I write for theatre because I love the creative, collaborative process of working with other artists.



I am a playwright and writer  who works in a variety of genres, both fiction and non-fiction. The stories I tell focus on universal human struggles with identity, purpose, love and connection. I am deeply committed to advancing social justice, diversity and radical empathy, but going for laughs isn't out of bounds either. My plays and musicals have been presented in professional, community and university theatres nationwide. My writing is published by YouthPlays, Smith & Kraus and others.


As a teaching artist and dramaturg, I guide adults and youth in telling their own stories using words, images, music, movement and performance. I also am the founder and curator of Bare Bones Theatre.


I hold an MFA from University of Idaho and a BA from Brandeis University and serve as Literary Laureate Emerita for the City of Laguna Beach, California.



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