full length play, IN DEVELOPMENT
Abby, a precocious emo-goth teenager, orchestrates a surprise reunion for her mother Tanya and birth father Tom, with the help of her mom's fiance/healer John. Hoping to provoke long-lasting reconciliation between her parents before her high school graduation, Abby's plans completely derail when Tom arrives with his new girlfriend Alisha. Can this family confront their past traumas, "deal and heal?"
"Teen Dad" subverts popular regional theatre "kitchen-sink beach house dramedy" to share a heartfelt, comedic exploration of generational trauma and recovery in a mixed race Black and Latinx family.
2019 - Arkansas New Play Festival (Fayetteville, AR), reading
2019 - North Carolina Black Repertory (Winston-Salem, NC), reading
2018 - National Black Theatre (NYC), reading
2018 - Heckle Her Productions (Tulsa, OK), reading
2017 - Echo Theatre (Dallas, TX), reading
2016 - Live Girls! Theater (Seattle, WA), reading
2014 - Heckle Her Productions (Austin, TX), reading
2019 - Finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference
2017 - Finalist, Inkslinger Playwriting Competition
2014 - ScriptWorks Seed Support Grant