Drama Desk Nomination
ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Adaptation!
BELL opera workshop
A workshop presentation of my new opera (with composer Richard Einhorn) about Alexander Graham Bell, exploring his relationship with the Deaf community and featuring ASL, will be at Skidmore this spring. Featuring The Musicians of Maalwick.
ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM
The Elizabethan thriller, which I adapted together with playwright Jeffrey Hatcher, takes the stage this spring at the Lucille Lortel Off-Broadway with Red Bull Theater. The production, directed by Jesse Berger, runs through April 1- hope you can join us!
Cap Rep's Next Act!
SOUTHERN HAUNT will be featured in the First 15 Event at Capital Repertory Theatre's New Play Summit, online in July.
SIX SCENES IN A THEATER
My new play, written for my students at SUNY Albany, is appearing on stage there in October. It's set in a haunted theater, today and 50 years ago.
I've begun a year-long Audrey Residency at New Georges theater company, to develop my newest play, MARY SHELLEY & THE CREATURE.
SOUTHERN HAUNT is part of this one-day festival at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater of selections from over 20 writers. Check it out on June 15!
PAUL'S CASE Recording
Available from National Sawdust Tracks, featuring the cast of the original production at UrbanArias and PROTOTYPE Festival. Named one of the "Top 5" recordings of 2019 by Opera News. Order your copy or check out a preview track here.
The Kilroys Book is Out!
This collection, featuring monologues from See Bat Fly and Romeo & Naomi Ramirez, has been published in a beautiful edition by TCG Books.
Chamber Opera Documentary
Working in the Theatre, produced by the American Theatre Wing, features The Echo Drift and clips of me talking about writing for opera, in its December 2018 episode. Check it out here!
NYS Writers Institute
My play Southern Haunt will be featured this spring as part of the Authors Theatre series at the NY State Writers Institute, with a terrific cast. More info here.
SheWrites Festival in Atlanta
Romeo & Naomi Ramirez will be workshopped as part of the SheWrites International Playwriting Festival, at Synchronicity Theatre, February 2018.
Premiere in PROTOTYPE
The Echo Drift, the opera by composer Mikael Karlsson that I co-authored the libretto for, has its premiere in PROTOTYPE festival 2018 in NYC.
Check out this great coverage in Opera News.
An Opera for Young People
JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, created with composer Gregory Spears, for Chicago Lyric Opera's Lyric Unlimited. The piece was performed this fall in neighborhoods across Chicago, for over 20,000 young people.
SOUTHERN HAUNT in Atlanta
My newest work Southern Haunt, a spooky-sexy Southern gothic play set in Savannah, appears in December as part of the Threshold New Play Festival at Actor's Express in Atlanta.
At the O'Neill
This summer I'll be at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center's National Playwrights Conference with my play SMALL TOWN VALUES. Hope you can make it to one of the readings in mid-July!
AMERICAN THEATRE article
Check out this awesome coverage of PlayLabs!
Residency at Yaddo
This July, I'll be in residence at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, working on the first draft of a new play entitled JACK LONDON WAS AN OYSTER PIRATE.
The Kilroys List 2015
ROMEO & NAOMI RAMIREZ...
...at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis. What
an amazing place to work on a play, and a terrific theater town too. Check out my interview about Romeo & Naomi Ramirez here.
Working with PURE Theatre
Playwrights' Center Core Writer
I've been named a Core Writer of the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, for a three-year fellowship.
This spring I'll workshop my new play Romeo & Naomi Ramirez as part of their Ruth Easton New Play Series. Join us for the reading April 6 & 7!
SEE BAT FLY: on The List & On Stage in Providence
The play will appear in a workshop production in summer 2014 at Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep. Come see it July 9-12 and Aug 1-2!
The New Yorker's Top Ten
Paul's Case was named to The New Yorker magazine's list of Ten Notable Performances and Recordings of 2014!
PAUL'S CASE productions
The chamber opera PAUL'S CASE (co-librettist with composer Gregory Spears), is appearing at the PROTOTYPE Festival at HERE Arts Center in New York in January 2014 (reviewed in the NY Times) and at Pittsburgh Opera in February.
Ovation Award Nomination
I've been nominated for an LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Playwriting, for my play CREATION, which premiered last fall, directed by Michael Michetti, at The Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasedena (see photo). The Ovation Awards are LA-area's only peer-judged theater awards, with over 400 productions judged by a pool of 250 voters.