I Wrote/Co-wrote/ 3 New Films with School of Visual Arts Students 2022, "The Birthday", "Free Car", "The Moonstealer"
Through Graduate School SNHU, I have been invited to join the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta and induction is later this month.
I took the challenge to write a play in 48 hours. That One-Act "Hello and Good-Bye" was Performed at Ensemble Studio Theater's Membersfest virtual performance, on August 19th, 2021
My monologue "THIRTY-TWO?" Written & Performed by me at the June 2021 Some1Speaking. Hear Me Out Monologues.
( the video is a wee bit off so just listen to the audio if you can.)
Fountain Head Theater in Los Angeles a Reading and Talk with me.
I took the 7X7 challenge to write a play with 7 rules you have to have and HERE is the evening of my play Taco Tuesday and 8 others.
I was part of the amazing Jane Elias and her Sonnets.
My short story “Cereal and Fire” placed first in Southern New Hampshire University’s 2020 Fall Fiction Contest. HERE to read it. I am currently a student at SNHU where I am working on my graduate degree in Creative Writing.
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
35 Festivals and 23 Wins and counting
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 to champion 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 a member of the Dramatist Guild and Ensemble Studio Theatre, AEA, SAG-AFTRA. 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.