RUSH accepted into ARTEMISIA Theatre's Fall Festival in Chicago


Proud to share the news that my Yukon Gold Rush play "RUSH" will be a part of Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre's "Her Story Is Our Story" Fall Festival. I couldn't be more thrilled to have this play finally presented in Chicago (which happens to be the city in which the characters' journey starts)!

I describe this play as Deadwood meets Memento. With women.

It’s 1899. Frank and Belinda stand at the threshold of a new life in the Yukon Gold Rush. But are they really brother and sister? And what horror did they leave behind? Even if the law catches up with them, will it matter in this wild frontier? Told in a dark, poetic, and fractured way, RUSH asks whether escaping your past only makes it haunt you all the more.

Here's a page on my site that has more info about the play and its production history. It's been wonderful working with AD Julia Proudfoot to make this happen.

Alligator Road at Stoneham Theatre

Thrilled to announce that "Alligator Road" will be produced at Stoneham Theatre in Boston this October, directed by Artistic Director Weylin Symes. An earlier version of the play was done at Mad Horse Theatre in 2015.

Big thanks to Cait Robinson for introducing me to Weylin and advocating for this play over a year ago!

Two-Week Playwriting Class in Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine!

Ever wanted to learn how to write a play? Or do you have a half-finished draft gathering dust in a drawer? Come to my two-week class at Acorn starting in April!

Tuesdays, April 25 and May 2, 6:30-9:30pm. Only $65!

A play can entertain, puzzle, frustrate, provoke, or confirm or challenge a worldview. This workshop will supplement the basic elements of playwriting such as character, setting, and plot, with discussions and exercises around image and spectacle, form and structure, space, language, rhythm, and the importance of questions. This workshop will give you tools to build the engine of your play while nurturing the igniting spark. Suitable for beginners and experienced playwrights alike, the workshop will be a mix of lecture, discussion, in-class writing exercises, and hearing your work read aloud.

Scroll down on this page to register.

PWC Affiliated Writer

I was a Core Apprentice at The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis for the 2012-13 year, and now I'm proud to be an Affiliated Writer with my very own page on the PWC site!

MAY 39th reading in East Hampton

East Hampton!

This Saturday, March 25, at 6:30pm, the amazing J.Stephen Brantley and Chloe Dirksen will perform in a reading of my play "MAY 39th" at Malia Mills pop-up gallery, 55 Main Street. Directed by Nick Gregory.

I wrote this play 11 years ago, and it remains my most-produced piece, with six productions and several readings. It's set 1,000 years in the future, the morning after a first date.

A jacked-up homage to Terrence McNally's "Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune."

HYENA in Miami


So proud that my play HYENA will be a part of The Future Is Female Festival through Andie Arthur's Lost Girls Theatre, alongside plays by Mariah MacCarthy and Marisela Treviño Orta.

This is the same theatre company that did a reading of my play DREAMS OF THE PENNY GODS recently.

Monday, March 20, 7pm at Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

Free and open to the public!

Essay to Be Published in TCG Book

Proud to have my essay "When Your Play Is Set in a Yarn-Bombed Hardware Store," about the world premiere of my play ALLIGATOR ROAD at Mad Horse Theatre Company included in this collection edited by the wonderful Caridad Svich for Theatre Communications Group.

Audience (R)Evolution is now available for pre-order. I believe they'll be sold at the TCG conference in DC this June, but the official publication date is September.

Interview on Moment to Moment

While I was in Chicago last month for the world premiere of DREAMS OF THE PENNY GODS at Halcyon Theatre, I sat down with Artistic Director Tony Adams to record the first episode in his new longform podcast, Moment to Moment.

I managed to include shout-outs to Jenn Adams, Kelley O'Donnell, Chris Weikel, Johnna Adams, Holly Hepp-Galvan, Sean Daniels and the great audience engagement work he's doing at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Reginald Edmund, Bridget O'Leary, the Source Theater Festival, Tina Howe, and oblique references to texts and IMs with Brian Polak and Kari Bentley-Quinn that only they will recognize.

Also, I say um a lot because Tony's questions were GOOOOOD and I had to think.

It's about 40 minutes long, so it's good for those liminal travel times, and you can listen to it here or on iTunes.