As a playwright, Haley is interested in making theatre you can feel with your whole body. With a wide range of inspirations including music videos, children's movies, consumerism, sitcoms from the 1960s, dance, Grimm fairytales, and playwrights from Sarah Ruhl to Sarah Kane, her writing is highly theatrical, and attacks adult issues using 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, 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’ll be developing new plays and working with industry professionals under the tutelage of Playwright-in-Residence Jonathan Norton through fall of this year.
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)
Publicity photos from a reading at Southern Methodist University's 2017 New Visions New Voices Festival
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), and Southern Methodist University Student Theatre's DAMN!sels short play festival (Spring 2015).
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).
Additional PRODUCED SHORT PLAYS
Meet Cute CAMP DEATH LIVE!, Camp Death Productions, dir. Nick Haley April 2018
Thirsty Thursday at Wild Detectives, House Party Theatre, dir. Ryan Lescalleet March 2017
ONE MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL
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