"My work as a theatre artist is also my activism, telling stories and building communities that center social justice. All of which fuels my passion for teaching. As a playwright, I collaborate with artists locally and across the country to create plays and musicals that center the stories of female-identified, non-binary and LBGTQ+ people. For 17 years, I led Hedgebrook, the writer’s residency on Whidbey Island, serving as Executive Director and board member, and co-producing its premier Women Playwrights Festival. Celebrating the culmination of my tenure, Seattle Arts & Lectures selected me for the 2020 Prowda Literary Champion Award for “demonstrating true commitment to the PNW’s community of readers and writers.” In 2022, I launched Play Club: an intergenerational community of theatre lovers that reads, discusses, goes to see new plays together, and meets America’s most exciting playwrights."
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts
Cornish College of the Arts
University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop
University of Kansa