When I’m working as a playwright, I prefer to collaborate with directors who prioritize experiment and exploration over polished production. I’m drawn to adaptation and to collaged work created from the archive.
You can also find me at the New Play Exchange and as Playwright 720 on Adam Szymkowicz’s fabulous I Interview Playwrights blog.
Prue McKeel’s life is ordinary. That is, until her brother is abducted by a murder of crows and taken into the Impassable Wilderness. Joining with her friend Curtis, Prue plunges deep into Wildwood and uncovers a world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics and powerful figures with dark intentions. An adaptation of the young adult novel by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Carson Ellis.
When Mary Lamb returns home from an infamous London asylum, her younger brother Charles hopes all will return to normal in their own collaborations and in their friendships with a host of Romantic writers. Steeped in self-destruction, can they survive and thrive?
Based on actual events, this adaptation of Coast of Illyria by Dorothy Parker and Ross Evans asks: what’s Romantic about madness and addiction?
Isabel is walking 500 miles across Spain on the Camino de Santiago. What is she looking for? And is she ready for what she will find? Don Quixote: A Pilgrimage is a splintering of Cervantes’ massive (and metafictional) novel, remixed with a wide variety of writing about walking. It examines the power of pilgrimage, how we get lost, and how we can find ourselves again.
A grown-up play for young audiences, Annelie in the Depths of the Night is about the confusion of childhood and the messiness of real life, about love and loss, fear and courage--and about learning that, sometimes, just knowing can be enough. An adaptation of the novel by Imme Dros.
A play for young audiences developed in a process that foregrounded design experiment: from a list of aspirations–including a 30 foot giant and a character who rappels from the moon–I built a play to contain them all.