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WRITER


playwright & Screenwriter

current and recent work


Screenplay, feature

After meeting in jail, two Native Americans embark on an impromptu road trip that evolves into a mission to correct the insidious racism perpetrated against their culture, starting with that damned Redskins mascot.

  • WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Finalist, 2017. (1,000+ writers, 32 finalists)
  • Beverly Hills Film Festival 2016, Screenplay Official Selection.
  • Oaxaca FilmFest 2016; chosen for award competitions: Global Script Challenge, Original Concept, and Comedy.
  • 2016 BlueCat Screenwriting Competition, Quarterfinalist.
  • 2016 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Competition, Quarterfinalist.
  • Sundance Lab 2016, second round selection.
  • Evolution, Mallorca International Film Festival, Finalist.
  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, Official Selection.
  • Available on The Black List

Stageplay, full-length

Joanne and Joe are on opposite paths. Switching from key crossroad points along their life journey, the play uses a mix of mystery, irreverent comedy, engaging drama, and contemporary & traditional Coast Salish inspired dance to weave the tale of a mixed-race North American family.


LIMITED SERIES

On a Native American reservation in the Pacific Northwest a new refinery sits at the center of a battle. The corporate owners are lying, the tribe's Chief is backtracking, and his activist family members are up in arms. And as protests make news, the remains of a murdered woman grabs the attention of police, allowing Wounded Knee-inspired militants to seize control of the facility.


ONE-HOUR PREMIUM CABLE PILOT

This hour-long dramedy—a comedic twist on the all-too-often somber addiction narrative—follows two hipster-New Yorker alcoholics as they crash-land into AA and into the arms of a famous actor, who’s secretly shooting up again.

  • PAGE Awards competition, second round; revisions in process. 

One-hour Network Television Pilot

A sports-drama about a female teen-athlete who cracks the male varsity baseball team, with a secret crush on the team’s star shortstop. The two hold secrets that upend the status quo of their conservative hometown.


Webseries pilot 

A ruthless socialite forms an environmental activist group of oddballs to get back at her conservative mayor ex-husband.

  • Roles: Executive Producer, Co-Writer, Actor
  • Eight-minute Pilot awarded funding via Canadian telecommunications company Telus’ Storyhive Competition [click to watch], Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Premiered.

STAGEPLAY, COMMISSIONED ONE-ACT PLAY

  • UBC Players Club commission for University of British Columbia's 100th Anniversary.
  • Created for and dedicated to the Musqueam Nation where UBC exists. 

SCREENPLAY, SHORt

  • Hot Shot Shorts 2015, Vancouver, Long-listed. Available.

 

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Education

 

M.F.A. University of British Columbia —Joint MFA Creative Writing & Theatre (September 2015)
AWARDS: Cordula and Gunter Paetzold Fellowship, Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship, Faculty of Arts Graduate Award. 

B.A. Western Washington University, Fairhaven — Cultural Diversity and the Dramatic Arts

Additional Training

ACT Theatre, Seattle — Playwriting: Stephanie Timm
HB Studios, New York — Playwriting: Julie McKee
Upright Citizens Brigade, New York — Sketch and Improv
New School University, New York — Stand-up Comedy