Shank Playwriting Residency at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago
In mid-September, I began a yearlong playwriting residency at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. I will be developing new creative work throughout the year and working closely with the theater's education department on its teen programs.
Full production of Don't Be Evil announced at Providence's Burbage Theater Company
My play Don't Be Evil will be a part of Burbage Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season, opening January 27 in Providence, Rhode Island. The play was previously performed in San Francisco in the fall of 2015 and has been workshopped at Great Plains Theater Conference. It will be directed by artistic director Jeff Church.
Damascus a finalist for Washington D.C. Source Festival, nominated for San Diego Critics Circle Award
Damascus was recently named as one of top 20 finalists for the 10th Annual Washington D.C. Source Festival in 2017. Three plays from this group will go on to full productions in the summer of 2017. The UC San Diego Wagner New Play Festival production was also nominated for a San Diego Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Play
Damascus Wins 2nd Place at Samuel Goldwyn Screenwriting Awards
My play Damascus won second place at the 61st Samuel Goldwyn Screenwriting Awards, an annual competition for young writers. Past winners of the prize have included Francis Ford Coppola, Erich Roth, Allison Anders, and Jonathan Kellerman. The winners were announced at a ceremony on November 1st. Damascus was first performed at the Wagner New Play Festival at UC San Diego in 2016.
Borealis workshopped at Rattlestick with Kendeda Prize Finalists
Selections from my play Borealis were presented along with work from other Alliance Theater Kendeda Playwriting Prize Finalists at Rattlestick Theater in New York. The play will receive another workshop in Atlanta in February, 2017.
Campo Maldito Finalist for Theater Bay Area Award
People of Interest's remount of my play Campo Maldito was nominated for Outstanding Guest Production for the 2016 Theater Bay Area Awards. The other nominees include The Hypocrites' Pirates of Penzance at Berkeley Rep, The Lion at ACT, and Hershey Felder's Irving Berlin at TheaterWorks. The winners will be announced on December 5.
Photo credits: Jim Carmody (Damascus), Robin Fontaine (Don't Be Evil)