Writing

My theatrical work has been produced at Edinburgh Fringe, Company of Angels, ISC, MeetCute LA, and We the People Theater Action. My essays and poetry have been published by LAist, University of Texas Press, The Armenian Weekly, Hyebred Mag, and Kooyrigs.

Theatrical

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White People Do Not Know How to Behave at Entertainments Designed for Ladies & Gentlemen of Colour

Devised Two Act Play (80 Min)

 

An eternal rhapsody for the Black American Griot exploring the past, present, and future of the Black American performer in a series of vignettes.

Produced in workshop at Independent Shakespeare Co. (Fall 2022)
 

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Number 12 Looks Just Like the Sunken Place

Short One Act (10 Min)

In a not so distant future, the "system" gives Black women anything their heart desires, except freedom.

 

Produced at Edinburgh Fringe (Summer 2018) & Sacred Fools' We The People (Winter 2018 /Winter 2020)
 

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Coriola

Short One Act (15 Min)

Inspired by Shakespeare's Coriolanus, A newly elected Los Angeles Councilmember is caught between her younger idealism and the realities of government.

 

Produced Virtually at Together LA Festival (Fall 2020)
 

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Win Win

Duologue (10 Min)

 

In an age of trendy dispensaries and mass incarceration, two men share their relationship with Marijuana.

Produced at MeetCute LA (Winter 2020) & Sacred Fools' We The People (Summer 2018)

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Orange Juice (or Rest In Power Latasha Harlins)

Short One Act (5 Min)

 

As Los Angeles mirrors an uprising that took place nearly three decades before, so does an encounter between a young protester and shop owner in a K-Town convenience store

 

Produced Virtually at Company of Angels' What's Going On? (Summer 2020) 

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Don't Tread On Black Mamba

Short One Act (10 Min)

 

Angelenos of various backgrounds discuss the legacy of Kobe Bryant on a southbound #83 bus in the wake of unspeakable tragedy.

 

Produced at Sacred Fools' We The People (Winter 2020) 

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Latent Rapists

Short One Act (10 Min)

 

Angie grapples with the decision to confront her rapist and what that means for the tight knit Black community at her PWI.

 

Produced at Sacred Fools' We The People (Fall 2018) 

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Basic

Short One Act (10 Min)

 

When Toya secures her dream job, tensions mount with her college roommate.

 

Produced at Sacred Fools' We The People (Winter 2018) 

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They Know Not What They Do

Short One Act (10 Min)

While on break from college, Apphia questions her faith in Christ (and her mother) while grappling with a dark family secret.

 

Produced at Sacred Fools' We The People (Spring 2019) 

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The Bright Side

Short One Act (10 Min)

Two friends confront their disparate realities in the midst of a global pandemic and social justice movement.

 

Produced Virtually at Sacred Fools' We The People (Summer 2020)
 

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How Many Drinks Does It Take (to dismantle systemic white supremacy)?

Short One Act (10 Min)

 

When Wes goes back to Sonny's place after a night of drinking, he gets more than he bargained for.

 

Produced at Sacred Fools' We The People (Fall 2018) 

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Resignation

Short One Act (10 Min)

A progressive "extremist" group grapples with a scandal within their organization.

 

Produced at Sacred Fools' We The People (Winter 2019) 

 

Literary

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Perspectives on Artsakh from a Black Armenian Angeleno

Published by LAist and University of Texas Press

Personal essay written for LAist that received an overwhelming response from the Armenian and Los Angeles community. I wrote about my family history, identity, intersectional activism, and the 2020 crisis in Artsakh.

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Lessons From Nvart: Beyond Genocide Recognition

Published by Armenian Weekly

Personal essay published on April 24th (the day we commemorate the Armenian Genocide) in which I explore what President Biden's formal recognition means and why we must demand reparations within the frame of a requiem for my late Grandtatik Nvart.
 

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To Be A Black Armenian Woman

Published by Kooyrigs

Personal essay about being a Black Armenian woman, generational trauma, and why Armenians must advocate for Black Lives.

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Paikar Paikar Minchev Verch

Published by Kooyrigs as part of their forthcoming poetry book Looys: Voices of Resistance in Verse.

A defiant poem of resistance and hope in honor of the ancestors lost to genocide.

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if we back each other up we can (re)turn mountains

Published by HyeBred Magazine in Issue #11 Proverbs.

Poem that is a meditation on the Armenian community's insularity.