WRITING

“We are born to be tragic in our fate
lyric in our feelings, 
but comic in our behavior.”
– George Santayana

SELECT WRITING HISTORY

 

PLAYS 

Trich (2015, full-length)
Workshop production for University of Iowa ’s New Play Festival; directed by Mario El Caponi Mendoza

Family Dinner (2015, full-length)
Received a Workshop Production for University of Iowa’s Gallery Series
Received Kennedy Center’s The Paul Stephen Lim Asian American Playwriting Award
Quarter-finalist for Road Theater Company’s Summer Playwrights Festival
Published Thesis for University of Iowa Press 2015

Life of the Experiment\(2014, full-length)
Received a workshop production at Iowa New Play Festival directed by David Freeman

Monopoly (2014, full-length)
Received a student production for University of Iowa’s Gallery series; directed by Ashley Pettit

Koreans Eat Dog (2013; full-length)
Received a reading at University of Iowa’s New Play Festival; directed by Tlaloc Rivas

Trucks and Wings (2011 ; short)
Received a workshop production for Cynics’ Theater: Night of Spring Deflowering University of California, Santa Barbara.

Love First/ Love Hurts (2011 ; short)
Received a workshop production for Anti-Valentine’s Day: 10 Minute Play Festival University of California, Santa Barbara

SKETCH COMEDY

Written sketches for iO West’s Sunday Sketch Show
Written and performed sketch comedy for LA’s Scripted Comedy Festival in 2016

TV

Pilot: Internet Famous
When Beth loses her job and her home because of an old internet viral video from childhood resurfaces and reinvents itself, she must move back into the very home of the parents who destroyed her life to begin with. Internet Famous received a staged reading in Los Angeles at iO West as part of “On Its Feet” Reading Series.

AWARDS

Diversity Scholarship (Improv Space, 2017)
The Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award (Kennedy Center, 2015)
IRAM Scholarship (University of Iowa, 2014)
Richard Maibaum Playwriting Award (University of Iowa, 2013)
Iowa Arts Fellowship (University of Iowa, 2012)
Dorothy & Sherrill C. Corwin Award (U.C. Santa Barbara, 2011)
Robert Potter Playwriting Award (U.C. Santa Barbara, 2011)
Spirit Award (U.C. Santa Barbara, 2011)

writing samples available upon request.