Winner/Filmed Reading: 2020 Rising Artist Playwriting Award, Attic Salt Theater Co. (NC)
Winner/Staged Reading: 1st Place Henley Rose Award, Yellow Rose Productions (TN)
Winner/Staged Reading: NEWvember Festival Dublin (Ireland)
Selected for the Irish Rep’s New Works Reading Series (NYC)
Semifinalist: O’Neill Playwrights Conference
Top 25 Plays: Pandora’s Box New Works Festival
Selected for The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2022
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A fresh new take on the Brontës, intertwining Charlotte Brontë’s two years as an unpublished young woman at a Belgian school—where she became increasingly close to her married tutor/employer, Monsieur Heger—with biographer Mrs.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 theatrical play about love, friendship, and the making of art and identity.
Staged Reading: Twilight Theatre Productions (KY)
Finalist: Southwest Theatre Productions
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 mistress Carlotta and 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 poignant drama about longing and belonging.
Anthea heads a struggling trauma clinic where she sees Nathan, a gifted but failing math student still grappling with survivor’s guilt years after a school shooting. While her own life falls into crisis Anthea is forced to hire Christine, an inexperienced therapist whose sessions with Nathan begin to blur the lines between helping and harming. An exploration of the psychological effects of gun violence and our public mental-health system’s ability to help the living.