I am very proud to announce that THE GREAT DIVIDE is the runner-up for the 2017 Jane Chambers Feminist Playwriting contest. According to the announcement, the contest received 400 submissions which were vetted by twenty five readers. Congrats to the winner Carey Crim, and all the Honorable Mentions!
Great news! Sheltered was chosen as one of the winners at the Columbia@Roundabout new play reading series. The program is unique in the country, awarding three playwrights from the current M.F.A. program and recent alumni with a cash prize as well as two readings in Roundabout’s Black Box Theatre.
I am really looking forward to hearing this play with an amazing group of artists and getting to know the team at the Roundabout, which has long been one of my favorite theaters in the city.
Here’s more about Sheltered, which also won this year’s Alliance/Kendeda, and was a finalist for the O’Neill.
Find out more about the program here.
The next reading is on Monday, June 19 @ 8:30pm. Let me know if you would like to come.
Tickets are now available for my thesis play, LAST NIGHT IN INWOOD at the Columbia Stages website.
ABOUT THE SHOW: A major disaster in Manhattan has everyone on the island looking for high ground. For Danny’s family and friends, that higher ground happens to be her one-bedroom apartment in Inwood. As the world outside goes to pieces, Danny tries to keep the peace among the assorted characters gathered in her space. They might make it through this crisis, if they can manage to survive each other.
Tickets for the show are FREE but seating is limited, so please reserve as early as you can.
Thanks so much to my dear friend Chris Hayes for his generous shout out to me in the New York Times! Being included with that list of writers was a humbling and inspiring moment.
Everyone should buy Chris’ new book A Colony in a Nation which is coming out next week. And if you’re not watching his show on MSNBC…seriously? What are you doing?
Next year I will be heading down to Atlanta in the winter to work of the world premiere of my play Sheltered. I am incredibly grateful that Sheltered has won the 2018 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, and honored to have my American premiere in the great state of Georgia! Who’d have imagined?
More about the Kendeda award in the coming weeks!
If you live in the heavenly corner of the country known as Southern California, congrats! Also, it means you can come and hear my play SHELTERED being read on March 20 at South Coast Repertory as part of their NewSCRipts reading series. It will be directed by Neel Keller, and I am really looking forward to working on this play and maybe catching some sunshine!
Find out more at the South Coast Rep site.
We are raising funds for my upcoming thesis production of LAST NIGHT IN INWOOD. Not only will you get a shout out in the program and on Facebook, but different levels of donation come with some AMAZING handmade and homemade rewards! Please check out the gofundme campaign here!