Happy New Year! Greetings from Seattle!
At the end of 2017, I was informed that I had won a Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded Creative Research Fellowship at the University of Washington School of Drama through a partnership with the Ma-Yi Writers' Lab, my creative writing home. So now I'm starting the new year with a writing residency which has so far been fabulous!
University of Washington has an amazing campus that reminds me in many ways of my alma mater. The Suzzallo has a Graduate Reading Room that reminds me so much of the Reference Room in Sterling Memorial Library where I used to study during my undergraduate days at Yale! In any case, in addition to providing me with fodder for nostalgia, this fellowship has also provided me a with students and professional actors from the community to present a staged reading of my play "Esspy" next week, several events to introduce me to the theatrical community in Seattle, and of course, time to work on writing and writing alone. It's been a delight and an honor.
My play "Esspy" will be read at 6pm, next Thursday, January 18th at Hutchinson Hall. For more details and tickets, please click here.