3 January 2017 0 Comments

2016 was the year that I…

I’ve been trying to figure out what didn’t suck in 2016. It was a worthwhile exercise. In 2016…

I visited Miami University Ohio to see a stellar, sold-out production of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, directed by the fabulous Suann Pollock. I also got to cross a visit to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park off my bucket list.

THE EDIBLE COMPLEX toured 42 schools across 7 counties, where it was seen by 15,000 kids. Got a couple of great reviews as well. Thanks to Plan-B Theatre: Cheryl Cluff, Anne Louise Brings, Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin, Aaron Swenson, and Jerry Rapier.

SWEETHEART COME was a semi-finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and had a reading in the Plan-B Playwrights Lab.

I was invited to draft/workshop Jane Austen’s EMMA for the inaugural season of new play development at the Covey Center for the Arts. Thanks, Shelley Graham, Paul Duerden, and Barta Lee Heiner. (I also got to say nice things about Barta celebrating her graduation from BYU. Congrats, Barta.)

I wrote my fourth feature film (second to be produced) and a treatment for a fifth. I officially hired Janine Sobeck Knighton to dramaturg my continued foray into cinema.

I also wrote a spot of TV, got a promotion at work, and won my 3rd Association for Mormon Letters Drama award, this time for PILOT PROGRAM. I think the only others to get three are Eric Samuelsen and Tim Slover. Good company.

I celebrated my birthday in Disneyland—my first time back in twenty-one years.

Oh! And I became an aunt. Twice. At the same time.

So maybe not all of 2016 was too terrible. Whatcha got, 2017? #amwriting

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