WENDY AND THE NECKBEARDS
Wendy, a 17 year old plus sized, body positive makeup artist with her own YouTube channel, is having her life exploded by internet trolls - represented by a Chorus of Neckbeards. Jess discovers that her long term boyfriend Chad spends his time harassing young women on the internet to "blow off steam". From here, the two stories converge in an examination of the current era of internet harassment, toxic masculinity, and the cycle of abuse towards women in America.
Reading - Jimmy's 43 The Back Room (dir: Kristin McCarthy Parker) - May 2017
Developed in Mission to (dit)Mars The Propulsion Lab - Spring/Summer 2016
Finalist: The Playwrights Realm Writing Fellows Program 2017-18
Honorable Mention: The Relentless Award (American Playwriting Foundation) 2017
Honorable Mention: The Jane Chambers Playwriting Award 2018
Semi-Finalist: Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2018