It has been awhile since I’ve updated my website, but I’ve got some exciting events coming up this fall!
First up is the Dramatists Guild Fellows Annual Presentation on Monday, October 19th at 7pm at Playwrights Horizons.
Hard to believe, but it’s already been a year since the start of the DG Fellows Program…and now we’re presenting excerpts from the work we developed! It has been an incredible and inspiring year getting to know my fellow Fellows and their beautiful, engaging, ambitious work. Everyone had such interesting and unique stories to tell, and I learned so much about different styles and genres of writing. It was certainly eye-opening hearing the work of the musical theater fellows and getting a glimpse into their writing process! It has really been an honor to be amongst this talented and supportive group of writers, and I have a feeling we will be bonded for a very long time because of this program.
So come hear a taste of what we worked on this year! It’s free and open to the public, but reservations are required at RSVP@dgfund.org. More information in the press release:
Next up is another full-length reading of Lily in Love on Saturday, November 14th at 8pm at Queens Theatre as part of their 2015 New American Voices Fall Reading Series, in partnership with Mission to (dit)Mars. I’m so excited to be part of this line-up, which features two other women playwrights of color. I’m always heartened by theaters that make an effort to showcase the true diversity of our city, and Queens Theatre has been doing that brilliantly.
The reading is free, but reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling the Box Office at 718.760.0064. More information on the website:
Lastly, I want to invite you all to the first ever Mission to (dit)Mars Fundraiser, Full Speed Ahead, on Wednesday, October 21st from 6-10 pm at Sek’end Sun in Astoria. I’ve been a proud member of the MtD Propulsion Lab since 2013 and cannot say enough good things about both the writers group and the organization at large.
I wrote Lily in Love from scratch during the 2013-14 season, and they presented the first public reading of it back in February. They are an incredibly supportive, generous and all-around amazing group of theater artists, and the Queens arts scene is better for their existence. If you’ve attended one of their events in the past, then you already know this! If they’re new to you and you live/work/create in Queens, then check them out! Either way, please consider attending our fundraiser so they can continue to support their great programming. Here’s where to purchase tickets and find out more:
That’s all for now! I hope you’ll be able to join me for one or all of these upcoming events!