Colony Collapse kicks Off Season at The Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena
The Theatre@ Boston Court has just announced its 2016 season, and thanks to the Edgerton Foundation and their partnership with the Theatre at Boston Court and Occidental College who have made my extended stay in California possible!
Helen Merrill Award
I'm very honored to be the recipient of a 2015 Helen Merrill Award and to share the honor with these wonderful colleagues and friends - Lisa Ramirez, Jen Silverman, Qui Nguyen, and Keith Josef Adkins along with five other writers whose work I admire greatly.
The kilroys List
Colony Collapse has been included on the The 2015 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 at The Working Theater
The Working Theater will present a reading of The Boat on April 11, 2016 directed by Daniella Topol. The Boat follows the growing rivalry between two brothers as they struggle to keep their families afloat during the 2008 recession. Old grudges over money and favors resurface, as one bother sinks into debt & depression and the other pulls up anchor for new horizons. The play was originally commissioned by The Working Theater through funding from a NYSCA Artists grant. I will also be workshopping the script in the Spring Playground session at The Lark, beginning in January.
The Lilly Awards and SpACE at Ryder Farm
My son and I were honored to participate in the Lilly Awards' first annual parent playwright retreat this past August at the SPACE at Ryder Farm. My son enjoyed SPACE camp, fresh organic food and farm life, while I took advantage of some much needed writing time. A win-win, if ever there was. Playwrights included: Julia Jordan, Brooke Berman, Nina Hellman, Laura Marks and Pia Scala-Zankel.