• Tuesday, November 8, 2016
  • A little update of good things before whatever happens, happens today.

    It’s election day and I woke up to vote when the polls opened at 6am, so I have a little time to post an update of my latest theatre news. 

    This past weekend (Nov 4-6), In Love and Warcraft opened in Tulsa, OK (Heller Theatre Company) and also had its professional London premiere! ILAW opened at Theatre N16 in London on Sunday, Nov 6, produced by What a Nice Production company. It also happened to have a closing at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland.

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    With those productions, ILAW is now between 12-14 productions, depending on how you count them. This is truly stunning and so unexpected and amazing. I’m just thrilled that this play has had a life and I hope hope hope that it continues to do so.

    (Also, if you want to buy it and read it, you can: http://bit.ly/InLoveandWarcraft)


    And more news! A Bucket of Blessings, my first TVYA play, or play for babies, won a Suzi Bass Award last night. The Suzis are Atlanta’s theatre awards. I loved working on this play so much. Grateful to our director Rosemary Newcott and everyone at the Alliance Theatre for giving me yet another incredible opportunity to make something I can be proud of, with people I adore.

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  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016
  • Emerging Playwrights Get a Boost From the Kendeda Competition

    Emerging Playwrights Get a Boost From the Kendeda Competition

  • Wednesday, December 30, 2015
  • My current project – A Bucket of Blessings at the Alliance Theatre. My third production at the Alliance in 3 years and my second commission, and possibly my most fun. Possibly. Running at the Alliance Jan 12-Feb 14. More info at alliancetheatre.org/production/bucket-blessings.

  • Sunday, February 2, 2014
  • Previews and Press

    So previews for ‘In Love and Warcraft’ began on Friday night, somehow going forward despite the loss of 7 hours of tech this past week thanks to Atlanta’s Snowmagridlock nightmare. And I feel like I should have blogged on Friday evening to record the crazy crazy nerves I was feeling and to take in the fact that I was about to have my first public professional show in front of an audience… but of course another milestone is coming up on Wednesday, when previews will be over, and I will have my first ever official opening night. With press and my parents. Crazy. Crazy crazy crazy.

    Previews are going well. I can no longer experience the play, due to my extreme nerves and that terrible feeling of knowing the whole script by heart and therefore being unable to spontaneously live with the characters, but after each show, I’m thinking back and going, oh. That went well.

    Megan Kelly came last night with our friend Hannah Cornforth to see the second preview and it was such a joy to have them here. I’m so happy Megan could come out to Atlanta. She’s been there with me for the whole journey of this play, from the first (terrible) draft, and it was amazing to share this with her. And then I got to introduce them to our incredible cast and director, the sweetest human beings on the planet, and that was great too.

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    Our genius costume designer Lex Liang blew my freaking mind today by gifting me one of his genius creations from the show. I can’t wait to frame this and hang this in my room. What an honor it’s been to work with him.

    And in the meantime, rehearsals are going on in L.A. for A Nice Indian Boy.

    Crazy, crazy, crazy.

    Press roundup-

    Avatars come to life in ‘In Love and Warcraft’: Atlanta Journal Constitution

    ‘I want to make people laugh.’ In Alliance world premiere, playwright happily digs into worlds of love and dysfunction: Encore Atlanta

    New Play Festival Opens at Emory: Atlanta Journal Constitution

     

  • Saturday, January 25, 2014
  • In Alliance world premiere, playwright happily digs into worlds of love and dysfunction : ‘I want to make people laugh’ | Encore Atlanta: Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication

    In Alliance world premiere, playwright happily digs into worlds of love and dysfunction : ‘I want to make people laugh’ | Encore Atlanta: Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication

  • Friday, January 24, 2014
  • Avatars come to life in ‘In Love and Warcraft’

    Avatars come to life in ‘In Love and Warcraft’

  • Friday, January 17, 2014
  • Anniversary

    Today was an especially delightful day in rehearsal with my director Laura Kepley and dramaturg Celise Kalke. Laura is the sweetest, just look.

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    Going through my emails I just realized that it’s been exactly one year since Celise called to tell me that I’d won the Kendeda Playwriting Prize. It’s been a truly amazing year since, and right now I’m in the middle of the funnest month of my life, with more to come with ‘A Nice Indian Boy’ (directed by Snehal Desai) very soon. I’m so grateful to have these two months, with two productions of plays that mean so much to me, and getting to work with such talented and kind people. I’ve always been happiest when I get to do theatre, and so this has been one long extended period of joy. That’s all.