Bachelor summa cum laude, Cornell University, 1985. Master of Arts, Brown University, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1993.
Playwright National Public Radio, Boston, 1993—1994. Performer Seattle Fringe Festival, Seattle, 1990—1997. Playwright Salvage Vanguard Theatre, Seattle, New York City, 1980—2001.
Screenwriter If I Were You, Seattle, since 2001. Professor Bellevue Community College, Washington, since 2001. Evaluator National Endowment Arts, Washington, 1992.
Judge playwriting contest Clauder Competition, Boston, 1990, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Florida, since 2002.
Member of American Association of University Women (grantee 1992-1993), Dramatist Guild, Association for Theatre in Higher Education (adjudicated debut panel in literary theory 1990).
Married Joshua Hunter Thurman, September 17, 1989.