Weeks into the filming of her first indie feature film, Ali (the writer) arrives on set in rural Texas and learns that a deer was killed because she wrote it into the script. And the killing has only just begun. A play, loosely based on reality, about moral culpability, death, movies, the souls of all living things, and how easy it is to decide that nothing means anything.
Wynette, Delia, Jane, and Charlie are four adult sisters who can’t seem to agree on anything. Did mom make sweet potatoes with marshmallows or thyme? What did Grandma’s face look like? Are there monsters under the bed? Am I one of them?
And what is Samuel?
Finalist, Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission
The Andrew Play
Andrew dies, suddenly. His little sister, Lena, is lost. His older sister, Kate, is pissed. A play about siblings, loss, the confusing poetry of grief, and who owns your memory when you’re gone.
Thomas Barbour Award Reading Series
*WINNER: 11th Annual Thomas Barbour Playwrights Award
Co-Produced by New Perspectives Theatre Company and the Episcopal Actors Guild
Directed by Dara Malina
Semi Finalist, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
id Theater (McCall, Idaho)
Semi Finalist, The O’Neill National Playwrights Conference
The Soup Play
A white, female, progressive Brooklyn-based playwright tries to get inside the head (and marriage) of conservative Cuban-American Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his investment-banker wife, Heidi. A lonely, confusing attempt at empathy in the middle of the contentious 2016 presidential primaries, through the lens of identity politics, white liberalism, Campbell’s soup, and self-righteous apathy.
You Feel So Far Away Right Now
He’s into vore, she’s into centaurs (like, sexually). A dark comedy set in the isolating landscape of human relationships, and neighboring small towns on the Oregon coast.
Finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference
The Runaways Lab (Chicago, IL)
Sometimes It Feels Like That
While life may seem like a fairytale, sometimes it’s Grimm. Four teenage girls struggle to deal with their outsized emotions through epic love stories, Disney references, and street fighting. A play with music and movement.
Going To Tahiti Productions (New York City)
Directed and Choreographed by Molly Ballerstein
In the Beginning, there were no rules. Angered and confused in this new world, Cain murders his brother, Abel. He falls in love with the only woman he has ever known, his mother. He believes there are only four people, but finds a new one. What becomes of the Book of Genesis without God’s booming voice? What can we learn from our origin stories when they start to more closely resemble our own?
NYC/SC New Play Exchange (Spartanburg, SC)
Rehearsed Reading, Directed by Patric Lane Phillips
Semifinalist, Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship
Princess Grace Foundation-USA (New York City)
Semifinalist, Inkubator Festival
The Inkwell (Washington, D.C.)