City Theatre will be producing my short play FLARE this year after naming it a finalist for the National Playwriting contest last year. Honored to be on the roster with my friend Steve Yockey and lots of other great writers. If you're in Miami in June, come check out the plays but if you're a playwright anywhere in the country, you should head south at the end of the festival run for CityWrights, the theatre's annual professional playwriting conference. This year is billed as "woman centric and man friendly" and the inestimable Marsha Norman is giving the key note address. All the pros participating are pretty amazing so this is a not-to-be-missed weekend.

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I'm very excited to be joining the fun over at Horizon this summer. The NSYP contest invites one-act submissions from HS and college-aged students all over the country. Accepted writers get to come hang out in Atlanta for a week of workshopping, playwriting seminars, panels, theatre field trips and more. The week culminates with a public presentation of brand new 5-minute plays that students write over the course of the week.
 
 
In The Works is Actor's Express' staged-reading series dedicated to presenting new work by Atlanta-based playwrights. THE STROKE: A COMEDY, written during the first few months of my residency at Emory, focuses on Adam and Maya, a married couple in their early 40s, the night before a last-ditch effort to conceive in-vitro. When Adam receives a call from Maya’s institutionalized sister begging him to reconsider the procedure, Maya is forced to reveal a troubling family secret. The arrival of Mom and Dad doesn't make things any easier and a series of twisty revelations, personal manipulations and forced confrontations threaten to rip this family apart, which may actually not be such a bad thing.

A family play about rich white people that takes place in a living room in Manhattan and deals in buried family secrets. Standard. Except not. Because you're supposed to laugh at this one.
 
 
Page73 is an amazing organization dedicated to playwrights and their work. Stoked to be a semi-finalist for this prestigious award.
 
 
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Very excited that TOTAL POWER EXCHANGE is on this roster along with plays by superstar playwrights Lauren Gunderson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Ayad Akhtar and so many others.

Even more excited that this reading will be directed by long-time collaborator Victor Maog. Come check it out if you find yourself in Atlanta on Monday February 9th at 7:30PM.

 
 
I got to put together my very first academic panel this Fall as part of Theatre Emory's PinterFest--a month-long celebration of all things Harold Pinter. I also got to stream the panel into the ether with the help of Howlround. You can watch the conversation here.
 
 
I'm very excited that my play TOTAL POWER EXCHANGE is on the Kilroy's list of excellent plays by female writers. What these women are doing is amazing! Check out the complete list and the top 46 on their website and support the cause.
 
 
It's official! I'm leaving my gig at the University of Miami and heading to Atlanta for a two-year playwriting fellowship at Emory University. I am beyond honored to be the first ever recipient of this brand new fellowship, a joint appointment between Theatre Arts and Creative Writing.
 
 
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FLARE was produced by Mile Square Theatre in their annual 7th Inning Stretch one-act play festival. The publication is due out in August 2014. FLARE is also a finalist for the City Theatre National Ten-Minute Play Award.

 
 
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BUENA VISTA will be workshopped a read during Profile's year-long celebration of Sam Shepard.