A Week of SPACE

I had the most beautiful week at SPACE on Ryder Farm last week working on a new play and getting fed 3 glorious square meals a day by a really talented chef.

I also got to pet a horse and went swimming and stand-up paddle boarding in a lake.

I read a lot and wrote a lot and slept a lot and met some very cool artists. Basically, it was perfect.

Kennedy Center National Student Playwriting Award

My play TOMORROW GAME won the Kennedy Center’s Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award, which comes with a big cash prize, option to publish, and the invitation to attend this weeks Student Playwriting Festival–which I did!

And I’m so happy to have met so many wonderful playwrights, directors, and dramaturgs, as well as the many incredibly talented and smart guest artists that came in to work with us on our plays and talk to us about art.

I’m also thrilled to share this video of the 10-minute excerpt of my play that was featured on the Millennium Stage! Check it out (minute 46 is me)!

KCACTF National Student Playwriting Award

So excited to share that my play TOMORROW GAME is the recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award!

The award comes with a cash prize, membership in the Dramatists Guild and the Playwright’s Center, an offer of publication from Samuel French, attendance at the National Festival at the Kennedy Center this April, and a professional development residency this summer.

I am looking forward to joining my fellow student playwrights at the festival in April!

KRAV MAGA!: Mildred’s Umbrella’s Consenting Bodies Series

I will be heading back to warm(ish) winter Houston this January for a reading of my play KRAV MAGA! at Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre.

I loveĀ Mildred’s, as they put on great work by women artists, and Collective 48 co-produced the Houston outpost of The Future is Female festival with them in 2017, which was so awesome.

The reading of KRAV MAGA! is going to be part of a new reading series run by co-literary manager Bree Bridger. There will be three plays about women/bodies/consent and KRAV MAGA! will be the final one, followed by a reception. Bree is the director and I was able to Skype into the first read-through–the cast is awesome and I can’t wait!

Get tickets to KRAV MAGA! and the other plays here.

(Also can’t wait to get a little authentic Tex-Mex in me. Pittsburgh is great at a lot of things, but alas, not tacos.)