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THANKSGIVING is a Semifinalist at Austin Film Festival!

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I’m thrilled to announce my play THANKSGIVING made it to the top 2% of submissions to become a Semifinalist at the 2018 Austin Film Festival! This will be my first year attending and I’m beyond excited for what will be a very overwhelming, action packed four days in one of my favorite cities. 
Congrats to my fellow playwrights; I hope to meet you in October!

PERFORMING AT SHINE STORYTELLING SHOW MAY 17TH

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I’m absolutely thrilled to perform in my very first storytelling show with SHINE! The theme is “Far and Away” and I’ll be telling the story of my trip to Russia. 
Last March I went to St. Petersburg to film a segment for History’s “Project Impossible” and it was THE HARDEST THING I’VE EVER DONE, but it was also the most rewarding. Come out to hear the insanity of my three days filming nuclear icebreaker construction on a shipyard where no other American had ever set foot… until yours truly. 

PROJECT IMPOSSIBLE Airing Internationally on HISTORY

PROJECT IMPOSSIBLE Produced by Radiant Features for History 
Epic engineering projects, previously impossible. #ProjectImpossible starts tonight at 10pm. pic.twitter.com/azrrwRdWGm — HISTORY UK (@HISTORYUK) March 5, 2018

I'm so excited to announce that PROJECT IMPOSSIBLE is on the air! It's available in a few countries so far and will air on HISTORY in the U.S. in a couple months.

I could not be more proud of this series. I traveled around the world, shooting in ridiculous weather at terrifying heights in locations with the highest levels of security imaginable to capture the most exciting engineering projects on the planet. Who gets to say that?!

I feel so lucky to have been a part of this, one of the many people who poured themselves into these impossible segments and figured out how we were actually going to pull them off from prep to post. It was heartbreaking to wrap this season but I'm so grateful for the new friendships and the AMAZING stories I've collected on s…

Around the World in 2017

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2017 brought me to SIX amazing new cities! I’ve seen things I never thought I would see – nuclear icebreaker construction at a Russian shipyard where no other Americans have ever set foot – tasted things I never thought I would taste – sheep’s head jelly, suckling pig cooked in a 300-year-old oven – and experienced the holiday season like no other – drinking gluhwein on the river, watching New Years’ fireworks over a castle! 
I pushed myself to the physical limit lugging gear and shooting in the cold, in the rain, in the snow, very long hours on very little sleep. I spent some of the longest hours of my life in airports, on airplanes, in customs… All completely worth it to experience these wonderful places and immerse myself in these amazing cultures! 
I’m so grateful for last year’s opportunities and I’m excited to plan more adventures in 2018! Looking at you Germany, Singapore, Sweden…

Hollywood Fringe Creative Workshop for Ensemble Shows

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I'm so excited to be a panelist at this workshop, sharing my process in creating THANKSGIVING! Join me along with my fellow Fringers for an afternoon of swapping stories and trading tips with the playwrights of Hollywood Fringe. 


ABOUT YOUR MOTHER & POPCAST at LA Broads Festival

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I'm thrilled to have TWO of my plays in this festival of shorts all written and directed by women! Check out staged readings of ABOUT YOUR MOTHER and POPCAST October 14th & 15th...

Tickets on sale now at broadswordensemble.com
POPCAST
a tale of love, loss, and a podcast gone terribly wrong 

DIRECTOR: Gloria Iseli 
CAST: Dana DeRuyck, Tara Donovan, Marti Hale


ABOUT YOUR MOTHER
family secrets and the mess they make when spilled

DIRECTOR: Rachel Manheimer
CAST: Faith Kerns, Sylvia Loehndorf, Michael Merritt


ON SET Pilot Wins at Broad Humor Film Festival!

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I had an amazing time at the Broad Humor Film Festival this weekend and am thrilled to announce my pilot "ON SET" won an award! 


Congrats to all the hilarious women in comedy featured this year! Find out more about this awesome festival at broadhumor.com