I am thrilled to join the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference as a Playwright Observer and to bring along my play The Belle of Belmar.
On Saturday, June 24th I will be participating in Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company's Tennessee Williams Festival panel discussing bringing women's work to the stage. The panel includes playwrights Paola Lazaro, Anne Garcia-Romero, and Maren Lavelle and is moderated by Morgan Jenness. For tickets click here.
Lunchtime at Westfield High will be presented on Tuesday, May 16th at 7:30pm at Luna Stage as part of their 5th Annual New Moon Play Reading Festival. It will be directed by Daniel Swern and stars Lacey and Lindsay Andreanszky. For details click here.
The first draft of my play Brick City will be presented by Premiere Stages at Kean University in collaboration with NJPAC and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance on Friday, May 5th at 7pm at the Chase Room at NJPAC. It is directed by John Wooten and stars Robert Asencio, Ava Eisenson, Chris Grant, Alejandra Hernandez, and Jessy Yates. For tickets and information click here.
NJPAC in collaboration with New Jersey Theatre Alliance will host the 2017 Commissions Kick-off Event featuring excerpts from Brick City as well as Pia Wilson's Return to Real and Joel Stone's The Calling at 7pm on Thursday, March 16th at the Parsonnet Room at NJPAC. RSVP here.
Fordham University will host a reading of A BAD NIGHT on Monday, January 23rd.
My Dramatist Guild "Meet the Fellows" interview is live on Medium here.
LUNCHTIME AT WESTFIELD HIGH is now available in print in The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2016 which you can purchase here. A monologue from LUSH is now available in print in The Best Women's Stage Monolouges of 2016 which you can purchase here.
A BAD NIGHT will be read on Saturday, 11/05 at 8:00pm at the Abingdon Theatre Company directed by Jackson Gay. The cast features J.Stephen Brantley, Glen Feinstein, Meg Griffiths Anderson, Jamie Heinlein, Celestine Rae, and Evelyn Spahr. Additional details and RSVP can be found here.
PUMP will be read on Saturday, 10/29 at 2pm in New Brunswick, NJ directed by Dan Swern and produced by coLAB Arts. The reading will be followed by a reception and community panel discussion moderated by Mike Rispoli of FreePress, including Charlie Kratovil, editor-in-chief of New Brunswick Today, Nick Muscavage, Watchdog Reporter for Courier News and Home News Tribune, and Rebecca Forand, who wrote the original investigative piece on which this play is inspired. Additional details and RSVP can be found here.
THE BELLE OF BELMAR will be read tonight at The Actor's Studio moderated by Lyle Kessler and directed by Shira-Lee Shalit, featuring Connie Castanzo, Molly Collier, Peter Collier, Suzanne DiDonna, and Mattie McMaster.
My new play THE BELLE OF BELMAR will open the 2016-2017 season at The Actor's Studio Playwright/Director Unit on October 5th.
WE. ARE. UN. COOL. will be published in the Best 5-Minute Plays for Teens anthology and THE PROBLEM WITH NEW YORK will be published in the Best 5-Minute Plays anthology released by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books in 2017.
I am thrilled to be included as one of the 2017 NJPAC Stage Exchange Commission artists with Premiere Stages at Kean University. There will be a reading of the play I write on May 05, 2017 with a world premiere scheduled for summer 2018.
Maddie Orton filmed a fantastic segment for NJTV on the 48-Hour Musicals featuring OVER & OUT, a one-act musical I created in a weekend with GHyp:See and Victoria Sook (along with the band GHyp:See and the Wichts). You can check it out here.
I will be teaching a generative playwriting workshop for AND University tonight at 7pm. Full details and registration can be found here.
I will be writing my first musical as part of the Hub City Music Festival 48 Hour Musicals with coLAB Arts supporting New Brunswick charity Elijah's Promise. I will be paired with a local Jersey band on Friday night, 4/15, and by 6pm on Sunday, 4/17, we will have a brand new musical to present at Pino's in Highland Park. Full details can be found here.
I am included in an interview on CUNY TV's ITALICS, hosted by Lucia Grillo and Anthony Julian Tamburri, as part of a one-hour special celebrating Women's History Month alongside other Italian American artists Louisa Ermelino, Donna de Matteo, Karen Malpede, and Eva Minemar. The episode premieres March 30, 2016 at 10:00am and can also be watched online.
A BAD NIGHT, a documentary theatre project about acquaintance rape and consent, will have a workshop presentation produced by the Hunter College Undergraduate Student Theatre Club on Friday, March 18th at 8pm.
THE KING, a one-act about a down-and-out Elvis impersonator at the Flamingo Lounge in Las Vegas premieres tonight as part of Artistic New Directions Eclectic Evening of Shorts IX alongside work by artists including Christopher Oscar Peña and Tonya Pinkins. THE KING stars Douglas Manes and Jared Wilder and is directed by Kristine Niven. Performances are March 4-13th. Additional details and tickets can be found here.
PUMP will be read tonight at The Actors Studio moderated by Lyle Kessler and directed by James Bonney, featuring Kate T. Billingsley, Gabriel Furman, Karen Giordano, Mike Keller, and Chazz Palminteri.
Happy New Year! I’m opening up my custom-made monologue shop. Check it out here.
I'll be performing in Janice Maffei's HOW TO BURY A SAINT this Thursday, December 10th at 7pm at St. Malachy's Actors' Chapel, 239 West 49th Street, directed by Eva Minemar.
I THOUGHT I LIKED GIRLS is being used to teach production design at the University of Houston.
I will be assisting Marlene Mancini's Acting for Teen's course at HB Studio Saturday, November 21st at 11am. Students wrote their own monologues and I will respond to selected work.
LUSH will have its first reading tonight at The Actors Studio moderated by Lucy Thurber and directed by Eva Minemar, featuring Ghazi Albuliwi, Kate Billingsley, Dolores Diaz, Frank DiNovi, John Doman, Sarah Doneghy, and Gabriel Furman.
A BAD NIGHT, a documentary theatre project about acquaintance rape and consent, will have a reading on Monday, October 5th at 7:30pm at Manhattan Theatre Club's Creative Center (311 West 43rd Street, 8th floor).
Amy Witting and I head to Tofte Lake Center in Minnesota to work alongside of Liz Engelman for the week as Jerome Foundation Emerging Artists to continue work on A BAD NIGHT.
Flux Theatre Ensemble interviewed me about my views on street harassment as part of the #SpeakUp series which you can read here.
JUST THE WAY IT IS, a monologue about street harassment, is included in #SpeakUp: The Street Harassment Plays and premieres Wednesday, September 2nd in NYC. For more information and tickets click here.
I THOUGHT I LIKED GIRLS opens Friday and runs through August 9th as part of JERSEY VOICES in Chatham, NJ. For additional info and tickets click here.
Amy E. Witting and I were awarded a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship for a residency at Tofte Lake for A BAD NIGHT, our documentary play about acquaintance rape. We are so grateful to continue the development of this play over the summer.
A roundtable reading of 72 HOURS, the screenplay that I co-wrote with Arnie Mazer and Allan Neuwirth, is scheduled for May 11th in NYC starring Dan Lauria (Sullivan & Son, Dinner with the Boys), Marc Damon Johnson (You Can't Take It With You), Ray Iannicelli (Oz) and Ray Abruzzo (The Sopranos). The reading is at 2:00pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 West 46th Street, 8th floor.
LUNCHTIME AT WESTFELD HIGH will be performed as part of Artistic New Directions Eclectic Evening of Shorts VIII. It stars Alana Osborn-Lief and Jenson Smith and is directed by Chelsea Long. Performances are April 30th-May 3rd. For additional info and tickets click here.
I'll be assisting Jeffrey Sweet with demonstrating his Improv to Script process for students at Wagner College on Saturday, March 28th.
I THOUGHT I LIKED GIRLS will be performed in Pori, Finland March 25th-28th.
A BAD NIGHT, a documentary play about acquaintance rape, co-written with Amy E. Witting, will have a first-look reading on Friday, February 20th at 7:30 in the Loewe Room at the Dramatists Guild (1501 Broadway, 7th floor).
LUNCHTIME AT WESTFELD HIGH premieres Thursday, 2/05 as part of ESPA's Detention Series at Jimmy's No. 43. Performances at 7pm and 9pm. It stars Alana Osborn-Lief and Jenson Smith. Directed by Chelsea Long with guest advising by Kip Fagan.
I'll be teaching a playwriting workshop at the Gloucester County Library Greenwich Township branch on Saturday, December 27th from 10:30-12:45pm. To attend, register here.
I THOUGHT I LIKED GIRLS will be performed throughout 2015 in the UK as part of Bite-Size Plays. It is also being translated into Finnish to be performed in Pori March 25th-28th. Details to come soon.
Performing tonight alongside Dick Cavett in a closed reading of Geoffrey Gordon's new play THREE MIDDLE-AGED JEWISH HIPSTERS TRY TO GET MEXICAN FOOD. Contact me here if you would like to attend.
Central New Mexico Community College will be performing CANADIAN TUXEDO as part of their "The Cat Has 8 Lives" Festival now through November 23rd. For more information click here. 10.29.14
The Dramatists Guild will host a reading of A BAD NIGHT, a documentary play about acquaintance rape, co-written with Hunter classmate Amy E. Witting on February 20th. Details to come soon.
On Monday, July 28th at 7pm, South Camden Theatre will present a staged reading of PUMP as part of their Reading Series featuring new work by Obie Award winner Albert Innaurato and Joseph M. Paprzucki.
The reading is free to attend and followed by a reception.
NOWHERETOWN will have a roundtable workshop at the Lark Play Development Center on Sunday, May 4th at 2pm on the 5th floor. The roundtable will be hosted by Arthur Kopit, directed by Christina Roussos, and features Drama Desk Nominee Bobby Moreno.