Bachelor in International Relations, Stanford University, 1983. Juris Doctor, Stanford University, 1986. Master of Fine Arts in Museum Theatre Writing, New York University, New York City, 1997.
Law clerk Washington State Supreme Court, Olympia, 1986-1987. Associate Foster, Pepper & Shefelman, Seattle, 1987-1989. Arts and entertaiment attorney Hendricks & Lewis, 1989-1991.
Acting artistic director Seattle Public Theater, 1994-1995, producing artistic director, since 1997. Freelance playwright and theater director Seattle, since 1992.
Playwriting and music-theatre bookwriter, lyricist: (with composer Suzanne Grant) Whadda 'Bout My Legal Rights?, 1989. (with composer Todd Moeller) Waiter, There's a Slug in My Latte, 1990-1993, 95. (with composer David Nafissian, co-writer Hanna Eady) Abraham's Land, 1992, 95, 99, The China Heart, 1992, 93.
(with composer Edd Key) Rivercide, P.I., 1993-1994, The One Hundredth Eye, 1994, 96. (with composer Michael Wartofsky) Falling Leaves, 1998, The Big Cigar, 1999. Playwriting translator/adaptor: The Misanthrope (Moliere), 1996, 99, The Story of the Abcess Tooth (Osvaldo Dragun), 1996.
Member Washington Lawyers for the Arts (board directors 1990-1993), Northwest Playwrights Guild (board directors 1988-1990).
Married Gary Kaitz Marshall, August 25, 1985 (divorced January 1998).