The making of ‘Uggs for Gaza’

When I was nineteen and a theater student, I ushered for a play starring Morgan Freeman. Cheeky, I told Freeman I was a fan, and after graciously thanking me, he asked, “What do you want to be when you grow […]


Mommy Yoda

I was forty-one years old when I had my son, and I had no idea how to be a mother. During those first weeks, I felt like I was on an Outward Bound expedition, dropped into the wilderness without food […]


Casual encounters with creativity

I went back to work when my baby was six weeks old. I had a book to adapt and a play to revise and eventually, a director’s notes to incorporate on a screenplay I’d written two years earlier. I had […]


How I got here

I moved to Los Angeles because of a vision. I had been living in New York, making a fairly decent life in the theater. Which means, I was doing well but not earning enough money to live on. I had […]