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GRACA award

Olivia has won a 5K grant to do research for her thesis feature screenplay, "Golden Age", in New Orleans, LA on a series of trips in the Summer of 2022. 


4th Mondays Reading Series

Olivia and essayist Kaleena Madruga are co-curating a monthly reading series featuring Chicago poets, fiction writers, screenwriters, playwrights, memorists, and essayists. 


Teaching in The DePaul School of Cinematic Arts

Olivia will be teaching in the Cinematic Arts Department Fall 2022 with DePaul University. She will be teaching Directing as well as Foundations of Cinema.


the 2020 kilroy's list

Olivia's play "Diary of An Erotic Life" was selected for a virtual staged reading at the 2020 National New Play Conference. For more information on the NNPN, click here

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