2020 Winner, Rising Artist Playwriting Award
Winner, 1st Place Henley Rose Award
NEWvember Festival Dublin Selection
The Irish Rep’s New Works Reading Series Selection
Finalist, Talk Back Theatre
Finalist, Isle of Shoals ProductionsSemifinalist, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference
Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival Playwriting Award
Selected for The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2022 (Smith and Kraus)
A fresh, theatrical take on the Brontë sisters, intertwining Charlotte Brontë’s two years as an unpublished young woman at a Belgian school—where she became close to her married tutor/employer, Monsieur Heger—with biographer Mrs. Gaskell’s struggle to salvage Charlotte’s posthumous reputation and feminist novels. In Victorian England the novels of recently deceased author Charlotte Brontë’ are now widely banned for being too passionate. Her literary friend Mrs. Gaskell intends to prove that Charlotte was innocent and her reclusive life, blameless. But when an alarming letter arrives from Brussels, Mrs. Gaskell feels 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
Selected for Twilight Theatre Productions 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 to get his life in order, while Fields’ live-in girlfriend Carlotta and rising-actor friend Anthony Quinn vie for his attentions. But new servant Rodney brings a secret link to the past that will have shattering consequences, in this imagined look at the hidden side of an iconic film star and poignant 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. (Play 3 in The Ghost Trilogy of standalone plays)