Plays and Awards

The Truth Quotient (alternate title, This Rough Magic) – full length

  • Full production – Jan/Feb 2013, Resonance Ensemble – Beckett Theatre (NY)
  • Winner – John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award (New England Theatre Conference)
  • Winner – Ashland New Plays Festival (OR)
  • Finalist (1of 3 and the only American playwright) – STAGE International Script
  • Competition for the best new play about science and technology.
  • Finalist (1 of 10) – Writer’s Center (MD), Undiscovered Voices Scholarship
  • Finalist (1 of 5) – Reverie Productions (NY)
  • Finalist (1 of 10) – Woodward/Newman Award
  • Finalist (1 of 6) – Dayton Playhouse FutureFest
  • Finalist – First Flight Festival – Boomerang Theatre (NY)
  • Semi-Finalist – Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (NC) – ScriptFEST
  • Semi-Finalist – Orlando Shakespeare Festival (FL)
  • Semi-Finalist – National Arts Club (NY), Playwrights First Competition

Based upon this script, the Actors Studio (NY) has invited me to become an honorary member of its Playwright/Director Workshop program, which provides the space and resources of the AS for a nine-month period, beginning in September 2012.

A Question of Words – full length

  • Full production, 2015, Camelot Theater, Talent, OR
  • Full production, The Studio @ 620 (FL)
  • Winner – Ashland (OR) New Plays Festival – funded readings, October 2013
  • Winner – TRU (Theater Resources Unlimited-NY) reading series – June 2013
  • Semi-Finalist – Playwrights First (NY) National Competition – 2014

NOTE: a section of this play will be published by Smith & Kraus in 2015, entitled, The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 2015

 Life is Mostly Straws (completed 2010) – full length

  • Winner – Pillars Playwriting Prize – full academic production (GCSU)
  • Winner – International Theatrical Arts Institute (IATI) Play Development Program
  • Winner – Todd McNerney National Playwriting Award (SC – Piccolo Spoleto)
  • Winner – Long Beach Playhouse New Works Festival (CA)
  • First Runner Up – Getchell Award (Southeastern Theatre Conference)
  • 2nd Place – Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence.
  • Finalist (1 of 2) Stanley Drama Award/ Wagner College (NY)
  • Finalist (1 of 10) Woodward/Newman Drama Award/Bloomington Playwrights Project
  • Finalist – Phoenix Theatre New Works Festival (AZ)
  • Semi-Finalist – American Assoc. of Community Theatre (AACT) – New Play Festival
  • Semi-Finalist – National Arts Club (NY), Playwrights First Competition
  • Semi-Finalist – Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART)
  • Semi-Finalist – Fulton Theatre Discovery Project (CA)
  • Semi-Finalist – Ashland New Plays Festival (OR)
  • Chosen by Dan Horrigan (London) for a rehearsed reading at the Actors’ Temple, London, spring 2012

An Ignorant Man – full length

  • Full production by the Stonington Players (CT) April/May, 2013
  • Winner – W. Keith Hedrick Award (HRC Showcase Theatre – NY)
  • Winner – Brevard New Play Competition (NC)
  • Finalist – Dezart Performs – play reading series (CA)
  • Finalist – Oberon Theatre Reading Series (NY)
  • Finalist – First Look Festival – Open Fist Theatre (LA/Hollywood)
  • Finalist – McLaren Competition (TX)
  • Semi-Finalist – Playwrights First (NY)
  • Semi-Finalist – Lionheart Prize (GA) 

Thank Emily – short one-act

  • Full production – The Gallery Players (NY) 2012
  • Full production – Willits Shakespeare Festival (CA) 2012
  • Finalist – Full production – Valley Repertory Company (CT)
  • Finalist – Full Production – American Globe Theatre (NY)
  • Finalist – EstroGenius Festival, a part of ManhattanTheatreSource
  • Semi-Finalist – Nor’Eastern Playwriting Contest and Showcase
  • Semi-Finalist – Dubuque Fine Arts Players One-Act Playwriting Contest
  • Chosen for the Long Beach Arts Reading series, 2012 – Long Beach Arts Council
  • Play of the month for NYC Playwrights

Apparently Not – short one-act

  • Full Production – Sundog Theatre (NY)
  • Winner – Seedlings Festival – Theatricum Botanicum Theatre (LA)

Chew Toy Research – short one-act

  • Full Production – the Stonington Players (CT)
  • Semi-Finalist – Drury University One-Act Play Competition
  • Chosen for the Long Beach Arts Reading series, Long Beach Arts Council (CA)

 Maybe You Die Happier – full length

  • Finalist (3/500) – Red Theater (Chicago) Playwriting Competition
  • Semi-finalist – PlayPenn Annual Development Program
  • Semi-finalist – id Theater/ Seven Devils Playwrights Conference (NY)
  • Chosen by the Actors Studio for development and multiple readings in front of the membership.
  • Chosen by the Drama Department of Brooklyn College for a rehearsed reading by grad students in front of the faculty.

Quietus – full length

  • Chosen by the Ashland New Plays Festival as a fund-raising vehicle, and scheduled for a marketed, mid-season public reading, April 2013
  • Chosen by the IATI Theater (NY) for a fully funded development program, spring 2013, leading to a reading at LaMama (NY) on April 9, 2013
  • Chosen by the Playwrights and Directors Unit of The Actors Studio (NY) for a rehearsed reading in spring, 2012
  • Finalist – TRU Play Reading Series (NY)
  • Finalist – Penobscot Theatre’s Northern Writes New Play Festival
  • Finalist – W. Keith Hedrick Award (HRC Showcase Theatre – NY)
  • Finalist – Dayton Playhouse FutureFest (OH)
  • Finalist – Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Prize (WV)
  • Finalist – Reva Shiner Playwriting Contest (IN)
  • Semi-finalist – Seven Devils Playwrights Conference (id Theatre, NY)
  • Semi-finalist – PlayFest/ The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays (FL)

Matches – full length

  • Winner – Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Prize (WV)
  • Finalist – Reva Shiner Playwriting Contest (IN)
  • Semi-finalist – Dayton Playhouse FutureFest (OH) 

Witlacks Disorder – short one-act

  • Winner – Chameleon Theatre Circle (MN)
  • Winner – Lourdes University – Festival of One-Acts (OH)

Memberships

  • Member – Playwrights Center
  • Member – Dramatists Guild
  • Member – American Association of Community Theatre (AACT)
  • Member – Southeast Theatre Conference (SETC)
  • Honorary Member – Actors Studio – Playwright/Director Unit
  • Honorary Member – Actors Studio – Playwright/Director Workshop