I’ve been fortunate enough to be accepted into the Dramatist Guild! This is definitely not something that would have even occurred to me to seek out until this year, which has featured so much focus on writing. I’m excited to venture forward and see what the benefits of membership entail—aside from the writing space at their HQ with all that free coffee!
Had a lovely time with Athena Theatre Company, under the direction of Chris Roe, with their second presentation of Falling Forward this year. This was the final installment of the 2018 fellowship of Athena Writes, and included some truly inspired work. I was fortunate enough to participate in reading the works of my hilarious colleague Kate Thomas, and the very moving words of Martha Pichey.
Last night my first full length play, HASHTAGMETOOLADYCHATTERLEY, was featured as the final staged reading of New Light Theater Project’s Female Festival—a series of new works by female playwrights, directed by female directors. It was great to see the front end of this piece on its feet (the actors performed the 1st act plus a little extra), and I’m looking forward to what’s to come.
If you were dying of suspense, wait no longer! The conclusion to Elisa and the Swans is up on Girl Tales—click here to listen!
(And if you like what you hear, leave a lovely comment and spread the word!)
A few months ago, I wrote an episode of the podcast Girl Tales, where writers take fairy tales and adapt them so the girl is the hero of her own story. My tale, Elisa and the Swans, was taken from Hans Christian Andersen's The Wild Swans. It just dropped, and it sounds great! You can give a listen here!
It's been a while since I've posted about my doings, so here's a run down of what I've been getting up to during the most appallingly hot season of the year:
- Finished up the script for an episode of the Girl Tales Podcast. More news on that when it finally hits the air!
- Performed in Annie LaRussa's play You Mother, part of 'The Playwright's the Thing' at the Barrow Group.
- My short play Couch Monkey was performed as part of the Weathervane Playhouse's 8x10 TheatreFest in Akron, Ohio!
- I'm on the docket as one of the writers for the 24-hour Fast Play Fest at the Barrow Group, August 12th at 7PM. Click here for tickets!
- The short film I was a part of last summer, Population Control, will be screening at the Chain Film Festival in Manhattan on August 18th at 6PM. Join us!
That's all for now, kids. See ya around!
Just got word that my short play Couch Monkey was chosen to be included in Weathervane Playhouse's 8x10 TheatreFest this July! The festival fully produces eight short plays, all of which must include the same prop. This year's prop and guiding stimulus: a sock monkey!
I am so excited to have been one of the few plays selected out of 177 submissions. At each performance the audience will vote on their favorite, and at the end of the festival, the winning writers will be awarded cash money! Wow! There's a first, second, and third place prize, but the other five runners-up are also all awarded some dollars, so I feel as though I have won already: Not only is someone doing a play I wrote, I am guaranteed monies! This is the stuff of dreams, y'all!
If you happen to be in Akron, OH 19-22 July, why not check out the show? You can snag tickets here.