MONSTER by Ava Geyer; photograph by Jim Carmody
It’s the future and body-swaps are a booming arm of the wellness industry. Dan is being a bad father and wants someone to take his place. A dark comedy about tech, “self-care”, and where trauma lives in the body.
Theater Masters Visionary Award 2020
Jodie arrives in LA to get her brother off heroin and into rehab. Her husband, Hal, is in Atlanta pitching the next big thing in pharmaceuticals: a drug that cures addiction. A pressure-cooker about family, money, dopamine, what it really means to be a "user" and what it truly means to be "clean".
developed by EST/Youngblood, reading dir by Ava Geyer feat. Evelyn Giovine 2022
Adult brothers Allan and Jerry welcome home their mom Kay, recently deprogrammed from an extremist feminist cult. Al and Jerry want to trust that Ma is "all better", but it's hard to be sure. She's still acting strange. A feminist horror comedy (with songs).
developed through Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Shank Residency '19-'20
When self-help guru Drew Capuano's compulsive masturbation comes to light, he retains the services of the only person who will still represent him: his power hungry 24-year-old female assistant. Meanwhile, survivor Mona Giotti works to make sure she's put Drew away for good. A brutal and brutally funny odyssey through America's media machine that puts perpetrator and survivor on a collision course of reckoning.
finalist, Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition 2019
world premiere, Wagner New Play Festival 2019