Sheltered will be in D.C. next year with a *stellar* collection of artists, led by Adam Immerwahr, and I can hardly wait. It’s always such a gift to get a second production of any play, but this play, about refugees, American isolationism, and the great sacrifices parents will make to save their children, is very near and dear to my heart, especially at this moment in time. Find out more at American Theateror at theater.org.
Big news day around here! Certain Woman of an Age is an extremely exciting and unique new project on the horizon, with the incredible Canadian icon Margaret Trudeau – mental health advocate, water activist, mother of sitting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and wife of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Margaret is a remarkable person whose life has been a true adventure. I am excited to embark on this journey with her, led by the indomitable Kimberly Senior.
I was very honored that the Alliance production of Sheltered won a Suzi Bass Award in Atlanta for Outstanding World Premiere. I was extremely proud of our production in Atlanta, and so happy that the incredible actors, creative team and crew were honored in this way.
Here are Park Krausen and Lee Spencer Osorio (who played Roberta and Martin in the play) accepting on hehalf of the whole team!
The Roundabout Theater Company has generously lent me their one person WeWork office for two weeks. Just over a week in and I am getting a lot of work done and enjoying a great deal of fruit flavored water. Predictably my eyes were bigger than my stomach on this one, so to speak, and I’ll never be able to tackle the whole list of projects I wanted to at least touch upon, but I have gotten a lot of work done, and I am really grateful for the time and space to concentrate. Here’s some of the outlining I’ve done on a pilot I am working on. Pretty right?
After a truly amazing week at the Kennedy Center, I am ready and psyched to be diving into my next play. So the timing is great to be participating for the first time in the Roundabout Space Jam! It’s me, and 7 other very quiet writers, sitting at desks in a rehearsal hall for five days staring at our notebooks and computer screens willing this new thing to happen. I hear lots of typing around me, and I have done some typing of my own already, so something is afoot! This new plays is a beast, so I am feeling inspired by all the wonderful people I met this past week to dive in and get something done. It’s going to be raw and messy and mostly terrible, but I am really hoping to have a first draft finished by the end of the week. Fingers crossed.
I will be joining this group of wonderful artists at the Kennedy Center for a week in July, and I am so looking forward to it. I will be working with my super hero director and dramaturg on Sheltered. Haven’t been in DC since I did the fringe in 2008 and I am so excited to go back!
Great news! Sheltered was chosen as one of the winners at the Columbia@Roundabout new play reading series. The program is unique in the country, awarding three playwrights from the current M.F.A. program and recent alumni with a cash prize as well as two readings in Roundabout’s Black Box Theatre.
I am really looking forward to hearing this play with an amazing group of artists and getting to know the team at the Roundabout, which has long been one of my favorite theaters in the city.
Here’s more about Sheltered, which also won this year’s Alliance/Kendeda, and was a finalist for the O’Neill.
Find out more about the program here.
The next reading is on Monday, June 19 @ 8:30pm. Let me know if you would like to come.
Tickets are now available for my thesis play, LAST NIGHT IN INWOOD at the Columbia Stages website.
ABOUT THE SHOW: A major disaster in Manhattan has everyone on the island looking for high ground. For Danny’s family and friends, that higher ground happens to be her one-bedroom apartment in Inwood. As the world outside goes to pieces, Danny tries to keep the peace among the assorted characters gathered in her space. They might make it through this crisis, if they can manage to survive each other.
Tickets for the show are FREE but seating is limited, so please reserve as early as you can.