PAST AWARD HIGHLIGHTS (partial list)

  • Women’s Playwrights Initiative Award for Gentlemen’s Pact with paid residency at Ivoryton Playhouse in Ivoryton, CT, 2018

  • Winner, Maxum Mazumdor New Play Award for Roadkill, Alleyway Theater, 2012; Produced – 12 performances, 2015

  • Winner, New Science Driven Play Award presented by CalTech for Last Flight of The Mercenary, 2015

  • Finalist, Henley Rose New Play Competition for Bad Moon Rising, 2015

  • Finalist, Women in Arts and Media for Seneca Falls The Musical, 2018

  • Audience Choice Award: The Effects of Drought, Playground-LA, 2014

  • Best play, The Six Women Playwrights Festival: The 5564 to Toronto, 2013

  • Finalist, Maxum Mazumdor New Play Award for Starry Night, 2018

  • Perry Award, Best New Play nomination (NJ Community Theater Org.), 2016

  • Semi-finalist: Ashland (2014) and Humanitas (2015), Last Flight of The Mercenary

  • Finalist, Humanitas TV New Voices Award (2016)

  • Nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award
     

FESTIVALS, READINGS, WORKSHOPS, PRODUCTIONS  (partial list)

  • Village Playwrights, NYC, NY, Love Potion Tango, 2020

  • University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 5564 to Toronto, 2020            

  • Alma College, Alma Michigan, 5564 to Toronto, 2020

  • Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, Tx,  5564 to Toronto, 2020            

  • Palisades Theatre Festival, , 2018

  • PlayLab Festival, SkyLight Theatre, Bad Moon Rising: 2018

  • BoxFest Detroit, Gentlemen’s Pact, 2017

  • William Inge 35th Anniversary Festival, Gentleman’s Pact, 2016

  • OnionMan Festival, Front From Juneau, 2016

  • NJ Theater Alliance New Play Festival, Last Flight of The Mercenary, 2016

  • GLO Festival, GreenLight Productions, Gentleman’s Pact, 2015

  • NewVember New Full-length Play at Tangent Theater in NY for Last Flight of The Mercenary, 2015 (1 of 6 out of 700 submissions)

  • InKubator Series, SkyLight Theatre, for Last Flight of The Mercenary

  • Four plays Selected for Playground-LA, Oct 2012, Nov 2012, Jan 2013, Oct 2014

  • OpenEye Summer Shorts in the Catskills, NY for Perfect Maid, 2015

  • Summit Playhouse Burning Love, 2014

  • Jersey Voices One Act Play Festival (selected three times) 2009, 2013, 2015

  • ArtsCenter Stage New Play Festival; Carrboro, NC (1 of 6 plays selected out of 750) 5564 To Toronto, 2013

  • Miribou Arts Festival; The 5564 to Toronto Colorado Springs, CO, 2013

  • Three Plays in May, Academy Theater for Day is a Dancer

  • Buffalo Quickies, one act play festival Joe’s Place

  • Santa Clarita New Play Festival Burning Love, 2012

 

COMMISSIONS AND GRANTS (partial list)

 

  • Commissioned to write full length musical on the suffragette and abolitionist movement for OpenEye Theater, Margaretville, NY (2017); Produced --   10 performances

  • Grant from Dramatis Guild for suffragette/abolitionist play  (through OpenEye Theatre)

  • Wrote several children’s plays for in-school tours for Young Actors Ensemble; Sandy Springs, GA

  • Grant from Fulton County Arts for The Once That Never Was, Atlanta, GA

  • Wrote History play for Heritage Sandy Springs

  • Wrote Wasteland, commissioned and produced by AT&T to raise awareness of recycling;

Commissioned to write three plays for Academy Theater Equity Southeast School Tour 


OTHER CREDITS
 

  • Professional readings and workshops include NJ Playwrights, Theater in the Square, The Academy Theater, The Blank Theater, InKubator at Skylight, Actors Ensemble, Stage Door, Alleyway, Multi-shades Atlanta, Newport Beach Arts, Bickford Theatre, and several others

  • Portfolio includes over 15 one acts, many ten-minute plays, five full length plays, three musicals, six children’s plays, three new full length plays currently in early stages of development
     

PUBLICATION OF DRAMATIC PIECES (partial list)
 

  • Front From Juneau published by Smith and Kraus in Best One Act Play Anthology, 2017

  • The 5564 to Toronto published by Smith and Kraus in Best One Act Play Anthology, 2018

  • Two monologues published by Smith and Kraus in Best Women’s Monologues, 2018

  • Monologues published by Applause in Best Comedic Monologues for Men, 2020

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