Stillwater: A Play
Elijah Haslip, a gay man in his early 40s, returns to his childhood home after a 25 year absence, summoned by his dying mother, Lette-May Haslip, to assist her in dying before the cancer can take her. Old wounds bleed fresh as Elijah seeks truths from his mother amid the secrets and lies of their past and present. In their struggle to come to terms with each other and deal with the revelations that unfold during his visit, Elijah and Lette-May ensnare Saundra, the Haslip’s former maid come back to take care of Lette-May in her time of need, and Carl, Elijah’s much younger boyfriend, who tags along on the visit in a quest to learn about the emotionally closed-off Elijah and his past.
The Boys of Ward 6
In 1958, as a response to the kidnappings and murders of two children in Iowa, the police began rounding up any and all sexual deviants in an attempt to quell public outcry when no one was arrested for the crimes. Locked up in the state mental institution and branded sexual psychopaths, the men, mostly homosexuals caught in undercover sting operations, were subjected to various forms of treatments in a search to cure them.
Loosely based on the book Sex-Crime Panic: A Journey to the Paranoid Heart of the 1950s by Neil Miller.