playwright/professor

CORN COBBERS

Cuts in public funding bring Adam Smith Middle School to the brink of closing – until it’s taken over by corporate stooges from the mega corn conglomerate CORNCO. The company wants the middle schoolers to do a play of its idealized origin story to shill their products and indoctrinate the institution. But a couple of smart students hatch a plan and subvert CORNCO's agenda by telling the story of Animal Farm, and the growing corporatization of US agriculture, instead. An original Orwellian Hee Haw capitalist allegory with music. A Knight and Brinegar collaboration.