I write what I know and pursue what I don't                                                                                       

I create plays that share my process of discovery as a human being. I write as a mature woman, a thoughtful citizen, a passionate artist and a disciplined craftsperson. I voraciously pursue my curiosity until what I have learned becomes a new, yet integral part of who I am. It is when I feel I can speak from my own truth that the plays begin to form.

                                                                                      Curriculum Vitae
2012                 Spalding University, Master of Fine Arts – Playwriting
1998                 Yale University, Bachelor of Arts, History; Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Distinction in the Major

1979-80          Course work in History and Theater, University of California, Berkeley and San Diego

2019                 Introduction to Playwriting, Bainbridge Performing Arts, Bainbridge Island, WA         

2019                 Introduction to Playwriting workshop, As If Theatre, Kenmore WA

2007-09        The Wilma Theatre Studio School. Beginning and Advanced Playwriting, Philadelphia, PA

2012                Power to the Playwright: Surviving the Audience Talkback, Spalding University, KY
2010                Language in Space, with Adrian Blue, Odd Socks Productions, Wellington, New Zealand
2008               Exploring Shakespeare’s Text in Three Dimensions, with Adrian Blue, Toi Whakaari/New Zealand Drama                             School, Wellington, NZ                                                          


2018                Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard Playhouse, Martha's Vineyard, MA

2017                The Sum of Me, Spokane Civic Theatre, Spokane, WA
2014                The Sum of Me, Georgia College and State University, GA
2013                The Loudest Man on Earth, TheatreWorks, CA
2011                  Losing the Shore, BCKSEET Productions, PA
2008               Backyard Conspiracy, Luna Theatre, PA
2007               This Island Alone, co-written with Adrian Blue, Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, MA
2006               The Expert Panel, Recovery Conference, VA
2005               Ben, the Mute, Festival of Ten, SUNY Brockport, NY
2004               A Nice Place to Live, Wheelock Family Theatre, MA
2000               Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, translation with the ASL Shakespeare Project: Peter Novak, Adrian Blue,
and Robert DeMayo – core translators. Prince Music Theater, PA


2013-14           Executive Producer, "Have Faith" An album featuring Mary Testa and Michael Starobin, Ghostlight Records

2014                The Sum of Me, Arts and Letters Journal Spring 2014: 36-47. Print.
1998                I Just Can’t Call Him Paul, Travelling Shoes: an eccentric journal of travel and entertainment, Spring-
                          Summer 1998: 15-19. Print.


​2018               Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

2017                Arteles, Haukijärvi, Finland
2016                Leighton Artist Colony, The Banff Center, Banff, Canada

2016                Self-Directed Writing Residency,The Banff Center, Banff, Canada             

​2016                New American Voices Award, for Tall Poppies, Landing Theatre, Houston, TX

2015                North American Voices Finalist, for Main Line, London, UK
2015                New American Voices Award, for The Me Generation Landing Theatre, Houston, TX

2014                Cross Pollination Fellow, Swim Pony, Philadelphia, PA
2014                New Play Festival Finalist for The Me Generation, Fullerton College, Los Angeles, CA
2013                Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award for The Loudest Man on Earth
2013                Arts and Letters Prize in Drama, Georgia College and State University, Georgia for The Sum of Me
2004               New Works Series Development, Threads Productions, NY for Woodside
2003               American Theatre Co-Op Full-Length Play Contest for Double Helix
1998                Robert D. Gries Prize in History, Yale University, CT

2006                Shakespeare Translation, Revolution in Sign Language Studies: Linguistics, Literature, Literacy Gallaudet 
                           University, Washington, D.C.
2005                Shakespeare: An American Sign Language Multimedia Event Modern Languages Association Conference, 
                           Washington, D.C.
2002                Shakespeare Translation, Kent State University, OH

1994, 1995       Navajo weaving and spinning techniques, 2 summer intensives, NM
1992-95           Floor Loom Weaving, Guilford Handcrafts School, CT
1989                  Gallaudet University Summer Sign Language program, Washington D.C.    
1987-89           Private tutoring with Sam Edwards in American Sign Language, NY
1986-88          Clothing design, Parsons School of Design/The New School, NY

1981-88            Scene study taught by John Stix
1978-79           Sound design and set construction internships, Berkeley Repertory Theater, CA


2017                  Arts and Sciences lecturer at Monroe Correctional Complex.
2010-22          Philadelphia Young Playwrights Playwriting Contest, PA
2010-12           Submission judge for Louisville Review, Spalding University, KY
2007-08        Chairperson, Philadelphia Theatre Workshop. PA
2005-07        Soprano and board member Philadelphia Chamber Chorus, PA
2003-10         Board member, The Johnson Institute, Washington D.C.
2000-03        Secretary, The Recovery Institute, CT

American Sign Language, fluent
French, intermediate

Korean, beginner

Actors Equity Association
Dramatists Guild of America
The Playwrights Center
Theatre Communications Guild
Founding member of Fellow Artists Meeting – a writer's group