PLAYS and WRITING

L to R: Decadent Acts at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, Live from Pod 305 at Estrogenius Festival, Riding in Cars with Hebollah at Culture Project, Live from Pod 305 at Estrogenius Festival 

PLAYS - FULL LENGTH

There Are No Camels in Beirut (autobiographical drama, 3w/2m) 

What does it mean to be on the wrong side of conflict? There Are No Camels in Beirut is the story about living in Beirut during the 2006 war.

Estrogenius Festival, Staged Reading (2014) 

Co-Op Theatre East, Staged Reading (2014) 

 

Decadent Acts (drama, 7w/3m)

Set in late 1980s New York City, Decadent Acts chronicles the story of a lesbian couple struggling against legislated discrimination. When television personality Farah White falls fatally ill, her partner, professor Jolene Shatila, along with their daughter Nicole, are faced with unexpected challenges that will change their lives forever. From child custody laws, to hospital visitation rights, Decadent Acts spotlights the harsh reality of discriminatory regulations against same-sex partners, plumbing emotional and political depths with grace and searing honesty.

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, Production (2010)                                                             
Co-Op Theatre East, Production (2009)                                                               
Co-Op Theatre East, Staged Reading (2008)                                                           
Pace University Honors Thesis, Workshop (2007)                                                                      
Pace University Student Directing Festival, New York City (2006)                                 

 

Documentary: A Suicide Narrative (drama, 12w/2m)

Documentary: A Suicide Narrative uses testimonial-style theatre to share the story of a 16-year-old suburban high school student trying to find her identity. When Ariel Valeria falls for a mysterious new student, Fatima Zee, the homophobic attitudes of the school take their toll on the young women. Documentary: A Suicide Narrative combines a contemporary love story with the personal narratives of young adults experiencing similar issues.

Brecht Forum, New York City, Staged Reading (2010)
Gene Frankel Theatre/Co-Op Theatre East, Production (2008)
Pace University Student Directing Festival,  New York City Production (2006)
Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre, Staged Reading (2006) 
TADA! Theatre, New York City, Staged Reading (2005) 

PLAYS - SHORT

WWAGD: What Would Amy Goodman Do? (10 minute one act, dark comedy 2w/1m) 

A post apocalyptic broadcast of Democracy Now featuring guest President Chris Christie (formerly NJ Governor) 

Co-Op theatre East, Radio Play Festival (2014) - Listen Here

 

Riding in Cars with Hezbollah (10-minute one act, drama 1m/1w)

Amidst the 2006 war, an American student and Lebanese cab driver attempt returning back to Beirut. 

Culture Project's IMPACT FESTIVAL, Performance (2012) 

Co-Op Theatre East, Staged Reading (2011)

 

The Walking Tour (10-minute one act, dark comedy 3w)

This play is a walking tour set in post apocalyptic Tompkins Square Park, New York City.

 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, Fresh Perspectives Festival (2013)


Dee Tee Goes to Washington (10-minute one act, dark comedy 3w)

In the year 2033 Dee Tee (Formerly Dzhokhar Tsarnaev) is a reality TV star. His publicists have discovered a problem and must act quickly to save him (and their own careers) from the public's outrage over a sex tape.

 Co-Op Theatre East, Radio Play Festival (2013) - Listen Here

 

The Best Little Whore in Texas (10-minute one act, drama 2w)

A sixteen year-old's third abortion prompts a doctor to question access to birth control, contraception and the newly adapted "Personhood Amendment". 

 Co-Op Theatre East, Staged Reading (2011)

 

Live from Pod 305 (10-minute one act, drama, 2w)

At the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women, two pod mates discuss the concepts of revisionism and escape through a nightly grassroots radio broadcast from Pod 305.

Manhattan Theatre Source Estrogenius Festival, Production (2011) 

Co-Op Theatre East, Staged Reading (2010) 

 

Standing In Front of 9/11 Waiting for the End of the World (10-minute one act, comedy, 1m/1w)

Professional disaster tour guides Toby and Rachel are in need of some quick cash. While standing in front of the World Trade Center site, they attempt to create a business plan that will demolish the competition of the surrounding street vendors and 9/11 memorabilia peddlers.

Altruistic Theatre Company, Production (2011)

Co-Op Theatre East, Staged Reading (2010)

 

1-800-DIAL-A-DAD (10-minute one act, 2w) 

Two women invent a special service for people with "daddy issues". 

Testogenius Festival - Manhattan Theatre Source, Production (2011) 

 

MONOLOGUES

Fairy Tales (non-gender specific) 

Years later, a 9-11 survivor comes to terms with what they witnessed on that morning. 

BOOKS

2011 Book of Estrogenius

Drama Book Shop, 2011

Published "Live from Pod 305"

 

2009 Book of Estrogenius

Drama Book Shop, 2010
Developed and Edited “GirlPower: Survival of the Fittest”

 

2008 Book of Estrogenius

Drama Book Shop, 2009
Developed and Edited “GirlPower: Voices of a Generation”

 

Frommer's MTV USA Road Trip Guide

Wiley Publishing, 2007
Wrote and Edited Chapter, “The Paranormal Northeast”
Winner - NATJA’s (North American Travel Journalist Association) “Best Overall Editorial Excellence 2007”

ARTICLES

"We're Not Done Yet: Creating Ensemble Theatre with Senior Citizens"

August 2017, HowlRound

 

"Casting Out Violence: NYC Queer Youth Respond to Violence"

August 2016, American Anthropology News

 

"Waiting to be Seen: A Photographic Exploration of NYC Actors"

About Performance

 

"Janet Langben, Lisa Pond and the Injustices of Institutionalized Homophobia"

Humanus Journal of Human Rights - NYU 

 

"One on One with Tyce Diorio"

Dancer Magazine 

 

"Brian Friedman: Mastering the Universe One Career at a Time"

Dancer Magazine

AWARDS

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity "Planet Activist Award" June, 2010 (Decadent Acts)

TADA! Youth Theatre's "Young Writer of the Year Award" March, 2005 (Documentary: A Suicide Narrative

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