How does one keep love in mind, at the forefront of everything one does? I would love to say that I have an answer to that question or better yet, that I’ve been able to do it. But I don’t. I think at best it is an intention that manifests in the little actions we […]
Writing “Living Grace”
If you had told me a year ago that I would write a play in 6 weeks I would have laughed at you. I don’t think of myself as a writer. And a play? Come on, you need mad skills for that! Well, I would have been wrong. Working with the fabulous women’s group at […]
Inspiring NEW Plays
This November the NEWvember New Plays Festival (which I co-produce) is celebrating its 5th year! Wow! In that time we’ve read thousands of plays and will be presenting our 30th new play reading this weekend (November 5-8). It is remarkable how much work goes into one weekend. Early in the year we go over the […]
Reading of LIVING GRACE
I was so excited to have my new play read as part of The Puzzle, a theatre festival at the historic Marble Church! This was the very first public reading and we were able to workshop the piece with actors during the lead up. The play was written from 13 interviews that I conducted over […]
Inside Danny’s Box – reading at Ireland House
June 11 at Glucksman Ireland House – we had a great time! Brian Reager directed, with Paul Nugent as Danny, Orlagh Cassidy, David Gale, Matthew Golden and Kevin Marron.
Inside Danny’s Box by Derek Murphy – 2nd reading
Thrilled to be part of a second reading at the cell of Derek Murphy‘s Inside Danny’s Box, with an updated script and cast. What a great audience too!! Director: Brian Reager Cast: Paul Nugent, Orlagh Cassidy, Matt Golden, Philip Callen, Kevin Marron and me – with a special thanks to Catherine Pharrell who read in […]
Reading of Inside Danny’s Box – Mon Feb 2
Looking forward to the reading of Derek Murphy’s Inside Danny’s Box at the cell on Monday, February 2nd at 8pm. Fun show, great cast and fab director!
The Puzzle @ Marble 2014
Had a blast playing Leila (the mamma) in Stinky Bird by Seth Freeman.
3rd Annual NEWvember New Plays Festival
Thursday, Nov. 7th @ 8PM THE PARK BENCH HERO Ulysses, a burnt-out Civil War re-enactor and supposed descendent of Ulysses S. Grant, is living on a park bench after getting kicked out of his girlfriend’s apartment. When a strange young boy shows up asking him how to be a soldier, Ulysses sees an opportunity to […]
The Long Wet Grass * Artists Without Walls * The Cell
McGowan is faced with a very personal ethical dilemma in this short play based on The Long Wet Grass story from the collection As Close As You’ll Ever Be. A staged reading of a new ten minute play ‘The Long Wet Grass’ written by Seamus Scanlon and starring Paul Nugent and Anna Nugent and directed […]