2020 is looking bright!

After a busy 2019, I’m gearing up for two projects I’m extremely excited about in 2020.

The Nether at Dragon Productions

Set in the year 2025, the internet has become The Nether, a totally immersive virtual wonderland where anything goes. When a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers a dark battle over technology and human desire. Winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn PrizeThe Nether is both serpentine crime drama and haunting sci-fi thriller that explores the consequences of living out our private dreams.

Cyrano at Cutting Ball Theater

Cyrano boils with feverish passion. Cyrano’s love is the kind that scales balconies, vanquishes foes, and weakens knees. But Cyrano’s ugliness, his famed and unforgivable nose, makes a fool of our would-be romantic hero. There, that intoxicating and all too familiar ache of loving someone who doesn’t love you in return. In this striking reimagining of Cyrano, the ultimate tale of unrequited yearning, your own self-perception is all that stands between you and life’s greatest adventures.

A realistic holiday romp

I’ve spent the last few weeks mastering my 80s big hair in preparation for the holiday play for the rest of us.

Come share the holidays with Ruthie, Bill and the kids. Thirty years of holidays, that is. You’ll laugh, tear up and shudder: sometimes at the “festive” recipes, sometimes at the fashion choices you’ll never admit you also made. Through it all, Ruthie and Bill try to keep the home fires burning as the paths of their three adult children—a priest, an aspiring actress and a smooth-talking entrepreneur—twist and turn. As Woody Allen once said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”

Grab your tickets at http://cltc.org/making-god-laugh/

The Merchant of Venice - Like You've Never Seen it Before

Merchant is a tricky one, but much like The Crucible late last year it has been eerily ringing true. And, being surrounded by so many talented artists makes me beyond excited to share this piece.

Why see it?

Because more than four centuries after it was first performed, Merchant remains one of the Bard’s most compelling, ambivalent and controversial plays.

Because it’s a comedy until it’s not.

Because the word “justice” needs more than just a dictionary definition.

Because discomfort is a catalyst for conversation, especially in up-close live theater. Make sure you stick around for the after-parties on stage to hear what your fellow audience members are talking about.

Tickets and more info can be found at cltc.org!

The Crucible

Say goodbye to your pilgrim hats and buckled shoes, and say hello to Los Altos Stage Company's relevant production of The Crucible. I am beyond excited to work with Jeffrey Lo, and this talented cast as John Hale.


Arthur Miller’s seminal theatrical work was originally written as an allegory for McCarthyism cloaked in the environment of 17th Century Salem, Massachusetts. Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, The Crucible is more relevant now than ever, reminding us that while the targets may change, hysteria, fear-mongering, and scare tactics will always pose a threat to American civility and liberty.

More information here - http://losaltosstage.org/the-crucible/

Audiobooks, Audiobooks, Audiobooks!

As the year comes to an end, I'll be spending a ton of time in the studio collaborating with authors old and new. A few things I'm looking forward to:

  • The final chapter of Jessica Therrien's Children of the Gods trilogy
  • My first romance novel - Raised by Wolves by Bridget Essex
  • And, a new collaboration with Erec Stebbins! We worked on a sci-fi trilogy, Daughter of Time, last year and I'm thrilled to work with him again

On the Verge - Dragon Productions

Because I couldn't get enough of early 20th century corsets, I'll be back at the Dragon in Redwood City for On the Verge. We open October 14, and you'll be able to join us until November 6. 

Three Victorian female explorers set out on an adventure that takes them to darkest Africa, the highest Himalayas, and the newly discovered lands of Terra Incognita. “Blending Tom Stoppard's limber linguistics with the historic overview of a Thornton Wilder, Mr. Overmyer takes his audience on a mirthful safari that spins into time travel.” - The New York Times

The Awakening

I am so excited for my next collaboration with The Breadbox in the world premiere of an adaptation of The Awakening. 


“The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth.” 


Stay tuned for more updates!

And now for something completely different...

After the madcap, Looney Toons shenanigans of The Comedy of Errors at Impact Theatre, I'm heading back to the Dragon in Redwood City for a completely different kind of fare: When the Rain Stops Falling.

This play spans 75 years of family history, secrets, and sins. Each time I read it, I find something new to get excited about. Hope to see you there so you can find out why it was named "Best New Play" in 2010.

Get your tickets here!

Come Laugh with Us - Comedy of Errors at Impact Theatre

We're now three weeks in to Impact Theatre's production of The Comedy of Errors, and I am blown away each night by how much fun we have with out audience each night. It is literally a laugh a minute, and there's something for everyone - Shakespeare nerds, Star Wars fans, Looney Toons lovers, and more. Come laugh with us!

Head to impacttheatre.com to learn more!

Serpents Opens This Week

Of Serpents and Sea Spray a world premiere play by Rachel Bublitz opens this week! All the pieces are coming together for this magical piece. You can learn more about the show at www.custommade.org. See you at the theatre!

Serpents and Stories

There are two fun projects on the horizon! 

First, in the audiobook world, I'm beginning recording for The Taking by Traci Robinson this weekend. It's a little bit Game of Thrones, a little bit gothic horror, and will be available at the end of December. To learn more about the book, click here.

And in the theatre world, rehearsals begin shortly for Of Serpants and Sea Spray at Custom Made in San Francisco. I'll be playing a young girl's imaginary friend, and am happy to reunite with Ariel Craft who I collaborated with on The Oregon Trail. The show opens in January 2016 - Happy New Year!