Playwright Buzz

May 12, 2015

The Privacy Show at Civilians R&D Group's Findings series

The Privacy Show is part of The Civilians R&D Group's Findings series, May 19 at 2pm. A collaboration with composer Kamala Sankaram, The Privacy Show has also received an Opera America Discovery Grant.

July 16, 2014

Millicent Scowlworthy in San Francisco

Millicent Scowlworthy runs August 8-30 in San Francisco in a new production by 99 Stock.

June 12, 2014

Enchantress, a short opera

Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron, must choose between her passionate marriage and the chance to collaborate with the eccentric mathematician Charles Babbage. A scientific romance about the birth of the first computer program, Enchantress by composer Kamala Sankaram and myself will be heard at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia space at Symphony Space on Monday at 7pm. Do you think Leonard Nimoy is there every night? Wouldn't that be amazing?

April 15, 2014

tiny operas here and there

Ten-minute operas I wrote with composers Gilda Lyons and Daron Hagen were performed by Opera on Tap at Barbès and at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

January 13, 2014

Rob Handel reading in Pittsburgh

Poet Joy Katz and playwright Rob Handel will read in conjunction with the exhibition "Behind Our Scenes" on January 19, 3-5pm at SPACE Gallery, 812 Liberty Ave. Joy and Rob met at the MacDowell Colony in 1999 and have been married since 2005, but have never read together before. So, um, there's that.

December 17, 2013

A Maze in NPR's Bay Area top ten

A Maze in WQED's list of top ten Bay Area theatre experiences. The show reopens in Berkeley on February 14. Link

July 9, 2013

A MAZE in Berkeley

A MAZE has its West Coast premiere July 12 - August 4 at Just Theater in Berkeley. Weird long comic books, etc.

June 25, 2013

Oaxaca to Arkville

Following a long stay in Oaxaca, Mexico, heading to Arkville, New York for an exploratory residency with Ken Rus Schmoll and some other suspicious characters at the fabulous Todd Mountain Theater Project.

October 8, 2012

13P, a love story

The romantic tale of 13P, and why it ended, is here:

July 22, 2012

Five articles about 13P

There's been a gratifying outpouring of press discussing the end of 13P, why it was needed, and what we may have achieved.

Thoughtful analysis and interviews in Time Out New York:

Lovely piece in the Brooklyn Rail by playwright Ben Gassman:

New York Times full-page article, sidebar, and photo gallery:

June 7, 2012

Resource Sharing and 13P

On June 11 I'll be talking about resource sharing on a Dance/NYC panel at Performance Space 122. Meanwhile, holy mackerel 13P is disbanding.

June 3, 2012

Teaching in Tel Aviv

I taught a workshop on the dramatic potential of mistranslation at the "Tsuris and Other Literary Pleasures" conference at Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv. This is my work, people: bringing the languages of Anne Washburn to the promised land. Added bonus: I was just far enough away from New York that I could pretend to be an actor (performing scene one of Neighborhood 3).

June 3, 2012

Gotcha Day in Poughkeepsie

My ten-minute play GOTCHA DAY was produced by Half Moon in Poughkeepsie. It's about race, insipid language in the adoption community, and Tin Pan Alley.

January 12, 2012

Aphrodisiac in San Jose

APHRODISIAC will receive its fifth U.S. production this month at City Lights Theater Company in San Jose, California. Details at