When Ella is sent by her stepmother to the Forest Witch for fire, she was never supposed to survive — and perhaps she doesn't. After all, the woman that comes out on the other side of the forest seems altogether different. Darkly comic, Happy/Hungry strips bare the stories we tell ourselves after we've partnered with monsters to get what we want.
If you've been checking up on me for a while, you know I have a long-standing relationship with Bigger Than a Breadbox Theatre Co. This May, I am incredibly excited to be partnering up with them to present a reading of my new play Happy/Hungry. I've included the blurb for the show below, but you can also find information about it in their most recent newsletter! And if you're not on the newsletter, I encourage you to sign up on the BTaB website!
I'm thrilled to announce that this May, I'll be directing a modern adaptation of Plautus' underappreciated comedy Casina for Stanford Classics In Theater! We'll be turning SCIT into an all-star American Burlesque troop, performing this hilarious farce filled with sex, cross dressing, fighting, and some song-and-dance!
I'm delighted to say that I am moving to the San Francisco Bay Area! I'll be working heavily with Bigger Than a Breadbox Theatre Co., which produced my adaptation of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore last Summer. I'm delighted to be working with my good friend Ariel Craft, BTaB's Executive Artistic Director. I'll have more exciting updates for you soon!
I just wanted to give one final plug for Ms. Bovary, which is playing this weekend at the Access Theater in TriBeCa! Hope to see you there!
Coming This October!
I haven't mentioned it terribly prominently in a while, so I just wanted to give one last shout out about The Assessment, which opens on Saturday!
I've been TOO BUSY TO UPDATE for the past few weeks, and here's why:
Lincoln Center Director's Lab
First of all, a big thank you to everyone at Lincoln Center for bringing me in as a guest playwright for their Director's Lab!
It was fantastic to spend a week working on Phantomwise with these amazing directors, actors, and designer.
There are dates for The Assessment!
The Assessment will be performed in the White Box at 440 Studios, starting September 10!
Specific dates, tickets, our fundraising page, can all be found at the website:
Coming This October...
I'm teaming up with a group of actors and a phenomenal playwright to present an all-new, collaboratively devised adaptation of Madame Bovary the weekend of October 18th at the Access Theater in TriBeCa. We've been putting together the text for a few months, and I think it's going to be pretty exciting. I'll let you know more about it soon!
My newest play, The Assessment, will be coming to the New York International Fringe Festival this summer!
The play is a deeply personal one-person show that I'm very excited to be sharing with you. The incomparable Nora Ives (assistant director, Triassic Parq) will be taking the helm, and it will be performed by the sublime Alex Grubbs (These Seven Sicknesses, a cautionary tail).
I'll let you know as soon as I have dates, but turn your browsers to www.assessmentplay.com regularly for more information!
Performances of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore start this weekend!
Bigger than a Breadbox Theatre Co. in San Francisco, CA is currently putting up my adaptation of John Ford's classic work 'Tis Pity She's a Whore at Exit Stage Left in San Francisco! The cast is phenomenal, the director a future American treasure (you heard it here first), and I'm so excited to be sharing it with the world! Click below for tickets – and do it fast, some performances are already sold out!
Also, stay tuned for another big announcement this coming week, I just didn't want to crowd 'Tis Pity!
Auditions for the production of my new adaptation of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore for Bigger than a Breadbox Theatre Co. are one week from today! I'm incredibly excited about this production – and I can't wait to be in my home state of California to work on it! If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, spread the word! The notice is right under this sentence.
You'll hear more about this show as we get closer to it. Hope to see you there!