I bring my experience as both a writer and a teacher to my manuscript consulting. As a playwright, my full-length play, One White Crow, a top ten winner of the Writer's Digest Stage Play Competition, received its world premiere at Arena Players Repertory Theatre in Long Island, New York, and will be opening in Los Angeles at Edgemar Center for the Arts in April, 2013 Love Struck, an evening of my one-acts, about love, ran at the Beverly Hills Playhouse in 2012 and starred the iconic Barbara Bain. Thicker Than Water, an evening of my one acts, about family, ran at the Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica in 2011 and also starred Barbara Bain. My
As a screenwriter, I have written and produced or co-produced four short films, The Dinner Guest, Unintended, Lost Music and Match Made. Lost Music and Match Made have screened at multiple film festivals and won two Audience awards and one Jury award. The recently completed The Dinner Guest and Unintended are currently being submitted to film festivals.
In television, I was commissioned to work on a CBS school break special, Words Up!, and was nominated for an Emmy for my shared story credit. My film work includes short screenplay adaptations of two of my one-act plays (Lost Music and Match Made) and a feature length screenplay adaptation of my full length play, One White Crow.
My poetry has been published in numerous magazines and journals including Calyx, Rattle, ONTHEBUS, and Mothering.
Every June, I lead a 5-day workshop on Story Structure for All Genres at the renowned Santa Barbara Writers Conference. I will be leading two workshops in 2018 at the prestigious San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference and Literary Festival in Mexico. I have taught story at Cal Arts, have led story workshops at the Southern California Writers Association and the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights; and I currently teach writing classes at Santa Barbara City College in the Center for Lifelong Learning.
Complete List of Writing Credits:
Love Struck, 8 One-Acts about Love - Beverly Hills Playhouse, BH, CA, May 2012
Thicker Than Water, 6 One Acts About Family - Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA, May 2011
One White Crow - Arena Players Repertory Theatre, Long Island, NY, February 2011; Edgemar Center for the Arts - slated to open April 2013
Blue Jay Singing in the Dead of Night - developmental workshop, Pacific Resident Theatre, Venice, CA, August 2011.
Dialectics of the Heart - Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2006
Identity –"Good Works Theatre Festival" - 2012; Love Struck, Beverly Hills Playhouse, 2012
Dirty Little Secret –Love Struck, Beverly Hills Playhouse, 2012; Finalist, West Coast 10-Minute Playwriting Contest, 2000
The One –Love Struck, Beverly Hills Playhouse, 2012
Jeremy's Fear –Love Struck, Beverly Hills Playhouse, 2012
The Session –Love Struck, Beverly Hills Playhouse, 2012
Matchmade –Love Struck, Beverly Hills Playhouse, 2012
The Dinner Guest – "Summer One-Act Festival," Gulport Community Players, 2011; Thicker Than Water, Promenade Playhouse, 2011
Going Home –"10- Minute Play Festival," Lakeshore Players Theatre - 2011; Thicker Than Water, Promenade Playhouse, 2011
Birthday Escape – Thicker Than Water, Promenade Playhouse, 2011; "The Writer Speaks," Three Roses Players, 2010
Plenty Papaya – Thicker Than Water, Promenade Playhouse, 2011; “The Writer Speaks,” Three Roses Players, October 2010
Out of the Rubble Thicker Than Water, Promenade Playhouse, 2011; "The Writer Speaks," Three Roses Players, January 2011; North Park Playwrights Festival, October 2010; "Twenty-Four Hour Plays," Pacific Resident Theatre, 2009
Amanda Split – Love Struck, Beverly Hills Playhouse, 2012, “Evolution of Love” Festival, Still Speaking Theatre, August 2010; 6 Women Playwriting Festival, April 2010
The Pact – “Twenty-Four Hour Plays” – Pacific Resident Theatre 2008
Apprenticeship – Bug Eye Theatre, 1998; Camino Real Playhouse, 1998
The Unintended Video – Actors Theatre of Louisville, 1997; Magnolia Theatre Company, NYC, 1997; and countless venues worldwide since
Tracy's Sin – Love Struck, Beverly Hills Playhouse, 2012; NoHo Festival, 1996; Love Creek Productions, 1995
The Unintended Video (one act version) – Road Theatre Company, 1995
The Dinner Guest - short film script based on my play, The Dinner Guest - 2017
Unintended - short film script based on my play, Unintended Video - 2017
Lost Music – short film script based on my play, Identity - 2013
Match Made – short film script adapted from my play Matchmade - 2012
One White Crow – feature length adaptation of my play, One White Crow
Commissioned by CBS to co-write teleplay: Words Up!
La Poésie du Corps, The Sander [bosque (the magazine) 2014]
Green [CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women, Winter, 2005]
Ode to My Nipple [ONTHEBUS, 2005]
What I Want from Writing [Rattle, Poetry for the 21st Century, Winter 2002]
Upon Watching Charles Dance in Jewel in the Crown, Vigil, and Washing Sophie's Hair [Into the Teeth of the Wind, April/May 2000]
The Music Room, Cause for Wonder [The Lucid Stone, Summer 1998]
My Son's Grandmother [Mothering magazine, Spring. 1998]
Girlfriends [rivertalk, 1997]
Alec at Three [Mothering magazine, Spring, 1997]
S'échapper [The Lucid Stone, Winter 1995]
Writers Digest Stage Play Competition - Top Ten Winner for two of my full length plays
Jewel Box Theatre Original Playwriting Competition
Heideman Award, Actors Theatre of Louisville
Finalist for National Ten-Minute Play Contest, Actors Theatre of Louisville
4th Place – West Coast Ten-Minute Play Contest