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Okay, Bye at Steppenwolf.

16 May

I’m thrilled to announce that my play, Okay, Bye will be presented by Steppenwolf as part of its First Look series this summer. What’s even better is that it will be directed by one of my oldest friends in the world, Margot Bordelon.

The whole she-bang opens August 9th and pertinent details/ticket purchasing can be found here.

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At an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, two thirty-somethings recognize each other from their high school days. Back then, they didn’t have much in common: Meg was an “alternative” and Jenny was a “Goody-Goody.” But now both their lives are on the brink of implosion. Jenny, sure that Meg’s bleak, sardonic humor is just a front, insists that a slumber party is the answer to all their problems. But it’s not the 90’s anymore, and it might take more than pedicures and Pretty in Pink to fuel a friendship that makes life worth living.

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Quick and Dirties.

30 Apr

I’m so happy to announce that m new play, Okay, bye. is going to be part of The Claque’s Quick and Dirties. This is an incredible development opportunity- two weeks of rehearsals and two staged readings. I’m thrilled to be working with Liz Carlson of Naked Angels fame as director and I’ll see you all this Spring.

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Okay, bye.

23 Feb

I’m back in New York after eight beautiful months in New Zealand and I have a new play to show for it. Okay, bye. is a different for me in several ways. First, it’s my attempt at writing a thoughtful, naturalistic play. (Of course, it didn’t come out that way.) Second, it’s the first play I’ve ever written that could be described as a drama. 

Okay, bye. is about two women who meet again in a small town A.A. meeting during America’s longest snowstorm in history, just after the U.S. Supreme Court has declared a right to suicide. With CVS selling suicide kits on its’ shelves, a planned suicide is the perfect excuse for these two 30-somethings to catch up.  Okay, bye. is a play about disappointments and what we can or cannot live with. 

The wonderful folks at The Lark Playwrights Development Center have given me a round table reading on March 6th. It will be directed by the fabulous Morgan Gould and read by two long term collaborators and friends, Megan Hill and Darcy Fowler. 

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