PROFESSIONAL PLAYWRITING EXPERIENCE
Member: DRAMATISTS GUILD INC.
A Going Concern (Brooklyn) Drama, 85 Minutes, 2F, 2M
A basement level grocery store in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn shortly after the events surrounding the death of a child and the stabbing of an Orthodox Jewish man in 1991. The riots that followed are more than The Orthodox Jewish couple who own the store can endure and they are now packing up and preparing to leave. Before they go, they receive a visit from the Korean woman, Soon-Lee Kim who is to be the new owner. They also meet an African American businessman named Henry. Act II takes place a year later. Soon-Lee has apparently shot and killed a man who tried to rob her. Soon is visited by Henry, who turns out to be the brother of the victim in the shooting. What follows is a cat and mouse game between the two as racial differences and misunderstandings become the basis for hatred and the lust for revenge.
Production History New Play
Gargoyles Comedy/Drama, 90 Minutes, 3F, 2M
A full-length play in which five people come together on the remote “Island of Unlimited Potential” where they will be subjected to a rigorous program of self-improvement by the resident self-help for success Guru, Marty Martinson. All will find themselves connected by this mysterious place where collective dreaming is common and wish fulfillment is not just a dream.
Semi-Finalist, Centre Stage New Play Festival, SC 2009
Staged Reading- Icarus Theatre Ensemble, Ithaca, NY, 2007
The Medicine Show (A Play With Music) Drama, 95 Minutes, 1F, 5M, 5Musicians
Dr. Elmer Boggs and his traveling medicine show caravan weave their way through the early twentieth century Midwest selling snake oil and flimflam to the locals while his young daughter, deformed by a birthmark on her face, serves as the central attraction and recipient of a miraculous transformation during each show. An updating and refashioning of the famous tale, The Birthmark, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, exploring themes of beauty, desire and betrayal.
The NYC International Fringe Festival 2007
Home Instruction Drama, 90 Minutes, 1F, 2M
In a time of adolescent unrest, when school personnel are faced with random acts
of violence and an impending sense of fear both for and of the student body, this play takes a personal look at the student/teacher relationship. A month away from his sixteenth birthday, when his mother can legally sign him out of school, ELI is kicked out for his risk-taking and violent behavior. To fulfill his legal requirements and to avoid being sent back to juvenile detention, ELI is banished to the local library where he has to do time with CABIROY, his home instructor. Ghosts from CABIROY’S past and an angry temper challenge him as he fights for self-control and discovers a way into this troubled boy’s mind by sharing with him some of the troubles in his own.
Staged Reading – Vital Theatre Company, NYC, 2002
StagedReading- Circle East Theatre Company, NYC, 2001
When Words Fail… Romantic Fantasy, 90 Minutes, 1F, 1M principles and 6 actors playing multiple roles
Chosen to be a part of the NYC INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL and produced Off-Off-Broadway at the JOHN HOUSEMAN STUDIO THEATRE, this is an experimental piece developed with an ensemble of actors through a workshop process.
Originally conceived as an extended one-act, this piece has now been developed into a completed full-length play and is featured in a newly published anthology, PLAYS AND PLAYWRIGHTS FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM, edited by Martin Denton.
The Ilium Theatre Festival,Ithaca,NY, 2002
John Houseman Studio Theatre, NYC, 1999
The NYC International Fringe Festival, 1998
The Present Company, NYC, 1997
Jesus Saves Drama, 110 Minutes, 1F, 5M
Hank Barnett is a used car salesman in a small town somewhere in the Northeastern part of the U.S. When his business sags, his only salesman, Billy and he desperately look for a way to sell cars. A visit from a pencil selling prophet, the Believer, gives Barnett an idea. He decides to play the controversy angle and sell his cars with the slogan, “JESUS SAVES AND SO CAN YOU.” The free publicity he expects does occur, but he gets more than he bargains for when a powerful local priest, Father Randall Dryer decides to fight back.
Reading– Pacific Resident Theatre Company,Venice,CA, 2008
Staged Reading – Expanded Arts, NYC, 1998
When You’re Dead, You’re Dead Comedy, 110 Minutes, 1F, 2M principles and 4 actors playing multiple roles
A full-length comedy that follows the possible
last days of Oliver Reese, a compulsive gambler with more than a few loose ends
to tie up in his life. When he wakes up in a hospital room, the very fact of his existence is questioned by the hospital staff. What starts out as an argument about life or death becomes a journey into the nature of his soul.This is a play about second chances and redemption and about what can happen when you push your luck with both.
StagedReading- Icarus Theatre Ensemble,Ithaca,NY2003
The Words Upon The Window-Pane Adapt. From Yeats, Drama, 30 Minutes, 7F, 3M
The Blessing Drama, 15 Minutes, 1F, 2M
RutgersU.Play Festival, New Brunswick, NJ2008
The Catcher In Bed-Stuy Drama, 20 Minutes, 1F, 2M
Howling Moon Cab Theatre Co., NYC, 2006
Between You and Me Comedy, 10 Minutes, 2M
Finalist, Curan Rep’s Notes From the Underground Festival, NYC, 2011
Jack and Jill in Christmastown Comedy, 10 Minutes, 1F, 1M
Endtimes Productions, NYC, 2010
**Short Play Lab, Blackbird Studio, NYC 2010
Bicycle Boy Comedy 10 Minutes, 2M
RutgersU.Play Festival, New Brunswick, NJ2009
Rain Drama, 10 Minutes, 1F, 1M
RutgersU.Play Festival, New Brunswick, NJ2008
An Otherwise Empty Room Comedy/Drama, 10 Minutes1F, 1M
Expanded Arts, NYC, 1999
ONE-ACT PLAY COLLECTIONS
In Five Boroughs – A Collection of Plays about NYC Comedy/Drama, Five One-Acts, 100 Minutes, Multiple roles
Expanded Arts, NYC, 1999
StagedReading- Win Atkins Theatre Project,Hoboken,NJ, 1996
StagedReading- Joseph Papp Public Theatre, NYC, 1995
The On Being Series Comedy/Drama, Three One-Acts, 90 Minutes, Multiple roles
Home For Contemporary Theatre, NYC, 1990 (HERE)
Beauty And Sin (The Hawthorne Plays) Adapt. Short Stories From Hawthorne, Drama, 110 Minutes, Multiple roles
StagedReading- Inertia Theatre Company, NYC, 2002
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (A Radio Play) Adapt. from Joseph Giardina after Irving
Radio Comedy/Classic Halloween, 60 Minutes, Multiple roles
Offworld Theatre Co.,Piermont,NY2008
Icarus Theatre Ensemble,Ithaca,NY2001
WCPE Radio,Union County Coll.,NJ, 1999
The Keeper (A Radio Play) Radio Drama, Series of Six 30 Minute Segs., Multiple roles
Broadcast by WCPE Radio,Union County Coll.,NJ, 1995
Joseph Papp Public Theatre & WBAI, NYC,1992
Sid Berkeley, Radio Slave (Radio Series) Radio Comedy Series, Two 30 Minute Segments, Multiple roles
Home For Contemporary Theatre, NYC, 1991 (HERE)
The Boy Who Lost His Sock Adapt. From Gallagher, Comedy, Children’s Theatre, 60 Minutes,
The Kitchen Theatre, Ithaca, NY, 1999
The Youth Theatre of NJ, Sparta, NJ, 1994