Nominated for BROADWAY WORLD Awards!

My play, "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" has been nominated for "Best Play" by BroadwayWorld (Los Angeles Regional)! I'm also thrilled that the production (by Rogue Machine Theatre) garnered nominations for Best Actor in a Play (Mark L. Taylor), Best Leading Actress in a Play (Bonnie Bailey-Reed), Best Featured Actress in a Play (Victoria Ortiz and Paula Christensen), and Best Sound Design by Chris Moscatiello.

If you'd like to cast your vote for us, CLICK THIS LINK, enter your email, and follow the prompts: 

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Thanks for the support!

 

On "Curb Your Enthusiasm" Sunday 11/5 on HBO

Had a great time shooting a scene with Larry David for "Curb Your Enthusiasm!" Episode 6 of season 9 airs this Sunday November 5 at 10 pm on HBO. I played a Gate Agent who is just trying her best to do her job. Such fun improv-ing this scene and working with the lovely and generous Mr. David.

Here's the teaser for the episode:

STAGESCENELA AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS!

I'm grateful my play "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" is recognized today by StageSceneLA:

  • Top 10 World Premiere Plays of 2016-2017
  • Outstanding Production: Comedy
  • Star-Making Performance in a Play (Victoria Ortiz)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Comedy Role (Mark Taylor)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Comedy Role (Bonnie Bailey-Reed)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Comedy Role (Paula Christensen)
  • Outstanding Direction (Cameron Watson)
  • and Outstanding Production Design (Kate Bergh, Jared A. Sayeg, Stephanie Kerley Schwartz, Chris Mosciatello and the whole Rogue Machine gang especially Amanda and Michelle!).

Thank you John P. Flynn and Cameron for giving my play the wonderful opportunity of being born, and thank you Steven Stanley for the support. Really truly grateful.

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"Last Tuesdays At The Bob Evans" -- Monday 10/2

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Excited to be performing in the staged reading of Stephen Dierkes play "Last Tuesdays At The Bob Evans" this coming Monday night, October 2. It's part of The Blank Theatre's Living Room Series, and it's directed by Rachel Berney Needleman. I'll be reading the role of Beth Ann. 

Donations are accepted at the door, or online. Show starts at 8:00 pm at The Blank’s 2nd Stage Theatre 6500 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood. Come check it out!

In Brie Larson's Upcoming Film "Unicorn Store" -- Premiering at TIFF 2017

Can't wait to see Brie Larson's directorial debut film "Unicorn Store," which will be premiering at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival! I shot a really fun scene for this unique and wonderful film, and I'm happy to report that Brie Larson is efficient, smart, generous, and kind -- both as director and actor. Excited to see the final result! It's a great script by Samantha McIntyre. Here's an interview with Brie for Variety

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LOOK FOR THE LIBRARIAN.

Nope. Definitely not crazy.

Nope. Definitely not crazy.

Fun at the 2017 Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival!

Thanks to all my NYC friends who came to support my short play, "The Presentation" at this year's Samuel French OOB Fest! I was thrilled my play was selected for the top 12 short plays selected for a second performance on Saturday. 

Big cheers to my amazing actress, Julia Hochner, who did a fantastic job. And gratitude to the wonderful hard-working staff at Samuel French, who made the festival such a great celebration of new theater and storytelling. I left inspired!

The final 12 playwrights

The final 12 playwrights

Actress Julia Hochner and me, after the Finals on Saturday

Actress Julia Hochner and me, after the Finals on Saturday

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 Ben Atkinson, 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!). Here's my motley crew at rehearsal (except for Kyla, who is off somewhere smiling just as hard as everyone else in the cast):

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!