Rushing with Umbrella Project
I'm working on a play about football and campus rape. Umbrella Project is supporting the development of this play through their Writers Group and with a play as massive as this one – a football team of at least eleven (yes!), a live marching band (uh huh!), and an audience that functions as a rowdy and ecstatic fan base (school spirit, y'all!) – it means the world to have that support system. The workshop will culminated in a public staged reading on Saturday, December 15 at 7PM at Common Area Maintenance. I’d love to see you there! RSVP here!
Voyagers with Maureen Monterubio
Maureen Monterubio and I have been collaborating on Voyagers since November 2016 and, frankly, it's the most optimistic play I've ever worked on. It's also damn difficult to write, but in an epically thrilling / beautifully challenging way. We'll be workshopping a completely new version of the play in New York (early 2019) and I’m excited to dive into the intensely female space that this play now occupies. Oh and did I mention I wrote five original songs for this? More details to come!
Frankenstein, based on the novel by Mary Shelley
Earlier this year, I started writing an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein just to see if I could. I’m newly obsessed with this novel’s origin story — the way it started as a half-hearted bet to see who could write the scariest horror story, and then became something truly legendary. My adaptation includes a cast of furies who live in Mary Shelley’s imagination, along with Shelley herself and her long-dead mother Mary Wollstonecraft. I’m intentionally writing this adaptation for a large cast of young women and keeping the content high school friendly with the intent to shop it around to high schools once I’ve finished writing it.
Greetings from Seattle!
I've been traveling for work a lot more lately and sometimes it can be difficult to keep track of me. Rehearsals for Rushing begin on December 4, so I’m hard a work on rewrites for that play. And on my off days, I’m plugging away at this Frankenstein adaptation.