Mayhem and Other Delights (aka Hope Lafferty's Early Works)
Riot GRRRL meets artificial intelligence meets Kundalini (variety show). A compilation of short works performed by Dresden Collective (Marfa TX) with music by Andy Schneider.
Readings and workshops, The Kennedy Center and Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts, Spring 2018
Developmental workshop, Marfa Theatre Incubator, Spring 2019
World Premiere, 2019 Capital Fringe Festival (Must See of Week Three)
Texas Premiere, 4th Annual International Fort Worth Fringe (2019)
One woman's love letter to the shy and studious, centered around a box and her ongoing war with gravity (solo show). Directed by Rhianna Basore.
Developmental workshop, Marfa Theatre Incubator, February 2020
World Premiere, 2020 Rogue Festival, Fresno CA
Texas Premiere, The Fifth Annual Fort Worth Fringe Festival, Fort Worth TX (2021)
I was raised on AOR radio - album-oriented rock radio. I went to more rock shows than live theatre. I listened to more college radio than musical scores. My artistic tastes combine an appreciation for the sterility of midcentury visual art and my ecstatic response to the sonic spontaneity of sweaty boys in smelly bars.
Like the LP, I view the plays that I write in a given period as part of the same creative impulse. I consider my short plays as the tracks on a record, to be performed together much like the tour that follows an album release. This type of compilation does not ghettoize those of us with short attention spans to festivals and competitions. These records (sic) reflect a thought-/art-form in their own right. Challenging for small casts. Easy on small budgets. Ripe for a distracted public hungry for the variety of human experiences.
In a word, punk.
Dramatists Guild of America
New Play Exchange
Texas Nonprofit Theatres Inc