Right Above It

I was hella tempted to name this post Dracarys and then just pop off for 500 words about everything that’s happened in the last two weeks. And y’all. It’s been a lot. I wanted to pop off about the danger of caring too much while working in the arts. How I’ve been told I’m “too…

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I love it every time

In March, I quit my full-time job* because I wanted to a playwright. I figured I had enough saved to float me for six months and I decided now or never. Well. I was raised by a Virgo (dad), Aquarius (mom), and Sagittarius (step mom). And probably the only thing those three signs have in…

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Are You Happy?

When I was in grad school, I interviewed a bunch of classmates, professors, and friends on what they thought it meant to be happy. It turned into this kind of gorgeous dance piece/monologue piece that isn’t like anything I’ve ever written. I’m not saying it’s well written but I love it anyway. Because we all…

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I wanna get better

I am not the biggest fan of musicals. I like about six of them. But the ones I like, I LOVE. And from each of them there’s a song that feels like it was written for me. Climbing Uphill from The Last Five Years is one of the songs I ugly cry to as I…

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FAQ Check (Happy birthday Blog!)

Happy birthday blog! A year ago today, I started my blog. What started out as a fun blog about playwriting and traveling has kind of evolved into my wildly emotional musings about what it means to be a playwright (at least to me anyway). I’ve dropped the ball a bit on pro-tips and don’t have…

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Still Here

Back in 2013, I was stage managing a new play as part of the Arkansas New Play Festival with Theatresquared. The play, set in New Orleans, was written by one of my favorite professors at the time who is literally brilliant. Everyone in the room was incredibly talented and I learned so much from that…

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Whiplash

I intentionally chose this upcoming Wednesday to quit my job because immediately after, and I mean immediately, I would be too immersed in playwriting jobs to think too much about whether or not I made a mistake. At the time, it felt smart. It gave me control of what felt like an uncontrollable situation. That…

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Free Fall

Back in July 2018, I had a choice to make. I knew I had to leave my job. It wasn’t working for me and it was time for a real change. But what was that change going to be? In my mind, I had two choices: work part-time and be a playwright or get another…

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On the way back home

Josh and I first got together because the girl I had a crush on got with the guy who had a crush on her. And I needed an immediate distraction. I thought for sure Josh and I would only be together for TOPS six months and then I’d move away and forget all about this…

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