Ramona, a fifty-year-old teenage vampire-lusting widow has a sixteen-year-old pragmatic, classic literature-loving daughter who refuses to learn to drive. Mother and daughter struggle to turn fiction into reality while constantly being haunted by the past in this play about death, immortal love and driving.

Production History

-To premiere at the 2013 Source Theatre Festival in Washington, DC

-Workshopped at Chicago Dramatists as part of the 10-Minute Play Workshop in 2010


-2011 Heideman Award Finalist


Well, after something like ten years of submitting ten-minute plays to Actors Theatre of Louisville, I am finally a finalist! (I’m glad I didn’t give up.) It’s exciting being a finalist, but it doesn’t really mean anything. Just keep writing. And submitting. And put it out of my mind.

The letter says they will announce the winner in January 2012 and that they will consider all finalist scripts for inclusion in their annual winter production of ten-minute plays as well as the Humana Festival of New American Plays in March of 2012. (That would so amazing! But trying to put it out of my mind so as not to obsess.)

The play that is named a finalist is Edward Cullen Ruined My Mother’s Love Life. I really love this play so I’m especially happy that this is the one that cracked the Heideman nut.

Submissions are open for the 2012 Award so it’s time to submit again. I just need to decide which play to send. And I need to send it fast because they have changed their submissions and are only accepting the first 500.

Last year they received 1,300 entries!

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