“My Summer as a Mermaid” grew out of a family vacation to the beach. I’m not sure where the idea came from, but I had the vision of a fish restaurant with a huge aquarium — and a waitress swimming in it in a mermaid costume.
This was the January 2006 production at the Acme Theatre New Works Winter Festival in Maynard, Mass.
A few months later, the script was produced at the Appetite Theatre in Chicago.
This is a ten-minute script.