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!


"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: Use discount code: "MOMJEANS"

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


Buddha Belly had its inaugural reading as part of the Alliance of LA Playwrights LA/NY play exchange this weekend.

In LA, Buddha Belly was directed by Elin Hampton and actors were Michael Hanson and Tarah Pollock.

In NY the play was directed by Chelsea Anderson-Long with actors Alana Osborn-Lief and Geoffrey Lind.

The play will next be done as part of Portland's Fertile Ground Fesitval, January 19-29, 2017.