I Love You to the Moon and Back

CW: suicide ideation, self-harm Yesterday, my cat died. I wanted to write a blog post about first drafts and how I feel like people just aren’t as excited by them and I don’t know why…but then my cat died in a pretty traumatic way. (She was only five.) I very frankly told a close friend…

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used to be the one I loved

I’m going to get in trouble for this one. For as long as I can remember, I have always been very, very, very into awards and titles. I haven’t always been good at deciphering if I wanted something because I actually wanted it or I felt like I was supposed to want it. I was…

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I’m always on your team

While people are paying attention to me for my 15 minutes, I figured the best thing to do would be to write another list of 20 plays you should know about written by Black and/or queer playwrights 🙂 Why Are You Like This? by Sharai Bohannon A Medusa Thread by Candrice Jones As Is: Conversations…

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but am I famous yet?

I always wondered when I’d finally use the name of the blog as a blog post. My instinct was to wait until I knew it would be my last post. And maybe I should’ve held out but now feels like a good moment to return to the very tongue-in-cheek title of this blog. (Also, I’m…

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Spinning Around in Circles

Exactly a year ago today, I wrote Dancing On Our Own about it finally hitting me that the pandemic was 100% real and going to change absolutely everything. And it did. Depending on how you count it, up to four canceled productions. Had to leave my job. And move yet again across the country for…

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Damn, I’m in it

CW: mentions suicide I’ve been thinking a lot about this idea of “hitting your prime.” Hannah Gadsby has a GREAT deconstruction of the idea of women in their “prime” in the special NANETTE. It’s definitely worth watching and I won’t try to summarize it here because I won’t do it justice. Frankly, it always felt…

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Look ma, I made it?

Before I get into it, I want to say how surreal it is to even be in this situation. But since two playwrights recently accused me of “humble bragging” I want to say I’m honestly just trying to process where I’m at in my career and to do that, I have to talk about my…

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It ain’t me babe

It’s kind of incredible to have a day off. Between now and April 30, I am workshopping Black Mexican, As You Are, and Good Bad People. I am also working on directing Adored You right now, directing As You Are in March and April, prepping for the virtual world premiere of Black Mexican, and editing…

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