I don’t know

I wrote a very long and scathing blog post called “hot play bummer” which was a play on hot girl bummer, a song that I hate that I love. And the whole post was about how exhausting it is to be a playwright of color working with theatre companies where the staff is 90% white….

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Where the party at?

What a time to be alive. Playwrights of color, women-identifying playwrights of color, are spotlighted. Diverse stories are finally being told and theatre is finally acknowledging its bias and taking steps to correct that. Time to pop the champagne right? WE DID IT. Except. Yes, those diverse stories are being told but they’re, for the…

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Extraordinary?

A lot of playwriting opportunities are asking for applicants with extraordinary promise, exceptional creative promise, extraordinary potential. Am I extraordinary? Well. I spent the entire time I was driving into Kansas City thinking about this. I think I’m pretty extraordinary. I grew up in a not great part of LA (half the time) and didn’t…

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Own It Part 2

Here’s part two of OWN IT where amazing playwrights I love talk about being amazing playwrights. Find part one here. Gina Femia 1. When’s the first time you were like “I’m a playwright”? What was that moment like? Was it a reading? Was it when you wrote your first play? Or has that moment not…

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Own It Part 1

I haven’t felt like a real playwright in a while. And I thought about writing a whole blog post about how much that was messing me up and making me feel absolutely terrible but then I thought… What do we all need during Virgo season? A pep talk before we get back to work. So…

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SUPRISE!

It’s been a weird week. Maybe I’ll get into it in my next blog post, maybe I won’t. BUT I realized I have mentioned my Panic!at the Disco musical THREE times on this blog. And you know how the rule of three goes… So, even though I’m not sure I’ll ever share it, mostly because…

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3 Random Thoughts on Playwriting

It’s Leo season. #GLOWUP. Am I feeling the glow-up? Um…. Well. I spent Friday night on the kitchen floor drinking from a bottle of wine and eating Skittles for dinner while I cried about how everything is trash and miserable and how I’m wasting away my potential and how I’m 30 now and I should…

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Who writes your story?

(This post is more about the art of playwriting and less about traveling) I’ve been spending a lot of time lately thinking about what kind of stories I’m allowed to write. Honestly, it was already on my mind as I’m working on two new commissions but it’s almost like the universe could sense I was…

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Are we out of the woods yet?

It’s a little wild to me that of my 26 (I may have miscounted) blog posts, 20 of them are references to pop songs but not one of those twenty are Taylor Swift. So clearly, it’s time to fix that problem. It’s been a rocky time. The happiest I’ve been in the last month is…

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GTFO Part II: Geeked Out

Things have not been going well. I was utterly wrecked that I wasn’t even honorable mention on the Kilroys. And if I had been on the list, I’m certain I would’ve made it a little further for two different jobs on the table. And not being on it kind of knocks me out of the…

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