Frequent collaborator/director Tamilla Woodard and I are holding a three-hour workshop called How to Keep Creating Despite Everything. Participants will explore approaches to sustaining creative resilience during challenging times, waking the imagination, and locating what is unique, inspiring, and beautiful in one's direct proximity. Dress comfortably and come ready to move and to write.
$40, cash only RSVP: email@example.com
*This is an Emergency Fund project, a program run independently by New Dramatists playwrights to share knowledge and at the same time raise funds to support one another in life emergencies -- a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon at New Dramatists!*
Humbled to be contributing to GUST - Ghazals for the Ghost Ship, a remembrance of the victims of the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, CA, on Sunday December 2 at The MilkBar in Richmond, CA. It’ll be an afternoon of poetry, song, sound, deep listening, and a long stretch of silence. A reflective witness, involving the work of ~50 artists. Free. Potluck, snacks, and conversation after. Show up and be a part of it, if you're moved to.
Excited to be among the fabulous artists presenting new work at the next "Inside the Underground," a showcase of new music spanning theater, art song, and opera. Featuring performances by Joanna Burns, Jessica Fishenfeld, Terrell Foster-James, Shanna Lesniak, Trevor Martin, and Anthony P. McGlaun singing the music of composers and writers Lindsay Anderson, Julia Barry, Jonathan Bauerfeld, Neena Beber, Matt Frey, Jason Kim, Dan Nagler, Joe Rubinstein, Jeff Tang, Melisa Tien, Paulo K Tiról, Bálint Varga, and Jason Weisinger; with Jon Bauerfeld and Danny Zelibor, piano. Reservations recommended; this series has so far been packed!
Grateful for the opportunity to work in, embrace, and be inspired by silence, amidst the beautiful natural surroundings of Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, during a Silent Playwriting Retreat led by Erik Ehn.
Pleased as punch to be selected as a Walter E. Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and super excited to share my work with other writers and folks that might be passing through, at a public reading on July 21 @ 10AM at the Bairnick Women's Center, University of the South, Sewanee TN.
An evening of short theatrical works inspired by Pina Bausch, John Cage, and Merce Cunningham. Five playwrights (Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, Ken Prestininzi, Lynn Rosen, Aurin Squire, and Melisa Tien) are given the same soundscape—created by sound artist Brendan Connelly—and tasked with writing a ten-minute piece for it. The result—five different works reflecting/jumping off of/engaging with/pushing against a singular soundscape. Click here for reservations.
Presented as part of the Starr Reading Series
dir. Elena Araoz
w/ Erin Anderson & Kara Young
An unsettling comedy about a woman who can rewind time, but only within the last five minutes. She's a person of color, navigating a world in which she's not sure where she belongs, as she ponders her relationship, literally and figuratively, to the white woman beside her--in other words, a world not unlike ours.