I am a Black, Irish, Filipino, plus-sized, queer, gender non-conformist writer/performer of color. The intersection of my identities compels me to make work that employs performance media as agents for visibility and inclusion. At my core, I am a creature of the theatre. My work has been seen at such theatres as New York Theatre Workshop, New Group Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA, Son of Semele Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, the Kraine Theatre, and the American Theatre of Actors. Recently, I have been commissioned by Hook and Eye Theatre, Company of Angels, Steep Theatre, The Fire This Time Festival and Serenbe Playhouse. I have been a finalist for the Screencraft Stage Play Contest and Lark Playwright's Week. And I am a semi-finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival and Shonda Rhimes' inaugural Unsung Voices Fellowship. I've won the Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Producers Award for my writing.
On the success of my theatre work, I've begun writing for television and film. Recently, I collaborated with director Lovell Holder (Some Freaks) and actors Terrell Carter (Empire) and Rick Cosnett (The Flash) on the queer Civil War film SOFTER. I have also adapted my gender queer coming-of-age play THE WHITE DRESS for film.
As a performer, I've shared short stories, monologues, and performance works with audiences in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. And I am the subject of the internationally-acclaimed documentary OUR SKIN, which was nominated for the prestigious Iris Prize.
MFA, Writing for Screen + Stage
BA, English and Theatre