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Playwright & Screenwriter

current and recent projects


Note: “Kill Mascots” image used with permission by Section 35/Justin Louis, for concept discussion purposes only.

Note: “Kill Mascots” image used with permission by Section 35/Justin Louis, for concept discussion purposes only.

The Skins Game

Screenplay, feature

LOGLINE

After meeting in jail in Vancouver, B.C. two Indigenous men embark on a cross border road trip to New Mexico. The journey turns into a mission to fight the insidious racism perpetrated against their culture, starting with that damned Redskins mascot.

For a complete list of recent achievements in festivals, competitions, and labs go HERE


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Boundary Bay

One-hour
SERIES for television


LOGLINE

1858: An indigenous tribe battles violent settlers at the U.S.-Canadian border. Meanwhile, in 2018, the tribe's descendants attempt to defend the same land from a nefarious corporation.

For more information on this project go HERE


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So Damn Proud

Stageplay, full-length

PLAY SYNOPSIS

Switching from key moments in two sibling’s life—utilizing a mix of mystery, drama, humor, and contemporary + traditional Coast Salish inspired dance—SDP weaves a unique tale of a mixed-race North American family.

For more information on the play’s development go HERE


Hole in the Donut

ONE-HOUR
PREMIUM CABLE PILOT

LOGLINE

This hour-long dramedy—a comedic twist on the all-too-often somber addiction narrative—follows two hipster-New Yorker alcoholics as they crash-land into AA and into the arms of a famous actor, who’s secretly shooting up again.

  • PAGE Awards competition, second round.

  • Draft in progress


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Phenom

One-hour
Network Television Pilot

LOGLINE

A sports-drama. A female teen-athlete who cracks the male varsity baseball team, has a secret crush on the team’s shortstop, destined for the major leagues. The two hold more secrets that challenge the status quo of their conservative student body and hometown.

  • Draft in progress

  • Workshopped with fellow screenwriters from Stowe Story Lab


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The Traveler

stageplay

PLAY SYNOPSIS

A wandering Native American in Australia finds the love of his life in the Aboriginal bartender—she has no choice, she must roofy him.

  • Draft in progress


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Green-ish

Webseries pilot 

LOGLINE

A ruthless socialite forms an environmental activist group of oddballs to get back at her conservative mayor ex-husband.

  • Roles: Executive Producer, Co-Writer, Actor

  • Eight-minute Pilot awarded funding via Canadian telecommunications company Telus’ Storyhive Competition [click to watch], Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Premiered.


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You Move On

STAGEPLAY
COMMISSIONED ONE-ACT PLAY

PLAY SYNOPSIS

Raised on the Reserve next to a high-profile campus, two cousins’ lifelong friendship is tested when one of them begins to excel as a student at the university, while the other stays at home to raise her kid.

  • UBC Players Club commission for University of British Columbia's 100th Anniversary.

  • Created for and dedicated to the Musqueam Nation where UBC exists.


All My Relationships

radio play
Commissioned one-act

Spirit Song Theatre commission, a comedy. Performed by actors at Native Education College, 2017; broadcast as a radio-play on Aboriginal radio throughout Canada.


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Pebbles

SCREENPLAY, SHORt

LOGLINE

A man, a woman, and her dog. The three tell a dark and surprising tale about the lives of our neighbors.

  • “An intriguing story. So much creepiness...” —Cinequest

  • Hot Shot Shorts 2015, Vancouver, Long-listed. Available.


speculative scripts written for competitions
available upon request

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The Americans

Homeland

Modern Family

Silicon Valley


Education

Master of Fine Arts
University of British Columbia
Joint MFA Creative Writing & Theatre

MFA AWARDS
Cordula and Gunter Paetzold Fellowship
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship
Faculty of Arts Graduate Award 

Bachelor of Arts
Fairhaven College | Western Washington University
Cultural Diversity and the Dramatic Arts

Additional practice

HB Studios
New York City
Playwriting: Julie McKee

ACT Theatre
Seattle
Playwriting: Stephanie Timm

Upright Citizens Brigade
New York City
Sketch and Improv

New School University
New York City
Stand-up Comedy