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Upcoming: Dec 2023
My song "Snow One Else for Me" (lyrics by Alara Magritte) was selected for Maestra First Takes: Holiday Edition. It will be featured in a reading session at Carroll's Studio with music direction by PJ Ju, orchestrations by Sarah Brett England, and singers Marina Yiannouris and Maria Limon from the Circle in the Square Theatre School.
Upcoming: Dec 2023
My short musical Crazy But True (music by Jon Hugo Ungar) will be featured in an upcoming evening of performance at Pink Frog Cafe in Brooklyn. Directed by Victoria Gruenberg, produced by Katie North, Jeffrey Sweet, Kristin Nevin, and ANDTheatre Company, featuring Katie North, Serena Berman, and Zach Landes. Tickets here: https://www.ticketleap.events/tickets/a-play-thing/a-play-thing
Upcoming: Dec 2023
My song "Snow One Else for Me" (lyrics by Alara Magritte) will be performed in Janine McGuire and Arri Lawton-Simon's Holiday Salon at Maravel Arts Center. Featuring Serena Berman and Jenna Levere, accompanied by Ayumi Okada.
I was named a finalist for the Manhattan Association of Cabaret's (MAC) John Wallowitch Award for songwriting, which honors songwriters under age 40.
My short play Circus Act was a finalist for B3 Theater's Feminist Festival in Phoenix, Arizona.
My play The Dictator's Dentist had a reading at New Perspectives Theatre. Directed by Zoya Kachadurian. Tickets:
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.
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.
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
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.
I was the English Script Consultant on the Equity 29-hour reading of new South Korean musical Crazy Bread by Hansol Kim and Boram Han, directed by Kenneth Ferrone, produced by Jack Dalgleish and YellowBomb.
My short 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 as part of the Across a Crowded Room program. Tickets (free with reservation): https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2022/11/19/across-crowded-room-2022
My one-act play The Clumps was selected for a production in the MainStage Series of the Pittsburgh New Works Festival, produced by The Heritage Players. Directed by Greg Pegher and featuring John Reilly and Hannah Taylor.
My one-act play Cassie Goes to Congress was produced by New Perspectives Theater. 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 “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.
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/
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 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.
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 short musical Taking Off! (music by Matthew Lowy, lyrics by Sonya Hayden, book by Rachel Sklar) had a reading at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, as part of the Across a Crowded Room program.
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.