Vanda, an Edward Albee Fellow, and National Lambda Literary Award Finalist was profiled in The Dramatists’ cover story, “50 To Watch.” Her play, PATIENT HM, recently won The Pride Film and Stage 2011 Women’s Work Contest. This same play was also a finalist in the Eugene O’Neill Playwriting Conference, the TRU Voices Series and the Seven Devils Conference. Original Works published her play, VILE AFFECTIONS in 2008 after a sold-out run at the International Fringe Festival. This play, now in its second edition, can be found in hard copy at amazon.com, in digital copy at Google Books and at Kindle. Another play, Why’d Ya Make Me Wear This, Joe? won Celebration Theater’s New Play Contest and was a winner in the Ashland New Plays series; it was also a finalist in the Reva Shriner, the Panowski, Play Labs, the O’Neill Conference, and the Cherry Lane Alternative Mentor Program. Vanda’s non-fiction story was published in Prairie Schooner, Sum, ’11. She is a member of The League of Professional Theatre Women, Emerging Artists Theater, The Continuum @ The Players Club and the Dramatists’ Guild. She is an Associate Professor at Metropolitan College of New York.
She is currently working on a novel, entitled JULIANA, that follows two female couples and one male couple from 1940 into the 1990’s.