Entries in playwriting (4)


Approaching Writing like Jackson Pollock Approached Painting

It’s Jackson pollock’s birthday. What’s the parallel in writing of taking the canvas off an easel and putting it on the floor and dripping paint on it from above. Still think about this always. How do we approach writing in a new way that no one has thought of. . . 


Inspiring visit with Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright, Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced)

Last Tuesday, Zayd Dohrn and I co-moderated an inspiring conversation with Pulitzer-prize winning playwright/screenwriter/actor Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced) with our MFA writing students.  



Discussing Storytelling with Stuart Dybek, Rebecca Gilman, Alex Kotlowitz and Debra Tolchinsky

How awesome to be depicted by Ozge Samanci with the word disease coming out of my mouth and to have had the chance to chat about storytelling with four artists I admire a great deal – Stuart Dybek, Rebecca Gilman, Alex Kotlowitz and the one and only Debra Kahn Tolchinsky. http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2016/03/northwestern-storytellers-discuss-their-art.html



Clear published in Proscenium Journal

My play Clear in print as part of the newest issue of the downloadable journal, Proscenium. Also, a long interview with me. Enjoy. (Warnings: graphic violence/explicit sexual references.)