Short Plays

The Speedy Gonzales Memorial Turtle Sanctuary

 When Diana comes home from the trial, she expects to find Carmen in a heightened state. What she doesn't expect, however, is to find that she's made their backyard into a sanctuary for stray turtles. This play explores the extremes we will go to in order to cope and the understanding necessary for us to be there for the ones we love. 


City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting (Finalist) | 2019

Sandbox Theatre Festival Second Place Winner | 2019

Gary Garrison 10 Minute Play Award (Region 3 Regional Finalist) | 2018

Production History:

Sandbox Play Festival at Tipping Point Theatre | 2019

Development History: 

City Theatre She Shorts Sneak Peek (Concert Reading) | 2019


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