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Published in 1979, Children of a Lesser God focuses on the conflicted professional and romantic relationship between deaf former student, Sarah Norman, and her teacher, James Leeds. 

 

The setting is Foster's Diner, a New Mexico rest stop that lost most of its clientele when a new highway bypass opened.  Complications arise when illegal drugs
and guns enter the picture, and one
patron resorts to physical, mental, and
emotional torture when he holds
everyone hostage.

 

Stephen ("Red Ryder") swore
he would never return to
New Mexico after a tragic ordeal.
When his Mother dies,
he is forced back home to
confront his past, while falling back
in love with the woman he left
all those years ago.

 

Amelia is on the run in the family RV, with husband Jack's body in the back and hostage Darryl at the wheel.

Romance blossoms as Jack decomposes.

The Hope E. Harrison T18 Foundation is
a non-profit organization with the
joint mission to increase awareness of Trisomy 18 and to raise funds for
scientific research.

 
 
 

Leona escapes to Jamaica to grieve the loss of her baby daughter, Edith. While there she meets kindly housekeeper Clara Mayfiel, who pulls Leona out of her depression with her no-nonsense style.

Full List of Works

PLAYS

QUALITY O MERCEY (Current)
TIME AND CHANCE (Current)
MARILEE NAD BABY LAMB: THE ASSASSINATION OF AN AMERICAN GODDESS (2012-PRESENT)
++DEBOOM: WHO GIVES THIS WOMAN (THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT PLAYS, 2006-2007) (2010)
*PRYMATE (2005)
**THE DRAMATURGY OF MARK MEDOFF (5 PLAYS) (2004)
***THE SAME LIFE OVER (2002)
*TOMMY J & SALLY (2000)
##KRINGLE’S WINDOW (EIGHT PLAYS FOR CHILDREN) (1999)
A CHRISTMAS CAROUSEL (1997)
*GUNFIGHTER – A Gulf War Chronicle (1997)
GILA (1996)
*CRUNCH TIME (with Phil Treon, 1998)
*SHOWDOWN ON RIO ROAD (with Ross Marks, 1998)
*THE HOMAGE THAT FOLLOWS (1995)
*STEFANIE HERO (1990)
*STUMPS (1989)
*THE HOMAGE THAT FOLLOWS (1987)
+*THE HEART OUTRIGHT (1986)
*KRINGLE'S WINDOW (1985)
*THE HANDS OF ITS ENEMY (1984)
+*THE MAJESTIC KID (1981)
+*CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD (1980)
THE LAST CHANCE SALOON (1979)
FIREKEEPER (1978)
THE CONVERSION OF AARON WEISS (1978)
THE HALLOWEEN BANDIT (1978)
+*WHEN YOU COMIN BACK, RED RYDER? (1974)
*THE KRAMER (1973)
*THE ODYSSEY OF JEREMY JACK (w/ Carleene Johnson, 1973)
*THE WAGER (1967)

*Published by Dramatists Play Service
+Published by Peregrine Smith
**Published by Edwin Mellon Press
++Published by Applause Theater and Cinema Books
##Published by University of Texas Press
***Published by Next Stage Press

Radio Plays

THE LAST CHANCE SALOON (1980)
THE DISINTEGRATION OF AARON WEISS (1979)

Films Written

WALKING WITH HERB (Summer 2018)
THE HEART OUTRIGHT (2015)
REFUGE (Refuge Partners, 2009)
100 MPG (Creative Media Works, 2006)
SANTA FE (Doradel, 1997)
HOMAGE (Skyline, 1995)
SHOWDOWN ON RIO ROAD (AFI, 1993)
CITY OF JOY (TriStar, 1992)
CLARA'S HEART (Warner Bros, 1987)
CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD (Paramount, 1986)
APOLOGY (HBO Premiere Films, 1986)
OFF BEAT (Touchstone, 1986)
WHEN YOU COMIN' BACK, RED RYDER? (Columbia, 1979)
GOOD GUYS WEAR BLACK (MarVista, 1978)