Tag: Emerging Writers Group


So excited to begin rehearsals for THE MOST DANGEROUS HGHWAY IN THE WORLD. Directed by my friend Evren Odcikin, and produced by the wonderful people at Golden Thread.

This is the culmination of three years of development, and I could not be in better hands.

The play runs May 6th-May 29th at the Thick House. More info here.


Spotlight Reading Series @ the Public

Press release out today for the 2015 Emerging Writer Group‘s Spotlight Series of readings produced by the Public Theater. My play THE FORCINGS will be read April 13, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.

Description of THE FORCINGS…

Company man Ernie Ledezma is the public face of Exxon in Mexico. As his family gathers at his vacation home in coastal North Carolina, seventeen anti-fracking activists remain missing in Mexico. The truth behind their disappearance will set off a chain of events with shocking repercussions for Ernie and his entire family. A contemporary riff on Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, The Forcings depicts a tragedy of power, self-delusion and civilization barreling towards extinction.

National New Play Network – Showcase of New Plays

My play THE MOST DANGEROUS HIGHWAY IN THE WORLD, set along a treacherous highway in Afghanistan, is one of six scripts selected for the NNPN’s annual National Showcase of New Plays. The NNPN holds a unique and necessary place in the universe of new play development in this country. I’m honored to be a part.

About the Showcase:  The National Showcase of New Plays is a traveling new-play festival that presents the country’s best unproduced plays in staged reading format to an intimate gathering of theater professionals. With artistic leadership from most of our 29 Core Member and 45 Associate Member Theaters in attendance, the Showcase creates a unique, invaluable opportunity for production-ready scripts to be heard by the people most willing to produce them. In addition to artistic and managing directors, we invite a group of 100 playwrights, literary managers, playwright agents, and other colleagues from around the country to network with us on behalf of the plays and playwrights we present. All scripts are read blind. The vast majority of the scripts read at the Showcase go on to professional productions within and outside the Network.


For the next two years…

… I will be in some very good company at the Public Theater as part the Emerging Writers Group. There is no other theater in the country I’d rather have my name attached to. I’m damn proud and humbled. Now to write some plays equal to the challenge… at least I have nine new friends with the same burden.

Press release here (with my headshot circa ’89? They didn’t get that pic from me) and a link to bios of the 2014-2015 group here.