Playwright Solo Performer Novelist

2007-9 Last Days of Desmond "Nani" Reese: A Stripper's History of the World (90 minute length) debuted May, 2007 as part of City of L.A. Individual Artist Fellowship program.
Productions :
2008 Feb Bang Theatre, L.A. Producer: Fomenting ARTS & Bang
2008 Apr Women's Center Stage Festival, Culture Project, NYC
2008 May Vortex Theatre in Austin, Texas Producer: Vortex
2007 May Tale of 2Cities:An American Joyride on Multiple Tracks is awarded OBIE for premiere ensemble performance
2006 Oct Tale of 2Cities co-premieres as an ensemble play at UCLA LIVE' s Fifth International Theatre Festival and Performance Space 122 in NYC. Producers: PS. 122/UCLA LIVE/Fomenting ARTS
2006 Tale of 2Cities:An American Joyride on Multiple Tracks published by Semiotexte in U.S.A.
2004 Jun What Ever: An American Odyssey In 8 Acts premieres as an ENSEMBLE play at Dad's Garage in Atlanta.
2003 What Ever: A Living Novel published by Faber/Farrar, Straus & Giroux in the U.S.A.
2003 October Excerpts from What Ever published in The Paris Review (Fiftieth anniversary edition, the final issue edited by George Plimpton)
2000 Anthologized in Extreme Exposure: Solo Performance Text of The 20th Century, Editor: Jo Bonney. Publisher: Theater Communications Group. Published in the U.S.A.


2005 Jan Eos, Daughter of Dawn 11-minute play commissioned by the 8 &1/2 X 11 Festival, Atlanta, GA. Producer: Dad's Garage
2004 Sep Solo workshop presentation of Tale of 2Cities at TBA Festival in Portland, Oregon, commissioned by Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
2004 Jul Solo workshop presentation of Tale Of 2Cities at Galway Arts Festival, Ireland, commissioned by Galway Arts Festival.
2004 Mar Anostalgic (hour-length solo performance) Evidence Room, Los Angeles
2002 Jun Work-in-progress segment of Tale of 2Cities, solo, in Steppenwolf's "TRAFFIC" series, Chicago. Commissioner: Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
2002 May Ensemble workshop of Tale at Public Theater
2001-2002 Playwright-in-Residence at Joseph Papp Public Theater writing the two part, six-act Tale of 2Cities:An American Joyride on Multiple Tracks
2000-2002 Tale of 2Cities project entailed a series of 10 solo performances (and 1 with actors and a DJ) in Los Angeles and New York, generating material through public performances in alternative community-based venues.
1996-2003 What Ever: An American Odyssey In 8 Acts. This 10- hour, 100-character solo play/"performance novel", directed by Dudley Saunders is presented two acts per night over four evenings. Complete 8-act cycle performed over fifty times.
These full productions include:
2003 Sep Performance Space 122, NYC Producer: P.S. 122
2003 Apr Yale Repertory Theater Complex. New Haven, CT
2002 Oct Dublin Theater Festival
2002 Jul Galway Arts Festival, Ireland, Producers: Galway Arts and Steppenwolf Theater Company
2001 Blackman Auditorium, Boston, Producer: Northeastern University
1999 Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Producer: Wexner
1998 Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago, Producer: Steppenwolf
1998 2100 Square Feet Theater. L.A., Producer: Peter Soby Production
1997 Triple X Festival, Amsterdam, Producer:Triple X Festival
1997 Laurie Anderson's Meltdown Festival, South Bank Center, London. Producer: SBC
1996-1998 Vortex Theatre in Austin, Texas (6 productions) Producer: Vortex
1997-2001 What Ever Radio-Play Broadcasts (Each hosted by Ira Glass)
1997 Oct 31 "This American Life"

The Complete What Ever:
2001 WBUR, Boston
1998 Jun KUNM, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1998 Sep WBEZ, Chicago
1984-1994 16 standard-length solo pieces (NYC)
Titles Include: White Gilt, Rejuvanhilation, Through the Looking Glass-Diary of an Ex-Ex Go-Go Dancer, Protestitution, Delugians of Grandeur.
Venues Include: La Mama, The Kitchen, The Knitting Factory, Franklin Furnace, Fez, Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, Latin-American Workshop/El Taller, ABC NO Rio, Dixon Place, Westbeth Arts Center, St. Mark's Poetry Project, Performance Space 122 (NYC)


2007 Durfee Foundation Grant for Tale
2006 Jul Awarded City of Los Angeles Artist's Fellowship
2006 Winner of the inaugural Spalding Gray Award given by UCLA Live and P.S. 122 and Gray's widow Kathleen Russo, to recognize "fearless innovators" who 'fully realize the writing/performing aspects of Gray's legacy." The award also includes a commission for a full production at both venues.
2006 Winner of OBIE for seven-actor ensemble of Tale of 2Cites
2001 Development Grant from Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays for Tale
2001 Playwrights Fellowship from NEA/TCG for Tale
2001 ASK Theatre Works in Progress Commission for Tale
1998 Los Angeles Weekly Award for "Best Solo Performance of the Year"
1997 Austin Critic's Table award for "Best Out-of Town Show"
1995 Joyce Mertz Gilmore Grant for Development of W.E. at PS 122
1994 Franklin Furnace/Jerome Foundation Honorarium for dare phase of What Ever or "X-Static Woman"
1992 Franklin Furnace/Jerome Foundation Honorarium "Why We Hate Western Civ" a three woman collaboration

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