“Bamboozled” opens at Central Works in Berkeley

I’m so excited to see this play come to life, directed by Gary Graves, and with Chelsea Bearce, Susan Jackson, Stacy Ross, and Jeunée Simon. In “Bamboozled,” Abby is a young appraiser touring with “Antiques Roadtrip.” She’s a black woman from L.A. traveling in the south—Shelby County, Tennessee. When she’s accused of defrauding a Daughter… Read More

Bamboozled to premiere at Central Works

I’m excited to announce that BAMBOOZLED is scheduled for a world premiere early next year in Berkeley, California. During the season announcement event, here’s what I said: Fact:  the US market for Confederate memorabilia is a billion-dollar business. I have always been fascinated by what we value, and what it costs us. That curiosity led… Read More

My NCTC Commission

I am tremendously proud and excited to have been commissioned by the New Conservatory Theatre Center (NCTC) to write a new play for their 2020/21 Season! NCTC was instrumental in launching my San Francisco Bay Area playwriting career when Artistic Director Ed Decker commissioned Andrew Black and me to write a gay murder mystery. Andy… Read More

La Porte Peinte Residency

I’ve just spent two weeks as playwright-in-residence at Porte Peinte in Noyers sur Serein in the Chablis region of France. Beautiful, serene, and inspiring! Spent many hours working on a new adventure, “Late Night at the DHP,” a satire about government leaks, and rewrites of “Carpetbaggers.” Hosted by the gracious Michelle Dominique Anderson, La Porte… Read More

Wanda’s Picks Reviews “Without Mercy”

Wanda Sabir writes for the Oakland Post and the SF Bay View Newspaper, and has her own website dedicated to the arts and the African diaspora. She reviewed the Off Broadway West Production of “Without Mercy” and conducted an hour-long interview with me about the play. Listen now:   Wanda writes, “It is quite moving,… Read More

KPFA interview about “Without Mercy”

    I had the pleasure of speaking with Jovelyn Richards of KPFA, who interviewed Off Broadway West Artistic Director Richard Harder and me about “Without Mercy,” playing at the Phoenix Theater through March 25. Her show is called “Cover to Cover,” airing Wednesdays at 3:30 pm. Please have a listen!

11th Annual International Women’s Work Festival

I’m excited to participate in the 11th Annual International Women’s Work Festival in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada next week. The festival will offer a reading of “Without Mercy,” with a twist: three women in the cast. I specifically wrote Sam Sibley as a gender-neutral character, and I’ll get to see the effect (if any) of… Read More

“Without Mercy” to open in San Francisco

My family drama, “Without Mercy” will premiere at the Phoenix Theatre in San Francisco, February 24 – March 25, 2017. It is being presented by the award-winning Off Broadway West Theatre Company. Directed by Richard Harder Performed by Sylvia Kratins (Joanna), Niki Yapo-Held (Bethany), and Ian Walker (Sam), with David Skillman (Sam/alternate) Learning that her… Read More

FlashPlays! at Brava Theatre

For the fourth year, I’ll be participating in the Playwrights Foundation benefit event, FlashPlays! It’s a beloved community event, fundraiser, and theatrical mindf*ck. I’ll have three plays: “Moment of Silence,” “Pep Talk,” and “Bridge After Tunnel,” in the first cluster of ~one-minute microplays. I was inspired by Black Lives Matter and the Bay Bridge. Saturday,… Read More

“Hearts of Palm” at Central Works

The reception of the play has been gratifying. We’ve had sold-out houses most performances, with a warm audience response, and we’ve been extended a week. The blend of absurd humor and dark subject matter that make up the play is not an easy one to pull off – either in the writing or in the… Read More