Under Construction: “adaptation.resilience”

One year later… Or actually, a little over a year! Fall, 2019 I started work on a new full length play built from the ground up, “adaptation.resilience,” as part of The Road Theatre‘s first “Under Construction” cohort. Such a fantastic experience, working for a Covid-extended period with dramaturg Jessica Broutt…

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Under Construction: The Zoom Series & “Reach”

A huge gift. That’s what I’ve been given this year from the peeps at the Road Theatre Company. Well, me and 10 other playwrights. More about the amazing Under Construction playwrights group later; let’s just say that it’s been a life saver staying connected to this cohort of amazing writers…

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“Separate Loads” @ EST/LA

So great working with artists at Ensemble Studio Theatre/Los Angeles again, this time on a 10 minute play that I’ve just re-titled SEPARATE LOADS. Director Patty Cornell, actors Poonam Basu and Anil Margsahayam and Angela Bullock jumping in as dramaturg were so fantastic in helping me sort through the, er,…

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Back in “The Big Red Naugahyde Booth”

Full disclosure: My safer-at-home pandemic therapy has been, in large part, taking my plays out of the virtual drawer and collecting kick-ass artists to play with them online. (That, and an old-fashioned or two at cocktail hour.) So it might not be a surprise that that the first full-length that…

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Theatre is the Cure… or at least, very good medicine

Happy to be participating in this week’s Theatre is the Cure Event on Friday, April 3 – a collaborative online evening connecting 15 playwrights who write monologues on Wednesdays (from prompts received on Tuesdays) which are passed onto 15 directors and 15 actors for rehearsal on Thursdays, and performed via…

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A Virtual #SWANDay2020 in LA

So, we’re doing this! For the organization that I run, LA Female Playwrights Initiative, one of the highlights of the year is our SWAN Day Los Angeles Celebration. (That’s Support Women Artists Day, for those of you who are shamefully behind this particular femme curve!) We love any chance to…

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Meet the Safety Net Collective #LAThtr #SafetyNet

I’m very proud to be working with a group of fierce activists called the Safety Net Collective who are opening up a conversation about sexual harassment and abuse in the LA Theater community. We’re helping to distribute an anonymous, 1-page survey created by Project Nongenue as our first step. If…

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