In 2005 my play, “An Army of One,” was given a full production at The University of Kansas and went on to have performances at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) regional festival. The play was then a finalist for the David Mark Cohen national playwriting award as part of the KCACTF.
Since then I have been incredibly fortunate to work with some of the most talented people in the world of new play development at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. I spent three years in business development for that organization and it was one of the greatest pleasures of my adult life to witness the complete development process of new plays from page to stage in a professional theater company that prides itself on taking chances.
While at Woolly I met some of the biggest names in new play development. Then I moved on to Arizona Theatre Company, the state theater of Arizona. Today I work for Scottsdale Arts, the cultural council for the City of Scottsdale Arizona that operates the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale Arts Festival and Canal Convergence. I’m grateful that playwriting has been the foundation that launched my career in the arts.