The latest news . . .

I am excited to announce that, with the support of a 2019 Literary Artist Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission, I am currently writing and developing a new play called The Paymaster’s Dream. The play begins casting in November and will debut at EXIT Theatre in March 2020.

“The Paymaster’s Dream centers around Aurelio Roldán, a proud family patriarch, who, after suffering a debilitating stroke, refuses to admit how desperately he needs the caregiving efforts of his granddaughter, Juanita, who has dropped out of college to take care of him. Having raised Juanita since she was a little girl, Aurelio finds himself fighting to maintain his paternal authority, when Juanita’s estranged father, Reggie, unexpectedly comes to town.”

And, I have just launched the inaugural year of the ORO Arts Lab, with co-founder, Alice Highman. We have an amazing group of emerging actors, directors, and writers on board for this exciting experiment. The 2019-2020 Labs kick off on October 7 and run through May 2020. Other Lab events—the ORO Soliloquies, the ORO Writers Showcase, and the ORO Phone Film Fest—will be announced here in the coming months.  A shout out to SOMArts for fiscally sponsoring this project — much much gratitude!

Slightly old news becoming new again . . . 

Over the summer at SAFEHouse Arts, I presented a workshop version of  American Ghosts, a new music-based political commentary that I’m developing with pianist John Steiner. The piece is still evolving, and I hope to retool it over the next year and bring it to the stage again in 2020.