As a playwright, Haley is interested in making theatre you can feel with your whole body. Finding inspiration in music videos, children's movies, consumerism, 1960s sitcoms, dance, and Grimm fairytales, the result is highly theatrical writing that navigates the ugliest parts of adulthood with childlike devices and tenderness. Her work has been produced across Dallas at multiple festivals such as House Party Theatre's GRAND SLAM!, and THIRSTY THURSDAY festivals, Imprint Theatreworks First Impressions Festival, Sundance Collaborative Theatre’s Short Works Festival, and in a variety of venues including bars, backyards, theaters, and the Dallas Museum of Art.
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Haley is part of the Dallas Theater Center’s emerging writers group, the Dallas Playwrights Workshop! She’s developing a new full-length work under the tutelage of Playwright-in-Residence Jonathan Norton through fall of this year.
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JP, 6, is scared. Samantha Louise, 8, writes stories that are “inappropriate.” The same could be said of teachers Miss Charlene and Mr. Boris making out at lunch, or of Samantha Louise’s always-gone Mother, or of JP’s Dad scaring his son with talk of taxes and disease. Nothing's working, but everyone’s trying their best; maybe there’s love in there somewhere.
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Staged readings at Southern Methodist University's New Visions, New Voices Festival (Spring 2017) and the Imprint Theatreworks First Impressions Festival (Spring 2018). Workshop production at Imprint Theatreworks First Impressions Mainstage Festival (Summer 2019)
Posters/playwright’s note from publicity materials for Southern Methodist University's 2017 New Visions New Voices Festival, photos from Imprint TheatreWorks First Impressions festival and Mainstage Festival workshop production (by Kris Ikejiri)
ON STAYING INDOORS
The sky has turned orange, and it's probably the end of the world, but a married couple sits comfortably on their front porch talking about the weather, carrying on as usual. MR. has a mysterious box his wife can't touch. MRS. is reading the subtext of the newspaper. It's all a little unsettling. What is bravery, and how do we express love, in the face of (probable) doom? Run time approximately twenty minutes.
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Productions at DAMN!sels (SMUST production, 2015), House Party Theatre's GRAND SLAM! Festival (2015), and Sundown Collaborative Theatre's Short Works Festival (2018)
Photos from previous productions at House Party Theatre's GRAND SLAM! Festival (Summer 2015, by Scott McDaniel), Southern Methodist University Student Theatre's “DAMN!sels” short play festival (Spring 2015), and Sundown Collaborative Theatre’s Short Works Festival (2018)
BREACH, A PODCAST FROM SPOKE MEDIA AND CARBONITE
Haley co-wrote the first episode of Spoke Media’s second season of BREACH, a podcast breaking down the need-to-knows and what-nexts of major data breaches. The episode is out now, and available to stream on any of your favorite podcast-streaming services!
AT ETERNITY'S GATE
Haley wrote the libretto for a short opera, performed as part of the NEW MUSIC FOR STAGE festival at Southern Methodist University (Spring 2017).
PRODUCED SHORT PLAYS
Meet Cute Sundown Collaborative Theatre, dir. Christopher Aundre Dawson August 2019
CAMP DEATH LIVE!, Camp Death Productions, dir. Nick Haley April 2018
Thirsty Thursday at Wild Detectives, House Party Theatre, dir. Ryan Lescalleet March 2017
Contract(or) Geva Theatre Center Fielding Stage October 2019
ONE MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL
I CAN DIAGNOSE MY ANGER THO Kitchen Dog Theater/SMU Bob Hope, dir. Stefany Cambra August 2019
Roar Kitchen Dog Theater/SMU Bob Hope, dir. Jake Nice August 2018
Hurt Kitchen Dog Theater/SMU Bob Hope, dir. Clay Wheeler August 2018
HOUSE PARTY THEATRE
ANXIETY IS NASTY, OK? LG Taps/Women Galore at Wild Detectives, dir. Sarah Hamilton May 2017
Conversation Hearts, Inc. Thirsty Thursday at Wild Detectives, dir. Ryan Lescalleet February 2017
Plot Device Dallas Museum of Art, dir. Sarah Hamilton January 2017
COMPENSATION Women Galore at Wild Detectives, dir. Kristen Kelso May 2016
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
Hands SMU Post-Election Responses (self-directed) November 2016
BINGBANGBOOMVROOM SMU Solo Performance Showcase (self-directed) December 2015