There will be an open, informal, reading of my new play Colony Collapse this Monday, July 21st at 1 pm at New Dramatists, directed by May Adrales.
In a last-ditch attempt to get thier lives on track, former meth-addicts Mark and Julia set out to save an orchard from falling into ruin; but the bees are disappearing, a young girl has gone missing, and Mark's estranged son appears in the middle of the night determined to make it all right.
Colony Collapse is a new play commission for Oregon Shakespeare Festival and New Dramatists through Full Stage USA, a two-year commission program supported by the Mellon Foundation.
Playwright-in-residence at The Women's Project Theater
2014 brings a new commissioned work, The Nocturnal Cry of a Great Potoo, for The Women's Project Theater in New York.
For The Electric Baby, I received a 2013 Fellowship in Playwriting from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
The Boat sails back to The Working Theater
This August I'll resume work on a new play inspired by the unemployment crisis and America's Great Recession.The Boat, commissioned by The Working Theater, tracks the effects of long-term unemployment on a close-knit family in upstate New York. As two brother 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's, left sinking in debt and depression. The in-house workshop will be directed by Daniella Topol.
Francesca Primus Prize
The American Theatre Critics Association names The Electric Baby, winner of the 2013 Francesca Primus Prize . The $10,000 prize is given annually to an emerging female theater artist. Here are reviews from the stunning production at Two River Theater Company, directed by May Adrales: New York Times, The Star-Ledger, Asbury Park Press and Talkin' Broadway. And this is my essay about life while writing The Electric Baby from the March 2012 issue of American Theatre .
The Electric Baby, a top ten pick for 2013
"There were also some contemporary works that broke out of the pack and manage to make as much of an impact as the legendary playwrights and composers that loomed over the season." The Electric Baby makes it on to an impressive top ten list that includes some of this year's biggest Broadway hits