Blood And

celtic sword

The tangled loyalties of modern stepfamilies, in a timeless setting of Greek tragedy.



Development History

An early version of this script had a table reading at the Stagewrights playwriting group, part of Stageworks Theatre in Tampa, on March 22, 2011.  With Matthew Belopavlovich, Slake Counts, Eileen Kotelos, Dahlia Legault, Dave Waterman and James Wicker.

This script was workshopped as part of Fanni Green’s Staged Readings class at the University of South Florida School of Theatre and Dance, in March 2012.  With a staged reading directed by Fanni Green on March 28, 2012.  With Lindsay Allen, Manny Franco, Johnny Grade, Jamison Hudson, Kendell McNay, Laydelis Piloto, Alyssa Richards, Ricardo Soltero-Brown, Jim Wicker, Krystal Wilkins and Carmin Williams.

A later version of the script received input from dramaturg Alice Austen of the Chicago Dramatists Network, followed by a staged reading at Stageworks Theatre in Tampa on June 11, 2012, as the winner of Stageworks’ Breaking New Ground competition.  Directed by Karla Hartley.  With Elizabeth Fendrick, Kerry Glamsch, Midge Mamatas, Ben Rosenstrauch, Nicole Jeannine Smith and Jim Wicker.