several key moments. Through flashbacks, we meet Mary Todd Lincoln and other women who had an influence on President Lincoln.
(3F, 1M) Told in reverse chronology, this drama explores love, parenting, and teen suicide.
(1AA F, 1 white M): When a Virginia slave learns about the Emancipation Proclamation, she makes a difficult decision about her baby and the baby's white father.
Want to celebrate women's history month? I've written 11 plays about historic Kentucky women, thanks to support from Pleiades Theatre Company and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. All have had readings or productions. Contact me for information.
|Audrey & Ora||(1 AA F, 1 white F) Inspired by the lives of Audrey Whitlock Peterson (1903-1978), coach of Woodburn's high school girls' basketball team, and Ora Porter (1880-1970), first registered nurse in Bowling Green, both from Warren Co.|
|The Anesthetic Was Psalms||(2F, 1M) Inspired by the life of Jane Todd Crawford (1763-1842), the woman who volunteered to have the first ovariotomy. Boyle Co.|
|First Woman of Industry||(2F, 1M) Inspired by the life of Catharine Danenhold Merlcher (1817?-1874?) whose pottery business in Jefferson County was one of the first woman-owned businesses.|
|An Interview in Midway||(1F, 1M) Inspired by the life of educator Phoebe Phelps Button (1840-1892). Woodford & Rowan Co.|
|Yes, I Cut Marble, Mrs. Grant||(3F, optional 4th actor, F or M) Inspired by the lives of Enid Yandell (1869-1934), sculptor from Jefferson County; Bertha Honoré Palmer (1849-1918), philanthropist born in Jefferson County; and Julia Dent Grant (1826-1902), wife of Ulysses S. Grant.|
|"The Lady Steamboatman"||(1F, 2M) Inspired by the life of Louisville's Captain Mary Millicent Garretson Miller (1846-1894), the first woman licensed as a Master of Steamboats.|
|Learning by Moonlight in the Mountains||(1F) Inspired by the life of adult education pioneer Cora Wilson Stewart (1875-1958) of Rowan Co.|
|The Crusader from Paducah||(3F & 1M portray 7F & 3 M) Inspired by the life of Hannah Evelyn Brooks, AKA Hebe Hamilton (1879-1926), journalist/suffragist/temperance activist. McCracken Co.|
|"One Black WAC"||(1 AA F): Inspired by the life of Anna Mac Clarke (1919-1944), lieutenant who won battles for racial justice in the Women's Army Corps. Anderson Co. Also, see the full-length play about Clarke, "The Colored Door at the Train Depot."|
|The Poet from Pikeville||(1 AA F, 2 F any race, 1 M any race) Inspired by the life of poet Effie Waller Smith (1879-1960) and told in the present time. Pike Co.|
|"She Moves Like the Wind"||(3F, 1M) Inspired by the life of Louisville's Elmer Lucille Allen (1933-), a chemist for 30+ years who earned a graduate degree in art at the age of 70.|