From late-January to mid-February, I'll be developing THE BLEEDING WOMAN at VCCA. This new play explores the intersection between the soullessness of office life and the stigmatization of “women’s health issues,” and is loosely inspired by the Biblical parable of the same name.
Once again, I'll be leading creative writing workshops this summer in Fort Greene Park, with NY Writers Coalition. Say hello if you're in Fort Greene Park on Saturday, July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd, August 5th, and August 12th. These workshops are FREE for kids.
On Saturday, July 30th and Saturday, August 6th, I'll be leading free creative writing workshops for children, sponsored by NY Writers Coalition. Say hello if you're in Fort Greene Park!
The young writers will be sharing their work at the Fort Greene Summer Literary Festival on Saturday, August 20th! I'll be there cheering them on!
I have been selected for a residency at Yaddo for this summer. I am overwhelmed with excitement!!
I've been selected for a residency at Wildacres, situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. I'll know the exact dates of my residency soon -- most likely sometime in June or July.
My two-weekend intensive workshop with Mac Wellman starts tomorrow! This workshop is at the Flea Theater and is known as one of their "Pataphysics" workshops. This is my second Pataphysics workshop; my first was with playwrights' collective 13P.
I have recently learned that my play JULY has been awarded semifinalist status for the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference and is being further considered as a candidate for the conference.
JULY follows a girls' cabin at a sleepaway camp over the course of one month. It was written under the advisorship of Annie Baker at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and further developed with PlayGround @ The Old Globe in San Diego, California.
I've been accepted into a Pataphysics playwriting workshop at the Flea Theater, taught by Mac Wellman, iconoclast playwright and head of the MFA Playwriting program at Brooklyn College.
On Saturday, November 7th, I will be leading a writing workshop during NY Writers Coalition's 10th Annual "Write-a-Thon," their biggest fundraiser of the year.
NY Writers Coalition provides free and low-cost creative writing programs for underserved people, including:
- LGBT communities
- people living with disabilities
- people who are incarcerated or have been incarcerated
- people who are homeless or have been homeless
I led a NY Writers Coalition workshop for three years. In this workshop, as in virtually all NY Writers Coalition workshops, we all wrote from a prompt (a poem, a photograph, a question, etc.), then read our work aloud to the group, but no one was ever forced to share. We talked about what we liked in each others' writing, and were specific in our praise, but we never criticized since the work was too new.
This is the NY Writers Coalition method and I truly believe in its transformative power.
My workshop at the Write-a-Thon will follow this same format, as will the other workshops offered throughout the day.
I'm honored to be a part of an organization that I believe does such important and compelling work. I am also fundraising for the Write-a-Thon; please remember that every donation makes a difference.