I learned this week that my new ten-minute play, Organum, was selected for a reading at the 2010 Kennedy Center / American College Theatre Festival Region II Conference. Organum is the story of a travelling monk in medieval France who brings a beautiful and dangerous gift to a rich young lady: he teaches her the secrets of musical harmony, despite the Pope's official decree against it. The word "organum" comes from Latin (as in organs of the body) and describes this type of early music. It also carries with it the meaning that all the parts must work together to achieve the full potential of the whole.
This short play was developed specifically for the excellent Theatre Lab at Carnegie Mellon, and I am really proud that other CMU writers were also selected for this event.