My original play opens on the main-stage of The Rose Theater in Omaha NE this October. After being delayed twice by COVID, I’m SO excited to have the world premiere this fall. The show will be have 12 public performances and two weeks of school shows.
Parents and teachers always say “popularity doesn’t matter,” but for 4th graders Cooper and Mia, it is very important. Cooper is just not like the sports-playing, superhero-loving boys in his class. Mia also finds it challenging to be friends with her female classmates. When a popular 7th grader named Blake offers to be their Popularity Coach (for a low, low price) Cooper and Mia sign up, hoping maybe they’ll finally figure out how to win friends. But will Blake’s slick lessons on “How To Be Popular” make matters better…or worse?
I had the honor of collaborating with Jesse, an amazing teen from Dallas, to turn their experience during the pandemic into a ten minute play for the newly published anthology I HAVE A STORY.
Jesse is a brave, awesome middle school theater kid who uses they/them pronouns, deals with depression, and just had a crushing breakup right before the COVID pandemic shuts everything down. Jesse is now sharing their survival guide (with some uninvited help from their loving mom) on what young people should and shouldn’t do when navigating depression during a pandemic. You know, so you are ready for the next pandemic…or robot uprising…or zombie apocalypse.
My play Sherlock Holmes and the First Baker Street Irregular was awarded a Distinguished Play Award from the American Alliance for Theater and Education for adaptation.
The play has had over 20 productions at middle schools, children’s theaters, high schools and youth theaters in the last year.
The Mysterious Case Files of Silver Cash, Money Detective was recently featured at a national financial literacy conference in Los Angeles California. This interactive theater in education play focuses on Silver Cash, a fourth grade money detective who helps students with their money problems. The audience helps solve The Case of the Closed Coin Purse, The Case of the Missing Money and The Case of the Most Important Client Ever as they learn about budgeting expenses and income and cost comparison. The play tours into 60 elementary schools in Omaha every year.