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June 2017: PASS OVER at Steppenwolf

PASS OVER will have its World Premiere at Steppenwolf in June 2017. Woo hoo! 


Recent Events... 

August 2016: BREACH at Ignition Fest

My full-length play BREACH is part of the Ignition Festival at Victory Gardens

 

July 2016: FLAT SAM at PlayPenn

I developed my full-length play FLAT SAM with Danya Taymor at PlayPenn in Philadelphia. 

 

June 2016: PASS OVER at Southern Rep's New Play Bacchanal

PASS OVER was named a finalist for the Ruby Prize. I got to share my play with the fine people at Southern Rep and also spent a few days in New Orleans. It's an amazing city. 

April 2016: PASS OVER at Cherry Lane

As part of the 2016 Mentor Project, my full-length play PASS OVER received a workshop production mentored by Katori Hall (The MountaintopOur Lady of Kibeho). The 2016 Mentor Project was especially poignant as it was the first time that former mentees served as mentors. I am so grateful to Katori for mentoring me through this workshop, and to Lynn Nottage (who mentored Katori in 2006 and was my Dramatists Guild Fellowship mentor) for encouraging and empowering me! We can't get anywhere without the help of those who have come before. 

 

December 2015 :  P73 Writing Retreat

Many thanks to P73 for sending me and my colleague Nick Gandiello to the Rockefeller Brothers' Pocantico Center

 

October 2015 : Field of Blood at Serials @ The Flea

Alice (Karen Eilbacher) and The Boss (Ben Schrager) in Field of Blood. 

Alice (Karen Eilbacher) and The Boss (Ben Schrager) in Field of Blood

My one-act play is going head to head (to head?) in the late-night serialized play competition

 

September 2015 : I'm the 2015-16 Resident Playwright for Naked Angels Issues Project Lab

I'm happy to announce that I've been named the Resident Playwright for the Naked Angel's Issues Project Lab. Along with Resident Director Jesse Geiger, Process Mentor Kirya Traber and an Acting Company made up of current and former New School Drama students, I will be devising a play that deals with wellness.  

 

August 2015 : Ars Nova heads to Space on Ryder Farm

 

Here's to a few days away from the city for some writing, reflecting and kick-ass food! Also, Space is a working farm, so I got some one on one time with this pretty horse. 

 

July 2015 : Heading to Yale for the P73 Summer Residency

I collaborated on Pass Over with director Victor Maog and actors Frank Harts, RJ Brown, and Jeff Biehl.  

 

July 2015 : I'm the Guest Artist at Naked Angels' 3T Summer Style

Every summer Naked Angels hosts an intensive workshop for aspiring, young playwrights, and for the second year in a row they've invited me to participate as a Guest Artist. If this year's workshop is anything last year's, I'll be blown away by the talent, goodwill and creativity of these high schoolers! 

 

January 2015 : I'm a new member of Ars Nova's PlayGroup

I'll be sharing new work with a cohort of amazing emerging artists ever other week or so for the next two years. So happy to have this theater as an artistic home. 

 

September 2014: I'm a Dramatists Guild Fellow

For the next nine months, I'll be sharing my work with a group of emerging theater and musical theater artists.