I was one of 14 writers out of 250 to win the Dublin based Fishamble Theatre's Tiny Play Challenge! Here's something crazy another of the 14 is also a College of Charleston Alumni! What are the odds! READ all of the plays HERE scroll down to find them. Mine is HANDS.
For ABBY my short play that won Sky Blue Theatre's 2019 British Theatre Challenge can now be viewed online. Go HERE to watch the entire( 17 minutes) play. And yes I love my name being yelled out in a lovely British Accent. Also, I am published. See HERE with Smithscripts Uk.
Icarus Stops For Breakfast
NEW NEWS! July/August 2020!!!!:
Finalist Sicily Independent Film Awards
Official Selection Katra Film Series
Official Selection Hunter Mountain Film Festival
And The Script of Icarus is Semi-Finalist with Filmmatic
We were official selection for the Andromeda Festival in Italy and our Italian subtitled version of Icarus, Icaro Si Ferma Per Colazone, won Monthly Nominee for Best Comedy at the Assurdo Film Festival, Italy. So far August 2020 30 Festivals and 16 wins.
Also, we got ink. See Film Daily article about Icarus and Director Abigail Zealey Bess HERE
For more on Icarus go to "Screenwriting"
My short Story The Fall Down Tree made the short-list for the 2019 Fish Short Story Prize. 73 stories out of 1,468 entries made the short-list. See the list HERE
Shouting Down A Quiet Life had online viewing and Review from Front Row Center. See Review HERE
Shouting was a huge success at Rover Dramawerks in Plano TX. Read review HERE. So they put it online as part of their best of series. Thanks to Artistic Director Carol Rice and director Selmore Haines and the cast and crew for an amazing production! Thank you again to Dennis and TNT Pops for all the work you do championing new plays. See Playwrighting for pics of the production and reviews.
I am a writer of plays, screenplays, short stories, essays and magazine articles, as well as a theatrical reviewer for The Front Row Center. I am on the board of Women In the Arts and Media Coalition and a member of NYWFT and Dramatist Guild and Ensemble Studio Theatre. I am a contributing writer for Verbal Supply Company and Monologues and Madness. I am a guest speaker and screenwriter with the School of Visual Arts (SVA) film department. My flash fiction story, The Russians, as well as my memoir I Grew Up are published in The Dead Mule Southern Literature.
(I think art is not only to entertain, but to open our minds to new ideas and possibilities, and to hold a microscope up to things we thought we understood, and show parts not considered.)
Writer accolades include: Winner Fishamble Tiny Play Challenge, Winner of the Terrence G. Hall Fellowship, a Dramatist Guild Fellow, and a EST/Sloan Grant Recipient, 2 time Finalist with Nantucket Playwriting Competition, and finalist with Great Plains Writing Competition. I was commissioned by 365 Women A Year to write a play about science fiction writer, Octavia E. Butler. I have been produced by Sky Blue Theatre, Rover Dramawerks Plano TX, Estrogenius Festival NYC, Edgemar Center Santa Monica, and City Theatre Miami to name a few.
My play MAKE JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY GO HOME, which was produced by City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Festival, is published in Smith & Krause anthology of Best Ten Minute Plays. My play COUGAR is published in The City Theatre Anthology.
I live in New York City with my husband, daughter, and pup Arlo Guthrie Marshmallow.