I’m delighted to have been awarded a NYSCA Grant, my second in three years, to support the writing and development of my Mississippi-related project.

Lortel Micro-commission

October 2023: I was awarded a Lortel Foundation Micro-commission to work further on my Mississippi project.

Class of 1960 Adjunct Faculty Research Fund

May 2023: I was awarded a grant from Barnard College, where I teach playwriting, to support the writing and development of “Moseley.”

“Moseley” will draw upon the troubled and troubling history of my Mississippi forebears, many of whom were enslavers. Via this history, and via a personal lens, an examination of my own place in the world, I hope to uncover and explore links between the past and the present.

I’ve worked on much of this material in prose form, am taking a different approach here as I write a play on the subject. The grant will support travel to Mississippi, and also a workshop of the script, once it is completed.

This is My Office featured in Chance Magazine.

This Is My Office‘s fall production with Playco is one of the shows presented in Volume 3 of Chance Magazine , which “[looks] at the world through the lens of theatrical design.” There is a great spread featuring Drama Desk Nominee David Barlow, focusing on the terrific work of set designer Andrew Boyce, lighting designer Tyler Micoleau, costume designer Kaye Voyce, and director Davis McCallum. It was a great team, one that I really loved working with. (And while I’m at it – let me sing the praises of our amazing sound designer Peter John Still!)  Chance is a really cool magazine, and the photos, at least the ones I’ve seen thusfar, really capture some interesting tones from my play.

The Two Tanyas – workshop and reading at New Dramatists

My script for one actress, The Two Tanyas, will be workshopped at New Dramatists next week as part of their Creativity Fund workshop. There will be a reading of the piece on the 27th at 3pm. This is a play I’ve been working on for a while.  It was formerly entitled “The Dowager”. Recently, I’ve been collaborating with the actress Florencia Lozano, and the director Erik Pearson.