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.
The Lark Play Development Center.
This Spring I'm back at The Lark developing new work in Playground for a play set in the aftermath of the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 that was shot down over occupied Eastern Ukraine by Russian separatists in July 2014.
Along with Keith Josef Adkins, Rehana Lew Mirza, Ian Cohen; directors Linsay Firman and Ralph Pena and a rotating crew of diverse and amazing actors we're turing out new pages, putting actors on their feet and making fresh discoveries - it's my very favorite way to work!
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.