Playwright-in-Residence at the Women's Project Theater
2015 brings a new commissioned work, The Nocturnal Cry of a Great Potoo, for The Women's Project Theater in New York.
Helen Merrill Award
I'm very honored to be one of the 2015 Helen Merrill Emerging Playwright Awardees. (I hope to find out the identity of my co-honorees before the awards ceremony this coming fall.)
The kilroys List
Colony Collapse has been included on the The Kilroys list of outstanding plays by women for 2015. The play was developed for Oregon Shakespeare Festival through a commissioning and development program called Full Stage USA, funded generously by the Mellon Foundation. The play was also one of five finalists for the inaugural Shakespeare's Sister Fellowship.
The Boat directed by daniella topol
This April there will be a reading of a new draft of The Boat, my play, commissioned by The Working Theater and funded by a NYSCA Artists Grant. The Boat explores the effects of long-term unemployment through the lens of a working class family and their lasting grudges over money, possessions and happiness as each of those things begins to disappear. When their factory town goes belly up during the 2008 recession, two close-knit brothers struggle financially and emotionally to keep their families afloat: one brother's decision to pull up anchor to save his family, seals the fate for his brother, left sinking in debt, depression and fantasy. The reading will be directed by Daniella Topol. Date and time TBA.
Women and Playwriting: telling their Stories
Check out Emma Weisberg's new blog featuring interviews with women playwrights. This interview with yours truly is just one of many that touches on everything from perspectives on gender parity to craft to writing female characters for the stage. These interviews were part of Ms. Weisberg's year-long research project on gender parity, and were conducted under the guidance of Polly Carl and Jaimie Gahlon of Howlround and Boston's newly formed Gender Parity Task Force. This project was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.