Lights at the end of the tunnel! Hope you are all vaccinated and well! Some news:
I'm deeply honored to have been recently elected as Treasurer of the Dramatists Guild, along with Amanda Green (our first female President), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins as VP and Kristoffer Diaz as Secretary. We each are breaking a barrier over at the Guild and I couldn't be prouder to serve alongside these brilliant writers and leaders! To read more, here's the press release.
I'm so excited to be playing producer "Julia Budder" in a hilarious and touching production of the late great Terrence McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY at the George Street Playhouse! We'll be filming it in their brand new theatre next month, and tickets can be purchased now to stream the production from June 8- 27.
I've been doing tons of interviews, panels and discussions surrounding these tumultuous times and ongoing efforts to #StopAAPIHate. Here is one that I did alongside Leslie Ishii, with Gordon Cox for Variety
On a lighter note, it was a joy to join the effervescent Michael Kushner on his podcast Dear Multi-hyphenate, where we talked all thing multi-hyphenate!
My play EMPRESS MEI LI LOTUS BLOSSOM won Abingdon Theatre Company's Short Play Festival award in October and I'm so honored and thrilled to join them as an Artist-in-Residence this year. They're helping me host a free Watch Party and Talkback of the film version of this piece on Tuesday, May 25 at 7 pm EST to help celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Thank you, to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (Creative Engagement and UMEZ Engagement) for the grant support!
My monologue CREED, about activist Yuri Kochiyama, will debut as part of StatueFest2021 on May 21
Season 2 of TALKBACK, the podcast I host for the Dramatists Guild is available on the Broadway Podcast Network and other listening platforms of your choice! This season we talk about access, from many different points of view. I hope you enjoy!
New York Theatre Barn recently hosted my collaborator Jason Ma & I in their New Works Series to talk about our new musical BROKEN GROUND, commissioned by Village Theatre. You can watch the episode here. I'll be hosting a round table for them on March 24 about Women in the Theatre.
I'm also super proud to share this song that I wrote with Kim Sherman & Scott Killian last Fall in support of the Biden Harris campaign. Spoken word section is by Notorious Pink. Sung and played by members of the Broadway community.
Peace and Love to All.