A new translation and adaptation of one of the finest love stories ever told. In turns funny, tender, and self-aware, this classic tale about the exquisite distress of loving from afar will find its way into the hearts of even the most skeptical.

World premiere at The Shaw Festival 2019.

Published by Playwrights Canada Press, June 2019

Cyrano De Bergerac

A full-length play in two acts for 7 men and 7 women

In this stunning third part to the powerful Queenmaker series, England’s first queen regnant finds herself fighting xenophobia, religious nationalism, and strained familial bonds in the power struggle that dubs her Bloody Mary.

World premiere at the Stratford Festival 2019.

Published by Playwrights Canada Press, June 2019

Mother’s Daughter

A full-length play in two acts for 6 women and 1 man

In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, a companion piece to The Last Wife, the continued reimagining of the Tudor queens sees the young Elizabeth navigate the court intrigues that would deny her the throne.

World premiere at the Stratford Festival 2017.

Published by Playwrights Canada Press, June 2017

The Virgin Trial

A full-length play in two acts for 4 women and 3 men

A dying husband, a steamy affair, a marriage steeped in violence that nonetheless offers an irresistible promise. A startling new play about Katherine Parr – the last wife of Henry VIII.

World Premiere at The Stratford Festival, July 30th, 2015.

Published by Playwrights Canada Press, July 2015

The Last Wife

A full-length play in two acts, for 3 women and 3 men.

In this gleeful and heartbreaking adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s stories for children, the Moon leads the Remarkable Rocket, and us, on a journey from the palace to the gutter, with many hearty interactions and characters in between. Stories included are The Remarkable Rocket, The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, and The Selfish Giant.

World Premiere at The Shaw Festival, June 2017.

Wilde Tales

A play in one act for 3 women and 3 men.

Set on a fruit farm at the edge of St. Catharines early in the fall of 1918, a family struggles with its inherited preconceptions of love and truth, and the lies and hatred of the past threaten to take victims in no less painful and personal a way than those taken by the Spanish flu.

Development: (working title: Waterworks) Banff Playwrights’ Colony 2008, readings at the Shaw Festival, self-produced reading, Blyth Festival, and Stratford Festival.

Drowning Out of Water

A full-length play in two acts, for five women and four men.

A Young Man meets an Old Woman sitting on an art installation in a park. They wait. They talk. They eat plums. Something unexpected happens. One of them falls in love. One of them dies. Based on the Japanese legends of Ono No Komachi, a published poetess of 9th Century Japan, and on the NOH plays that were written about her.

Development: first produced for Summerworks ’06 where it received critical acclaim for writing, acting, and direction.

A full length draft has was written and had a public reading at Buzz Festival, Theatre Passe Muraille in early 2011.

The Eleventh David

A full-length play in one act, for one woman and one man.

Using a metaphor of Penelope (as Earth) and Odysseus (as Humankind) Head and Body have a discussion about feminine and masculine principles, and how the current cultural climate of patriarchal achievement is destroying our planet.

Development: Self-produced workshop supported by TAC.

The Penelope Principle

45 minutes approximately. A monologue, duologue, or chorus to be set with movement.

Nell and Fen are trying to have a child. Again.
We follow this couple’s journey in two time settings, a pre-industrial culture and a contemporary one, as they face medical challenges and limitations, the pressure of their families and friends, and the stress on their otherwise solid relationship. Ultimately, Nell makes a decision that surprises all involved, and opens her way to something more.

Development: Groundswell Playwrights’ Unit 2004, Tarragon Playwrights’ Unit 2005, Banff Centre Playwrights’ Colony 2007.


A full-length play in one act, for 3 women and 3 men.