NEW YORK CITY, July 3rd, upcoming table read at the Dramatists Guild, my play Five Days, Four Nights, was selected for "Athena Reads," by the Athena Theatre, a longstanding theatre that focuses on developing and presenting new plays.
SISTERS, OREGON: August 19, 2018, Silent Echo Theatre Company stages the first public reading of my newest full length drama, Five Days and Four Nights. This emotionally charged play was formerly called Mozambique, but I finally made the decision to go with this title. Loved the comments.
STAMFORD, CT, February, 2018: I'm in talks with a wonderful director/producer who wants to stage my full length drama, Mozambique. More on this exciting development soon.
NORWALK, CT, December, 2017, Staged a reading of my new full length drama, Mozambique, with some wonderful actors, Joanna Keylock, Stephanie Hazard, Larry Reina, and T. Sean Mayer in the four emotional roles, directed by the great Melody James. The audience loved it. There were even tears. And comments like: "powerful," "searing," and a "fabulous interweaving of character, trauma, time, and place."
NORWALK, CT, May, 2017: My 12 minute dystopian drama, "The Basement of Everything You Need," was in the Theatre Artists Workshop spring fundraiser, the 2017 Playwrights Festival. The play, about a married couple who find themselves in "paradise" with no way out, was part of an evening of eight short original works by my colleagues at TAW—comedy, drama, mystery and fantasy, to raise funds for our non-profit workshop. My piece, I think, reflects the unfortunate Zeitgeist of our times. Two brilliant TAW actors, Allan Zeller and Stephanie Hazard, played Jodi and Peter, a long married couple playing out a deadly psychological game with each other. They both may be going mad in response to their circumstances. Allan and I directed the piece. First time directing. Yes!
NEW YORK CITY, August 1, 2016, The Lambs Club, 3 West 51st: My full length drama, "The Angel of Forgetting," had a beautiful public reading in the March Forth Summer Reading Salon, with a talkback by moderated by dramaturg Eric Webb. This was the first time a play of mine was presented for regular people (as opposed to actors, writers and other theatre people). The feedback ("a tapestry," "multilayered," "fascinating") was awesome. I also got great ideas for the next draft.
COLOGNE, GERMANY, STAMFORD, CT, and LOS ANGELES, CA, August, 2016: Writing partner Christopher Carlson and I are commissioned to write a film adapting my novel, "A Reasonable Madness" for the German film producer, Network Movie, and German public television broadcaster, ZDF. Screen-sharing software (Connecticut to LA) is amazing!
STAMFORD, CT I conducted a "Write to Heal" workshop March 13, 2-4, Dew Yoga, 123 High Ridge Road. To register: www.dewyoga.net
SISTERS, OR - My one-act comedy, "You Should Take a Lover" was performed February 5-6, 2016 at the Silent Echo Theatre as part of the 2016 "Now You're Talking" festival.
ST. LOUIS, MO - The reviews are in: Ladue News: "There You Are" is "delightful and poignant, with a real sense of romance." Click here for the full review.
ST. LOUIS, MO, July 24 - August 2, 2015, My one-act drama, "There You Are," debuted at the St. Louis Actor's Studio Neil Labute New Theatre Festival. Gaslight Theatre.
NEW YORK CITY, April, 2015 - My full-length drama, "The Angel of Forgetting," had an enthusiastic reading at the Lark Theatre on 43rd Street. The actors, especially Wendy Lesniak, Judith Hawking, Rufus Collins, and Kimberly Wilson, were brilliant.
NORWALK, CT - May 2015 - My one act comedy, "You Should Take a Lover," opens the 2015 TAW Spring Benefit. Wendy Lesniak and Carolyn Marble were hilarious.
NORWALK, CT - October, 2014 - I joined Theatre Artists Workshop, Norwalk, CT, My one act drama, "The Four Seasons," was produced as part of the 2013 spring benefit.