Playwright

A list of plays written by Prudence.

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker

Mary Todd Lincoln and her black dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckly were best friends until Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and their friendship was ruptured forever. Drama, 2 women, 2 men

Sister Girl

Mary Elizabeth Bowser, a college-educated freed slave goes undercover in Jefferson Davis’ Civil War White House pretending to be a half wit slave named Sister Girl. Drama, 3 women, 4 men

Duncan and Vanessa

Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf’s sister, was a Bohemian artist who lived on a commune in England with her bisexual lover, the artist Duncan Grant. They created great art for 50 years, had a child, but there were always Duncan’s male lovers. One of them, the writer, David Garnett, married their daughter in an act of revenge when Duncan rejected him. Drama 2 women, 2 men

Leave the Drama on Fire Island

All hell breaks loose when three friends from Workaholics Anonymous share house together on Fire Island. Comedy, 3 women, 1 man

Beatchick

The adventures of aspiring poet, Janet St. Vincent Levine as she tries to break into the literary scene of the Beat Poets in 1950’s San Francisco. Drama, 2 women, 5 men