Full-length dramedy // 3W, 2M
Renowned journalist Violet Miller sets out to write about HardBall, a porn studio with a safe, sex-positive reputation and sky-rocketing female viewership. But when Violet meets CJ, the breakout male star at the center of HardBall’s success, she’s caught between her professional persona and her newly awakened desires, and begins to question who’s really in control. DIRTY DIRTY begs us to consider our most public selves, our most private desires, and the boundaries in between.
The first in a cycle of plays exploring the dynamics of sex work, power, bodies, desire, objectification, and eroticism.
Industry Reading in May 2019 featuring: Tina Benko (Violet), Kyle Beltran (Markus), Andrew Durand (CJ), Mirirai Sithole (Violet), and Fig Chilcott (SD/Allison).
Semi-finalist, Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship 2019
Semi-finalist, O’Neill New Play Conference 2019
Dennis & Victoria Ross Foundation 2018-19 Playwrights Program award winner
[or, aristotle can eat me]
Full-length sorta experimental, dark comedy // 5W, 1M, 1 N/GNC, a chorus of 3 - 200 male voices
Allure and Candy become goddesses. A man falls from the sky. Flowers + Mary Shelley fall in love. & cam girl Eurydice_19969 wants to make that ca$$$h. feminine octagon [or, aristotle can eat me] is one hour/one night/one hundred nights in the search for an unforgettable, life-changing party.
Sold-out workshop production, LPAC Rough Draft Festival 2019
One-night sold-out reading, Pipeline’s Week of Extraordinary Risk 2018
Reading & PlayLab Residency, Pipeline Theatre Company
The Alternate Possibilties of Our Past and Future History with Particular Regard to the Identification of the Eastern Puma and the Corps of Discovery
Full-length dramedy // 2GNC/W/Non Cis-Men, 2W, 1M
In a desert world that has collapsed in the wreckage of climate change, Lewis is a topographer. Lewis secretly wants a museum more than anything in the world. Secretly hoards objects she find buried in the dirt, and hides them from her eco-engineering girlfriend, Clark — and their friend Dev, but he's probably too busy embroidering pillows to notice. At the site of pre-apocalypse ruins, two men find Lewis digging away in the desert, and they just won't stop asking her for directions and calling her "Sacajawea." Whatever that means.
Semi-finalist, O'Neill Conference
Semi-finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Festival
Finalist, The Ground and Field Theatre Festival at UC Davis
Reading, First Flight Festival with Boomerang Theatre Company, dir. Scott Ebersold
Reading, Upstream Artists Collective, dir. Christina Roussos
Full-length drama // 2W, 3M
Twelve-year-old Willow spent twenty-two hours at the bottom of the old well in the woods. Her parents aren't sure where she is, are frantic, can't seem to remember, but then Russell, a teenaged Eagle Scout, happens upon her. Everyone thinks the worst is over. But Willow has strange dreams, hears strange songs, sees a strange bird, and can't seem to return to her life before. This unease finds its way into her parents' relationship, and Willow's new friendship with Russell. Then, suddenly, Willow is an adult. And everything is fine. . . isn't it? She can barely even remember that weird little bird. cardinal song uncovers the deeper subconscious effects of trauma— finding what claws its way to the surface, even as decades pass.
Full-length dramedy // 4W, 4-6M
Rosloe is a seven-year-old girl who thinks she’s an alien. But at least she has Diana (her mom), Pony (a talking pony), Mr. Harrison (her new principal), and Lucky (an educational pirate), as she tries to make sense of the world. Whether or not Diana has a better understanding is up for debate, but she does know the truth about where Rosloe comes from. Moving through past and present, the play is a meditation on how where you come from effects who you are.
Reading, New Light Theatre Project
Full-length drama // 3W, 2M
"Am I unlike myself?" The question reverberates in Clarissa's mind after. After: the car accident. After: the emergency. After: reconstructive surgery. And now comes the question of a new after: who is she? Does her husband, a celebrity plastic surgeon, even recognize her? Does she recognize herself? An exploration of loss, trauma, and aesthetics, Second Skin examines the wounds and scars that change can leave in the wake of healing.
Production, American Theatre of Actors, dir. Courtney Ulrich
Wide-Eyed Theatre Company Apprentice Playwright Group project