Work includes Erratics, The Saint Plays, Quiet House, Wolf at the Door, Tailings, Beginner, Ideas of Good and Evil, and Vireo (with composer Lisa Bielawa). The Soulographie Project is a series of 17 plays written over 20 years, on the history of the US in the 20th Century from the point of view of its genocides (produced at La MaMa, NY, November 2012). Soulographie scripts include Maria Kizito, Burnt Umber, Heavenly Shades of Night are Falling, Yermedea, and Drunk Still Drinking.
His works have been presented in San Francisco (Intersection, Thick Description, Yugen), Seattle (Annex, Empty Space), Austin (Frontera), New York (BACA, Whitney Museum, La MaMa), San Diego (Sledgehammer), Chicago (Red Moon), Atlanta (7 Stages), Los Angeles (Cal Rep, Museum of Jurassic Technology, Automata), Belgrade (Dah); Oslo (Fyrhusset); Providence (Wilbury Group); elsewhere. He has taught at the U of Iowa, Naropa, UC San Diego, UT Dallas, and Cal Arts (graduate); U San Francisco, SF State, Santa Clara, and Skidmore (undergrad); he has taught workshops with the Belarus Free Theater in Minsk, and Mashirika in Rwanda. Founder and Co-artistic Director, Tenderloin Opera Company (Providence and San Francisco—we generate new works of music-theater by, for and about people who are homeless/homeless advocates). Graduate, New Dramatists. Former Dean of the School of Theater, CalArts; former Director of Writing for Performance, Brown University. Recent graduate of the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley California, with a Master of Theological Studies degree. Currently visiting professor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
NEW PLAYS BY
THE WEAK AND THE STRONG
Stubborn old man. Contemporary. Oklahoma. Responds to Paul's Letter to the Romans.
THE LOST AND THE SAD
Stubborn old woman. Contemporary. Oklahoma. Responds to Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls.