News & Media

11/27/2018: San Diego Jewish Journal interviews me about upcoming shows at La Jolla Playhouse (spoiler alert: there’s a lot of them).

5/1/2018: Ayad Akhtar’s JUNK and John Leguizamo’s LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS — both of which started their journeys at La Jolla Playhouse — are nominated for Tony Awards for Best Play!

1/2/2018: San Diego Magazine interviews me for their annual "15 Coolest Jobs" issue!

1/1/2018: The San Diego Critics Circle issues their nominations for 2017. Four of six La Jolla Playhouse shows are named in the Best New Musical and Best New Play categories: FREAKY FRIDAY, SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL, KILL LOCAL and WILD GOOSE DREAMS.

9/25/2017: SAFE AT HOME wins an Ivey Award for its Mixed Blood Theatre world premiere!

4/20/2017: The renowned online baseball magazine The Hardball Times offers a thoughtful rave of SAFE AT HOME.

3/9/2017: City Pages review: "'SAFE AT HOME' uses all the nooks and crannies of CHS Field to create an amazing piece"

3/9/2017: Pioneer Press review: "Moving play at CHS Field mixes two of America's obsessions"

3/9/2017: Read the Star Tribune's preview of the "intimate and intense" SAFE AT HOME.

3/8/2017: Watch a feature story on SAFE AT HOME from NBC's Twin Cities affiliate, KARE 11.

3/6/2017: Minnesota Public Radio visits the rehearsal room of SAFE AT HOME.

2/9/2017: Mixed Blood announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of SAFE AT HOME.

2/6/2017: Ayad Akhtar's new play JUNK (which received its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse) will hit Broadway in Fall 2017!  The same day, JUNK also wins the San Diego Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Play.

1/6/2017: The new Jimmy Buffett musical, ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, announces its post-La Jolla Playhouse plans: New Orleans, Houston, Chicago...Broadway...

1/1/2017: The San Diego Critics Circle announces their nominees for 2016: JUNK and THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI are nominees for Outstanding New Play; Erin McKeown gets a nod for Outstanding Original Score for MISS YOU LIKE HELL.

12/29/2016: The Minneapolis Star Tribune names SAFE AT HOME as one of the top shows coming up in 2017.

12/13/2016: The National Endowment for the Arts grants $40,000 to Mixed Blood Theatre to support the premiere of SAFE AT HOME.

10/11/2016: SAFE AT HOME is awarded a $50,000 grant from the Knight Foundation.

10/5/2016: SAFE AT HOME is named a finalist for NNPN's 15th Annual Showcase of New Plays.

9/21/2016: SAFE AT HOME gets a lovely shout-out in American Theatre magazine's "what's new and noteworthy" for the upcoming theatre season. (Also included: I fawn over playwright Aditi Brennan Kapil's upcoming productions.)

7/6/2016: American Theatre magazine announces Mixed Blood's 2016/17 season, including SAFE AT HOME.

4/14/2016: The Stage's 4-star review says GOOSEBUMPS ALIVE "nails the tone so perfectly that each gruesome story feels like a gift."

4/14/2016: The Londonist raves about the "slick as slime," "brilliantly recrafted" production of GOOSEBUMPS ALIVE. 

4/14/2016: Time Out London praises GOOSEBUMPS ALIVE's "skillfully executed" stories.

4/14/2016: Read Reuters' preview story about GOOSEBUMPS ALIVE.

3/31/2016: London's Evening Standard previews the Vaults' production of GOOSEBUMPS ALIVE.

2/10/2016: The San Diego Union Tribune's feature story on the 2016 DNA Series (in which SAFE AT HOME was developed).  Bonus: the article features an unpleasantly large and close-up picture of me.

9/15/2014: Playwright Sheri Wilner and I discuss her world premiere of KINGDOM CITY at La Jolla Playhouse on KPBS's Midday Edition.

2/14/2014: A KPBS radio piece about -- among other things -- my mom telling me to read Ayad Akhtar's plays, and how it led to us producing the world premiere of THE WHO & THE WHAT.

6/8/2013: A video of my interview with Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar at TCG's annual conference.  (Interview starts at 11:00.)

1/31/2013: A KPBS segment about Meg Miroshnik's DNA Series workshop production of THE TALL GIRLS at La Jolla Playhouse.

1/14/2013: La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, playwright Meg Miroshnik and I discuss the inaugural DNA Series on KPBS's Midday Edition.

9/1/2011: A KPBS Midday Edition interview in which I confess to a professional crush on playwright Kirsten Greenidge in advance of La Jolla Playhouse's world premiere of MILK LIKE SUGAR.