Claire’s house burns down in a California wildfire, setting off a series of events that forces her to face parts of her life that she has been denying for too long, including her husband’s infidelity and her mother’s mental illness. A contemporary, small-cast comedic drama, Controlled Burn is a play about dying and living and how we find our way through both.

Development History:

World Premiere, MonoMyth Theatre, Seattle, WA, December 2016, dir. Cady Smola.


Workshop and reading, TheaterWorks, Peoria, Arizona, 2015 

Finalist, OC-Centric New Play Festival, 2015;


Workshop and reading, Missoula Writer's Colony, 2014. 


The show ran December 1st-10th, 2016 at the Slate theatre.