selected plays

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2019 Staged Reading at Boston Center for the Arts Dir. by Leila Ghaemi

2019 Staged Reading at Boston Center for the Arts Dir. by Leila Ghaemi

oh, to be pure again

Set during one hot Texas summer at a Charismatic Christian church camp, this earnest drama follows the senior girls’ cabin along their journey to make an authentic connection with something bigger than themselves. A new play about female desire, submission, rebellion, and growing up in a religious culture that's obsessed with your sexual purity.

Development

workshop | National New Play Network & Kennedy Center | 2019*

Staged Reading | “She Said…”A Festival of women’s voices | BCA | 2019

 
2018 Workshop Production at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre Dir. by Leila Ghaemi

2018 Workshop Production at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre Dir. by Leila Ghaemi

the tragic ecstasy of girlhood

After the sudden death of a housemate, four teenage girls living in a group home try to combat their grief. A new poetic drama that explores the chrysalis of female adolescence and demands our attention be on the youth of America who are living in the shadows of a broken system.

Development

West Coast Workshop PREMIERE | Third Culture Theatre | LA | 2018

Workshop PREMIERE | Boston Playwrights' Theatre | Boston | 2018

Awards

2019 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, Second Place Recipient

2019 Judith Royer Award of Excellence in Playwriting, winner

2019 The Bridge Initiative’s Bechdel Test Fest, National winner

2019 Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship, Runner-UP

2019 O’Neill Conference, Semifinalist

Shortlisted for PlayPenn 2019 New Play Development Conference

2018 University of Tulsa's WomenWorks, runner-up

 
2018 World Premiere Production with Fresh Ink Theatre Dir. by Damon Krometis

2018 World Premiere Production with Fresh Ink Theatre Dir. by Damon Krometis

nomad americana

For years the Echo family has been avoiding painful memories by traveling America in an old RV selling soap. When they stop in a small Texas town believed to harness great magic, Bridgette strikes up a romance with a young dreamer who causes her to question her responsibilities to her family and to herself. A new coming of age tale about love, sacrifice, and letting go even when it hurts.

Production History

World Premiere | Fresh Ink Theatre | Boston | Feb 2018

Development

WORKSHOP PREMIERE | WATERTOWER THEATRE | OOTL Fringe Festival | 2015

Staged Reading | Nouveau 47 Theatre | Dallas | 2014

 
West Coast Premiere at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival Dir. by Tara Donovan

West Coast Premiere at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival Dir. by Tara Donovan

with my eyes shut

In this neurodivergent love story, Naomi and Cole push the boundaries of compliance to find connection in an isolating world and shatter the complacency of the disembodied voices running the show.

Production History

WEST COAST PREMIERE | 2018 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL | Extended Run*

WORLD PREMIERE | GOAT SONG THEATRE | 2016 OOTL Fringe Festival

Development

Last Frontier Theatre Conference | 2016

Workshop | Baylor University | 2016

NYC Staged Reading | Authentic VoiceS | 2017

Awards

2018 Best in Dance & Physical Theatre at Hollywood Fringe Festival

2018 Encore Producers' Award recipient at Hollywood Fringe Festival

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