“A Baltimorean mash-up of charm and funk”â€”Washington Post
For decades, the USS Constellationâ€”a 150 year-old sloop-of-war with a proud record of service fighting slave ships during the Civil Warâ€”has bobbed placidly in Baltimoreâ€™s Inner Harbor, a banal tourist attraction surrounded by brightly-lit restaurants and colorful curio shops, the weight of its history largely forgotten. For one love-struck, ambitious, and just-this-side-of-crazy man, however, the shipâ€™s aged timbers and obsolete cannons are a genuine inspiration, so he sets out to win his belovedâ€™s heartâ€¦ by breaking in, stealing the ship, and whisking her away on an impossible journey. Common sense says heâ€™ll never succeedâ€¦ but when a man has a vision, sometimes you have to believe.
Productions: Active Cultures (DC, 2010); Towne Street Theatre (Los Angeles, 2010). Readings:Â Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival (DC, 2011). Recognition: Larry Neal Award (DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, 2009).