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Writing Event


When the EXIT theatre re-opens, we will return with our monthly event.
8:30pm, free.

{The monthly playmaking party I co-founded with Stuart Bousel continued going strong in its 5th year. Over 500 brand-new monologues have been written and performed at this event, and we’d love to see you in the room!

On the 2nd Saturday of the month, write with us, act with us, or watch with us.

More info.}

Woman on horse during barrel race

A rodeo barrel racer in action.

New Opera

TURN AND BURN in Houston

February 2022 with Houston Grand Opera’s HGOco,┬áHouston TX

{I’m writing the libretto for a commissioned chamber opera through Houston Grand Opera’s HGOco program!

In my first collaboration with composer Nell Shaw Cohen, we’ll be telling an original story about feminism and modern rodeo culture, informed by interviews with contemporary Texans. Yeah, that’s right: it’s a Feminist. Rodeo. Opera.

Small-town barrel racing champion Shayla Taylor and her sponsor, powerful businesswoman Jamie Mendoza, aim for a big win at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. When tragedy threatens Shayla’s career-defining race, the women discover each other’s strength in adversity.

More info.}