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My song "The Perfect Catch" (lyrics by Caitlin Collins) was a finalist for Song Slam at the 2023 TYA/USA Festival and Conference.
My song "Away From It All" (lyrics by A.J. Freeman) from our new musical It Ain't Over 'Til the Bat Lady Sings was workshopped with Circle in the Square Theatre School students and performed on the Circle in the Square Broadway stage as part of a school showcase of work.
Dec 15, 2022
My song "Our Little Life" (music by Alex Rybeck) was performed by Karen Akers as part of Urban Stages' Winter Rhythms Festival in an evening featuring original songs by members of the New York Songwriters Alliance, produced by Tom Toce, Music Direction by Jon Delfin.
Dec 15, 2022
My holiday song "Hallmark Christmas Movie" (lyrics by Kenny Harmon) was featured in Janine McGuire and Arri Lawton Simon's Holiday Salon, performed by Kenny Harmon, accompanied by Beth Falcone. Livestream link: tinyurl.com/2022holidaysalon
Dec 8, 2022
My holiday song "Snow One Else for Me" (lyrics by Alara Magritte) was featured in Urban Stages' Winter Rhythms Festival in an evening of music and comedy produced by Megan Loughran and Steve Young, performed by Meredith Brandt and Meagan Raker, accompanied by Fernanda Douglas.
Nov 19, 2022
My one-act musicals Sing a Song of Six Pants (with lyricist and co-bookwriter Megan Loughran, directed by Nico Krell, music directed by Eli Schildkraut) and It Ain't Over 'Til the Bat Lady Sings (with lyricist and co-bookwriter A.J. Freeman, music directed by Jonathon Lynch) will have readings at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Tickets (free with reservation): https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2022/11/19/across-crowded-room-2022
Sept 15-18, 2022
My one-act play The Clumps was selected for the MainStage Series of the Pittsburgh New Works Festival and will be produced by The Heritage Players. Directed by Greg Pegher and featuring John Reilly and Hannah Taylor.
I was invited to join the BMI Advanced Librettists Workshop, a workshop for professional musical theater book writers.
Aug 8-13, 2022
My one-act play Cassie Goes to Congress was produced by New Perspectives Theater as part of their Short Play Festival. Directed by Dani Ortiz and featuring Nadia Diamond, Celia Berk, Emma Davis, Jonon Gansukh, and Gus Ferrari.
A recording of my song “If I Didn’t Know Better” by singer Katherine Riddle was released by the Kurt Weill Foundation, as part of their Lotte Lenya Competition Songbook, Volume 2 ($1,500 award). Check out the recording here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VizKuPbs0Pk
My song/comedic music video "Love in the Time of Corona" and song "I'm Here" (music by Kris Bjarke) were selected by the Women in Media & the Arts Coalition for their upcoming concert "Conversations in America: 2020 Vision." Check out the songs here! http://www.womenartsmediacoalition.org/conversations-1
I was selected for New Perspectives Theatre Company's Women's Work Short Play LAB, where I developed a new one-act play to be produced in their summer festival.
I was selected for The Recording Academy's Musical Theater Task Force Mentorship Program, a free six-month program where I will be mentored by Grammy Award-winning Music Producer Kurt Deutsch.
My song "Snow One Else for Me" (lyrics by Alara Magritte) was featured in Playdate Theatre's Holiday Cabaret at The Duplex in NYC. https://www.playdatetheatre.com/holiday-cabaret-fundraiser
My song “If I Didn’t Know Better” was selected for the Kurt Weill Foundation's Lotte Lenya Competition Songbook, Volume 2 - $1,500 award + song recording.
I was accepted to the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop's Bookwriting course, a free year-long training program for emerging musical theater librettists.
Aug 3, 2021
My original kids musical Wanda Does the Water Cycle was performed at Lincoln Center GREEN. Watch excerpts here!
My short play Baubles, Bangles, and Bankruptcy was selected for the New Play Development Workshop at the ATHE conference and had development and virtual reading, directed by Robin Stone.
Dec 2020-May 2021
I was accepted to the Maestra Mentorship Program, a free six-month program where I was mentored by Broadway Music Director & Orchestrator Mary-Mitchell Campbell. maestramusic.org/mentorship/
My play There's Always Tomorrow was a finalist for the national Tennessee Williams & New Orleans 2020-2021 Writing Contest.
Our short musical Crazy But True (music by Jon Hugo Ungar) had a virtual production in Iowa, produced by CAIM Creative Co. and The Coffee Boyz Productions. Listen to a song from the show here!
My short play Just Like Magic had a virtual production at Little Fish Theatre in California. www.littlefishtheatre.org
Commissioned by Mind’s Eye Producing to write and produce musical comedy video for virtual corporate event at Bespoke Education. www.mindseyeproducing.com
Our song “Snow One Else for Me” (lyrics by Alara Magritte) was selected for a studio recording on Playdate Theatre’s Holiday EP.
My short play Baubles, Bangles, and Bankruptcy was selected for the 10 Minutes a Month Playwriting Contest in the UK and received a virtual reading.
My song “Love in the Time of Corona” was featured in the Zoom Thespians Telethon for the Arts, NYC.
Our song “I’m Here” (music by Kristoffer Bjarke) was selected for Empower Her Voice's Scratch Night in the UK. Listen to the song here!
I was invited to join the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop, a workshop for professional musical theater composers and lyricists.
My short play Just Like Magic was a semi-finalist for the Pick of the Vine contest at Little Fish Theatre in California.
My short play Just Like Magic was a semi-finalist for The Seven, Fusion Theatre Short Works Festival in New Mexico.
Our song “Someone I Don’t Know” (music by Maxwell Beer) was featured in Broadway Night at Prohibition (live music bar) in NYC.
Our short musical Crazy But True (music by Jon Hugo Ungar) had a reading at the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop in NYC. Listen to a song from the show here!
I was selected for The Workshop Theater's writers’ intensive (free, application only) in NYC, where I developed my play Herr Dentist.
My song “If I Didn’t Know Better” was performed at The Duplex, NYC, featuring singer Katie Welsh.
My short play Death at the Airport: A Post-Truth Tale was selected for a reading in INKshorts! at Art House Productions in New Jersey.
I was selected for the prestigious BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, a two-year, free premiere training program for emerging musical theater writers, NYC.
I was awarded an Erasmus+ traineeship grant to do a two-month placement as a Marketing Assistant at the Irish National Opera in Dublin, Ireland.
My play Herr Dentist had a reading at the Traverse Theatre during the Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland, directed by Alan McKendrick.
I completed my Master's in Playwriting with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland (adviser: Nicola McCartney).
My short play Just Like Magic was performed at the Village Pub Theatre in Scotland, directed by Philip Howard.
My short play Death at the Airport: A Post-Truth Tale was a winner of the Merlin Theatre Short Play Contest in England.
I joined the Writers Collective of the Village Pub Theatre in Scotland.
My short play Death at the Airport: A Post-Truth Tale was performed at the Village Pub Theatre in Scotland, directed by Caitlin Skinner.
I was selected via competitive application to attend a fully funded showcase of new European theater with other emerging theater artists in the E.U. at the Münchner Kammerspiele in Munich, Germany.
I joined Traverse Young Writers at the Traverse Theatre in Scotland, and my short play Death at the Airport: A Post-Truth Tale had a reading, directed by Fiona Graham.
I was awarded the Witherspoon Scholarship - a full merit scholarship to complete a Master's in Playwriting at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
I graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with an A.B. in Music and a Minor in Theater; Phi Beta Kappa.
Received Music Theater Award from the Princeton University Lewis Center for the Arts.
My musical The Luckiest Girl had a workshop production in the Princeton Theater Department's season, directed by Ethan Heard.
Received the Milton Lyon Award for Outstanding Writing from the Princeton Triangle Club.