Educator/Playwright/Dramaturg

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Bio

Stories belong to all humans and we have a need to tell and share them. I love writing plays that don't look like what we see on stage usually. Bodies and stories systemically repressed from being a part of the theatre community easily accessed. I have lofty goals of following fiercely intersectional paths that my heroes have walked in before; sharing space with dear ones who should be the new heroes. This pull is kindred to what I believe children's programming used to be. Then somehow that got sterilized or stripped of the humanity. My dream is to bring back that humanity and all the flaws that are inherent with it. And to make theatre that is accessible for all people. Because theatre does not have to just exist on a stage.

I am a playwright from the Pacific Northwest currently teaching the craft of play/screenwriting, dramaturgy, and film at Western Washington University where I have been for eleven years. My heart home is in Albuquerque and the surrounding mesas and high desert plains. I multi task being a professor and creator with parenthood; just how things are done in 2022. I try to write plays (short and long) the occasional musical with a friend, and lots of crappy poetry. I also also the chair of KCACTF Region VII Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy and am the in-coming Co-Chair for the New Play Program in the same region.

 

Currently Working On...

In between projects at the moment. Lots of starts to new ideas leaning heavily toward a TYA script to delight my kiddo.

Recent productions include NO DISRESPECT IN THE LADYBUG CAMPER, a collaborative piece with On the Intersection Company and a premier reading of 27 WAYS TO SAY GOODBYE with the WWU New Works Festival in 2021.

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