Last month I was cat sitting an emotional cat. That experience has now inspired my play, “Cat Sitting” which will be performed with some other fun plays at Rule of 7×7: Summer Edition.
I miss the cat.
Come join me and see an excerpt of my play, “Jew Kamp” at the JCC of Greater New Haven on Sunday, February 16th at 7pm. It’s part of the Jewish Plays Project’s annual contest, and I’ve made sure to pick the most sex-filled pages of this play about Jewish teenagers visiting concentration camps.
More info: http://jccnh.org/page.aspx?id=265294
Incredibly excited to announce that my play JEW KAMP is a finalist for the Jewish Plays Project’s 2014 Contest. I’ve been a big fan of the Jewish Plays Project for awhile now so I am incredibly honored that my play is among one of the chosen ones.
More info on the next steps for the contest to come.
On November 24th, I was apart of The Dirty Blondes‘ 24-hour-play festival, “Deadline.” Each playwright was tasked with writing a play inspired by a headline from that day’s newspaper. We picked the headlines out of the hat, and mine was “What if JFK didn’t die?” And so I wrote a play in which a vengeful Jackie had plotted a fake assignation, and sent her cheating husband off to stay in the Hamptons with her cousin, Little Edie and Big Edie.
This upcoming weekend, Thursday December 5th to Sunday December 7th, my play “Transplants” will be apart of #serials@theflea. Shows are at 11pm. “Transplants” is about a group of people on the organ donor list, but they’re running out of time and options, so they decide to get people into “accidents” so that they can get their organs.
And then the next weekend, Thursday December 12th and Friday December 13th, my play “Happy Hanukah” will be apart of INTAR’s new fun late night theater event, American Nightcap. I’ll just say that “Happy Hanukah” is a play about sibling rivalry. Shows are at 10pm. To reserve tickets for that, email AmericanNightcap@intartheatre.org.
If you were ever wondering the proper way to make a shiva call (or not), come see my play, “How to Make a Shiva Call” on May 6th at Luna Stage in West Orange, New Jersey at 7:30pm. It’s a part of their first New Moon Short Play Reading Festival.
My play, “The Trolley Problem” will be a part of this Saturday night’s evening of plays at Generous Company’s GUMBO Festival. So that’s not really a problem, in fact it’s the opposite of one.
They asked a bunch of playwrights to respond to different videos and images from Charlie Rose: The Brain Series and the work of Nobel Prize winning neurobiologist Dr. Eric Kandel. So at first I was a bit nervous because I don’t have the most scientific mind, and thought “that could be a problem.” But it wasn’t, and I’m happy with how my play turned out.
If you’re in Baltimore this weekend, please check out my play and all the other wonderful plays that are taking place at the Baltimore Theater Project.
My monologue “Stir Fry” will be a part of LA PETITE MORGUE’s Bloody Gore-geous Monologues: A Celebration of Woman in Horror on Friday, February 2nd at 8pm. It’s basically about how a wife takes full advantage of her wedding registry. But in a really unique way. I originally wrote this monologue in a class with Luis Alfaro and my fellow third-year MFA-ers at USC. It’s exciting that it’s going get another life in NYC.
Come see it and some other cool monologues. Get more info here.
My play, “Really Jewish” is a part of Theatricum Botanicum’s Seedlings Festival in Topanga, California, on Saturday and Sunday, October 20th-21st at 2pm. The theme’s “Hybrids and Heirlooms,” so of course I decided to write about an Orthodox Jew and a half Jew on an awkward first date. There will be six other fun plays written by six lovely playwrights too.
More info here: http://www.theatricum.com/upcomingseedlings.htm
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/438325522880697/
Very excited for my reading with The Platform Group’s Ladder Series this Sunday, 9/9 at 1pm. The play is a dark comedy called “Jessie & Sam (Or Sam & Jessie): A Totally Absurd Love Story” and is about a girl whose boyfriend suddenly dies and so she brings him back by writing a play. That’s how it works, right?
Get all the info here:
I am back from the WordBRIDGE Playwrights Lab which was held in residence at Centerstage in Baltimore. Not to sound like I’m exaggerating or reaching for the thesaurus, but it was one of the most incredible, amazing, inspiring experiences I’ve ever had. To be respected as a playwright, especially so early in my career, was such a gift. I don’t need a reason to keep writing, but I am grateful that WordBRDIGE gave me one.
This article does a better job of explaining what makes WordBRIDGE so wonderful: http://whatweekly.com/2012/07/03/wordbridge/