Recent and ONgoing Projects

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A Lump of Coal for Christmas

Judith Ingber and Erin Weaver in A Lump of Coal for Christmas at Adventure Theatre MTC.

Judith Ingber and Erin Weaver in A Lump of Coal for Christmas at Adventure Theatre MTC.

COMMISSIONED BY ADVENTURE THEATRE MTC.

November- December, 2015


The Operators

The Operators in workshop at Arena Stage

The Operators in workshop at Arena Stage

Semi-FINALIST, O'NEILL THEATRE CENTER, NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE, 2016

Developmental Workshop at Arena Stage, 2015


The House Halfway

The House Haflway, Arena Stage

The House Haflway, Arena Stage

FINALIST, O'NEILL THEATRE CENTER, NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE, 2015

DEVELOPED THROUGH PLAYWRIGHTS ARENA AT ARENA STAGE, 2013-14

Source theatre festival, 2012

 


ONCE WILD: ISADORA IN RUSSIA

Once Wild: Isadora in Russia, a co-production of Word Dance Theatre and Georgetown University

Once Wild: Isadora in Russia, a co-production of Word Dance Theatre and Georgetown University

DIRECTED BY DEREK GOLDMAN

FEATURING KIMBERLY SCHRAF, CYNTHIA WORD, AND INGRID ZIMMER

A CO-PRODUCTION OF WORD-DANCE THEATRE AND GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, 2013

“Its greatest achievement is as a bold new work of art. This is a collaborative work of the highest order, a labor of love that turns on the same devotion to art and excellence that moved Irma herself.” Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post, May 2013


Carmen

Carmen, Galaxy Theatre, Tokyo

Carmen, Galaxy Theatre, Tokyo

Book by Norman Allen, Lyrics by Jack Murphy, Music by Frank Wildhorn

Commissioned by the Karlin Music Theatre in Prague, with an initial run from 2007 to 2011.

Subsequent productions in Seoul (2013), Tokyo (2014), Kaunas, Lithuania (2015-17) and a return to the Karlin Music Theatre (2015-17).


Available through Playscripts, Inc

Nijinsky's last dance

Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Play

Nijinsky's Last Dance, The Kennedy Center

Nijinsky's Last Dance, The Kennedy Center

"Run, walk, dance, strut - however you do it, get to the Kennedy Center to see Nijnsky's Last Dance.Washingtonian Magazine

"When the last words had been spoken on the evening I saw it, the hall sat utterly silent until Davidson broke character to take his bow. That doesn't happen randomly in the theatre - and it doesn't happen often enough." - Washington City Paper

"Holds such sway and power over the audience that you feel you are basking in the heart and soul of Nijinsky. In less than 90 minutes, you not only forget yourself, you leave yourself." - Washington Times


The Christmas Foundling. Woodford Theatre, Kentucky

The Christmas Foundling. Woodford Theatre, Kentucky

"A captivating and heartwarming drama." - Seattle Times

"The Christmas Foundling seems to have all the ingredients that Sierra Repertory Theatre could have wanted when it commissioned playwright Norman Allen to write it... A theatrical nugget that's virtually guaranteed to draw throngs year after year." -  Modesto Bee.

"The Christmas Foundling is a holiday treat that blends timeless themes of family with the romanticized charm of the Gold Rush." -  Union Democrat


In The Garden

Charles MacArthur Award, Outstanding New Play

In The Garden, Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA.

In The Garden, Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA.

"Seduction is as seduction does in Norman Allen's sex-and-crucifixion dramedy In the Garden -- a compelling blend of wit, adultery, and C.S. Lewis-esque philosophizing." -  Washington City Paper

"Allen's plays have always included issues of morality but he has never taken on religious spirituality so directly. Here he does so with great skill and great generosity." - Arlington Connection

"In the Garden glows with intelligence."  - Washington Blade


Coffee with Richelieu, Olney Theatre Center

Coffee with Richelieu, Olney Theatre Center

"The play is silver-tongued and dark-hearted; if you like sitting next to people with nothing nice to say, you'll enjoy it... An entertainment of ideas in the playful spirit of Sterne's 'Tristram Shandy'...veering among camp, conversation, diatribe and artifice." - Washington City Paper

A remarkably clever, hilarious, truly funny work, one romantically sexy and full of audience appeal. A showcase for Allen's prodigiously proven talent." - The Journal Newspapers


The Christmas Carol Rag

Score by Berlin, Cohan, Fleming, etc.

The Christmas Carol Rag, Signature Theatre, VA

The Christmas Carol Rag, Signature Theatre, VA

 

"A delightfully irreverent take on the Dickens classic... An enormously appealing new musical...just the right touches of sarcasm and gentle humor." - Variety

"A wholly delightful affair with the potential to become a recurring seasonal favorite." - The Washington Post

"The Christmas Carol Rag not only works beautifully, it even improves in several ways upon the original." - Cleveland Plain Dealer

 

 

 

OTHER WORKS AVAILABLE FROM PLAYSCRIPTS INCLUDE PLAYS FOR YOUNG ACTORS: JENNY SAINT JOANTHE MORNING OF THE EIGHTH DAY, AND WAITING IN TOBOLSK: THE CHILDREN OF THE LAST TSAR