Plays, Productions, Publications

  • "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" (play: 2 F, 1 M, 1 gender-neutral) World Premiere at Rogue Machine Theatre in Los Angeles (Directed by Cameron Watson, extended twice due to popular demand, "Ingenious" --The Los Angeles Times) in Nov 2016 - January 2017; Orlando Fringe Festival (Directed by Tara Kromer) in May 2019; Finalist, 2017 Reva Shiner Comedy Award; 2016 First Peek Series, Playwrights Union

  • “Miss Keller Has No Second Book” (play; 3 F, 2 M) World Premiere at Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, FL April 2018 (Directed by Emilie Beck); Finalist, 2017 Ashland New Play Festival, 2016 Route 66 Theatre Company New Play Workshop (Chicago), 2017 Local Lab New Play Festival (Boulder, CO); Semifinalist: 2016 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2016 PlayPenn New Play Workshop, and the 2016 Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship; Readings at New Jersey Rep and Writers Theatre of New Jersey

  • “The Clearing in the Jacoby” (play, 3F, 3M) Finalist 2019 Reva Shiner Comedy Award; Finalist 2019 Garry Marshall Theatre New Works Festival

  • “Holding” (play; 1 F, 2 M), Semifinalist: 2015 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference

  • "The Escape Thingy" (play, 2 F, 1 M, 2 gender-neutral) Finalist 2018 Reva Shiner Comedy Award; Readings: Moving Arts Seasons Readings May 2018, and Playwrights Union 2017 First Peek Series

  • “Momma Peg’s Kitchen” (play; 1 F, 1 M)

  • "The Presentation" (ten-minute play, 1F) Selected for 2017 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival; Finalist for The 2017 Heideman Award

  • "Chain Link" (ten-minute play, 1F, 1M) Toronto’s TheatreInspiraTO Festival, 2019; NYC's Nylon Fusion Theater Company "Best of Ten Years of "TROU" Festival, 2018

  • “When Mommy Loves Bama and Daddy Loves Auburn” (humor book, Amazon.com)

  • “Tattoo Expo and Accordion Show” (one-woman show), Second City Theater, Los Angeles, 2005

  • “Deb & Rick on a Stick” (sketch comedy), Second City Theater, Los Angeles, 2004

  • "Words in a Certain Order" (performance art), Dixon Place, New York City, 2000 ("the bold new voice in solo . . . a sure-shot writer" – Village Voice)

  • "The Orson Welk Variety Show" (performance art), 1999 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

  • "Happy Birthday, Monterey" (performance art), Dixon Place, New York City, 1999

  • "Listening to Alarms" (short story), The Gallatin Review, 1991

  • "Coffee Shop" (short story), The Gallatin Review, 1991; The Ledge #12, 1991

Screenwriting Credits

  • “Electroboy” (feature, adaptation of "Electroboy" by Andy Behrman) -- Optioned by Atlas Entertainment 2017

  • "Open House" (short) – Winner, 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival/FunnyOrDie’s “Make ‘Em LAFF Showcase;” Winner, 2015 Women in Comedy Festival Film Night; Winner, 2014 "Best Video Short," Funny Women LA Festival (iOWest/Cake Batter); Official Selection 2014 L.A. Comedy Shorts Festival, 2014 Los Angeles Comedy Festival, 2015 Hamilton Comedy Film Festival (Ontario, CA), 18th Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival (Australia 2016)

  • “Maxed” (feature) – 2015 Screencraft Comedy Screenplay Competition #3 Finalist

  • "Bixby Gets a Ticket" (short) -- Official Selection 2011 Riverside International Film Festival, 2011 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival

  • "Skype the Big Guy" (short, FunnyorDie.com) 2010

  • "A Bit of Counseling" (short) -- Winner, Audience Choice Award 2009 Palm Beach International Film Festival, L.A. Comedy Shorts Festival, Over the Fence Film Festival, Ojai Film Festival

  • “Twang” (feature) -- Top 7% in the 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting

Awards, Recognition

  • Finalist, The 2019 Reva Shiner Comedy Award, “The Clearing in the Jacoby”

  • Finalist, The 2019 Garry Marshall New Works Festival, “The Clearing in the Jacoby”

  • Selected for the 2017 Samuel French OOB Festival, "The Presentation"

  • Finalist, The 2017 Reva Shiner Comedy Award, "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!"

  • Finalist, 2017 Local Lab New Play Festival (Boulder, CO) & 2016 Route 66 Theatre Company New Play Workshop (Chicago) "Miss Keller Has No Second Book"

  • Finalist, The 2017 Heideman Award (Actors Theatre of Louisville) "The Presentation"

  • Semifinalist, Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2016: "Miss Keller Has No Second Book" and 2015: “Holding”

  • Third Finalist, 2015 Screencraft Comedy Screenplay Contest, "Maxed"

  • Selected for Comedy Film Development Deal with FunnyorDie.com, 2015

  • Top 7%, 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, "Twang"

  • Best Comedy Monologue 2012, MonoSlam Competition, Secret Rose Theatre (L.A.), "You Do What You Have to Do"

  • Best Monologue 2005, Carl Cherry Center for the Arts (Carmel, CA), "Listening to Alarms"

  • Herbert Rubin Creative Writing Prize, New York University 1991

Memberships

Dramatists Guild, Playwrights Union, Antaeus Playwrights Lab, Actor's Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA

Education

B.A. in Creative Writing/Philosophy, New York University (with honors)