Q: As I understand it, you took to theatre even before high school. Many kids in Orange County fall in love with theatre, many grow up wanting to act, some think about directing, but relatively few think about playwriting. Was there a particular incident or event that led you to become a playwright? A: When I was much younger I absolutely believed myself to be a performer—probably because I was landing those dream roles of Oz Munchkin number 12 and Daddy Warbucks’ third maid.
Q: You have acted a little here and there; did acting precede playwriting for you? When did you first realize you wanted to become a playwright? A: I learned that I wanted to write plays because of my obsession with Hamlet. Shakespeare, to me, is the ultimate playwright; I’ve seen too many productions of Hamlet to count. I collect them. When I saw Hamlet at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2010 (a production directed by Bill Rauch and starring Dan Donohue), I knew that play
Q: Theatrically speaking, you are a "triple threat" of a particularly intriguing kind: in addition to being a playwright, you are also a professional costumer, and an accomplished vocalist. Which passion came first, and how did you decide to become a playwright? A: Writing, music, and fiber arts have always been a part of my life. I sang solos and played in a youth orchestra as a child, taught myself to sew, crochet, quilt, and knit, and wrote songs, stories, poems and plays.