Find Your Way Back

I thought the LA trip would reveal some wisdom and/or comfort about having to eventually move back. It did not. I went back and forth for a while trying to figure out exactly what this return post should be. I was torn between two topics: Survivor’s Guilt and What Does It Mean to “Make It”?…

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Y si te soy sincero…

I guess I’m back 🙂 I’ve been awake for the last five sunrises. I just can’t go to sleep or I get sick from anxiety and then I’m drinking tea and watching the sunrise. The witch in me sees this as super poetic. That while my life is entering into a brand new chapter, I’m…

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it’s time to go

It’s been a while since I wrote a post. The original idea was that I’d write a post on the 15th and the 30th (or end of the month). But when I made that plan I was traveling all the time for playwriting. After the pandemic, the posts got really insular and circular and I’m…

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10 Thoughts on (Play)Writing

My blog the last few entries have been me mostly angsting and I want to return back to when this blog was meant to be filled with advice and lessons learned for aspiring writers. So that said… I’ve sworn by JosĂ© Rivera’s 36 Assumptions on Playwriting and have thought a lot about what my advice…

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A Little Bit of Sunshine

2021 has actively tried to take me out, even to its last days. This is the year I struggled with suicide ideation, worked past the point of exhaustion, switched jobs four times, lost my grandfather and my cat, got divorced, and now I’m very, very sick with no end in sight. I had a deeply…

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When I’m Nothing New

Someone recently asked me if I had accomplished anything “of note.” They asked me this after I had already mentioned the Yale Prize, meaning to them that wasn’t impressive. They were wondering if I’d had a NY premiere or sold a show. I said no. And then they said, “It gets harder when you’re older….

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Cruise Control

A friend has a joke that my ancestors are tired because they keep urging me to go in one direction and I’m insistent on running in the opposite direction. If you read this blog you know I’ve spent a bit of time trying to figure out exactly what the next step is. I’ve been struggling…

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