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

Interview about “Hearts of Palm”

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Bay View Arts Editor Wanda Sabir, of the blog and BlogTalkRadio program “Wanda’s Picks.” The entire half-hour interview can be heard here.   Photo: John Patrick Moore, member, AEA, as Strap in Hearts of Palm. Photo by Jim Norrena, ACT OUT Photography.

“Hearts of Palm” Video Trailer

Photos used in the trailer are by Jim Norrena, ACT OUT Photography. Five of the first six shows were sold out, and we’re getting some great responses from audiences.

“Hearts” is a TBA Editor’s Pick

Just in from Theatre Bay Area Listings Editor Kim Cohan: Hearts of Palm Central Works at the Berkeley City Club Jul. 16-Aug. 14 From playwright Patricia Milton (2015 TBA Award Recipient, Outstanding World Premiere) comes Central Works’ 52nd world premiere: a political dramedy focusing on environmentally devastating palm oil production, its contribution to our current… Read More