Fahrenheit 11/9

When David Wain told Marguerite Moreau and I to smolder at the “Fahrenheit 11/9” premiere. Please VOTE so that today doesn’t become a devastating and infamous 11/6. And then see Michael Moore’s riveting, gut wrenching film.

Final Draft Big Break Quarter Finalist

Thrilled to announce that CHOKE POINT, the one-hour pilot I co-wrote with Adam Scott Epstein, made the quarter finals of the Final Draft #BigBreak screenwriting competition.

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PAGE Quarter Finalist

Pleased to announce that my one-hour figure skating pilot, CENTER, made the quarter finals of the The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards!

Thanks to the judges, and congrats to all the other quarter finalists!

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New play: MATCH

This March 9 – 19, I’ll be acting in the Inkwell Theater development workshop of new play MATCH by Jennifer Maisel — on whom I’ve long had a playwriting crush. Come see us! Tickets are only $5.

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Here’s the official blurb:
Leo has a wife and needs a kidney. Leyla needs Leo and wants a baby—or is it the other way around? Ben needs a kidney and desperately longs for human connection. Maddy needs redemption—will donating a kidney give her that? Moss deals in flesh, seeking the highest bidder.

As a bromance flourishes and organs are harvested, as faith is tested and baked goods are devoured, these five New Yorkers find themselves asking: Can there really be such a thing as a gift with no strings attached? Match is an audacious new dramedy from award-winning playwright Jennifer Maisel about failing kidneys, delicious muffins, and the lengths we will go to to save the people we love.

(Spoiler: I’m Leyla.)

O Rejane is INSIDE OUT

Thrilled that O REJANE and our action to shine a light on women making theater is included in French artist’s JR’s new INSIDE OUT book. Congrats to O REJANE’s own Joseph Will, who snapped our pics and the pics of our pics on display outside Bootleg Theater.

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Holiday Pilates Gift Certificates #cybermonday

The holidays are looming — are so are fruitcake, eggnog, and latkes. Pre-fight flab with sessions from Corehouse Pilates for yourself or someone else! Gift certificates now available. Details on special holiday pricing and more at www.core.house  or email corehousepilates@gmail.com. #cybermonday

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King Charles III

Thanks to @pasadenaplayhouse for inviting me to the premiere of the divine King Charles III last weekend. Go, if you can, to see a fabulous cast in this masterfully-written, modern-day iambic pentameter play. #lovedit

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Our Town

I was lucky enough to get to go the opening of the Pasadena Playhouse-Deaf West production of Thornton Wilder’s classic, OUR TOWN, thanks to O RÉJANE Stage Manager Emily Abbott. I bawled through the back half of the play because, especially in these trying times, it hit home loudly and starkly.

“Let’s really look at one another…It goes so fast.” — Thornton Wilder, OUR TOWN

And go look at the production, too, if you can. Thanks to Earl Gibson III for snapping this pic.

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