My full-length plays include You Have To Promise (Pride Plays 2020, dir. Jenna Worsham; Finalist for American Stage's 21st Century New Voices Festival), Rye Bread (Semi-Finalist for Play-Makers Spokane's 2020 Women Are Funny Prize), alex getting better (Student productions at Ithaca College and Iowa State University), Dear Anna (Ithaca Theatre Collective, MCC FreshPlay Festival), Birdie and Cait (Ithaca College), and The Field Trip (Undiscovered Countries, dir. Rana Strazza).
My ten-minute plays include Sierra Nevada (Theatre503, London; Spring Writes Literary Festival, Ithaca NY), who's mom and who's mama (Theatre503, New Wimbledon Theatre, and Chapel Playhouse, London), a/in/the/of (Secret Theatre and The Theater Collective, NYC), and For This Panic Attack (New Wave Theater Collective, NYC). I've also written short plays and monologues for the One Minute Play Festival at the Kitchen Theatre Company and for Primary Stages.
I recently graduated from Ithaca College, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in Theatre Studies. I am an alumna of MCC Theater Youth Company's Playwriting Lab and SPACE on Ryder Farm, and a proud member of Ring of Keys, an arts advocacy organization that promotes the hiring of musical theatre professionals - onstage and off - who self-identify as queer women, transgender, and gender non-conforming artists. I am also an Associate Member of the Dramatists Guild!
I'm most interested in writing about women, particularly queer women, both struggling with and finding (often humorous, but always love-driven) ways to cope with family, sexual assault and abuse, and depression and anxiety. I love collaborating in rehearsal rooms with fellow queer, female, and queer female artists.
YOU HAVE TO PROMISE
Seventeen-year-olds Maeve and Nessa have been best friends their entire lives. Three months ago, they discovered what they had was more than a friendship. When they decide to come out to their families together, Nessa's father kicks her out and the girls scramble to come up with a solution, all the while lying to Maeve's stepmother and trying to dream their way to being grown-up.
Pride Plays (2020)
Finalist, American Stage's 21st Century Voices New Play Festival (2020)
ALEX GETTING BETTER
College sophomore Alex tries to sort through the reemergence of an old trauma as she spends time with middle school friends, revisits former stomping grounds, and with help from her therapist, finds the words for what happened to her in seventh grade.
Anna is Mallaigh's lifeline--her big sister, her best friend, the one person she trusts more than anyone else, the only one who can calm her down and understand her. But as Anna grows up, she starts to pull away from Mallaigh in favor of other relationships. Liz, a teacher at Anna and Mallaigh's high school, becomes the fulcrum in a delicate balancing act of secrets.
full-length, 3W 2M 1W or NB
Rye (short for Riley) is a precocious sort-of high school graduate, trying to find meaning and purpose in the summer internship she's been forced to do for her cousin Tessa to make up the credit for her failed Econ class. But what meaning and purpose is there really to an office with rats running around and the other intern who won't let her so much as sit down at the computer? Rye is determined to hold onto the stability her moms give her, even as it feels like her whole life is changing.
Semi-Finalist, Play-Makers Spokane's Women Are Funny Prize (2020)
THE FIELD TRIP
full-length, 8W 2M
No one will tell Avery why only some moms put sugar on strawberries--or what the feelings she has about her new friend Janie really mean. As Avery and Janie's teacher Sophie begins her own journey to motherhood with her wife, Carina, she becomes the person to whom Avery can direct her most difficult questions--but at what cost?
Sierra's teacher tries to find out why she "BS'ed" a writing assignment on the story of her name, and what might be going on at home.
WHO'S MOM AND WHO'S MAMA
Sasha and Noelle, about to adopt their first child, deal with their hopes and anxieties far from home.
Sisters Jaden and Miranda discover their relationship is strained when they return Jaden's books to the campus bookstore ahead of Jaden's college graduation and Miranda's soon-to-follow middle school graduation.
full list available.
“who you kiss in secret on my front porch
that doesn't change that i love you
and that it is my responsibility
and it is also my great privilege
to love you.”