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!

 

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.

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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