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)!

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Houston: That’s a Wrap

Thanks to everyone over at Mildred’s Umbrella for a wonderful reading and post-show discussion!

The entire Consenting Bodies series was rad, and I was impressed with all the in-depth discussion of the themes brought up by these three awesome plays.

Here’s a candid of me looking Minnesota Fancy in my favorite plaid shirt at the talkback:

That’s me on the far left! With the wonderful director and festival coordinator Bree Bridger, Dano Colon (Bryan), Callina Anderson (Monica), and mediating the talkback, Danielle Bunch who directed THE MORNING AFTER by Erica Saleh, and played Bree in BULLY by Amina Henry.

And here’s a pic of the second most-important thing I did while back in Texas:

Nobody makes a Julep like they do in the south, and nobody makes a cocktail like they do at Anvil Bar & Refuge!

Consenting Bodies a “Must Do”

Houstonia Magazine published this great feature of the Consenting Bodies Readings. The article includes some fantastic quotes from Bree Bridger, who is curating the festival, as well as directing my play, KRAV MAGA!

Equally excitingly, they’ve included the reading series as one of their weekly “Five Things You Must Do This Weekend” in Houston!

I am so very excited about this reading, and can’t wait to see all my Houston buds this weekend!

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.)