I like to eat pies (plural).
I am a Los Angeles-based comedy writer and performer. During my undergraduate studies at UC Santa Barbara, I co-wrote, co-produced, and starred in a short film, Mustache Maria, which went on to receive the Audience Choice Award at Reel Loud Film Festival and premiered at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival. Later, I wrote and produced several short-play festivals with peers and theater friends. My experience writing for the stage inspired me to attend and earn an MFA in playwriting from the University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop, where I wrote Koreans Eat Dog, Life of the Experiment, Monopoly, Family Dinner, and Trich. Recently, my play Grace and Janette Like White Guys was listed as a finalist for Seven Devil’s Playwright Conference. In addition to all this writing, I am a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship, the Richard Maibaum Playwriting Award, and the Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award from Kennedy Center.
After graduating from Iowa Playwrights Workshop, I went on to study improv comedy at iO West and Second City, as well as an improvisational theater with Aretha Sills at Sills/Spolin Theater Works. I have performed at Green Gravel Comedy Festival, Laugh Riot Grrrl Festival, and written sketch comedy for LA Scripted Comedy Festival. I’m also the recipient of the Diversity Scholarship at The Improv Space where I explore my mad skills in sketch comedy and improv.
I have written sketch comedy for shows Sunday Sketch Show (iO West), LA’s topical news sketch show Top Story! Weekly (ACME Comedy Theater), written for sketch team Thunderdog (Pack Theater), and currently write for house sketch team Gutter at the Pack Theater. My work has been featured on ComedyCake, Funny or Die, and WhoHaHa. You can catch me telling stories about my life at open mics all over LA or listen to the playwriting podcast Beckett’s Babies that I co-host with my pal Sam Collier.
Did I mention that I love to eat pies?
BA: UC Santa Barbara MFA: Iowa Playwrights Workshop