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. Their rescue mission becomes something much greater as the two friends are entwined in a struggle for the fate of Wildwood.
Based on actual events, and set in the early nineteenth century, The Coast of Illyria is a poignant dramatic comedy about art, addiction, mental illness, and the enduring bond between brother and sister. When Mary Lamb returns home from an infamous London asylum where she’s been confined since murdering her mother, her adoring younger brother Charles must decide whether he will marry the love of his life, the stylish young actress Fanny Kelly, or remain by Mary’s side in case her illness returns.
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.
A play for young audiences. A young girl seeking adventure and escape meets a strange cast of characters who help her find what she’s looking for.
This project was 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.