Pamela is an emerging playwright from the Midwest, who has spent the last twenty years in theatre. Her plays have been produced across the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and India. Her full-length play, Gloria Mundi, was a finalist for the Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting award, a winner of the KCACTF Full-Length Plays, and the Grand Prize Winner of the Renaissance Theatre / Theatre 166 Emerging Playwright Award. Her full-length play, Local School Board, had the honor to receive the KCACTF Region V Rosa Parks Award for 2023, an award given to a play that furthers social justice and civil rights.


She is the proud parent of two incredible human beings, as well as a member of the Dramatists Guild and Honor Roll. She currently attends Augsburg University for her MFA in Creative Writing.

Education


Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Augsburg University
Advisor: Carson Kreitzer
Currently Enrolled

Bachelors of Education
Trinity Christian College
Summa Cum Laude
Elementary & Special Education
August, 2015


Honors and Awards

  • Winner, Local School Board, Kenndey Center American College Theatre Festival Region V Rosa Parks Award (2023)
  • Winner, Words of Wonder Fellowship, The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (2023)
  • Grand Prize Winner, Gloria Mundi, Emerging Artist New Play Festival at the Renaissance Theatre/Theatre 166 (2022-2023)
  • Winner, Gloria Mundi, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (2022)
  • Finalist, Gloria Mundi, Judith Royer Excellence in Playwrighting (April, 2022)
  • Finalist, Gloria Mundi, The Loom New Works Festival (November, 2021)
  • Best Production & Design for Comedy, Senior Moments, Thornhill Theatre Festival (October, 2021)
  • Semi-finalist, Hungry, PGE Faces of America Monologue Festival (October, 2021)
  • Best Production, Barricade. Equity Library Theatre of NY (August, 2021)
  • Finalist, There’s S’more to Life. Durango Arts Center 10 Minute Play Festival (July, 2021)
  • 2nd Place, When Life Gives You Lemons, Two Hander Slam (June, 2021)
  • Finalist, Senior Moments, Fringe Black Box Theatre Festival (May, 2021)
  • Best Show, Senior Moments, Triangle Rainbow Theatre & Riant Theatre LGBTQ Short Play Festival (March, 2021)
  • Honorable Mention, Truth Be Told, Hey, Playwright! V-Minute Valentines (February, 2021)
  • Finalist, Playwright Residency, Bucharest Inside the Beltway (2021)
  • Presenter, Voices of the Year Honoree, BlogHer (2017)
  • Featured, Voices of the Year Honoree, BlogHer (2016)
  • Honorable Mention, Excellence in Blogging, National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association (2016)

Short Plays

End-of-Life Decisions (dir. Percy Thomas) – World Premiere
Produced by AmaZing Theatre as part of the Love Festival (November 2021)

Strawberry Preserves (dir. Pamela Morgan) – World Premiere
Produced by This Moment Productions as part of the Backstage Sound Stories (October 2021)

My Son Doesn’t Listen (dir. Jane Allyson) – World Premiere
Produced by Paradox Theatre Company as part of the Cocktails and Monologues Festival (October 2021)

Barricade (dir. Cristen Monsen) World Premiere
Produced by Nomad Theatre Company as part of the Equity Library Theatre of New York’s Virtual Summer Festival. Awarded Best Production (August 2021)

Puppet Therapy (dir. Padra Crisafulli) World Premiere
Created and produced by One Egg, No Batter as part of the 48-hour Theatre Festival (February 2021)

Cute Girl in the Third Row (virtual reading)
Written and performed as part of Green Buffalo Productions Quarantine Quarters (November 2021)

Silver Singles (virtual reading)
Virtual stage reading performed by Tiger’s Heart Players (August 2021)

Fancy Free (virtual reading)
Virtual stage reading performed by This Moment Productions (February 2021)
Production – dir. Pamela Morgan – Thornhill Theatre Space (February 2022)

The Battle of Wills (virtual reading)
Virtual stage reading performed by This Moment Productions (February 2021)

The Trial of Prince Charming
A ten-minute play.

  • Production – dir. Abi Turner – Reboot Festival @ Barons Court Theater
  • Production – dir. Gregory Abbott – Minnesota Shorts Festival
  • Radio Production – dir. Bob Galley – KeppelFM 91.3

Big Ben and the Juice Fast
A ten-minute play.

  • Production – dir. Aaron Ford – Re-Cover Me Project
  • Radio Production – dir. Bob Galley – KeppelFM 91.3
  • Production – dir. Alex Broun – Short + Sweet Dubai

When Life Gives You Lemons
A ten-minute play.

  • Table Reading – dir. Cady McClain – Cactus Flowers
  • Production – dir. Sheila Duane – Jersey Shore Arts Center
  • Production – dir. Matty Griffiths – Two Hander Slam
  • Production – dir. Alyssa Chandler – Nomad Theatre
  • Radio Production – dir. Bob Galley – KeppelFM 91.3
  • Production – dir. Dylan Fidler – Carrollwood Players Theatre

Santa Got Ran Over
A ten-minute play for the holidays.

  • Reading – dir. Pamela Morgan – Shiny Unicorn Productions (December, 2021)
  • Production – dir. Erick Sosa – Westchester Civic Theater

Truth Be Told
A ten-minute virtual play.

  • Reading – dir. Jenna Konyak – Geneva Theatre Guild (April, 2021)
  • Production – dir. Harold Tighe – Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop (June, 2021)
  • Production – dir. Drew Maidment – PlayZoomers (July, 2021)

Senior Moments
A One-Act virtual play. Awarded Best Show by Triangle Rainbow & Riant Theatres, a finalist for Fringe Black Box Theatre Festival.

  • Workshop – dir. Padra Crisafulli – Irvington Arts Incubator (February, 2021)
  • Production – dir. Padra Crisafulli – Thornhill Theatre Space (August, 2021)
  • Production – dir. Padra Crisafulli – Fringe Black Box Virtual Fest (May, 2021)
  • Production – dir. Jeffrey Sanzal – Theatre Three (April, 2021)
  • Production – dir. Padra Crisafulli – Triangle Rainbow Theatre LGBTQ Short Play Festival (March, 2021)

Full-Length Plays

Build-A-Play
Developed for production in middle and high school theatre programs.

  • Workshop – Bloomington Normal Homeschool Group (October, 2021)
  • Workshop – Bloom Community School (upcoming)

Gloria Mundi
Developed as part of the MFA Creative Writing program at Augsburg College, with professional mentorship. Selected as a finalist for the Loom New Works Festival, 2022.

  • Workshop – Augsburg College Summer Graduate Workshop (July, 2021)
  • Workshop – dirs. Cristin Monson & Connie Bleck – Nomad Theatre (May, 2022)
  • Workshop – dir. Ryan Shealy – Renaissance Theatre / Theatre 166 (January, 2023)
  • Fringe Production – dir. Ashleigh Feger – Nomad Theatre (August, 2022)

A Very Covid Christmas Carol
Written in response to Covid 19 and the need for virtual theatre.

  • Production – dir. Padra Crisafulli – Thornhill Theatre Space (December, 2021)
  • Production – dir. Padra Crisafulli – The Main Theatre, SOS Fest (June, 2021)
  • Production – dir. Brittania Howe – Nomad Theatre (December, 2020)
  • Production – dir. Pamela Morgan – Stray Dog Theatre (December, 2020)

A Fairy’s Tale
A British-inspired pantomime.

  • Production – dir. Pamela Morgan – Stray Dog Theatre (2015)

At Least It’s Not Raining
Written with assistance from John Madison for performance at Moraine Valley Community College.

  • Production – dir. Pamela Morgan – Upstage Players (2001)

Publications

Anthologies

Goshen, J. L., Beall, A. E., & Howe, J., Love is a Battlefield, Chicago Storytellers: From Stage to Page, Chicago Story Press, Inc., 2020.

Goshen, J. L., Beall, A. E., & Howe, J., All Kids Lie, Storytellers’ True Stories About Love: Volume 1, Chicago Story Press, Inc., 2022.

Organ, C., & Severson, J. J., Shapes in the Clouds, Here in the Middle: Stories of love, loss, and connection from the ones sandwiched in between, 220 Publishing (a division of 220 Communications), 2016.

Smock, J., & Sprenger, S., Mostly Me, So Glad They Told Me: Women get real about motherhood, HerStories Project Press, LLC., 2016

Plays

Hungry, The Best Men’s Stage Monologues, Smith & Kraus Publishers, 2022

Straight and Perfect, The Best Women’s Stage Monologues, Smith & Kraus Publishers, 2022


Professional Affiliations

Student Editor, Howling Bird Press, 2021-2022

Dramatists Guild, 2020-Present

Playwrights’ Center, 2021-Present Honor Roll, 2021-Present