Dawdy Pugg: Killer Reporter
Under Consideration
Dramedy Pilot

LOGLINE
A thrill-seeking TV reporter turned tenacious vigilante finds herself slaying the bad guys at night, only to turn around and cover the deaths with her own twist, live on TV the next day.

SYNOPSIS
DAWDY PUGG (30) is on her way to Miami Beach for the best reporting job ever. But thanks to a few ignorant thugs who think she knows a woman named Frieda Friday, Dawdy ends up kidnapped, drugged, and framed for Frieda Friday’s murder.

It’s not such a bad place to be, considering she caught one of the thugs threatening her on tape, and that tape can earn her another Emmy for “on-the-front-lines” reporting. But when she accidentally kills one of her kidnappers, everything goes south. Dawdy ends up in jail accused of not just one murder, but two.

Now she’s in trouble.

Behind bars, Dawdy meets her murderous mentor, BEATRICE BICE (65). Beatrice teaches Dawdy the ways of a hands-off murderess. Without ever pulling the trigger or slashing a single throat, Beatrice shares with Dawdy dozens of ways to kill the bad guys by staging the killings as accidents.

“The advantage you have is that camera,” Beatrice tells Dawdy. “You can tell the world aaaanything you want, and they’ll believe you.”

Armed with this knowledge, Dawdy makes her way back to the newsroom and onto the streets of Doverling, taking out the menaces of the world, one by one.

 

Sticks
Available for Production
Dramedy Pilot

LOGLINE
A secrets and scandals writer stuck in the sticks of a redneck town turns to a celebrity drug dealer for career advice in order to keep her own secrets from being exposed.

SYNOPSIS
RICKY RICHMOND (32), a seemingly prim and proper wife and mother, yearns to escape the redneck town she’s trapped in to chase big-time dreams as a novelist. If she had her way, she would co-write a book and go on tour with the famous mystery writer, Peter Searle, who intentionally hides his face on his books and at signings as part of his “mysterious” persona. But in order to follow her passion and escape the sticks, she’s got to keep a shameful secret under wraps; a secret that is about to cost her $60 thousand dollars.

Enter celebrity drug dealer, MAC FISHER (60). Many in the community are fascinated with the scholarly drug ringleader because he’s been able to elude authorities for so long. But when District Attorney CLARK RICHMOND (52) gets to the root of his drug ring and busts it up, he puts Mac Fisher behind bars.

Did we mention that Clark is Ricky’s husband? Yeah. It’s a problem.

Surrounded by toothless townies, smelly fishermen, and hunters who wear entirely too much camouflage, Ricky’s only solace is her three like-minded friends who also want more out of their lives. When those friends give in to death, drama, and fear, Ricky’s hunger for success grows even more, triggering her to ditch her squeaky-clean persona and choose that of a drug-running diva instead.

 

Water Moms
Available for Production
Comedy Feature (120 mins.)

LOGLINE
When a new mom in town pulls a group of parental misfits together to help hydrate and encourage an underdog high school marching band, it results in watery warfare after a jealous rival tries to sabotage the band in order to become ‘Water Mom of the Year.’

SYNOPSIS
GRACE ALLEN (42) is a small town mom who needs to feel relevant again. After the death of her husband (who was devoured by a shark after he thought it was a good idea to feed it milk bones), Grace and her 14-year-old daughter RUBY relocate to the community of Lakeshore. Ruby joins the unenthusiastic high school band. But during Ruby’s first down-home country parade at her new school, Grace discovers that the band has no parental support. The kids are dying of thirst and sweating to death. An already experienced Water Mom, Grace starts a new Water Mom’s Club at Lakeshore, much to the chagrin of the Lakeshore High’s biggest rival mom, MIRANDA MOODY (35).

Miranda is a Middle Heights Academy mom, determined to take home the “Water Mom of the Year” trophy. But she feels threatened by Grace and all Grace has done to help Lakeshore become the best high school band in the area.

To nab the trophy, Miranda tries to sabotage Lakeshore High. She sneaks vodka into the water cooler, runs like an idiot savant through the band’s number during judging (this is a no-no), and steals the drumline’s sticks, all in an effort to make sure Lakeshore High doesn’t qualify. But Grace Allen won’t have it. To save them during the biggest competition and parade of the year, Grace goes back into her past and pulls out the karaoke champion in her. Her song, coupled with the band’s best playing, gives the crowd something to get excited about. But will it save the band – and rip the “Water Mom of The Year” trophy out of Miranda’s hands?

Visiting Bammy Lewis
Produced at CNY Playhouse,
Syracuse NY 2014

Full-length comedy play
Review

 

SYNOPSIS
Three Santa’s, two uninvited guests and one lottery ticket are about to define the future of the meek, yet mighty John Lewis. It is Christmas Eve, and ten colorful and highly misunderstood relatives have come to visit Bammy, John’s insensitive and perpetually unemployed wife.

John is hopeful this Christmas will be different, but his hopes are quickly thwarted as Bammy’s family begins their usual, selfish shenanigans. Their inconsiderate ways have him wanting to run away for good. And thanks to a local Christmas lottery with a jackpot of $250 thousand dollars, he just might get his chance.

This full-length holiday comedy with an ensemble cast of 11 explores more than just the dysfunctional family aspects we so often see in our own families, it also exposes the reality of love disguised in a variety of narcissistic ways. No one is perfect. No family is perfect. And despite the bickering and physical comedy that brings to life one hellish Christmas Eve, one thing is for sure: Sometimes being selfish isn’t a bad thing.