Full Length Plays

The BED

2017. One of several writers/collaborators, professional production, Theatre LILA (Madison, WI)

 

Sleight of Hand

2016. Winner, reading, Nova Theater FreshWorks Series (Indianapolis, IN)

 

Trash

2015. One of five writers/collaborators, professional production, Theatre LILA (Madison, WI)

 

The Suitcase Dreams

2015. American High School Theatre Festival production, (Edinburgh, Scotland)

2014. One of five writers/collaborators, professional production, Theatre LILA (Madison, WI)

 

The Griots

2017. Staged Reading, Civic Theatre of LaFayette (LaFayette, IN)

2017. Winner, Life Jacket Theater Proof of Concept Play Reading Series (New York, NY)

2016. Winner, Workshop and Reading, Henley Rose Playwriting Award (Knoxville, TN)

2016. Finalist, FutureFest, (Dayton, OH)

2016. Semi-Finalist, Orlando Shakespeare Theater PlayFest! (Orlando, FL)

2015. Workshop and reading, Great Plains Theater Conference (Omaha, NE)

2014. Workshop and reading, Renaissance Theaterworks (Milwaukee, WI)

2014. Finalist, Boulder Ensemble Theater Company New Generations Play Contest (Boulder, CO)

2014. Semi-Finalist, American Blues Theater Blue Ink Playwriting Competition, (Chicago, IL)

 

Silent

2014. Workshop and reading, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (Milwaukee, WI)

2013. Finalist, Boulder Ensemble Theater Company New Generations Play Contest (Boulder, CO)

 

Queen of the Nile

2015. Finalist, Boulder Ensemble Theater Company New Generations Play Contest (Boulder, CO)

2015. Finalist, Strange Sun Theater’s Greenhouse Project (New York, NY)

2012. Reading, Edenfred Arts Residency (Madison, WI)

 

Sign of the Times

2012. Workshop and reading, Polarity Ensemble (Chicago, IL)

2011. Finalist, Wisconsin Wrights Playwriting Contest (Madison, WI)

 

A Thousand Words

2013. Reading, Shakespeare & Co. (Lenox, MA)

2012. Full professional production, Forward Theater (Madison, WI)

2012. Full professional production, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (Milwaukee, WI)

2009. Workshop and reading, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (Milwaukee, WI)

2008. Workshop and reading, Wisconsin Wrights Playwriting Contest Winner (Madison, WI)

 

The Theory of Evolution

2007. Finalist, Wisconsin Wrights Playwriting Contest (Madison, WI)

 

Emily’s Shadow

2003. Full student production, commissioned by Rock Valley College (Rockford, IL)

 

 

One Act Plays

A Beautiful Bride

2009. Finalist, Drury University One Act Play Competition (Springfield, MO)

 

Lucky Numbers

2016. Full professional production, Milwaukee Fringe Fest (Milwaukee, WI)

2015. Full professional production, Samuel French Off- Off-Broadway Short Play Festival (New York, NY)

2006. Full production, Mercury Players’ Mercury Rising New Play Festival (Madison, WI)

 

Superheroes Float

2004. Workshop and reading, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre New Play Festival (Arlington Heights, IL)

 

Wilkommen to Wisconsin

1998. Commissioned by First Stage Milwaukee Children’s Theater, full professional production at the Marcus Center, toured to more than 40 schools in the Milwaukee area

 

 

Ten Minute Plays

Pockets

2017. Professional production, Barrington Stage Company 10x10 Play Festival (Pittsfield, MA)

 

A Whole Other Shade of Blue

2017. Minifest 2017, Acadia University (Nova Scotia, CANADA)

2017. Winner, Susan Glaspell Playwriting Contest, Staged Reading, Quad Cities Theater Workshop, (Davenport, IA)

 

Ticket to Nowhere

2008. Full production, Mercury Players’ Blitz (Madison, WI)

 

Just a Bit Dim

2007. Full production, Mercury Players’ Blitz (Madison, WI)

 

Laughing at the Waves

2005. Full production, Mercury Players’ Blitz (Madison, WI)

 

 

Monologues

Talking Spirits

2017. Full production of four historically based monologues, Wisconsin Veterans Museum/Forest Hill Cemetery (Madison, WI)

2016. Full production of four historically based monologues, Wisconsin Veterans Museum/Forest Hill Cemetery (Madison, WI)

 

Sorting the Trash

2016. Full production, Bellarmine International 10 Minute Play Festival (Louisville, KY)

 

Shaken, Not Stirred

2015. Professional production, Riverside Theatre “Walking the Wire” Festival (Iowa City, IA)

 

The Devil Fish

2014. Finalist, Barrington Stage Company 10 x 10 Play Festival (Pittsfield, MA)

 

Like Father, Like Daughter

2016. Staged Reading, Festival 56 (Princeton, IL)

2016. Finalist, 10x10 in the Triangle, The ArtsCenter (Carrborough, NC)

2014. Professional production, Barrington Stage Company 10x10 Play Festival (Pittsfield, MA)

 

Recalculating

2014. Professional production, Riverside Theatre “Walking the Wire” Festival (Iowa City, IA)

 

Cliché

2013. Professional production, Riverside Theatre “Walking the Wire” Festival (Iowa City, IA)

 

Top Secret Recipes

2012. Professional production, Forward Theater Company Monologue Festival (Madison, WI)

 

Toots

2012. Professional production, Riverside Theatre “Walking the Wire” Festival (Iowa City, IA)

 

Something Real

2011. Professional production, Forward Theater Company Monologue Festival (Madison, WI)

 

The Sweetest Sound

2017. Professional production, Br!nk Briefs Ten Minute Play Festival, Reniassance Theaterworks, (Milwaukee, WI)

2011. Professional production, Riverside Theatre “Walking the Wire” Festival (Iowa City, IA)

 

A Taste of Home

2009. Professional production, Riverside Theatre “Walking the Wire” Festival (Iowa City, IA)

 

I’m Not Ready to Make Nice

2007. Professional production, Riverside Theatre “Walking the Wire” Festival (Iowa City, IA)

 

 

Other Writing Experience

Teaching Artist, Greater Madison Writing Project Young Writers Camp, 2017

Teaching Artist, Br!nk Playwriting Workshops, Renaissance Theaterworks, 2016

Teaching Artist/Playwriting Instructor, The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, 2015, 2016

Young Playwrights Program Playwriting Instructor, Children’s Theater of Madison, 2015, 2016, 2017

Young Playwrights Program Script Evaluator, Children’s Theater of Madison, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Edenfred Arts Residency Day Fellow, 2012

Young Playwrights Program Script Evaluator, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, 2011

One of five Midwestern playwrights selected for the Dramatists Guild Playwriting Intensive Workshop at Northwestern University, 2011

Edenfred Arts Residency Fellow, 2009

Theater reviewer, OnMilwaukee.com, The Capital Times, Isthmus and Coreweekly newspapers (Madison, WI)

Hardcover book, The Coronado: Rockford’s Wonder Theater documenting the theater’s long history in the community and the subsequent renovation efforts

 

 

Awards

2014. Short fiction “A Taste of Home” published in the Midwest Prairie Review

2011. Winner, short fiction, Jennifer Weiner Good In Bed Anniversary Contest

2009. Second place, short fiction for “Secret Recipe,” Wisconsin People and Ideas Magazine

2007. Finalist, short fiction for “Transparent,” Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award, Mid American Review

2006. Fourth place, short fiction for “Lady of the House” Madison Magazine Short Story Contest

2004. Second place, short fiction for “A Matter of Semantics” Madison Magazine Short Story Contest

2000. First place, short fiction for “True Colors” Rockford Writers’ Guild

 

 

Education

1995. MA in Literature, History and Criticism of the Theater. University of Wisconsin, Madison

1992. BA (highest honors), English and Theater. University of Iowa. Phi Beta Kappa