WHEN I STOPPED COUNTING by Charissa Menefee
Charissa Menefee is a poet, playwright, director, and performer. She is on the faculty of the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment at Iowa State University, where she teaches scriptwriting, dramatic literature, and performance studies. Her poetry is also forthcoming in the 2016 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine anthology. A recent finalist for the Julie Harris Playwright Award, she has had plays honored by the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s New American Playwrights Project, Pandora Festival of New Plays, and Tennessee Women’s Theatre Project. She is co-founder of Tomorrow’s Theatre Tonight, a reading and development series that introduced Arizona audiences to new plays for nine seasons, and was a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. After spending many years in the mile-high mountain town of Prescott, Arizona, she now lives in Ames, Iowa.
Rating: ***** [5 of 5 Stars!]