New Play Reading: The Escape Thingy

Join me for the 2017 Playwrights Union "First Peek" Reading Series and hear the first draft reading of my new play, "The Escape Thingy."  Sunday June 11 at 4:30 p.m. at VS. Theatre, 5453 W. Pico Blvd in Los Angeles. Free tickets available at the door and online here.

Featuring the amazing acting talents of Kyla Garcia, Victoria Ortiz,Penny Peyser, Mark L. Taylor, and Lizzie Zerebko, this play is what happens when two very different couples meet in an Escape Room, each needing different types of escape. The clock is literally ticking as they attempt to solve the puzzles, navigate alternative facts, and weigh the risks of returning to the world outside.

I think it's a comedy. But I'll keep you posted (or come see for yourself!).

 

The 2017 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival -- finalist!

NYC, I'm coming back! My short play "The Presentation" was selected as one of the top 30 finalists in the 2017 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival, August 8 - 12. It will be performed at Classic Stage Company Theatre in New York City.

For the past 42 years, the Festival has given emerging playwrights the opportunity to have their work produced with the support of such theatres as The Public Theater, The Royal Court, Ensemble Studio Theatre,  The Flea Theatre, The Living Theatre, and Naked Angels, and with the backing of prestigious university playwriting programs such as The New School for Drama, Columbia University, University of Iowa, and Tisch School of the Arts’ Dramatic Writing Program.

This year, over 1,000 plays and musicals were submitted. It's SUCH an honor to be selected as one of the final 30!

Read my interview and check back here soon for more details!

 

 

Finalist for The 2017-2018 Reva Shiner Comedy Award, plus 2017 StageRaw Award Nominations!

"The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" is a Finalist for the 2017-2018 Reva Shiner Comedy Award. Every year, Bloomington Playwrights Project chooses from unpublished plays submitted from across the country. I'm so excited that my play was recognized.

I'm also thrilled that the Rogue Machine Theatre production was nominated for FIVE StageRaw Awards! Recognized for their achievement is the entire cast for "Best Comedy Ensemble," both Bonnie Bailey-Reed and Victoria Ortiz for "Best Female Comedy Performance," Stephanie Kerley Schwartz for "Best Set Design," and the entire Rogue design team for "Best Production Design." Congratulations to them all, and a special shout-out to our fearless director, Cameron Watson!

On the Screen: In ABC's "American Crime" with Felicity Huffman!

Look for me in Episode 5 of this season's "American Crime" on ABC. I play Alice, a real estate agent trying to help Jeannette, Felicity Huffman's character. It was a fun day on the set, with our wonderful director Tanya Hamilton.

I think the episode will air Sunday April 9 on ABC. Check local listings for times. Here's hoping my scene isn't cut! Hooray for the unpredictability of the business we call show!

New Jersey Repertory Reading of "Miss Keller Has No Second Book" in March

Can't wait for the "Script-in-Hand" reading of my play "Miss Keller Has No Second Book" at New Jersey Repertory Company on Monday March 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. A Core Member of the National New Play Network, New Jersey Rep's primary mission is to develop and produce new plays and to make a lasting contribution to the American stage. They have produced 93 plays in seventeen seasons including 61 world premieres, and were the recipient of the American Theater Wing's National Theatre Company Grant in 2012.

Directed by James Glossman, our reading will take place on Monday March 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the theater: 179 Broadway, Long Branch, New Jersey 07740. Tickets are $10, first come, first served. See ya there!

Finalist in Boulder's 2017 Local Lab New Play Festival!

So honored that my play "Miss Keller Has No Second Book" is a Finalist in the 2017 Local Lab New Play Festival. Local Theater Company is one of Boulder's finest theater companies, specializing in original works. I'm so proud that my play was in consideration for their exceptional 3-day festival!

EXTENDED AGAIN! Now Closing Monday Jan 30!

People keep coming to see it, so we keep doing it! "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" is now extended through Monday January 30. Get your tickets here for the show The Los Angeles Times called "ingenious."

Here I am with the remarkable cast and director Cameron Watson at a post-show "talkback" with the audience:

Antaeus Playwrights Lab!

So excited to have been invited to join the Antaeus Playwrights Lab! I look forward to working with the amazing talented folks every Tuesday night in developing new plays. Grateful!

EXTENDED: "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" at Rogue Machine Theatre, through Jan 22!

Thrilled that my Ovation-Recommended play "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" will be extended, after a break for the holidays. The show will start back up on January 7, running Saturdays 8:30, Sundays 3:00, and Mondays at 8:30, until Sunday January 22 at Rogue Machine Theater, 1089 N. Oxford Street near Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles.

Tickets available HERE for the show the Los Angeles Times called "ingenious." Get your tickets now!