I write to make sense of the world, to challenge my conception of reality, and to find humor in it all.
I write to heal. I write to connect.
I write to open hearts and minds.
And I write because I believe in the transformative power
of the written word.
I started out in playwriting, but now I can't seem to stay within the lines. I let function dictate form: play, poem, essay. What needs to be said, and how?
I hold a BA in English from Stanford University, where I was the recipient of Stanford’s Golden Grant Award for playwriting, and an MA in Theatre & Performance Studies from the University at Buffalo. My plays have been performed in NYC, Buffalo, NY, CT, CO, and PA, where I was the Donna Award Runner-Up for Outstanding Playwright at the 2017 Pittsburgh New Works Festival (Doing Time). Most recently, my play The Buddha’s Wife took first prize in the 2019 Henley Rose Playwright Competition and was named a Finalist in The Landing Theatre’s 2020 New American Voices Festival. My poems have been published in Stanford Magazine, my essays are featured by DailyClout, and I co-wrote a memoir with Todd Norian. I am currently at work on a full-length Shakespeare-based feminist drama. I lead writing workshops, and as former actor in NYC, I also teach theatre arts. Member: Dramatists Guild, SAG-AFTRA.