My short play CAMP MINNEWASKA is being performed as part of the Striking New Play Lab. The lab is being produced by John Chatterton and Strike 38! Productions and will showcase 11 new plays by new and emerging writers.

Where, When, & How Much:

        Oct. 22 @ 7pm
        Oct. 23 @ 4pm

        Roy Arias Studios
        300 W. 43rd St.

        Tix $20


       Featuring: Rebecca Haden, Monica
       Bergstrand, and Julia Bentz

      Director: Rachel Paul

      Dramaturg: Zach Chotzen-Freund

That's right--I'm back in the Berkshires at Williamstown Theatre Festival for another fabulous summer of 24/7 theatre-making!

This season, I am the festival's Literary Assistant. I am overseeing the implementation of research dramaturgy for the season's shows as well as contributing and editing content for the festival programs and blog. I am also part of the team that produces Fridays@3 (a weekly new play reading series) and a reader for the Weissberger Award, a prize given to the best unproduced play of 2011.

Later this month, I will be the dramaturg on the Fellowship Play, a new piece built here at the festival using a company of early-career actors. I will also be a dramaturg for one of the four projects in FreeWrite, a week-long developmental workshop at the end of the summer.

To learn more about the festival and what we've been up to in the Literary Department, check out

In June, I served as research dramaturg for a two-week workshop of The Civilians' THE GREAT IMMENSITY.

During the workshop, I once again delved into the fascinating research and transcripts that make up the core of the play. I spent the weeks doing lots of fact-checking as well as plenty of timeline drafting. I also created an image wall, giving me the chance to cull through the company's collection of images from Barro Colorado Island and Churchill, Canada--the two locales at the center of the piece. The photos are breathtaking and inspiring; now all I want to do is travel to Panama and Arctic Canada (before the ice melts, that is!).

This was the last major developmental workshop before the play receives its world premiere production at Kansas City Rep next year.

To learn more about the project and its upcoming production, check out

I will be dramaturging the three ten-minute plays receiving their premiere productions during the 35th Humana Festival of New American Plays!

They are:

           by Gregory Hischak
         directed by Kent Nicholson

               *Chicago, Sudan
   written & performed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph
        directed by Michael John Garcés

               *Mr. Smitten
               by Laura Eason
          directed by Kent Nicholson

The plays run April 2 & 3, 2011.

To learn more about the plays and the playwrights, check out this press release from ATL.
Greetings from Louisville, Kentucky!

I am currently working in the literary office at Actors Theatre of Louisville as the Humana Festival Literary Assistant. I started the position in January and will be in Louisville until mid-April.

I will also be dramaturging the Humana Festival Ten-Minute Plays. They run April 2-3. More info on the plays coming soon!

To learn more about the 35th Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, check out the ATL website:

My program note from the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Amy Herzog's fantastic new play After The Revolution has been reprinted in the playbill for the Playwrights' Horizons production of ATR running this October and November in NYC.


This October, I served as dramaturg for a week-long workshop of THE GREAT IMMENSITY with The Civilians at Connecticut College. The workshop culminated in three readings, two in CT and one in NYC.

To learn more about the play, check out The Civilians' website:

Congratulations to The Civilians for being awarded a $700,000 grant from the NSF for the development, production, and touring of their play THE GREAT IMMENSITY.

To learn more, check out their website:

I spent this summer dramaturging amidst the green hills of the Berkshires at Williamstown Theatre Festival.

While there, I had the opportunity to work with stellar artists on some fantastic shows and also contribute 'turgy to the festival blog. To learn more about what I was up to this summer at WTF, check out my research/writing pages and the WTF blog: