Writing

PLAYS:

Botanica (in development),a full-length magical realist play about the last known specimen of a nearly-extinct lily in the American West. The script tangles with ideas of ownership and authenticity in a conflict between locals and institutions vying for the same conservation goals.

Photo Playan evening-length theater piece about a family and chosen family struggling to connect through the pages of a photo album. On a broader level, it explores humanity’s collective preoccupation with snapshots: why we take pictures, what they mean to us, how they shape identity, and what happens when we modify, delete, or share them. An early 20-minute draft of the piece was performed at I.R.T. Theater in 2015. It was developed into an evening-length script through Field Work (a program of The Field) and a residency at the Holes in the Wall Collective. A workshop performance of Photo Play was staged in March 2018 at Dixon Place in NYC.

CO-WRITTEN WITH SIX CHARACTERS:

  • Best Show Ever! (Production 2005, Tour 2007) – Theatre for the New City, Orlando Fringe
  • Six Characters Cometh! (Productions 2002 & 2003) – Connelly Theater, Chernuchin Theater
  • Six Characters in Search of a Working Title (Productions 1998 & 2000) – Collective Unconscious, Kraine Theater
  • Global Warmth/ Arctic Margarita (Video Shorts 2007) – NRDC
  • Brilliant! (Video Short 2006)
  • Too Cancelled for TV (Video Pilot 2003)

CO-WRITTEN WITH BOOBY HATCH:

  • Suck it! (Music Video 2009) – Best Music Video, Coney Island FF 2011
  • Cone of Silence (Sketch show 2009) – UCB Theater NY

OTHER WRITING:

  • Monograph Series (Essay 2012),  No, You Tell It! storytelling workshop. Hear an audio recording of it here.
  • Peace and Noise (Essay 2011) in the first Girl Crush Zine:
    “Several times on the street, we locked eyes as she passed, and I was able to breathe out a little. In reality I knew I was dumbly gravitating to places where I knew she might be, but never had I wished harder that I could conjure someone into existence.”

FOR THEGLOC.NET:

  • Film review of Ruby Sparks, starring Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano.
  • Film review of Celeste and Jesse Forever, a film co-written by and starring Rashida Jones:
    “They share an intimate verbal shorthand that mimics the easy rapport of a great first date…which is a problem because Celeste and Jesse are in the throes of a divorce. They’ve been separated for six months but are determined to escape all the messy, painful bits and skip straight to the part where they’re best friends who happen to be dating other people.”
  • Weekly recap posts of NBC’s Best Friends Forever and HBO’s Girls, which also appeared on The Huffington Post.
  • Feature on Jennifer Childs, Artistic Director of 1812 Productions, an all-comedy theater company in Philadelphia, for theGLOC.net:
    “If making other people pee their pants was a sport, Jen would be an Olympic champion (though I’m not sure I’d want to judge that event). Her company includes women as creative collaborators at every level – which, sadly, is still pretty radical. But here’s the key: by including them without undue fanfare, she presents it as the norm – no big deal.”
  • Interview with comedy duo Mel & El:
    “Friends and partners in crime since they were twelve years old, Mel and El are a hilarious musical duo who have graced stages throughout New York City and on the high seas with their pitch-perfect banter-y goodness.”

Writing samples and excerpts available upon request.