My upcoming play is having a public reading in The Blossoming New Play Festival after a year long writing development from The Vagrancy. Please Join us to help make this play come to life!
Saturday, August 6
Kev doesn't want to get married; Liz desperately needs to get married; they are madly in love. They finally decide to tie the knot. Three days later Kev's sister dies.
On their honeymoon, they are hijacked by the ghost of Barb. She persistently unravels the couple and their expectations of marriage, romance and how to live one's life. The play asks, does true love conquer death or does it cause it?
My plays investigate deep heartache, womanhood, southern culture and surviving trauma. I want to understand my own existence and one of the best philosophical ways I know how to do this is through imagination and dialogue. I will continue to ask hard and personal questions through play making.
I'm a playwright and teaching artist from Fort Worth, Texas. My plays have been produced and developed at my alma mater Cornell College, Iowa City, Chicago, Austin, University of Texas and New Castle, Australia. My play, PEACH BLOOD was selected for the main stage series at Cornell College. In Austin, my experimental play SCAVENGER HEART was workshopped in the UT’s 2009 Lab Series and THE CHRONICLES OF BAD ASS WOMEN was produced in the Cohen New Works Festival in March 2011. In the summer of 2012, I self-produced a basketball love story between two teammates, THE SIXTH MAN.
I hold a B.A. in English and Theater from Cornell College and an M.F.A in Playwriting at the University of Texas at Austin where I also found a passion for teaching yoga. In 2010 I attended the Theater of the Oppressed Conference in Kalkutta where I began to deeply respect political and educational theater. Later, I trained in Drama Based Instruction through the Summer Institute at UT. For the last six years I've been running a yoga business and training others in the art of storytelling through the body. Now, I'm excited to be the moderator for The Vagrancy’s inaugural Blossoming Writers’ Group in Grand Rapids, MI.
2009 - 2012
University of Texas in Austin
2003 - 2007
I received my MFA from the University of Texas. I learned so many skills for playwrighting and storytelling but also the art of teaching.
I majored in English Literature and Theater. I was passionate about the written word. It wasn't until my junior year that I took my first playwrighting class and I found my niche. After that class I wrote 3 full length plays and several ten minute plays. I was hungry for writing!
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