Directors have described my plays as “meaty” or “beefy,” and I love that, because I do strive to write stories that my audience wants to chew on, to talk about.
A political science professor taught me that the words “theater” and “theory” come from the same root word for seeing things as whole and connected. A theater is where we show our theories, of people and of our world. At least, that’s why I do it.
I’m a winner of the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival and the Anna Zornio Award for Children’s Playwriting, a three-time finalist for the Heideman Award, a semi-finalist for O’Neill and a nominee for a New York Independent Theater Award. My plays have been performed on 4 continents and I've received commissions from the Lennie Pierro Memorial Arts Foundation, California Stage Company, Atom Films/Viacom and Vital Theatre Company.
Born in Philly and living in New York, I studied theater at the University of Pennsylvania, Kings College London and the Juilliard School.
My favorite colors are shades of green which are also names: Jade, Kelly, Forest, Hunter. I also like turquoise.
My one act plays are published here and here through Samuel French and here and here through Smith & Kraus, and also here through Canyon Voices Literary Magazine. My full-length play Parish Dunkeld is published through Next Stage Press.
Dramatists Guild Member.
Member of the EMG Playwriting Workshop and the Actors Studio PDW Workshop.