2020 Rising Artist Playwriting Award
1st Place Henley Rose Award
NEWvember Festival Dublin
Selected for the Irish Rep’s New Works Reading Series
Semifinalist, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference
The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2022 (Smith and Kraus)
and other honors
A fresh new take on the Brontës, intertwining Charlotte Brontë’s two years as an unpublished young woman at a Belgian school—where she became close to her married tutor/employer, Monsieur Heger—with her friend and biographer Mrs. Gaskell’s struggle to salvage Charlotte’s posthumous reputation and feminist novels. When an alarming letter arrives from Brussels, Mrs. Gaskell is forced to investigate just how much of Charlotte’s novels–including the bestselling but scandalous Jane Eyre–was based on her own life. A play about love, friendship, and the making of art and identity.
2020 Finalist, Southwest Theatre Productions New Play Contest
Selection, Twilight Theatre Productions January Reading
In 1940s Hollywood wealthy, irreverent, nearly-alcoholic movie star W.C. Fields–shunned by film studios and eager for work–grudgingly hires a young English manservant, while Fields’ live-in girlfriend and his rising-actor friend Anthony Quinn vie for his attentions. But new servant Rodney brings a link to the past that will have shattering consequences, in this imagined look at the hidden side of an iconic film star and drama about longing and belonging.
2022 Bechdel Group Shortlist
Joanna is a poet and single parent working part-time in a funeral home–an odd choice, considering that Joanna can see dead people. When a dead teenage boy follows her home and ensconces himself in her attic, Joanna and her teenage daughter Miranda must learn some hard truths about living and dying.