Des Moines a play by Denis Johnson In a seedy apartment on the edge of Des Moines, an unlikely assortment of people come together for an impromptu party that takes them, by evening’s end, on a dam-bursting ride down a stream of conscious deluge. Downing depth chargers and singing karaoke, they struggle with the strange and unholy trinity of life, death and sex. Workshop presentations have been presented at The Rattlestick, The Flea Theater, Fence Magazine in New York City and Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and have featured LaTonya Borsay,Bill Camp, Kevin Corrigan, Mia Dillon, Neal Huff, Peter Garrety,Emily McDonnell, Melanie Nichols-King,Deirdre O’Connell, Will Patton, and Danton Stone, and directed by Will Patton (at The Flea) and David Kennedy.
Devotion A chance meeting between a man and a woman moving in opposite directions on their spiritual paths results in a romantic conundrum: is love the most sacred ideal? Screenplay: Elizabeth Cuthrell, Steven Rinehart, David Urrutia
Resuscitation of a Hanged Man Leonard English, an intense young man recovering from a suicide attempt, moves to the Cape Cod resort of Provincetown to work as a disc jockey-cum-private detective. He meets a beautiful woman and falls desperately in love with her – only to find out she prefers women over men. As winter lengthens and Leonard's anguish mounts, his desperate quests – for love, for redemption – take on an increasingly apocalyptic coloring. Screenplay: Elizabeth Cuthrell and David Urrutia, from the novel by Denis Johnson.
Psychos Never Dream a play by Denis Johnson Against a stark wilderness background in remote Idaho – in a deep hole in a yard, in a lone phone booth, in an unkempt house, in a “fallen world,” a group of aging former hippies quietly lust for sex, for gold, for perceived revenge, for company. Their ears still ring from the old days. A presentation at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. Featuring Will Patton, Denis Johnson, Lili Taylor, Emily McDonnell.
The Lantern Inn Under the pitiless lights of the Lantern Inn, two fifteen-year-old girls dance and dream their way out of childhood, hoping to escape with their humanity intact. Screenplay: Elizabeth Cuthrell