Set in a violent and mystical metropolis, Broken City uses a percussive and eclectic score to tell the story of a young woman named Noa, who impersonates a legendary mud creature in an attempt to inspire her people to fight back against the oppression they've been facing. When things do not go as planned, she and her brother Daniel end up on opposite sides of a war and must choose between loyalty to their cause and loyalty to each other, until one is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice to fix their beloved city.
Music by Melissa Miles.
Cast size: large; run time: two and a half hours including intermission.
The Cardioluthier follows two couples, to be played by people of any gender, as they struggle to understand the mechanics of the human heart... which, in their world, happens to look like a miniature violin. Dakota, a cardioluthier responsible for the creation of custom violin hearts, is perfectly content to remain removed from the people hir work benefits until the mysterious Sam commissions a heart for hir sister and forces Dakota to consider the implications of hir inability to make an unbreakable heart. Thirty years later and miles away, another cardioluthier, Morgan, who fixes broken hearts for a living, is forced to confront hir personal demons when hir ex, Jamie, demands that ze fix the heart ze broke. As one couple falls in love, the other rediscovers why they couldn't, and all four gain new perspective on the joys and consequences of love.
Cast size: 4 (any gender); run time: 90 minutes, no intermission.
Nestled high in the mountains somewhere far from the complications of the modern world, Halcyon Creek, USA, is a mining town unlike any other. Rather than mining gold or coal, it mines words— the kind of words that beget ideas. Aside from the few townspeople who make up the Committee responsible for distributing words to the outside world, no one ever leaves Halcyon Creek, and no one ever comes to it… that is, until a mysterious young man named Benjamin Elias suddenly appears. With the help of the Committee head’s daughter, Abigail, Ben discovers that Halcyon Creek may not be as utopian as it seems, and the powerful secret it hides could destroy more than just the town.
Cast size: 8 (5 men, 3 women); run time: two hours plus intermission.