Full-Length Plays

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CACTI

3 women, 1 boy, 1 child of any gender

 

How far can you run in 15 seconds? If you lived in the Israeli towns that are close to the border with Gaza, your life would depend on it. Cacti tells the story of an Israeli middle school biology teacher who attempts to decide between her past, her family, and all that is familiar, to her calling and feeling of safety in the world.

Semifinalist: Playwright Realm's 2019-2020 Writing Fellowship, 2020 Premiere Play Festival

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GENESIS

5 women, 3 men (other doubling options are possible).
 

Emunah, an 85-year-old Israeli woman of Yemenite decent, is detained at Customs and Border Control in Newark Airport. Izzy, a 17-year-old Korean-American high school senior, is working on her college application essay and HATING every minute of it. These two strangers are both searching for something from their past, which holds a missing piece of their identities.

Finalist: Playwright Realm's 2021-2022 Scratchpad Series

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PRIVATE MOMENTS

4 women, 1 man, 3 actors who move of any gender

 

At 18, Mika secretly writes poetry, fears roaches, and falls in love for the first time. She's also given an M-16 and told she's now in charge of guarding a military base. Private Moments is a coming-of-age story that strives to break misconceptions of what it's like to be a female IDF soldier. (Spoiler: Not everyone is a Gal Gadot-esque Wonder Woman.)

Produced Shorts Written By Daphne

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VALIDATION (2021)

  • Official selection: Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival (play version)

  • Official selection: Indigo Moon Film Festival

  • Official selection: Bozeman Film Celebration

  • Top 10 Films of the Week: Direct Monthly Online Film Festival

  • Best Drama Nominee: Alternative Film Festival

FOOTSTEPS OF A MERMAID (2015)

  • Official selection: NewFilmmakers​ ​NYC, 2016

  • Official selection: Blow​ ​Up​ ​Chicago​ ​International​ ​Arthouse​ ​Film​ ​Festival, 2015

  • Featured in CinéWomen​ ​Magazine, 2015

HOMESICK (2015)

 

  • Official selection: ​The Lee Strasberg Alumni Film Festival, 2018

  • Official selection: NewFilmmakers​ ​NYC, 2015

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PAPER DOLLS (2014)

  • TV screening: CrossingsTV, 2015

  • TV screening: NYC Life, 2015

  • Official selection: ​The Asian American Film Lab’s Film Festival, 2014