Projects & Publications

Audio nonfiction essay, Pageant for Providence, August 2021

Radical (in-progress, co-written with Charlie Thurston)
Clauder Competition Award, Portland Stage, RI Winner, February 2021
Reading, Huntington Theatre Company, October 2018
Anna K. (in-progress)
Premiere set in Trinity Rep’s 2020-2021 season, postponed by pandemic
Episode about the play with excerpts, The Writer’s Room, Trinity Rep’s online series, February 2021
Reading, Fiasco Theater, New York City, January 2020
Workshop, Trinity Rep, July 2019
Reading, Breaking Ground Festival, Huntington Theatre Company, December 2016
Reading, Huntington Theatre Company, September 2016
Huntington Theatre Playwriting Fellow, 2015-ongoing
Faithful Cheaters
Best New Work, Motif Theater Award, 2017
Premiere, Trinity Repertory Company, 2017
Workshop, Trinity Repertory Company, 2015
Workshop, Trinity Repertory Company, 2014
New Play Commission, Trinity Repertory Company, 2014
Reading, New Play Week, Trinity Repertory Company, 2013
Love Alone
Productions across the country (Shaker Bridge Theatre; City Theatre, etc…)
The Best Women’s Stage Monologues, published 2016
National Lambda Literary Award finalist in Drama, 2016
Reading, Women’s Project Theater, New York City, 2014
Indy Week (North Carolina) selection Best Play of 2014
Production, PlayMakers Repertory Company, 2014
IRNE Award finalist for Best New Play of 2013
Production, The University of Utah, 2013
Staged Reading, University of Virginia, 2013
Premiere, Trinity Repertory Company, 2012
Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, 2011
Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, Honorable Mention, 2011
Workshop, Trinity Repertory Company, 2011
MacDowell Colony Residency, 2010
Readings, Trinity Repertory Company, 2010

Last Wave (one-act) 
Commission, and Reading, South County Hospital, 2016

Defeat is an Orphan (one-act)
Commission, and Reading, Lifespan Hospitals, 2013

Some Things Are Private
Production, University of California, Davis, 2010
Premiere, Trinity Repertory Company, 2008
“Critic’s Pick,” The Boston Globe, 2008
Workshop, Trinity Repertory Company, 2006
Workshop, New Play Week, Trinity Repertory Company, 2006
Commission from Trinity Repertory Company, 2006
Boots on the Ground (as D. Salem Smith)
Production, Elms College, 2008
Reading, Yale University, joint production schools of Divinity and Law, 2007
Reading, Reading Across Rhode Island, 2007
Premiere, Trinity Repertory Company, 2006
Commission from Trinity Repertory Company, 2005
Her writing can be found in many publications including The Best Women’s Stage Monologues, HowlRound (January 2015, March 2015); multiple articles for The Trinity Square Magazine (Smith interviews Pamela Gien, Steven Dietz, Laura Schellhardt, James Schuette, Adam Bock, and Amy Morton); Berkeley Poetry Review; and ABC Internet News.