Writing

Fly works as a playwright, deviser, and performance writer. Explore some of their work below, and view Fly’s CV or New Play Exchange Profile for more.


TIME WHAT DAY – an interactive performance series (for more information, visit timewhatday.com)

TIME WHAT DAY is an audience-driven series of interactive performances in which players inhabit, investigate, and inscribe digital and physical spaces to explore and enact Theories of Memory, Space, Time, and Identity. Each volume comprises a Game Box, a Digital Text, and original and compiled Theory readings. Digital Texts are built using web platforms like Twine and Google Earth, with additional design elements programmed in HTML5 and Javascript. Orignal sound design is also created using Audacity.


INSIGNIFICANCE IS SICKENING AND LOVE MEANS NOTHING AT ALL; ALL IT IS IS THE STRENGTH TO KEEPING GOING ON NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS

an adaptation of Chekov’s Three Sisters

Productions: University of Arizona Studio Series (2017; Director John Muszynski, Scenic Design Jason Jamerson)

Workshop Productions: Peck School of the Arts Mainstage (2012, Director Rebecca Holderness)

Readings: University of Arizona (2016)


BELL AND BLISS

Workshops: UWM 508 (2016), Spooky Action Theater (Washington, DC) – New Works in Action (2015)

Readings: Spooky Action Theater (2015), The Battery Factory (Milwaukee, WI) (2015, 2014)

Commissioned by UWM Professor Rebecca Holderness through funds from UWM’s Office of Research

President Garfield lays dying behind a curtain in the White House – a bullet is buried deep in his belly, and Dr. D Willard Bliss is trying desperately to find it. Enter Alexander Graham Bell, overwhelmed and exhausted by the success of his revolutionary telephone. Both men seek greatness: for Bell, an invention that will redefine his success as a scientist; for Bliss, to be the ultimate medical savior of the nation. As Garfield slowly succumbs to sepsis, their failed attempts to save him fully-charge the motivations of Bell’s Assistant, Charles Sumner Tainter, as the feedback from a faulty circuit suggests that what they’re searching for may not be a piece of lead.


LOVE IS A HORSE WITH A BROKEN LEG TRYING TO STAND WHILE 45,000 PEOPLE WATCH

Productions:  The Battery Factory, at The Red Dot Restaurant, Milwaukee (2013)

Reviews: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Readings: Peck School of the Arts (2011)

Reviews: Shepherd Express; Shepherd Express 2011 Year in Review

Pictured: Tim Palacek as Henry in the 2013 Milwaukee production. Photo by Joe Kirschling.


Meet Me at The Avant Garde

Productions: Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (2013)

Commissioned By PSOA Theatre and Finger-Style Guitar Programs for the Year of the Arts

Preview and Playwright Feature: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Other Press:

The Avant Garde Coffeehouse Project at Peck School of the Arts

Shepherd Express: Promising Fusion – Meet Me at The Avant Garde

Tuning In with Randy-O

Interview with 88.9 Radio Milwaukee

Shepherd Express: Revisiting Milwaukee’s Avant Garde Coffeehouse

Milwaukee Magazine’s Friday 5 April 26th, 2013

Shepherd Express: Meet Me at Kenilworth


For more info on Fly’s related performance writing and collaborations, see their full CV