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
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.
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 Films Written By Daphne
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
Official selection: The Lee Strasberg Alumni Film Festival, 2018
Official selection: NewFilmmakers NYC, 2015
PAPER DOLLS (2014)
TV screening: CrossingsTV, 2015
TV screening: NYC Life, 2015
Official selection: The Asian American Film Lab’s Film Festival, 2014