I'm an award-winning writer with a background in theater, television and film. My hilarious one-woman tour de force Hypocrites & Strippers was nominated for a Best Actress Artsie. An excerpt is included in The Best Women's Monologues for the 21st Century. The animated shorts inspired by Hypocrites & Strippers are traveling the globe, including stops in Rio, Melbourne, London, New York, Taiwan, and Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation. I received the Kennedy Center’s Meritorious Achievement Award for my play America. America also won the Audience Award at the Downtown Urban Arts Festival in New York and was part of House Special at ODC Theater in San Francisco. My chamber opera www.love was showcased by the New York City Opera and performed at the University of Michigan, where it was honored with four Ann Arbor News "Best of" Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Production. My work has been published by Random House, Applause, and Ballantine Books, among others.
I write perception-shifting scripts that simultaneously make you laugh out loud, cry, and want to pull your hair out -- in a good way! My writing frequently concerns identity and stereotyping with an eye towards connecting people through their similarities in order to transcend their differences.