It's official, you guys! I'm the 2018 P73 Fellow at Page 73 Productions! I'm so excited to spend a year in residence with Mike Walkup and the Page 73 family developing new work and building new artistic relationships. So much more to come!
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.
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.
So excited to be listed alongside so many female and trans playwrights I respect and whose work always reinvigorates my own work ethic. Onwards!
Oh and also...
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!
As of yesterday, my nine months in residence with The Civilians has come to close. We presented a 70 minute excerpt of my play-in-progress elroy lean his name to a lovely audience, and the reception was enthusiastic and supportive!
Can't wait for next steps with this play and with the next layer of research into the juvenile justice system in Louisiana.
I've been selected as 1 of 8 playwrights for the Working Farm Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm this summer. So pumped for five weeks upstate with sunshine, some dope artists, and the chance to write a brand new play.
Check out their full season announcement here. It's chock full of folks worth knowing!