Something Wicked

NBC is developing Something Wicked, a multi-camera comedy starring June Diane Raphael and written and executive produced by Raphael and Alena Smith. A comedy with a Bewitched-type premise, and an homage to TV sitcom classics, Something Wicked examines the condition of modern womanhood and how even with witchcraft, balancing everything is impossible. Deadline, March 6, 2024.

The Lacy Project: Production
Her mother’s photographs turned Lacy into an icon of childhood innocence and beauty. Now, Lacy can’t grow up. The Lacy Project  (2004) will receive its 20th anniversary production. Directed by Clara Zucker @ The Understudy in Chicago. March 14-16, 2024.

The Anachronistic Turn: Historical Fiction, Drama, Film and Television
Literature professor Stephanie Russo’s new book on the style and impact of Dickinson is now out from Routledge. December 2023.

Tell It Slant Award
The Emily Dickinson Museum  honored Alena Smith with the Tell It Slant Award for her service to the museum and the legacy of Emily Dickinson. September 2023.