About Staged Reading: Wendy and the Neckbeards

Wendy, a 17 year old plus sized, body positive makeup artist with her own YouTube channel, is having her life exploded by internet trolls - represented by a Chorus of Neckbeards. Jess discovers that her long term boyfriend Chad spends his time harassing young women on the internet to "blow off steam". From here, the two stories converge in an examination of the current era of internet harassment, toxic masculinity, and the cycle of abuse towards women in America.


Reading, Theatre of NOTE, 2019

Reading, The Room at New Georges, 2018

Reading, Jimmy's 43, 2017


​Semi-Finalist, PlayPenn, 2019

Semi-Finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Playwrights Foundation, 2018

Honorable Mention, Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, 2018

Finalist, Writing Fellows Program, The Playwrights Realm, 2017

Honorable, Mention, The Relentless Award, American Playwriting Foundation, 2017


UNDERGROUND is Avenue Arts Marketplace & Theatre's staged reading company that is committed to reaching out to those that are underserved in our community and other communities, ultimately giving a voice to the voiceless through staged readings of new works. UNDERGROUND is led by Producing Artistic Director, David Lee and Company Manager, Emily Hisey and is comprised of 20 local actors that are determined to tell the stories that individuals around the world need to hear.