My spouse and best friend who has supported my writing throughout my life.
Opening Night in Seattle, WA
IN MY Own Words
I've been writing plays for many years now. Scores of regional theatres have performed my works. (Two of my monologues appear in the Best women's Stage Monologues 1997) I feel that I'm particularly adept at writing plays that deal with strong women who overcome considerable odds and go on to achieve fame (and sometimes) fortune. My plays deal with historical characters as diverse as Idaho's flamboyant Silver Queen, May Arkwright Hutton, ("Ag.") to Oregon's, Opal Whitely; ("Earth Songs") the girl who grew up in a logging camp in Oregon and ends up as Princess of India. I am a member of the Dramatist Guild and International Center of Women Playwrights.
My career as a Seattle playwright includes productions all the way from Florida to Seattle. I've been featured on Public Access TV. I've published short stories and poetry in main stream and literary magazines.
Over twenty of my monologues have been published in: The Best Women’s Stage Monologues, and The Best Men’s stage monologues in (Smith & Kraus, Inc.) (Heinemann Books) and The Best Women’s Monologues of the Millennium, (Applause Books, 2007)
My short play “Doppelganger” is available at Playscripts.
Even though I write articles and poetry, my main love is playwriting. I especially like to write plays about women who achieve their dreams, or in some cases, fail to.
I write roles that women over 30 can identify with; when a woman comes up to me after a play, and says "you wrote my story", I feel that I've succeeded as a playwright.
Thus far, my career as a Seattle playwright has included productions all the way from Florida to Seattle. I've been featured on Public Access TV and have short stories and poetry published in main stream and literary magazines.
Over twenty of my monologues have been published in The Best Women's Stage Monologues, and The
Best Men's stage monologues in Smith & Kraus, Inc. and Heinemann Books.
The most recent, and the one I'm most proud, is my play "Teotwawki" is featured in The Best Women's Monologues for the 21st century, Applause Books, 2007.
I am a member of the International Centre for Women Playwrights, and a monologue book is coming out in 2008 (with one of my monologues) included. The collection will be called: Monologues from the International Centre for Women Playwrights, 2007.