Getting Cozy in Blank’s Living Room Series

Since last fall, I’ve been working with the #newplay-loving group at The Blank Theatre as a member of the Living Room Series “Artistic Committee.” Very fancy.  Plays are read. Playwrights are championed. Wine is consumed. It’s been a terrific experience which connects a lot of the stuff I already do…

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Inkwell Theater LAB & “Currency”

I wanted to share a real gift given to me by the artists the Inkwell Theater LAB: Workshop Readings of CURRENCY directed by Annie McVey, with Ron Bottitta, Holly Fulger, Jennifer Kenyon, Josh Stammel & Veralyn Jones. It’s been an amazing experience thanks to these mad talents and also Daniel Shoenman, Bonnie…

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Mad Fun With MADLab 2015

Had a great experience working as a dramaturg for Dan Steele’s new play “The Ghost” during Moving Arts’ MADLab over this past year. Terrific artists to work with throughout the 9-month development lab process (in addition to Dan, playwrights were Natyna Bean, Brian Polak, Eric Reyes Loo and Jennifer Maisel;…

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Reading of JILT August 25th @ Antaeus

I am having the best time exploring my new play JILT, a play about power, beauty & justification set in a post-rape culture, with some incredible actors: Reba Thomas, Matt Elkins, June Carryl, Kim Chueh & Lindsay LaVanchy. We’re excited to present an informal reading on Tuesday, August 25th at…

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Floored by “Floored” @ Virginia Avenue Project

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Especially excited to take part in Virginia Avenue Project’s “One-on-One” plays again this year, writing a play specifically for a young actor (hey Carolina!) and an adult mentor (the one and only Amir Levi – what else can I say?).  This year’s theme is “Floored,” and the group of writers…

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“Chicken Shoot” in Road Summer Playwrights Festival July 29th

Thrilled to be part of SPF6 at The Road Theatre Company – once again, the Road artists are so very cool. As I can’t help keep mentioning, I’m crazy for the poster for my play, “Chicken Shoot.”  AND I’m really fortunate to work with director Michelle Gillette and actors Hilary J. Schwartz & Lorianne Hill.

“Chicken Shoot” is a short comedy about crimes and validation.  When two half-sisters visit an abandoned aerospace compound, absurd government secrets shed an unexpected light on toxic family truths. The night also features my friend Stephanie Walker’s full-length “The Art of Disappearing,” directed by John Gowans. See you then for food, drinks, music and two plays by LA women playwrights! Performances are at The Road on Magnolia in the NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd.

No reservations are necessary; tickets are by donation only ($15 suggested). More info:

Thank you to all at The Road for involving me again this year, especially the producers including Scott Alan Smith and Carlyle King. A special shout out to Tiffany Antone and the artists involved in Little Black Dress INK‘s Female Playwrights ONSTAGE, where “Chicken Shoot” was a Finalist. And thanks to my sweet husband Jim for helping with the image, below, and also for some fab SFX for the reading – I am laughing already!

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Road Theatre’s SPF6 Opens 7/26!

Such a fun “Twitterview” with The Road Theatre & playwright (and friend) Stephanie Walker (a bit of twit,  below)… We talked about lots of stuff including our plays Chicken Shoot and The Art of Disappearing sharing a bill on Wednesday, July 29 as part of the 6th Annual Summer Playwrights…

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“Rebecca on the Bus” Kicks Up HowRound PC Discussion

My good friend and colleague Tiffany Antone, creator of Little Black Dress INK, bravely ventures into the PC fray with her terrific piece in about her experiences after selecting my “little rape comedy” for 2014’s Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Festival. Was wonderful to see a reading at LATC, directed by Sara Israel, with a few of my favorite actors: Reena Dutt, Tracy Elliott & June Carryl.

Read the Article Here. Thanks so much, Tiffany! (And thank you Indie Theater NOW for publishing “Rebecca on the Bus” as part of LBDI’s “Planting the Seed” Collection.)

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New Play “Jilt” in PU First Peek Reading Series

So there’s this squeaky new play of mine that’s being read called “Jilt,” on Saturday, June 6th at 4:30 pm, as part of the Playwrights Union 6th Annual First Peek Reading Series at Moving Arts in Silverlake! I’m pretty excited about the amazing artists who are supporting me in this:…

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“Outside the Lines” Finalist in Waco, TX!

How fun to learn that “Chicken Shoot” has been named a finalist in this year’s Little Black Dress INK Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Project, and will be read in Waco, TX on Saturday, May 23rd, directed by Ms. Tiffany Antone. I’m included in a fantastic group of 15 inspiring women writers who’re pushing all sorts of envelopes; aptly, the theme of this year’s festival is “Outside the Lines.”  Ye haw! (Do they say that in Texas?)

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