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
Icarus Stops For Breakfast Won the NYWFT Most Unique/Creative/Fantasy. See The film HERE and other winners. And won the Audience Award in the online festival Director's Circle of Festival Shorts. More awards
My play, Shouting Down A Quiet Life was a huge success at Rover Dramawerks in Plano TX. Read review HERE. 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.
My one-act FOR ABBY had it's London Debut in October 2019 with the Sky Blue Theatre's British Theatre Challenge. Thanks to Sky Blue and John Mitten for their work in the theatre.
Icarus Stops For Breakfast, has also won The Golden Fox Award for Best Women Film at the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival 2019 and Best Fantasy short at the Hollywood Blood Horror Film Festival 2019.
I am a writer of plays, screenplays, short stories, essays and magazine articles, as well as a theatrical reviewer for The Front Row Center and New York Theatre Guide. 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 lecturer with the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in the 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 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 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.