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The mission statement for Elise Joy Inc, the company that makes the Get to Work Book — my favorite calendar of all time.

The mission statement for Elise Joy Inc, the company that makes the Get to Work Book — my favorite calendar of all time.

Hey Danielle. What are you working on?

Want to see exactly where my plays will be this year and next? Check out my calendar for a handy list! More interested in a look inside my head? Read on for details and ramblings about my works in progress.


Who’s house? Our house!

I’m so happy to announce that Dust is receiving a world premiere production at Dacha Theatre in May 2020, right here in Seattle. I’m already feeling very taken care of by this company, and by my director Kate Drummond. We’ll be starting with a movement and composition workshop in the fall/winter and then diving into rehearsals in March!

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Image courtesy of Getty Images

Image courtesy of Getty Images

Completing my sports trilogy.

After writing two incredibly loud and violent plays that use sports as a conduit and as a metaphor — swim team for Dust and football for Rushing — I’ve decided to complete what has always felt like a trilogy. This fall/winter, I’ll be working on the first draft of Virgins, my play inspired by USA gymnastics and the Larry Nassar abuse epidemic. I don’t yet know what shape this play is going to take, but horror and revenge keep bouncing around in my brain. We’ll see!


And now for something completely different.

I’m also working on a new play for George Mason High School in Falls Church, Virginia — the first commission in their Project 5 series. It’s a large cast play (my specialty, I know) about a group of high school girls who work at an ice cream shop over the summer — tentatively titled Rocky Road. It’s my way of exploring the American class system through my most favorite dessert. Look for that in 2022!

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