Third time’s the charm! After two postponements in 2021 and 2022, it looks like we are finally going to get to see the world premiere of Last Night in Inwood at Theater Lab at FAU in the winter of 2023. Theater Lab mounted a beautiful production of The Glass Piano in 2020 (last show before the shutdown!) and I am thrilled to be returning next year (and not just because I will get to spend a month in Florida in the dead of winter).
It’s hard to conceive of theater at a time like this. Not that it isn’t important; it feels very essential to come together and tell stories right now. But we can’t, and that is really hard, especially for those of us who love and work in theater. But we soldier on. We do our best. We find new ways to connect and communicate. th
So, in that spirit, I am excite to share that my new play MIRIAM will have a virtual reading on June 7, 2020, courtesy of Theater J. Theater J has been helping me develop this play for a couple of years, and I am excited about the direction is it taking and the way it is coming together.
You can reserve a free ticket to view it, or plan to watch a recording afterwards here.
I’ll be heading to Florida next month to participate as a finalist in the Gulfshore Playhouse New Works Festival. This is the first time I’ll have any work represented in teh Sunshine State and I’m super jazzed about it. Also, very excited to be back in the room with LAST NIGHT IN INWOOD, and to meet the other playwrights who’s work will be presented.
Theater J is creating a very cool Yiddish Theater Initiative, and I am very honored and thrilled to be a part of it! Their Yiddish Theater Lab will be dedicated to preserving and reviving the forgotten literature of the Yiddish Theater. Through this initiative, Theater J will uncover and re-interpret nearly-forgotten Yiddish classics in new English language readings, workshops, commissions, and eventually productions. I have been commissioned to adapt a lesser known Yiddish play Miriam by Peretz Hirschbein,which is a dark and wonderful gem, and quite a challenge! I am so grateful the Adam Immerwahr, the brilliant AD at Theater J for this amazing opportunity.
Hey y’all! I am excited to share that a new play of mine will have a reading on Monday December 15, at 7pm, as part of the Women’s Histories Festival. The Great Divide follows the story of newly arrived immigrants who go to work at the ill-fated Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. If you are interested in coming to see the reading, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The reading is taking place at IRT Theatre. IRT Theater is located on the third floor of the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, NYC, 154 Christopher St., buzzer 3B. All the listings are not yet on the website, but they will be soon. Here is the site for more information: http://irttheater.org/ Hope to see some of you there!
I am so excited that the Globe and Mail chose to write a feature about my new play, The Secret Annex which opens tomorrow at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. I am so proud of this play and the production and very thrilled to share it with the world.
If you are Winnipeg, please come and see it! You can get tickets here.
If you are from elsewhere and would like to contact me about the play, you can reach me through my blog!