A SUMMER OF FIRSTS

What’s up peeps! It’s been so long since I posted, but the past few months have been such a whirlwind.

In July, my play THIRST had a run at The Contemporary American Theater festival to some really wonderful reviews (see here and here). My cast was stellar, my director Adrienne Campbell-Holt found a beautifully embodied version of the play, and Shepherdstown, West Virginia proved to be my new favorite small town. Can’t say enough how grateful I am to Ed Herendeen and my CATF family for investing in this play and giving me my first ever production! Here are some outtakes:

Photo Credit to Seth Freeman. Actors Shown: Monet, Jessica Savage, Jalon Christian, Ryan Nathanial George, William Oliver Watkins, and Justin Withers

After returning from WV, I actually took a job as staff writer on a new FOX television series that airs this January! It’s big sci-fi epic with some big emotional storytelling that I can’t wait to share with the world. I’ve so enjoyed being in a writers room with my coworkers, and am amped to soon return to NYC and hit the pavement in the theater world once again! Here’s a fun trailer for our show THE PASSAGE though for you to check out:

Aaannndd those are all of my updates!

Til’ next time,

CA

I'm headed to Sundance Theatre Lab!

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Great news!

My play ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS has been chosen for the 2018 Sundance Theatre Lab in Marrakech, Morocco! I'll be joined there by director Kate Whoriskey (who I'm delighted to work with for the first time) as well as an amazing cohort of artists from the US and MENA region.  May is going to a great month filled with lots of sunshine, lots of writing, and hopefully some laughs!

Read more about the all the participating artists here.

Onwards,

CA

AN AMERICAN FEAST

I just concluded a five-show production of my play AN AMERICAN FEAST! Developed with The Civilians in residence at NYU Playwrights Horizons Theater School, the show is an investigative theater piece that marries verbatim interviews of American citizens with the story of one imagined American family grappling with the results of the 2016 election. It was directed by Mia Rovegno and featured music and lyrics by NYU students, Caitlin Cobb-Vialet, Guillermo Contreras, Christen Dekie, and Lucas Friedman. 

Another Year at The Lark!

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Good news! I've been chosen as a 2017-2018 Rita Goldberg Playwrights' Workshop Fellow at The Lark!

As a fellow, I'll be joining playwrights Rae Binstock, Nick Gandiello, Lucas Hnath, and Susan Soon He Stanton in a season-long workshop led by Arthur Kopit!  With a list of that many wonderful personalities, I can't wait for what we all discover together.

Onwards, 

CA

I'm a Core Writer at The Playwrights Center!

Hey Folks,

Happy to announce that I've been selected as a 2017-2020 Core Writer at The Playwrights Center! For the next three years I'll get to head out to Minneapolis to workshop my plays with the wonderful folks at PWC, and I couldn't be more excited to meet new collaborators and make some new friends!

Also so very pleased to see that my incoming cohort of Core Writers is ALL WOMEN! Couldn't be any more proud to be in the company of Kim Euell, Allison Gregory, Dipika Guha, Carson Kreitzer, Andrea Stolowitz, and Stefanie Zadravec.

Now, as I often say, ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!

-CA