PROJECTS

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¡LOTERÍA: GAME ON!

2021 ReImagine Grantee

One rainy night, siblings Sam and Kris are completely consumed by their devices as their mother sets up a pillow fort and invites them to play Lotería. Her invitation is met with a resounding “NO.” When the internet goes out, Sam and Kris are outraged. Learn more...

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REMEMBER THAT TIME

Playwrights Project, 2021

Inspired by work as an arts-in-corrections provider, this play for all ages follows eleven-year-old Carol as she pursues the answer to the question, “Can we be a family?” by creating an album of make-believe memories with her father who is serving a life sentence.

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THE SECRET GARDEN

Olympia Family Theatre, 2022

This modernized reimagining of the Frances Hodgson Burnett novel tells the story of Mary, an orphaned Latinx punk rock girl from L.A. who is taken in by her uncle in the Pacific Northwest. Reluctant to adjust to her new environment, Mary eventually discovers a secret garden where flowers, friendships, and her own spirit begins to bloom.

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SKYRIDE!

Gordon Rocket, 2013

A little boy is fascinated by the skyride at the zoo. He soon discovers that he's not the only one. This picture book was written to address the interest and curiosity of those of us who only want to go to the world famous San Diego Zoo to look at the Von Roll skyride. Not saying I am one of those people, but I know a guy.

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OTHER PEOPLE'S KIDS

Playwrights Project, 2017

Commissioned by Playwrights Project in partnership with SAY San Diego and the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California, this play explores what happens when four teenagers become entangled with meth. This fictional story was created inspired by numerous interviews with San Diegans impacted by addiction.

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PASTORELA 2.0

TuYo Theatre, 2019

Commissioned by TuYo Theatre, this play tells the story of Mercado Nochebuena, a grocery store that has been putting on a community pastorela for over three decades. But times are changing. Will the people and pastorela adapt or fold under new pressure? Complete with an epic battle between Good and Evil, this is a modernized re-telling of the classic holiday pastorela.