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The Violet Sisters
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Pam comes home to Brooklyn to attend her father’s funeral. When she arrives, she is greeted by an angry sister, a dilapidated house and a past that she can’t escape. Despite all of her best intentions, the conversation quickly turns tense and the two sisters are forced to deal with all that they have let slip away, all the words that have been left unsaid for years. A two-person, one set, real time play, The Violet Sisters is a play about forgiving when you cannot bring yourself to forget.
Project Y’s Women in Theatre Festival, 2019
Urbanite Theatre’s Modern Works Festival, 2018
The Bridge Initiative’s Her Story Reading Series, 2018
Women's Theatre Festival in North Carolina, 2018
The Lark Roundtable, 2017
Great Plains Theatre Conference, 2016
Owl and Cat Theatre in Melbourne Australia, 2016
MadLab with New York Madness at IRT, 2015
Finalist: Artemesia, 2018
Semi-Finalist: SPACE on Ryder Farm, 2017
Finalist: Panndora's Box, 2015
Finalist: NEWvember, 2015
ALLOND(R)A tells the story of Allonda and her friends as they wrestle their way through the summer - sometimes it's on the playgrounds in the projects of Coney Island, sometimes it's with their feelings and often it's at home. A coming of age story about friendship and heartache, ALLOND(R)A asks how much is too much to fight for?
Reading, The Leah Ryan Fund at the New Ohio, 2019
Workshop, The Joust Theatre, 2018
EST/Youngblood Bloodworks, 2017
Winner: Leah Ryan Prize for Emerging Female Playwrights
Runner Up: Yale Drama Prize, 2019
Finalist: Otis Guernsey New Voices in the American Theater Award, 2019
Finalist: American Blue Ink Playwriting Award, 2018
Runner Up: Jane Chambers Award, 2018
Semifinalist: Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 2018
Finalist: The Doric Wilson Independent Playwriting Award, 2017
We Are A Masterpiece
WE ARE A MASTERPIECE takes place at the dawn of the AIDS crisis, when the disease was still a mystery. In Kalamazoo, Michigan, Joan, a no-nonsense nurse, becomes a sort of fairy godmother to the town’s gay community when no one else will step up to care for them as they die one by one. She becomes their friend, their mother, their sister, as they navigate life and death with this new plague. Out of the ashes of their collective lives, lifelong bonds are forged and beauty is found even at the darkest of moments.
Production with Retro Productions/14th Street Y, 2018
Commission from Retro Productions
Winner: The Doric Wilson Award for Independent Playwrights, 2018
Honorable Mention: Christopher Hewitt Award, 2018
Nominee: New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Full-Length script, 2018
Kevin owns a Romance Depot. Beth needs a vibrator. The two of them form an unlikely relationship that straddles the line between friendship and romance. What happens when two lonely people find one another?
Panndora’s Box, Panndora Productions, 2018
Youngblood Workshop, 2018
Semifinalist, Blue Ink Playwriting Award, 2019
Semifinalist, Premiere Stages New Play Festival, 2019
Finalist, Phoenix Theatre Festival, 2018
Finalist, DVRF Playwrights Program, Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation, 2018
Annie and the Fat Man
Annie is anorexic and Tiny is obese. They're best friends, Brooklynites through and through. When they each embark on new romantic relationships, will their relationship break or strengthen?
The Blank Theatre, Living Room Series, 2018
The Lark Roundtable, 2017
Finalist: Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 2017
Semi-finalist: Kitchen Dog Theatre New Plays Festival, 2017
Semi-finalist: Phoenix Theatre Festival, 2017
Honorable Mention: The Kilroys List, 2016
Finalist: Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Female Playwrights, 2016
Finalist: Road Less Traveled Productions Playwright-in-Residence, 2016
Finalist: Panndora's Box, 2016
Finalist: Theatricum Botanicum's Seedings Program, 2016
Semi-Finalist: PlayPenn Theatre Conference, 2016
When Joy gets on the Brooklyn Scallywags and meets the star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her long term partner Michelle find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to sacrifice – or lose – in order to follow your heart.
Center Theatre Group Block Party, 2019
West Coast Premiere, Theatre of NOTE, 2018
World Premiere, Pride Films & Plays, 2017
New Georges Space Grant, 2016
Residency with NTI at the O'Neill, 2015 & 2016
Alumni Workshop at Sarah Lawrence College, 2015
Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre reading, 2014
The Mermaids' Parade
Biron has been deployed to Iraq and Islande is stuck in Coney Island. A fable of a mermaid connects them both as they are forced to confront their personal horrors in order to try to find one another and themselves during a time of war.
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 2018
Pipeline Theatre's Bonfire Reading Series, 2016
Semi-Finalist: The Relentless Award, 2017
Finalist: Princess Grace Award, 2017
Honorable Mention: Panndora's Box, 2017
Developed during Pipeline Theatre's PlayLab 2015-2016.
REBELS TIL DEATH
Azul and Sweetie are lifelong friends and long time rebels, living in the projects in Coney Island. When they start keeping secrets from one another and Sweetie starts to uncover buried secrets from his past, will their world fall apart?
Playwrights Horizons Guest Artist Series, 2018
SUPER, OR HOW CLARK GRAVES LEARNED TO FLY is about the shrinking of the middle class as seen through the eyes of a typical American Family –The Graves. Father Samuel has lost his once thriving construction business, forcing the family to downsize significantly. Each member is coping with their personal loss of power differently; Mother Mary is addicted to scratch-off lotto tickets, sister Dot cannot stop picking her skin, Father Samuel has gotten mean and Clark –well, Clark is trying to be everyone’s hero, including his new girlfriend, Laney.
When Laney’s dreams of running away begin to seem like they’ll become a reality, Clark must choose between his family and his chance at happiness. Intercut with scenes from Clark’s comic book world, Super, or How Clark Graves Learned to Fly explores the increasing hunger crisis as it spreads across America, asking the questions How do we learn to Fly? and What does it really mean to be Super?
Fractal Productions reading series, 2017
Playhouse on Park reading series, 2016
March Forth Productions Summer Salon, 2015
Virginia Stage Company Reading, 2015
Hub-Bub Cultural Exchange in South Carolina, 2014
Finalist: NEWvember, 2014
Finalist: Trustus Play Festival, 2014
Finalist: Theatricum Botanicum Development, 2014
Semi-Finalist: Gulfshore Playhouse, 2015
Semi-Finalist: The O'Neill, 2014
Semi-Finalist: The Princess Grace Award, 2014
Accidental Burlesque is a burlesque incorporated theatre piece. It intertwines dance and burlesque within the story of a play. These moments of movement push forward the story and parallel the inner action of the characters’ journeys as they explore love, romance, sexuality and lust.
Reading, New Georges, 2015
Developed during New Georges' Audrey Residency, 2014-2015.
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Things I Don't Want to Talk About: a hero(ine)'s journey
Come, take a journey with Gina as she goes on an epic adventure to save a trapped princess from the inner most depths of her mind! Along the way, she encounters sketchy men on the subway, is forced to confront past loves and remembers things she wishes she can forget. A solo show that explores how past encounters with relationships and sex shape sexuality, Things I Don’t Want to Talk About breaks down how stories, sexuality, and sexual assault shape a woman's life.
Workshop Production, March Forth Productions (Under St. Mark's), 2016
Developed during Fresh Ground Pepper's BRB Retreat, 2016
Staged Reading, March Forth Productions, 2016
In the midst of a fight at midnight, Joan and Jessi find an angel who needs a little help.
Published in issue 002 of The Dionysian
Reading, Barefoot Theatre Ensemble, 2017
Reading, The Dionysian Launch Events, 2017
Production, Pipeline Theatre's Matchstick Series, 2016
A mother and daughter discover they have more in common than they realized.
Reading, The Future is Female, 2017
Production, Elite Theatre Company, 2017
Reading, New York Madness, 2016
Photography courtesy of Poetic Theatre Productions.