Production History

Thrilling introductions to the major theatrical works at the heart of my tremendously notable early-stage canon of groundbreaking cultural experiments. (Listed here chronologically, within each category.)

Two women chomp carrots

Repurposed Theatre's Indiia Wilmott and Marlene Yarosh show some carrots who's boss in "The Horse's Ass" (Photo: TwentyTwentyStudios)

Shorts & One Act Plays:

Jammer and Katz {A 5-minute duet about radio airtime, superdelegates, and dancing without music.} Produced: Sept 2016, Shotz at Pianofight, SF CA

Better Than Television {To create this show's brand new serial theater format, I recruited, curated, and led a top-notch artistic team of 24 theatremakers to script and perform brief episodes over 4 nights in a TV-inspired night complete with live theme songs and re-caps. Oh, and I wrote some of it, too, but who's counting? More about Better Than Television.} Produced: June 2016, SF Theater Pub at PianoFight, SF CA

Shopping For A Few Necessities and San Francisco Has Seven Hills {I had two microplays in the "Flash Plays" benefit for Playwrights Foundation; an ode to geographic memory directed by Christine Young, and a doomsday shopping piece directed by Sango Tajima. More info.} Produced: Dec 6-7, 2015, Playwrights Foundation at Brava Theater, SF CA

Listen to Orpheus 10 minutes; 1m, 1f {Orpheus made the most beautiful music in the world, and Eurydice didn't. But they loved each other. Because reasons. This duet isn't a musical, but it's a play about listening. More info.} Reading: Nov 11, 2015 as part of "The San Francisco Olympians Festival" at the Exit Theater, SF CA.

Bear 2: Electric Beargaloo!
Poster art by Cody Rishell for "Listen to Orpheus" at the SF Olympians Festival

Poster art by Cody Rishell for "Listen to Orpheus" at the SF Olympians Festival

10 minutes; 1 actor. {SF Theater Pub's free bar theater festival "Pint-Sized Plays" came back for another year, and commissioned me to script the return of the notorious dancing bear played by Allison Page, in this sequel to 2012's BEEEEAAR. Check out Allison's blog post for more info.} Produced: Aug 17-25, 2015 as part of SF Theater Pub's "Pint-Sized Plays" at Pianofight, SF CA.

Oh, Good Lord! 10 minutes; 2 actors. {As part of a benefit for NARAL - Pro-Choice America, I contributed this play about angels, toilets, and how to make choices.  More info.} Reading: Aug 6, 2015, 3 Girls Theater as part of "Repro Rights: Women@Risk" at Thick House, SF CA.

Bless This Mess & How Can I Stop Frightening & Shirt Off My Back 1 min each; cast size varies. {The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) and Z Space invited artists to mount this show as a community action, exploring topics of gentrification, economics, displacement, race, class, and transitions in the city of San Francisco, with part of the proceeds to benefit artist residency programming and community actions projects related to these topics. Was thrilled to be in the cohort having this urgent conversation. More info.} Produced: June 27-28 as part of "Moments From The Bubble, Or How The (Google) Bus Stops Here," at Z Below, SF CA.

REAL TALK 35 mins; 2 female, 2 male. {This work for young audiences, commissioned by pioneering educational theater company YouthAware! in collaborating with the San Francisco Unified School District, explores the basics of healthy choices, conflict resolution, peer pressure, self-esteem, and age appropriate HIV/AIDS prevention information. There's comic drag, a fighting chicken, and a song about Cheetos! More info.} Revival: Jan 12-28th, 2016, YouthAware! at the Decker Theater, New Conservatory Theater, SF CA Premiere: Jan 20-29th, 2015, YouthAware! at the Decker Theater, New Conservatory Theater, SF CA

San Francisco Neo-Futurists present "In The Land Of The Blind"

Rehearsing “In The Land Of The Blind” with Willie Caldwell. (Photo: Adam Smith, 2014)

As part of the ongoing show Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, I wrote and performed 30+ original short plays including:
Yes, Virginia and Not Gonna Happen and I'll Never Love You As Much As I Love TV and I Wish I Didn't Want This... But I Do and ShitFart FuckStorm and GROOVE TRAIN and Mansplain or Suffer and Do You Feel It Too? and Brigadoom and I Moustache You a Question and Pray/Tell and It's Already in the Room and Flow, Flow, Flow your Boast and Things That Sound Like Hamlet and In North Korea, Male University Students Have To Get The Same Haircut As Their Dictator, But Here In America, We Can All Do What We Want and Balcony Song and
Performing "Watch Your Fucking Language," with Tyler Butterfield, Amy Langer, Olivia Kingsley, and Steven Westdahl, December 2014. (Photo by C. Bernsohn)

Tyler Butterfield, Amy Langer, Olivia Kingsley, and Steven Westdahl with me, performing "Watch Your Fucking Language." (Photo: C. Bernsohn, 2014)

Watch Your Fucking Language and Zebra Don't Like It and I'm Just Looking for the Experiences, Brother, I Just Wanna Have a Good Time and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner and No Boys Allowed and I'm Going On The Record Now, Before It's An Issue and The Big Book of God and Poop and 2014 Just Flew The Fuck By and Once More, With Feeling and Private Communications #1: Exactly How I Announced It to Him via Email That Unexpectedly Getting My Period Would Probably, in the Early Stage of an Emerging Courtship, Forestall the Immediate Possibility of Our First Sexual Relations (Including but Not Limited to Coitus) and
With Willie Caldwell, performing “In The Land Of The Blind.” (Photo: C. Bernsohn 2014)

“In The Land Of The Blind” onstage with Willie Caldwell (Photo: C. Bernsohn 2014)

15 Words in 30 Seconds and Switch and Ten Reasons to Eat Me Like a Hamburger and Banana ex Machina and Neural Coupling and In The Land Of The Blind and Ugh I Hate the Title of This Play Already and Public Service Announcement and Let's Find Out! and A Cubist View of Common Habits and Everybody's Got a Body and The Rise and Fall of a Small Civilization and Winter Wonderland (with Micael Bogar) and Play The Game: The Game Play (with Steven Westdahl)
2 minutes each; performers vary.
The above are short plays I wrote for the San Francisco Neo-Futurists Dec '13 - Jan '15, which we performed as part of the ongoing weekly show "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes."
Some of these pieces were included in Neo-Futurist tours to Scotland and Australia, and still occasionally pop up in the roster of plays for SF Neo special event gigs.
"Too Much Light" continues, with new work every week. I personally have left the ensemble, but you can still see other cool artists at the SF Neo-Futurists!

I Wish We Could Make It Happen and A Coworking Space Is Not An Office 1 min each; various performers. Produced: Dec 14th & 15th, 2014, by Playwrights Foundation as part of the Fourth Annual San Francisco One-Minute Play Festival.

Centaur, or, The Horse's Ass in SAN FRANCISCO 40 minutes; two female. {A postmodern vaudeville comedy for two hilarious women, who spent a fleet forty minutes taking turns being the butt of the joke. This reading was directed by Ellery Schaar (founder of Repurposed Theatre), featuring the amazing Elissa Beth Stebbins and Marlene Yarosh, and There. Was. Horsedancing. And a blogfight between two critics.  More info.} Production: Dec 2015, as part of "The Horse's Ass and Friends," Repurposed Theater, SF CA Reading: November 6, 2014, as part of the SF Olympians Festival
Devin McNulty and Kate Jones in "Babe City, U.S.A.!" (Photo: Daniel James Burke)

Devin McNulty and Kate Jones in "Babe City, U.S.A.!" (Photo: Daniel James Burke)



What Google Thinks Is Possible 5 minutes; one performer. {A monologue about people, kindness, and the secret intuitions that live in the search bar.} Produced: May 2014, as part of "Women in Solodarity: Digital Love," by All Terrain Theater at the Home Theater Festival, Berkeley CA

Real Talk Question Time Answer Party 1 minute; as many performers as you can get. What's On The Sidewalk?: A Visitor's Guide 1 minute; 3 performers. {The One-Minute Play Festival and Playwrights Foundation gathered an amazing roster of bay area talent this year, in the biggest OMPF we'd ever had.  Super-psyched to have seen my pieces directed by Siobhan Marie Doherty and Rebecca Longworth. Check out the twitter hashtag #1mpf or watch the archived livestream.} Produced: Dec 14th & 15, 2013 as part of "The 4th Annual San Francisco One-Minute Play Festival," Thick House, SF CA

Ball and Chain 5 minutes; 2 male, 2 female. What DOES the Fox Say? 5 minutes; 2 performers. {Shorts inspired by the Janis Joplin song "Ball and Chain" and Ylvis' "The Fox," respectively... talk about potent source material! More info.} Produced: Sept 2013, San Jose Rep's Emerging Artist Lab (SJReal) as part of "The Joplin Mix Tapes," San Jose, CA.
Devin McNulty and Kate Jones in "Babe City, U.S.A.!" (Photo: Daniel James Burke)

Devin McNulty and Kate Jones in "Babe City, U.S.A.!" (Photo: Daniel James Burke)



My Year 15 minutes; 6 female.  {My 15-minute party for six women, complete with noisemakers, political optimism, emotional intimacy, gross barbecue action, and more!  More info.} Produced: Sept 2013, Playwrights Foundation as part of "Bay One Acts," at Tides Theater, SF CA Produced: June 2013, as part of Union Women Actors Coalition's "Empowering Women," at the Live Oak Theater, Berkeley CA

The Last Beer In The World 10 minutes; 3 performers. {A grail quest written in rhyme; a tempest in a pint glass, as two noble knights face all manner of foes and perils, inner and outer, natural and supernatural, in an action-packed micro-epic.  More info.} Produced: July 2013, as part of San Francisco Theater Pub's Pint-Sized Plays at Cafe Royale, SF CA.
Charles Lewis III as noble knight Sir DrinksALot in "The Last Beer in the World." Photo: Karen Offerins.

Charles Lewis III as noble knight Sir DrinksALot in "The Last Beer in the World." (Photo: Karen Offerins.)



Errybody in Da Club 10 minutes; requires a large group of performers.  {I wrote this sketch for the comedy group "Hot Mess."  More info. } Produced: June 2013, as part of "Hot Mess: Recipe for Regrets," Stagewerx, SF CA

The Pack (co-written with Alani Foxall) and Professor Digby's Rootin' Tootin' Colon Cancer Prevention Awareness Fun Time Educational Good Time Jug Band 5 min each; requires a large group of performers. {My sketch "Pack" featured a group of women brutally catcalling some male construction workers; "Digby" featured a full-blown-musical jug band with a lovelorn frontman who just wants you to listen to some genuinely proper medical advice.} Produced: Feb 2013, as part of "Hot Mess: Now It's Getting Awkward" at New Conservatory Theatre Center, SF CA.
Professor Digby and his Jug Band in "Hot Mess"

Professor Digby and his Jug Band in "Hot Mess."



Zeus 50 minutes; 4 female.  {nymphs in the river.  maidens in the fields.  tryst after tryst after tryst.  what if the many sexual dalliances of Zeus were in fact acts of benevolence, generosity, and even... sacrifice?  all that, and Ke$ha, too!  More info.} Staged Reading: December 20, 2012 in the SF Olympians Festival, SF CA. Excerpt produced: June 15 2012, Literary Clown Foolery, SF CA. Winner: SEBATA Award for Best New Script, 2012

Key 1 minute; 1 female, 1 male, 1 any gender.  {a locked door stands between a couple, but will they really be together when it opens?} Produced: December 2012, Playwrights Foundation as part of "The Third Annual SF One Minute Play Festival," SF CA.  Broadcast online by NewPlayTV. More info.
Megan Trout as Third Dumpling

Megan Trout in "A Three Little Dumplings Adventure" (Photo: Clay Robeson)



The Namecaller 1 minute; 2 actors (any gender). {two people who love and hate each other try to make peace in the middle of a spat.} Produced: December 2012, Playwrights Foundation as part of "The Third Annual SF One Minute Play Festival," SF CA.  Broadcast online by NewPlayTV. More info.

Run, Run, Run 10 minutes; 1 female, 2 male. {a gambling addict seeks supernatural aid to help him beat the odds and escape from a violent bookie.} Staged reading: December 4, 2012, Playwrights Foundation as part of "Play After Dark," SF CA. Written and performed in a one-night "Iron Playwright" event (sort of like Iron Chef, but for theater) alongside flash-written plays by fellow participants J.C. Lee and Chinaka Hodge.  More info.

It's Good To Know 15 minutes; 2 female. {two sisters talk about impossible decisions while the third has an abortion. a drama with jokes. not as precious as it sounds.} Staged Reading: October 22, 2012 by Playwrights Center of San Francisco, as part of "Repro Rights," a benefit for Planned Parenthood, SF CA. Produced: June 2011, Woman's Will as part of "Playfest," SF CA.  January 2009, Love Creek Productions, NY NY.

Babe City, U.S.A. 10 minutes; 3 any gender. {welcome to a whole town full of babes, a fabulous utopia where the babe mayor demonstrates her amazing hot poses and cares for the meek.} Produced: September 2012 by Pianofight, as part of "Roughin' It 2" at Tomales Bay Oyster Company, Marshall CA.

BEEEEEAAR! 10 minutes, 1 any gender.  {a dancing bear who loves to drink beer.} July 16-31, 2012 in the Pint-Sized Plays III at San Francisco Theater Pub, SF CA

Read about audience reactions to BEEEEAAR!... or just watch the VIDEO above!

The Best Things In Life Are Money 10 minutes; 1 female, 1 male. {commerce, magic, jokes, poetry, and a tiny bit of urination.} Produced: April 2012, Stone Soup as part of "XX Fest 2.0" in Seattle, WA.  August 2010, San Francisco Theatre Festival and San Francisco Theater Pub, SF CA. e-Published: NEW!  THIS PLAY now available as a Digital Download!  FANCY.  Click to get The Best Things in Life are Money.
Daddy and the Dumplings

Daddy (Ryan Hebert) and two Dumplings (Megan Trout, Sarah Moser) in "A Three Little Dumplings Adventure" (Photo: Clay Robeson)



Three Little Dumplings Go Bananas 25 minutes; 3 any gender, 2 male; 2 additional female voices. {commissioned as a companion piece to previous play “A Three Little Dumplings Adventure”} Produced: April - May, 2012 Threshold as part of "Bay One Acts," SF CA. Published: May 2012, "BOA XI" Anthology. e-Published: NEW! FANCY!  Download A Three Little Dumplings Adventure and Three Little Dumplings Go Bananas in The Complete Dumplings Experience Ebook. Learn more about the Dumplings: video, photos, explanations, downloads, zingbats, and whirl-diddly-doo at my Three Little Dumplings page.

Makeout 15 minutes; 2 any gender.  {a repugnant request leads to an explosive monologue on desire and exposure. also, it's totally sad for part of it in the middle, but not the whole time, and will make your audience fall in love with each other.} Staged Reading: January 2012, Dublit as part of "Intima(see)" at Viracocha, SF CA. Staged Reading: October 2009, Three Wise Monkeys as part of "Short Leaps," SF CA.
Kat Bushnell in "The Best Things in Life are Money." (Photo: Amy Clare Tasker)

Kat Bushnell in "The Best Things in Life are Money." (Photo: Amy Clare Tasker)



Or So We Think 1 minute; 4 any gender. {in this bittersweet 60-second firework, the ghost of Albert Einstein has an extremely urgent message for you about relativity} Produced: December 2011, Playwrights Foundation as part of "The Second Annual One Minute Play Festival," SF CA.  Broadcast online by NewPlayTV.

Train Hard To Win Big 1 minute; 1 male 1 female. {swapping spit takes on a new meaning as this team struggles to prepare for an absurdist sporting event} Produced: December 2011, Playwrights Foundation as part of "The Second Annual One Minute Play Festival," SF CA.  Broadcast online by NewPlayTV.

Drinking Alone 10 minutes; between 1 and 20 people, any gender. {the thousand different facets of what it means to sip a beer all by your lonesome.  does drinking in solitude mean drinking in good company, or not?} Produced: August 2011, San Francisco Theater Pub, SF CA, as part of "Pint Sized Plays II."
Allison Page as The Bear, photo by Erin Maxon

Allison Page in "BEEEEAAR!" (Photo: Erin Maxon)



{Here's an interview with me and other festival writers, and here's an interview with festival directors, where you can read about how much directors love me, and here's an interview with festival actors, where you can read about how much actors love me.}

The Water's Always Deeper On The Other Side 10 minutes; 2 any gender, drag encouraged. {a mermaid and a sailor cross paths in the space between land and sea. what does it mean to be here or there, to be man or fish, and can anyone ever be truly satisfied with anything?} Produced: August 2011, Pianofight, as part of "Roughin' It" at Tomales Bay Oyster Company, Marshall CA.

Megan Cohen's James Joyce's Ulysses 30 minutes; 3 male, 1 female.  {a breathless half-hour adaptation of the 265,000-word modernist epic that is quite widely accepted to be the most important English-language novel of the last hundred years.  more info.} Produced: June 2011, San Francisco Theater Pub, SF CA.

A Three Little Dumplings Adventure 30 minutes; 3 any gender, 1 female, 1 male; 1 additional male voice. {a one act of pure. . . something.} Produced: March 2011, Three Wise Monkeys, SF CA, as part of the "Bay One Acts Festival X."  October 2006, Robots Vs. Dinosaurs, NY NY.   May 2003, Prosser Theatre, Stanford CA. Published: March 2011, "BOA X" Anthology. e-Published: NEW! FANCY!  Download A Three Little Dumplings Adventure and Three Little Dumplings Go Bananas in The Complete Dumplings Experience Ebook.
Sarah Moser as First Dumpling

Sarah Moser in "A Three Little Dumplings Adventure" (Photo: Clay Robeson)

Learn more about the Dumplings: video, photos, explanations, downloads, zingbats, and whirl-diddly-doo at my Three Little Dumplings page.

Birdy Darling And Fancy Darling On The Brink Of The Amazing And Unknown Future 25 min; 2 female.  {two sisters doggedly try to braid their incredibly long hair in this meditation on empty nests, safety nets, and predicting what comes next.} Staged Reading: Feb 2011, Flying Island Lab as part of "The Entangled Plays," commissioned to accompany "The Nature of Entanglements" gallery exhibit at Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto CA.

What Separates Us 30 minutes; 2 female, 2 male. {crime, heartbreak, and monkeys, in the aftermath of the "worst" or "best" costume party ever.} Produced: November 2010, Pianofight as part of "Menage-a-Plot," SF CA.
Sarah Moser as First Dumpling

Sarah Moser in "A Three Little Dumplings Adventure" (Photo: Clay Robeson)



Exactly 21 Different Dreamers Dreams In Just Under 10 Minutes 8 minutes; 3 any gender. {a whirlwind tour through 21 unconscious minds, with stops at your funeral where your mom is crying and your dad is making unexpected whoopie, your supermarket where the checkout girl might or might not remember you, and the basement of your apartment that isn't quite exactly like your actual apartment but feels like it is your apartment.} Produced: May 2014, Flathead Valley Community College as part of "Third Biennial International 10 Minute Play Festival," Kalispell MT Produced: April 2010, Pianofight as part of "Shortlived 3.0," SF CA.

The Great Double-Check 15 minutes; 2 female, 1 male. {two friends' hunt for a missing wallet turns into an all-out screwball when a mysterious stranger reveals a secret that will change everyone's future. oh my goodness what could it be?} Produced: February 2010, Three Wise Monkeys as part of "Bay One Acts Festival IX," SF CA. Published: February 2010, "BOA IX" Anthology.

Up To The Moment 10 minutes; 2 any gender. {learn the truth about what acting means. all you need is two performers and a copy of the day's New York Times. the play is different every single night that you do it, and it's even funny to boot.} Produced: April 2008, Pianofight as part of "Shortlived!," SF CA.

Full Length Plays:

Truest 90 minutes, 3f 2m. {Sam Shepard meets Thelma and Louise as two gun-toting sisters pursue their own uniquely twisted American Dream.} Workshop: Dec 2016, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NY NY. Reading: July 2016, "Ground Floor" at Berkeley Reperatory Theatre, Berkeley CA. Reading: February 2016, "Undiscovered Works" at Custom Made Theatre, SF CA.

The Horse's Ass and Friends 90 minutes, varied ensemble. {A painfully funny night of vaudeville that finds the ticklish spots of feminism, love, and shadows. More info.} Produced: December 3-19, 2015, Repurposed Theatre, SF CA. Reading: November 6, 2014, as part of the SF Olympians Festival
Geoff Nolan in "The Great Double Check" (Photo: Clay Robeson)

Geoff Nolan in "The Great Double Check" (Photo: Clay Robeson)



Joe Ryan 90 minutes, 2 female, 3 male.  {a San Francisco cop hunts his criminal prey in the city streets.  inspired by "Dirty Harry," greek myth, and the stars above.  more info.} Staged Reading: March 24th 2013, Impact Theater, Berkeley CA. Staged Reading: Oct 7 2011, SF Olympians Festival II: Heavenly Bodies at the Exit Theater, SF CA. The Actual Stuff 90 minutes, 2 female, 2 male.  {four people, plus what happens when we live and die.} Staged Reading: March 18th, 2013, SF Playhouse, SF CA.

How to Love 90 minutes, 5 people (any gender)  {a think tank of experts in the center of the Earth have one week to learn how to love or literally die trying.  they seek their answer by any means necessary, including: a food fight!  kissing!  thinking!  resting!  poop jokes! sonnets!  honesty!  kidnapping! and more!} Produced: Oct 28-Nov 20 2011, Performers Under Stress, SF CA (Developed through a excerpt produced at San Francisco Theater Pub Feb 2010, and readings with No Nude Men Sept 2010 and Performers Under Stress Dec 2010.  For more about How To Love, check out the blog of the 30-day marathon of writing the piece.)

Devised & Collaborative Works:
Steven Westdahl in rehearsal with me, rolling up some caution tape. #DangerArtistsAtWork

Steven Westdahl in rehearsal with me, rolling up some caution tape. #DangerArtistsAtWork



Steven & Megan in "Megan & Steven Present a World Premiere by Steven & Megan" (with Steven Westdahl) 40 mins; 1 female, 1 male. {This theatrical cocktail pours ambition into a shaker over ice, and adds a splash of fiasco. Two artists attempt to fully realize the theatrical vision of a mercilessly challenging new script performed as a high-stakes drinking contest with real beer, real violence, and a fake baby.} Produced: April 20-28, 2015, SF Theater Pub at PianoFight!, SF CA

Eye Laugh Ewe (with Steven Westdahl) Ten minutes: 2 performers. {A twisted Valentine's Day adventure through the territory of argument and reconciliation, as artists in formal clothing wield lollipops, hammers, and fully-loaded language in a fight that each is determined to win at any cost.} Produced: Feb 14, 2015 at Studio Grand, Oakland CA as part of "My Heart, Your Sleeve."

Something Indescribable (with Steven Westdahl) Ten minutes; 2 performers. {A short exploration of brains, ventriloquism, and automatonophobia, culminating in an act so viscerally upsetting that an audience member at this one-off performance had to leave the room, because watching us triggered his gag reflex. Cool! I think?} Produced: Jan 7th, 2015 at the Exit Theater, SF CA, as part of "The Variety Show Fundraiser for Hilarity!"
Angela Bull

Actor Angela Bull performed as Helen at the "Women of the World" festival in London



Helen Project in LONDON {My collaboration with Amy Clare Tasker has been performed in multiple U.S. and U.K. iterations, including an October 2014 workshop with new soundscapes for the piece that I created long-distance, using recordings of London performer Anna Martine. Super duper awesome to continue trans-continental development of this modular epic that gives voice to the most beautiful woman in the world. More info.} Workshop: October 7th 2014, in the "Voices from the Edge" festival, Lost Theatre, London UK Workshop: July 13th 2014, at the Lost Theater in a one-on-one immersive installation, London UK Workshop: July 11th 2014, London as a proscenium show in the Lost Theatre’s Face to Face Festival of solo performance, London UK Workshop: June 15th 2014 at Stand-Up Tragedy‘s Greek Tragedy Night in Brixton, London UK Workshop: Mar 5, 2014 at Southbank Centre’s Women of the World (WOW) Festival!, London, UK. Workshop: May 2013, DIVAfest, SF CA.

The First Piece (Devised with Rebecca Longworth, Carole Swann, and Valerieann Watkinson) 15 minutes, 4 performers. {I was so excited to be one of the SF theatermakers who took part in an ambitious program of "cultural exchange" between Z Space and the University of Chichester Department of Performing Arts.  17 artists made devised work together for two weeks, five days a week, eight hours a day, under the guidance of Mark Jackson and Louie Jenkins.  More info.} Produced: July 2013, Z Space, SF CA
The cast of "The Helen Project" (Photo: Amy Clare Tasker)

The cast of "The Helen Project" (Photo: Amy Clare Tasker)



Awfully Nice 10 minutes, 4 people  {a short scenario of games that anyone can play.} Produced: April 2009, Performers Under Stress, SF CA

...And There's Nothing You Can Do About It! (Devised with Daniel Jackson, Eli Peterson, and Sarah Wilson.) 70 minutes, 4 people. {rowdy, epic, and inspired by Disney, mating dances, and my honors thesis research on the methodologies of devised theater group "Forced Entertainment."} Produced: June 2005, Prosser Theatre, Stanford CA  

Solo Performances:

What We've Built {As a featured artist appearing with Hatch Performance Collective in the San Francisco International Arts Festival, I created a lively comic solo about trash, gold and earthquakes as a site-specific piece in the beautiful historic Firehouse building at San Francisco's Fort Mason. Featuring true tales of the history of Bay Area wealth and an unexpected solution for looming disasters both personal and seismic, this language ritual welcomed audiences into a satirical cosmology of time. More info.} Produced: May 2016, Fort Mason, SF CA
"Take Me Home," Summer 2014. (Photo by Burt Cohen)

"Take Me Home," Summer 2014. (Photo: Burt Cohen)



Take Me Home: a One-woman Odyssey {I’m continuously adapting and performing the journey of Odysseus as a one-woman adventure; it’s a multi-year durational project… it’s really a whole big thing, you guys.  Ooooh, oh you guys. In Summer 2014, I did an hour-long version of this piece in San Francisco and in Edinburgh, Scotland, but that's just the beginning. More info.} Produced: August 2014, George Next Door, Edinburgh Scotland Produced: July 2014, Salon San Carlos, SF CA Produced: Nov 8 2013, Exit Theater, SF CA

The Last First Time A story of three days across 30 years. A story of shock, discovery, what's in the closet, and what it's like to try and live in a human body on Earth. Reading: Nov 2, 2014 as part of "Give Me Fiction" at Lost Weekend, SF CA.
"Take Me Home," Summer 2014. (Photo by Burt Cohen)

"Take Me Home," Summer 2014. (Photo: Burt Cohen)



Just About 47 Hours After Receiving Notice A monologue on earthquakes, baking, and what it means when you decide that if you can't have something, nobody can. Reading: April 6, 2014 as part of "Give Me Fiction" at Lost Weekend, SF CA.

Long, Longing, Longer In my second visit to Write Club SF, I offered a NSFW seven-minute prose filibuster of cheap shots, German, and the territory of the soul. (Podcast link: I'm in the round "LONG vs. SHORT.") Produced: Jan 21 2014, Write Club SF at the Make Out Room, SF CA

60s: A Real Live Miracle We witnessed a real live miracle, and I explained one thing I understand very well, for Write Club SF, a monthly series of writer-on-writer nerdfights. You can watch it here:
Produced: Sept 17, 2013, Write Club SF at the Make Out Room, SF CA


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