sandey grinn - plays

a scene from Shrew!

Shrew! – Taming of the Shrew meets Italian Comedia in one lazzi filled act. A cast of Italian players begin the story but, from the moment Kate and Petruchio meet, their “love” brings out the Bard’s speech them, making their words as difficult to understand to the rest of the cast as their behavior. Played to full and happy “houses” for over five years at both Northern and Southern Renaissance Faires.


The Ceramic Cow, by Maryland Brown – A scene by scene parody of The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams. Performed with great success at the North Hollywood Arts Festival.


Couples, a comedy – Ten two-person plays, eighteen characters all performed by a seven actor cast. Enjoyed an extended run to full houses at Theatre Geo, Hollywood, CA.


Amen – God’s in the sound booth, calling the light cues (‘let there be light”) but on this production of the Bible,  before he can get to page two, all the women threaten to quit the “show”, unless they are allowed to tell their own stories. He agrees and just when he thinks it can’t get any worse for the Judeo-Christian Patriarchy, His own mom, the Great Goddess Asherah,  shows up just to help out. Received rave reviews in two different successful runs, in Hollywood, CA.


Picklehaus, a musical – A group of singers and their new piano player perform at the truly posh Picklehaus Hotel. Even though the group specializes in love songs, off stage they seem to have no clue as to what any of those words they sing mean. That proves especially painful for the pianist who falls hard for the soprano, especially so when her European boyfriend comes to the see the show. An autobiographical piece that my father originally said  should be called “Schmuck!” and he was right. Many drafts later the piece is now ready for workshop and eventual performance.


Foretold – One story told by one cast in four completely different styles - Messerling, Mamet, Shakespeare and finally as a musical. The men in the stories don't seem to notice but, not surprisingly, by the time the musical begins, the women have had enough. Ready for workshop and eventual performance.