I am humbled and thrilled to have developed my play LAWNPEOPLE at New York's Cherry Lane Theatre as a 2013 Mentor Project Finalist. Eduardo Machado was my mentor on this piece. The Mentor Project celebrated its 15th anniversary this season.
Read more about the Mentor Project, its history, and the other 2013 finalists (All women! YES!) here at the Cherry Lane's website.
THE OLD SHIP OF ZION was developed in the XX Playlab 2012-2013 season with joint support of Company One and the Boston Center for the Arts. This is a great program designed to develop the plays of local female writers! Myself, Kirsten Greenidge, and Lydia Diamond were the three Boston playwrights on the roster for this season.
The opening scene of my play JESS & DJ: A BABY MAMA DRAMEDY was performed on November 1 and 5, 2012 in Brookline, MA as part of the Fly-on-the-Wall Festival.
The festival presented four site-specific plays (or exerpts from plays) by women playwrights staged in the actual kitchen and bedroom settings in which they take place. Fly-on-the-Wall was hosted by Bostonia Bohemia and proudly co-sponsored by Interim Writers.
Check out this Wicked Local article that highlights the festival and features a brilliant photo of my actors, Brandon Homer and Jadira Figueroa mid-rehearsal of JESS & DJ.