I write for theatre because I love the creative, collaborative process of working with other artists.
I am a polycreative writer, feminist and flamekeeper who works to foster radical empathy through writing, teaching, performing arts and service. My professional roles include playwright, poet, writer, dramaturg and teaching artist. 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, Literary Laureate Emerita and Artist of the Year for the City of Laguna Beach, California.
I hold an MFA from University of Idaho and a BA from Brandeis University and have been trained by Narrative 4 Story Exchange as well as The Life Stories Institute.
StuNews profile: Laguna Beach Artist of the Year
Teach Your Children Well: Resistance Theatre is for Kids, Too: A post about my work with Creede Rep's Young Audience Outreach Tour
COVID Offers an Opportunity to Teach Students about the Role of Masks in Theatre
Feed the Hunger for Conversation in Your Community: A HowlRound Post about my work with Bare Bones Theatre
Forward Thinking Thespians: Laguna Beach Magazine features Bare Bones Theatre
Adam Szymkowicz interviews me for his blog, I Interview Playwrights