Home-Cooked: A Cautionary Tale

Love hurts. Friendship hurts more. A triptych consisting of three ten-minute comedies, Home-Cooked documents three best friends in one New York apartment who are brought together by odious ex-boyfriends, tone-deaf viola students, phallic vegetables, peanut butter allergies, and a distaste for the third world.

Read a selection from the script.


  • DORA, a television journalist, 27
  • JOANNA, a violist, 28
  • ROBBIE, an aspiring actor, 26


  • Jimmy's No. 43 (New York, November 2005)
  • Jimmy's No. 43 (New York, January 2006)


My friend Lisa wanted to direct a piece for a ten-minute play festival. According to the festival's requirements, the play had to have (i) a dish washer, (ii) a bathroom, and (iii) a vegetable of some sort. Thus the first part of Home-Cooked was born. The next two parts followed when the venue requested that we turn the one ten-minute play into a full evening.

"Let us elope tomorrow! We shall borrow a horse and gallop across the moor until we find a passing vicar." ~ Lydia Languish, The Rivals