Horror! Lurking in dark corners of closets-untouched identities, bought but never worn. Fashion’s a ghoul-so why not sing about it? A romp through bad decisions & embarrassment with a man on base. Bass.
When Wendy left hippydom to become a corporate serpent
When Debbie overcame her fear of heights and jumped
When Lola snuck into one of those big award shows
When Shirley got over Bob and became a tart
When Elaine went over to the dark side
When Zyzyza squeezed into an A-line
… wore a new dress.
Ridiculous dresses, from the 80’s on up —dresses made of desires, secret identities, or just really ridiculous solutions to impossible questions.
(Commissioned by California Institute of Technology - 2015)
Alice is bored.
She's a new grad genius in spintronics and marionetting on a tour of Tellkech, until WB, a manic Phd candidate, drags her down a wormhole to the underbelly of the campus. Logic and reality lose ground as she gets caught in the battle between the Queen of Funding and the Dark Prince of Future Science.
Dead scientists, time loops, the Cheshire Chimp and Tweedle Y & Z...
Will she ever get out, or will she decide to stay?
Vampires, soldiers, spoiled brats, and clowns collide in a feast of entertainment for the senses - in a dystopian, brutal, totalian future where theatre has 'constraints'. Delight in the wonder that unfolds as these two (imaginary) companies pull out all the stops to bring you, Fables Du Theatre, a fantastic reinvention of old French fables to tell modern tales of murder, delusion, madness, absurdity -- and love. (French is now acceptable again since they are so much more like us). With a touch of “de la Fontaine” and a government inspector the actors weave a magical night of sex, death, and clowns.
(Immersive and interactive elements...)
"This is My Garbage" - SOSE Solo Festival Grant – 2018
"Memory of Objects" - SOSE Company Creation Grant - 2015
HOLLYWOOD FRINGE – "Nine Dresses" (solo) Encore Award; Best Cabaret 2014
ARC GRANT (Durfee) Center for Cultural Innovation: 2013
Artist’s Resource Completion Grant for "R e a c t o r: simple clean efficient"
UCIRA Emerging Artist’s Grant 2009
Regional Playwriting Award: American College Theatre Festival 09:
“Things That Fall From the Sky”
Mellon Humanities Workshop Grant 2008-09: Convergence of Cultures: Science/Art
LA Weekly Award Nomination- Best Play for “Fables Du Theatre”- 2009
UCR Humanities Grant (for production of original work LA), 2008
Gluck Fellowship, University of California, Riverside – 2007-2009
Edge Fest Grant, New Works Festival, Los Angeles, "Impossible Movies", 2007
UCR - Chancellors Fellowship, 2006
Los Angeles Conservancy, Performance Grant, Wilshire Words, 2005
Los Angeles History Project, Performance Grant, 2005, The Spanish Café
Dramalogue (Acting) Awards: 1991, 1997