TEXT + VOICE
From human actors to bots, I create richly dimensional characters grounded in context. Whether meat puppet or digital bits, my words engage various audiences.
My stage plays and monologues have been produced internationally. There is intriguing overlap from traditional character development from script writing that carries over well when constructing digital characters.
THEATRE + DIGITAL EXPERIMENTS
My work spans from monologues, short and full-length plays to digital experiments with Amazon's Alexa platform.
*Submitted my monologue VALERIE: A COSPLAY to Samuel French's OOB Short Play Festival. Fingers crossed!
*Completed three monologues for Protest Plays Project. Check it out http://www.protestplays.org/2018/02/17/theatreactionguncontrol/
*Completed seven new monologues for my second volume of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. A work-in-progress.
*MISS UNDERSTOOD, my drag queen monologue, produced at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, NYC, December 8-9, 2017.
*At work on the second volume of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES!
*SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 1 received a member stage reading at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, September 11th, 2017.
*VALERIE: A COSPLAY MONOLOGUE produced at BoxFest Detroit, summer, 2017.
*VALERIE: A COSPLAY MONOLOGUE read at Wordsmyth Theater Company in Houston, summer 2017.
*My one-minute kid plays, HOMEWORK and A DRAGON AND A KNIGHT: REHEARSAL #12 produced in NYC June 9th and 10th, part of Gi60 Next Gen.
*My one-minute play STARGAZING produced in New York City, June 8th-10th, part of Gi60 International One-Minute Play Festival.
*My one-minute play SHOE COLLECTION produced in London, England at Leeds University, part of Gi60 UK Live Edition, May 13th, 2017.
* My monologue BUZZZZZZ! read at Samuel French Hollywood Bookstore, part of Monologue Mayday, May 6th, 2017.
*My award-winning one-act Cassius Sargent's Chicken Bones was produced at Virginia Commonwealth University, directed by Tyree Albert, starring Mekhai Lee as Cassius Sargent and Hassiem Muhammad as YM, 2017.
* My 5-minute play What Some Girls Do For Mall Gift Certificates was one of 105 plays out of 700+ chosen for publication in 105 5 Minute Plays for Study and Performance from Smith & Kraus. Buy it on Amazon here.
*What Some Girls Do For Mall Gift Certificates and Fatima Halawani, Buck Wild!!! published by Applause in April 2017.