Writing quote

Sure, it's simple writing for kids...Just as simple as raising them.
— Ursula K. LeGuin

Thursday, April 10, 2008


My new ten minute play, "Elevator" has been chosen to be part of this year's New Plays Festival at Mendocino Community College. I've always loved this event and the close collaboration of the play production process. The director is Maria Monti, who directed my first play, "Flavor of the Month" in 2004.

Here's the synopsis: Amy just found out that her husband, Rob, had a one night stand. When they are stuck in an elevator with a divorce attorney, a marriage and family therapist, a forty-something divorcee, and a blonde bimbo, their marital woes become an open book and EVERYONE has an opinion on the subject! Will the attorney get a new client? Will the therapist save Amy and Rob’s marriage? What do the middle-aged divorcee and the blonde bimbo have in common? And what the hell is the belly-button thing? You’ll find out in this fun comedy about betrayal, forgiveness and the art of seduction.

It's always fun to go to auditions and get a first look at the actors who might inhabit the characters in my creation, and I'm very excited about the cast this year. We have a great group of actors who, I'm sure, will be wonderful in this play. I'm truly looking forward to rehearsals -- there's something magical about seeing the people you've created in your head come to Life on stage.