Article in HowlRound

August 2, 2013

My first piece of theatre-journalism has just been published on HowlRound — comparing 35,000 year old cave paintings to current children’s plays. http://howlround.com/other-worlds-bleed-through

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AATE Chorpenning Award

August 2, 2013

Honored to receive the American Alliance for Theatre and Education’s Chorpenning Award for a body of work in children’s theatre.  Here’s hoping I’m only half-way done with my body! http://www.aate.com/?page=2013awardhonorees

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Monologue from “Graphic Depictions”

April 6, 2013

In honor of the premiere of “Graphic Depictions” at Boise Contemporary Theatre, here’s a monologue from Alexa early in the show, on life in her 40’s. Graphic Depictions monologue

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“Velocity” to open Arena season

February 28, 2013

“The Velocity of Autumn” will delay it’s Broadway appearance due to lack of an appropriate-sized theatre, and as a happy mid-step will be the first play of the season at Arena in Washington D.C this fall.  The show will star Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella, directed by Molly Smith, and will run from Sept. 9-Oct. […]

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“A Carol for Cleveland” reviews are in

December 15, 2012

The show is up and running to full houses — the critics are weighing in as well — congrats to everyone at Cleveland Playhouse! The Examiner The Plain Dealer Cleveland Jewish News Brava

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Estelle Parsons set for “Velocity” on Broadway

October 11, 2012

Now it can be told!  The first steps toward a Broadway production of “The Velocity of Autumn” have taken place.  Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella have signed on, and Molly Smith of Arena Stage will direct.  On we go! http://playbill.com/news/article/171002-Estelle-Parsons-and-Stephen-Spinella-Will-Star-in-The-Velocity-of-Autumn-on-Broadway-in-2013 http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/molly-smith-signs-on-to-spread-broadway-wings-with-velocity-of-autumn/2012/10/10/016ab932-131b-11e2-9a39-1f5a7f6fe945_story.html

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“Ties That Bind” to play Italy

September 29, 2012

Odd one: My short Humana Festival play, “Ties That Bind (featuring the Astounding Krispinsky)” about an escape artist escaping his own life, will play at the U.S. Army Garrison in Vicenza, Italy, this October. Very curious what the response will be…..

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Casting complete for “Carol for Cleveland”

September 29, 2012

We’ve just finalized casting the world premiere of “A Carol for Cleveland” at Cleveland Play House, to be directed by the amazing Laura Kepley. Great actors, and the set design is coming along intriguingly…. More soon… http://clevelandplayhouse.com/main-stage/2012-2013/a-carol-for-cleveland

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“The Giver” goes west!

September 29, 2012

“The Giver” opens at the Denver Center in Colorado (directed by good friend Christy Montour-Larson) and The Kennedy Theater in Hawaii this fall, among other places. If in the area, check’em out! http://www.denvercenter.org/buy-tickets/shows/the-giver/about.aspx http://www.kaleo.org/features/the-giver-from-page-to-stage/article_db73a84e-0210-11e2-b55e-001a4bcf6878.html

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“Side Effects” starts to tour

August 11, 2012

“Side Effects May Include…”, the play I co-wrote with Marc Jaffe (“Sienfeld”) about his true life adventures with Parkinson’s disease, sex, drugs, and sex-inducing drugs, starts a midwest tour this week in Wisconsin.  Check the site for more dates: http://www.madkapproductions.com/side-effects.html

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