Cover artwork of the Community Issue: Pen and colored pencil illustrations of people of different genders, ethnicities, and sizes clustered together in harmony
Common Bonds
Close-up of the Community issue

For an improv exercise in the 80s, a group of us went to Washington Square, got on soap boxes, and raised tirades. Mine concerned a paycheck so small, it couldn’t feed my starving, fictional children. The response was helpful, heartfelt, and powerful. Today’s world is more complex. We are suffering from a huge rift in our nation’s character: a battle of values where the stakes have never been higher. Historically, theatre has responded to our conflicts, but agitprop or guerilla theatre don’t fit this brutal landscape. Now, when even facts are unfashionable, what is left? Depression?

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’s plays have appeared at Emerging Artists Theatre, EST, and Shenandoah Valley Playwrights Retreat, among other theatres. She also works with 365 Playwrights a Year and Code Red. Her play Origami Tears is included in Facing Forward (Broadway Play Publishing) and Broken Heart Syndrome appears in 105 Five Minute Plays (Smith and Kraus).