Important Stories | Small Scale

Important Stories | Small Scale

Original Intent Theatre looks to the history of dramatic form -- how it has been reconfigured to serve people throughout history in expressing themselves, their concerns and the ideas of their time -- to tell modern stories to modern audiences; and to do so in the modern marketplace where telling important stories on a small, inexpensive scale remains essential, if increasingly difficult.

Moon 2 @ Tryston

Moon 2 @ Tryston, written by  Janeen Stevens and directed by Carol Ferrone, is a play about two  rebellious young people from problematic planets dealing with a  nefarious plot devised by military/industrial CEOs. Stevens drew  inspiration for the play from Eisenhower’s farewell address to  congress.

Toughing Slumaria

Toughing Slumaria is about four young single mothers from different ethnic backgrounds–who live in the same apartment building, and who share the common need of public assistance to get by–through their endurance of a sexually predatory landlord, they form a bond which strengthens as they seek a way out of their situation to pursue lives of safety and dignity.

Barcinda Forest

Barcinda Forest is an environmental play which deals with the subject of deforestation and the cataclysmic effects it has on an assortment of forest creatures when they realize that the forest they call home is being destroyed by a land developer. It is a play that captures a forest's heart, soul, and interconnectivity.

This is a 4-act play of 9 characters and minimal production requirements. The language of the play uses prose for the land developer and verse for the forest creatures. The performance runs 2 hours; this includes a 15-minute intermission between Acts II and III.

No Greater Love

No Greater Love is a vibrant musical drama that celebrates through song, dance and poetry the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Moon 2 @ Tryston, Barcinda Forest, No Greater Love, and Toughing Slumaria are for sale on a royalty basis. Barcinda Forest is offered free of charge, provided that a portion of the proceeds are donated to an environmental cause. Toughing Slumaria is offered free of charge, provided that a portion of the proceeds are donated to an organization that supports and empowers abused women and children.

If you are interested in producing one of Janneen Stevens’ plays, please contact her via the contact form for a synopsis, pages, quote, and/or a contract and script.