Some news about me and my plays:
You can find excerpts of them at the New Play Exchange.
In the past month I was offered commissions by two fantastic theaters, Playwrights Horizons and South Coast Rep! And I accepted.
Love is having its world premiere at the Marin Theatre Company in February/March, 2020. Mike Donahue, the director dreams are made of, shall direct.
In May, high school students from the tri-state area will put on Citizens United, a 30 minute comedy I wrote about the Supreme Court case, as part of Keen Teens 2019 Festival of New Work. Yes, these teenage girls play all nine justices. Yes, they rap. I’m in love with every last one of them. Update: they wrote me the greatest thank you note in history, and many of them emphasized how much they learned about theater AND our government. They really got me, these kids.
Brenda Withers, Emily Zemba and I are forming the next generation of The Pool! The Pool is a pop-up theater company where three playwrights produce each other’s plays in rep. It was founded by the great Susan Bernfield, Peter Gil-Sheridan, and Lynn Rosen, who bestowed upon us this exciting model. So we’re diving in! In 2020, The Pool is producing one of my personal batshit crazy faves, Is Edward Snowden Single?
A Patron of the Arts was translated into Italian and is having a production in Rome! Italian title = Il Mecenate. I love it. If you’re in the neighborhood (of Rome), come through!
Love is at The WP Theater/Colt Coeur Parity Fest! Directed by Jenna Worsham, starring Tommy Sadoski and Anna Camp. Tickets are going fast. Come through!
Is Edward Snowden Single? was the inaugural play of the Dorset Theatre Festival Summer Pipeline Series! It was a wonderful week in beautiful Vermont getting down with Pirronne Yousefzadeh with this nutty piece. I thought I was crazy when I started working on it. It means a lot that others are responding to it.
One More Less is a finalist for the 2017 Relentless Award, the $45,000 prize founded in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman! And WHAT a list to be on. Bring it, 2018. The playwrights are waiting for you with teeth bared.
Cherry Lane Mentor Project Announcement! Thanks to all who came! This production meant the world to me. Mike Donahue is an extraordinary director. Anne Washburn’s a genius, but we’ve know that for a while.
Charming and brilliant playwright/theater blogger Adam Szymkowicz interviews me here.
Five former employees. One great love.
Thorny, uncomfortable, funny and surprising (and... sexy?) LOVE asks what accountability looks like when an abuser of power is one of our favorite men of all time and dares us to get to the other side of accountability and hashtags together.
-Marin Theatre Company, 2019-2020 season
-South Coast Rep New SCRipts Series, 2019
-Jackalope Theatre’s Circle UP!, 2019
-Parity Play Fest, WP Theater and Colt Coeur, directed by Jenna Worsham, February 2019
-New Dramatists 29 hour workshop/staged reading, supported by the Jerry A. Tishman Creativity Fund, directed by Mike Donahue, October 2018
IS EDWARD SNOWDEN SINGLE?
A hot mess of a millennial convinces herself that Edward Snowden is madly in love with her. No but you guys not just cuz im hot it's actually about how i am literally the MOST brave.
Two actresses play all twenty plus roles in this whirlwind tour through one shallow person's reluctantly deepening soul.
Dorset Theatre Festival, 2018 Pipeline Series, directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh
Workshop and public reading, New Dramatists, January 2018, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt
Workshop, Colt Coeur Play Hotel, May 2017
One more less
Mother is mean. Little Brother is shy. Big Sister is cocky. And the guy in the police uniform doesn't know what the hell he's doing in this play. ONE MORE LESS uses everything from Super Soakers to Ferris Bueller to delve deep into our American psyche formed and deformed by police brutality.
2017 Relentless Award finalist
2017 O'Neill Playwrights Conference Finalist
Playwrights Horizons, Superlab, 2017, directed by Robert O'Hara
Winning submission for the 2016 NYFA Playwriting/Screenwriting Fellowship
A Patron of the Arts
When a high school drug dealer does a drop off at a new address, he is unexpectedly reunited with the father of his childhood best friend. The recently laid off father is holed up to re-start the arts career of his youth; this young entrepreneur wants to help. So they come to an unusual mercantile arrangement.
Cherry Lane Theatre Mentor Project 2018, directed by Mike Donahue, mentored by Anne Washburn (!)
Kairos Theatre's In Scena! Festival, Rome, 2019
South Coast Rep's New SCRipts Series, October 2016
Colt Coeur's 2016 Parity Fest at HERE Arts Center, NYC
Finalist in the 2015 Trustus New Play Festival
A high school achiever’s college application reveals a family secret and sends her Staten Island family into a tailspin. Is this ambitious young woman traumatized by violence, as her essay claims, or by a culture of achievement that has trained her to market herself at any cost?
Winning script for 2014-2015 Princess Grace Fellowship
1st runner up in the 2015 Premiere Stages New Play Festival, directed by Kel Haney
Honorable Mention on the 2016 Kilroy's List
Featured in terraNOVA Collective’s GROUNDWORKS: 2013 New Play Series directed by Kimberly Faith Hickman
Love and Happiness
A unhappily in love woman waits by the phone for her married lover to call while her family pays a visit.
Official Selection of The Underbelly venue at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Winner of Columbia University’s Karen Brownstein Award
The playwright believes this was the last play in America whose premise was made possible by the main character not having a cell phone