writing

PLAYS

THE BOTTOMING PROCESS
Two writers meet at WeWork and fall in love—or something like it. One is a famed novelist, and the other is a nobody who's mostly funny on Twitter. One is nearing middle age, and the other is flailing through their twenties. One is White, and the other is definitely Not. As they mate, date, and cohabitate, they'll grapple with issues of race, sex, power, and the model minority myth, all to find out who's really on top. Coming Up: World Premiere at IAMA Theatre Company (May 14-June 12, 2023)

After her divorce, a forty-something former teen mom returns to her childhood home after being estranged from her family for almost two decades. But with the collision of her return and her glamorously overbearing mother's 70th birthday, their family homestead soon explodes in an uproar of hidden truths and harbored secrets. With Santo Niño prayers, karaoke and chicken adobo, God Will Do The Rest exposes the complicated ways Filipino Americans grapple with their love and duty to family. Coming Up: Workshop at the Geffen Playhouse (Public Reading on December 8, 2022)

A strong-willed matriarch reminisces with her grandson on all the things their histories have taught them. This 10-minute play explores intergenerational disconnect and weighing your wars to make sure you're not fighting for nothing. Coming Up: art for human sake/Artists in Action (December 2, 2022), American Stage (May 1, 2023)

MY DOG DIED; AND OTHER CONCERNS
Nick's dog died—and life decides to bite back. Between battling grief and drowning in mourning, Nick relives growing up brown, overweight and Catholic; coming of age with a killer illness; and disorderly navigating his twenties with bipolar. But with newfound loss in his heart, he finds hidden trauma behind the memories he thought were the truth. Coming Up: Staged Reading at Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA (December 11, 2022)


TV PILOTS

PRETTY SAVAGE
Hour-Long Drama-Comedy
A white-washed transracial adoptee struggles to find her Asian identity, but when her high school’s Asian Baby Girls—girls known rebellious tendencies and killer Asian Pride—get a hold of her, everything changes. Comps: Euphoria meets Never Have I Ever

OKAY, BYE.
Half-Hour Comedy
After his dad dies, a big city Asian American millennial looking for his big break, returns to his small town and reunites with his estranged family. There he learns they need him more than ever and he’s forced to choose between following his dreams and helping to rebuild his broken family. Comps: Ramy meets Nora From Queens

MILO co-written with George Salazar
Half-Hour Comedy
A mixed-race New Yorker, is forced by his subconscious to reexamine his life, sending him down a rabbit hole of his memories to answer the question: “Why do you only date white men?” Comps: I May Destroy You meets The Flight Attendant

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SHORT FILMS

I DON'T LOVE YOU
Secrets and lies are brewing, and soon a dark truth will be served over dinner. A story about how far we’re willing to go for love told in true—and hilarious—teleserye style. 

ZOË
Zoë is her own worst enemy—and the struggle is real. A short film about the struggles of depression.