playwright ::: artist :::: dog wrangler
living on the lovely Connecticut Shoreline.
I dig jazz, Medieval sounds, and single malt scotch. I write plays; I direct them too. I enjoy Star Wars more than is healthy. I walk my dogs every day unless it is raining or terribly cold. I travel the world taming lions and sampling pizza from many cultures.
I've been paid to finish pastry, make coolers (the kind you pack with ice, not the kind you serve at a bar), serve burgers and fries, create giant artwork for flags (like Spain and Bermuda. My favorite was a recreation of the Whiskey Rebellion flag) and a six month stint drawing live caricatures at a local mall. But that was some time ago.
More recent employment has included teaching workshops in playwriting for the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and the Bushnell Arts Partnership Program, the Director of College Relations for the O'Neill National Theater Institute, Associate Director of Creative Arts in Education at the O'Neill Theater Center, and Director for the touring theater The Second Step Players.
My plays have been produced in Connecticut, as well as New York, Los Angeles, and many places in-between. Currently I run a fledgling theater project called The Planning Stage that produces new plays in unexpected places.
In May 2009 I earned my BA in Ancient Studies from Brown University -- which was an amazing experience. I have returned to my home in Connecticut near the shore where I am writing blogs and plays.
Currently Vice-President of the Mystic Paper Beasts, a Connecticut-based puppetry troupe and partner of The Dragon’s Egg Performance Space. Member of the Dramatist Guild and the Star Wars Fan Club.
I strive to laugh in the face of disaster. Remember to say 'thank-you' to others. Meet Julie Andrews.