Kids & Family Projects

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Rescue Rue
​An Original Musical Fairytale w/puppets and people, currently being adapted to a children's storybook!
 

When a little dog named Rue wishes for a "Happily Ever After" from her Fairy Dogmother, she soon embarks on an emotional journey of self-discovery and belonging. Kicked out of her home, Rue meets new friends and enemies alike on the street and at the pound before finding her "Furever" home in NYC and realizing life is really about finding your happy beginnings, not endings! Based on a true adoption story, this family-friendly pop musical is told by a colorful cast of puppets and people.  For kids, and kids at heart! (Recommended for ages 4+)

 

For more, please visit RescueRue.com.

Monica's Mixing Bowl
An Original Children's Series

Let's make friends with food! Monica's Mixing Bowl is a children's series that empowers families with knowledge about food nutrition, allergies, and dietary restrictions through the help of narrative, puppets, and song.

Contributing songwriters from the series include Georgia Stitt, Drew Gasparini, Michael Patrick Walker, Andrew Horowitz, and Gary Adler (who also wrote the theme).

For more, please visit MonicasMixingBowl.com !

Cone of Shame
​A Short Puppet Film (now being adapted to animation!)

 

Co-created with Randy Overland. 

This Handmade Puppet Dreams Microcommission tells the story of a pup in a cone of shame left at home while his humans go to the beach... and the power of imagination!

Beach Day
​A Short Puppet Film (Made in less than 48 hours!)
 

Co-Created with Randy Overland.

 

This award-winning short follows a little monster's desperate attempts to get out of the house. (After 2020, I think we all understand where they're coming from.)

Boys Lost
​A TV/Digital Series for Tweens/Teens
 

Based on an original concept by Donna Drake. Story by Donna Drake, Stacey Weingarten.

 

This sci-fi teen action-adventure dramedy explores an alternative, modern origin story for the Lost Boys of Neverland.

Pilot script and pitch materials available on request.

Local Moos
​A TV/Digital Series for kids 4-8
 

Once they discover there’s more to media than meets the eye, a couple calves (cow kiddos) start a news show out of their barn and learn to think critically about the media all around them.

Pilot script and pitch materials available on request.

This is just a cross-section of my writing work, and I'm always looking for new projects!
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