I’m producing my FOURTH show at JACK this fall. THE JOHNSONS will be the inaugural production in JACK’s new space at 18 Putnam Ave in Clinton Hill (Brooklyn, NY). THE JOHNSONS is yet another play about my all-the-time obsession, the American Dream, this time focusing on a family who struggles with what to do upon waking up from the dream. At the top of the play, the Johnsons must deal with the fact that their home is going into foreclosure as well as the fact that a family member has died in the bathroom. Each family member copes in his or her own way, all leading to a perhaps inevitable conclusion. Anyway – more info soon!
Once again I’m sharing my attempts at artwork with the world. I made the show image.
ANOTHER children’s show this summer because I love them! 😻 This time it’s a fun collaboration with Drama of Works on a show about Harlem rent parties. The puppetry is fire. 🔥🔥🔥
My feminist update of Sleeping Beauty will be part of Project Y’s 4th Annual Women in Theatre Festival, June 5-30 at ARTNY. Yay children’s theater!
Women in Theatre Festival 2019 Announcement
Sleeping Beauty by Henry Meynell Rheam
I have a new play called The Great Novel that New Light Theater Project is kind enough to be producing it! Come see!
Clubbed Thumb asked me to edit my play BULLY down to 45 minutes, and since I’ll basically do whatever they ask me to do, I did. Come see! Directed by the very cool Sarah Blush.
Join us in just a few weeks for:
an evening of short-ish new plays directed by our
2018-2019 Directing Fellows
to everyone who donated in 2018. It was a great year and we’re looking forward to the next-with some big news on the horizon. But for now, here are some pics from our holiday party:
See their work and then meet the artists at our
weekend-long office party:
Kate Eminger directing
by Bryna Turner
featuring Jane Bradley, Laura Esterman, Layla Khosh, Ellie MacPherson and Kelly McAndrew
sound design by Ben Vigus | stage manager Christina Woolard
Tara Ahmadinejad directing
by Sarah Einspanier
featuring Eliza Bent, Ugo Chukwu, Flora Diaz, Nadine Malouf, Keilly McQuail, Julia Sirna-Frest and Paco Tolson
design by Oona Curley | stage manager Matthew Henao
Sarah Blush directing
by Amina Henry
featuring Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Maechi Aharanwa, Hannah Cabell, Polly Lee, Elia Monte-Brown and Carmen Zilles
choreography by Kelly Bartnik | stage manager Lauren Veit
Seven performances only – seating is extremely limited!
Wednesday, January 16th at 7pm
Thursday, January 17th at 7pm
Friday, January 18th at 3pm and 7pm
Saturday, January 19th at 3pm and 7pm
Sunday, January 20th at 3pm
Runtime is approximately 2 hours followed by drinks and snacks in the Clubbed Thumb office.
at Playwrights Downtown
440 Lafayette Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10003
Tickets are free but you must make a reservation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For the past two years I’ve been gifted with the opportunity to be a part of Ars Nova’s Playgroup. Alas, all good things come to an end. I will miss seeing the group on a regular basis. (Good smilers in this group.) Playwright bonding time can be so delicious.
My last meeting was in December 2018. Sigh, sigh, and another sigh.
I’ve been rather delinquent in updating my posts – too much to do, not enough time to do it! This fall I taught Playwriting at SUNY Purchase which was somewhat of a DREAM if I leave out the 2-hour travel to and from the campus. Getting students excited about playwriting is fun.
Also this semester, SUNY Purchase produced my play BULLY. It was directed by boss lady Logan Vaughan (a DREAM) and performed by a group of boss lady actors.
BULLY @ SUNY Purchase
Directed by: Logan Vaughn
Wren Rebecca Jimenez
Simone Georgia Morgan
Photo Credit: Zoe Markwalter
BULLY at SUNY Purchase, October 2018 Directed by: Logan Vaughn Photo Credit: Zoe Markwalter
The New York Times calls it a “bull’s eye”.
The Village Voice calls it “funny and strange”, “generous and surprising.”
My #metoo #blacklivesmatter ghost story with songs (and a puppet) opens tomorrow at JACK. Come see!
(*indicates member of Actors Equity Association)
Director: Sash Bischoff
Stage Management: Joel Andrew Cote
Set Design: Brett J Banakis
Lighting Design: Jamie Roderick
Costume Design: David Crowley
Sound Design: Andy Evan Cohen
Composer: Jared Saltiel
Musician: Jack Dentinger
Puppet Master: James Ortiz
Fight Choreographer: Esco Jouley
August 2 – 4 at 8pm
August 8 – 11 at 8 pm
August 15 – 18 at 8 pm
505 1/2 WAVERLY AVE., BROOKLYN, NY 11238 | BETWEEN FULTON ST. AND ATLANTIC AVE. IN CLINTON HILL | C OR G TRAIN TO CLINTON-WASHINGTON