Like the most interesting man in the world, I don't often direct. But when I do, I prefer new plays.
A Year of Living Dangerously
Written by Brent Englar
Capital Fringe Festival
July 8–23, 2011
How do you survive in this crazy world if you’re …
In only four short plays, Brent Englar and his cast of Baltimoreans explain.
Come Out and Say It
Written by Erica Smith
July 13–28, 2012
Five people. Four pros. Three murderers. Two lovers. One miscalculation. As Vale deals with the aftermath of a heist gone wrong, he sees his plans—and his life—fall apart before his eyes. In Come Out and Say It, forgiveness is not quite as simple as it seems.
To license Come Out and Say It for production, please email Erica Smith.
The Apple Don't Fall
Written by Brent Englar
March 1–23, 2013
Six months ago, Dan’s entire known family died tragically in a tornado accident in Appalachia. So when Glenne shows up claiming to be his long-lost half-sister, Dan fears she wants nothing more than a piece of his inheritance. Besides, Dan already has plans for the money: to create—with a visionary director named Leon and his silent troupe of “enactors”—a new form of theatre consisting wholly of gesture.
Thus begins the battle for Dan's heart and wallet. Will high culture win out or will Glenne, who could really use the money to expand her tiny business into a global fitness empire? The final act opens with the inaugural performance by Leon's company; by the time it ends, Dan has decided where to invest. But can he justify his faith in visionary directors ... or newfound half-sisters?
T Minus Five ...
Written by the Playwrights Group of Baltimore
Charm City Fringe Festival
November 7–10, 2013
Earth will explode in 24 hours. Never fear: Your seat on the last spaceship out is secure. Only five seats remain, however. To fill them, you and your fellow passengers must narrow the field of candidates down from 10 men and women who bare their souls and (perhaps) plead for their lives.
Who will make the cut? Who will receive a second chance? Who will unexpectedly walk away? Ten fates are in your hands. In T Minus Five ...
Written by Madeline Leong, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital
April 14 – May 1, 2016
This thought-provoking new play is based on Dr. Leong's personal experiences in palliative care, a medical specialty that seeks to provide compassionate, holistic medical care to patients with serious illnesses. Life Support also encourages a public dialogue about doctor-patient communication.
To license Life Support for production, please contact Madeline Leong.