Because she is up to her eyeballs producing Ephemory, a new play.
About a dozen years ago I started to feel the theatre itch again. First I wrote plays for student performers. Then I directed the West Coast Premiere of The Orphan Queen at the MJCC. I got to sing and dance in The Really Big Dance Company’s Pirate Show.
I began writing and posting written and recorded pieces to my website in 2006. In late 2007 I produced and acted in my first one-woman show, The Vestibule: life, love and tears through the midlife lens. I took it to New Mexico in the Spring of 2008. after writing and producing About Love: the bittersweet heart here in Portland. (This is also available as a pretty little gift book-just drop me an email.) Big Words was my Fall 2008 show. In January 2010 I produced The Only Way Out is Through–as part of Portland’s Fertile Ground Festival of New Works. This is a show about women in midlife (not hot flashes–really us–marriage, divorce, kids, aspirations, disappointments, layoffs, how to get jazzed about the future.)
I am also the Producer for PDX Playwright’s productions at Fertile Ground 2013. (this is a small writers group that produced readings of 19 original plays at last year’s festival.) I direct and accompany my original musical productions with student actors. In Portland has become the PJA Third Grade play and we’ll be at it again this year. I have also directed it and Even to the Western Ocean in Portland Public Schools.
I have pieces published in VoiceCatcher 2, 3 and 4, Our Portland Story and I’m about to be published in The SOMOS Cookbook (a story/cookbook for the Society of the Muse of the Southwest.)
I have a BA in Theatre Arts and Humanities from the University of Minnesota and a JD from Lewis & Clark Law School. I am a member of The Dramatists Guild.