Thrilled to report on the wonderful success of Mammoth at MuCCC last weekend. The cast gave some truly heartfelt and heartbreaking performances, and I could not be prouder of what they were able to accomplish as far as audience response. My father has always told me that the best moments are when there is absolute silence in the theatre, and they found those moments in each and every performance. For more on that, be sure to check out my newly updated "Press" page to read reviews!
But alas, time and art wait for no woman. Before I had even a day to ruminate in the post-Mammoth daze, I had to be off to the races in preparing my upcoming piece, Girls Can Tell. I am thrilled to be working on this project alongside my invaluable dramaturg, Claudia Nolan. With this play, we are seeking to honestly and frankly discuss the complexities and discrepancies in the manner in which we address campus sexual assault. The play follows two students and their friends as they try to make sense of a sexual encounter that may or may not have been an assault, searching through the murky territory of defining consent with the added nuances of sex and dating on a college campus. This play will premiere on April 18th, 2:00 in the afternoon, on the SUNY Geneseo campus. I am eager to see what kind of response the performance gets, and for the panel discussion that will follow featuring perspectives from students and experts alike.
In other other news, I have been accepted to Northwestern University's MFA program in Writing for the Screen and Stage. Of the graduate programs I applied to, this one felt hands-down the most tailor-made to my interests as a writer (in its focus on both playwriting and screenwriting) and my brief interactions with the faculty there have helped solidify that this is the next exciting chapter in my growth as an artist. That said, I can't wait to make the most of these remaining four months in Rochester!
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