THAT LONG DAMN DARK (full-length)
Purgatory is a storage unit in rural Alabama for Ed and Lorraine, the gunshot-ridden corpses of a murdered married couple. Leah and Todd, their teenage murderers, flee the state to Arkansas, haunted by memories and the unearthly talking dead. When Mara and Ethan, two recent transplants from New York City, take the young adults into their now home, the disturbing unfolding reality of the situation threatens to destroy the lives (and afterlives) of all involved.
SEMI-FINALIST for the 2016 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference
SHOWCASE PRODUCTION: Red Cup Theatre Company, Directed by Laura Steinroeder, February 2017
READING: TossPot Productions, Directed by Jill Sowerwine, November 2015
READING: Last Frontier Theatre Conference PlayLab, Directed by Ashley Rose Wellman, June 2015
WORKSHOP PRODUCTION: University of Southern California, Directed by Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx, April 2015
READING: Pasadena Playhouse, Directed by Alison De La Cruz, May 2014
you are the blood (FULL-LENGTH)
Shelby Boden is a cynical stand-up comedian trying to survive in the shadow of her father, a man who's done bad, bad things. When she discovers that her father is marrying Sylvia, an eccentric young performance artist that writes to criminals, morbid curiosity leads these two women to develop a strange, charged friendship. With the looming and dangerous presence of the bloodshed in their bloodline, the entire Boden family is left contending with damages that could be irreparable.
FINALIST for the 2018 Blue Ink Playwriting Award
FINALIST for the 2017 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference
SEMI-FINALIST for the 2017 Princess Grace/New Dramatists Playwriting Award
SECOND-ROUNDER for the 2017 Austin Film Festival
WORKSHOP PRODUCTION: Midnight Summit Ensemble, Directed by Kalli Randall, November 2017
READING: Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles (EST/LA), Directed by Lauren Campedelli, February 2017
READING: Rogue Machine Theatre, Directed by Elina de Santos, February 2017
READING: Last Frontier Theatre Conference PlayLab, Directed by Ashley Rose Wellman, June 2016
READING: University of Southern California, Directed by Elina de Santos, May 2016
living creatures (FULL-LENGTH)
Two parents’ lives are ripped apart when their 10-year-old son Luke unexpectedly dies from an allergic reaction to shellfish, leaving them alone and overwhelmed by grief. As they try to navigate through the surreal world of their grief, Luke’s mother accidentally stumbles into her son’s afterlife—a strange world called “The Other Place” that looks exactly like their home, only different… stranger. She wants nothing more than to bridge the gap between the world of the living and the strange world of the dead, and will do anything to bring her young son back with her.
READING: Last Frontier Theatre Conference PlayLab, Directed by Ashley Rose Wellman, June 2014
WORKSHOP PRODUCTION: University of Southern California, Directed by Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx March 2014
A quartet of individuals in New York City connect in exceedingly life-altering ways— an unplanned pregnancy, a last grasp to achieve something that has been denied, and an unforeseen reconnection combine to create a volatile atmosphere where both men and women are profoundly defined and transformed by the gravity of gravidity.
FEATURED PRODUCTION: Last Frontier Theatre Conference Mainstage, Directed by Kalli Randall, June 2014
WORKSHOP PRODUCTION: Midnight Summit Ensemble/University of Alaska Anchorage, Directed by Kalli Randall, January 2014
READING: Last Frontier Theatre Conference Playlab, Directed by Ashley Rose Wellman, May 2013
WORKSHOP PRODUCTION: University of Southern California, Directed by Ashley Rose Wellman and Alexa Schwartz, November 2012