MARCH 2018

It's been hectic. The New York City Reading of THE ONE YOU FEED, was a great success. After the play being selected, The Dennis & Victoria Ross Foundation and O'Henry Productions put together a great cast with Heidi Armbruster in the lead role of Serena Wolcott, a shut-in who wakes up one day to find out her son has been radicalized and joined the so-called Islamic State.

Next up on Monday, March 12th at Sacred Fools Theatre in Los Angeles, MY KNEE HURTS will be included in "We the People Theatre Action," a series of short plays, the proceeds of which will benefit "Moms Demand Action" for sensible gun regulations.

At the moment, I'm torturing myself (probably unnecessarily though isn't that what writers do?) over the rewrite for OUT THERE RIGHT HERE, which was the recipient of the Caltech Mach 33 playwrights prize for science writing. It will be read on Monday, May 7th at The Pasadena Playhouse and I'm thrilled.

November 2017

Two of my plays have won prizes this month, which after months of rejection has been gratifying and humbling. One never knows what the formula is but for whatever reason, each of these plays has resonated with different organizations.

The One You Feed was selected as a finalist for the Dennis & Victoria Ross Foundation prize in New York City and will have a reading there in the spring of 2018.

Out There, Right Here was selected for the Mach33 Science play prize at Caltech/TACIT.

Meanwhile, I'm really enjoying writing and performing sketch comedy at The Ape Theatre in Portland, OR!

OCTOBER 2017

"Dying's easy, comedy's hard." So said actor Edmund Kean on his deathbed. Well, at that point, it would be, wouldn't it? I won't disagree but now that I"m about to debut in sketch comedy team Big Mother at the Ape Theatre, I've found it's an incredible opportunity to write for laughs. Soon to be at a theatre near you (maybe).

Tickets available: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-mother-sketch-comedy-for-the-masses-tickets-38733786799?aff=efbneb Use discount code: "MOMJEANS"

In other updates: Muff III is inching toward the finish line!