A Doctor's Visit
Winner of the Samuel French One Act Festival
During the Crusades, a sick King Richard the Lionhearted is visited by Sultan Saladin's personal physician, the Jewish sage Moses Maimonides. A different era's view of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. This recounting of the tale, one often used to illustrate the peaceful relationship between Islam and Jew, points to a sober lesson: the faith that nourishes and sustains us also drives us to war, and we have still not found a way to have one without the other.
The Slightly Exaggerated
True Story of "Civic Virtue"
The marble sculpture "Civic Virtue Triumphant Over Unrighteousness" caused an uproar before it was even installed outside City Hall in New York City, in 1922. This uproar lasted for over 90 years. It is here presented for your viewing pleasure in about 20 minutes. This script was commissioned by the Lennie Pierro Memorial Arts Foundation, and it resonates with current debates about Confederate monuments and the relationship between public art and the public.