Background

Productions

January 2014: Snowglobe, full-length play, produced by the MacKnight Foundation (Philadelphia) for a 12-show run.

May 2012: Hum, full-length play, produced by Theater Alliance (Washington, DC) for an 18-show run.

January 2010: Concrete Dinosaur, full-length play, produced by Plays & Players Theatre (Philadelphia) for a 12-show run.

July 2009: The Do’s and Don’ts of Time Travel, full-length play, produced by The Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis) for a 15-show run.

January 2009: Exit, Corpse, full-length play, produced by Plays & Players Theatre (Philadelphia) for a 12-show run.

October 2008: The Do’s and Don’ts of Time Travel, full-length play, produced by Straw Flower Productions (Philadelphia) for a 14-show run.

April 2006: The Biggest Box of Crayons, full-length play, produced by Philadelphia Theatre Workshop for a 12-show run.

January 2004: Editorial Decisions, full-length play, produced by the Brick Playhouse (Philadelphia) for a 15-show run.

Fellowships

June 2004: Pew Fellowship in the Arts for scriptworks.

January 2002: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts playwriting fellowship.

Education

May 1992: B.A., Creative Writing and Professional Writing, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

Awards

February 2013: Hum was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Sound Design.

July 2010: Conference Playwright, PlayPenn 2010 Conference.

October 2009: Nominated for the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist.

September 2008: Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, stage play finalist.

July 2007: Finalist, PlayPenn 2007 Conference.

October 2005: Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, stage play finalist.

Other Accomplishments

Various: Received staged readings with Society Hill Playhouse, Theatre Exile, Flashpoint Theatre Company, the Brick Playhouse, and InterAct Theatre Company.

March 2007: Extensively quoted in The Collaborative Playwright by Bruce Graham and Michele Volansky (pages 125-127).

October 2006: Wrote The 2006 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, Philadelphia’s annual awards ceremony, organized by the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.

May 2006: Judged the 2006 Judy Lee Award for Dramatic Writing for the University of Pennsylvania.

February 2001: Attended a workshop with playwright, Jeffrey Sweet, after which, a three-page script assignment was published in his book, Solving Your Script, followed by a page of commentary by the author (pages 164- 167).