I am a playwright/director/producer/dramaturg/actor/you-name-it-I've-probably-done-it. And had tons of fun throughout all of it.
Way back in 2001 my play “Ghosts” won the prestigious Mildred and Albert Panowski Award. It was a highly inspirational and transformative experience, and introduced me to the craft of development/workshopping.
Subsequently I trudged on stolidly through the inevitable Wasteland of Rejections until my one-act “Oatmeal and a Cigarette” hit paydirt at the 2008 Cincinnati Fringe, being honored with the honorific of "Critics' Pick," and was eventually published by Broadway Play Publishing.
Since then, several of my short plays have been published in anthologies by Applause and Smith & Kraus. "Fault Lines," which debuted in 2013 and had a six-city sold-out tour of Costa Rica in 2018, was published by Next Stage Press in 2022.
Since 2013 I've been hosting/producing the podcast “Onstage/Offstage,” featuring interviews with theatre professionals from around the world and producing audio versions of 10-minute plays.
Because I'm a firm believer in development, I wrote the how-to book “Workshopping the New Play: A Guide for Playwrights, Directors, and Dramaturgs” for those not familiar with the process. "WTNP" is published by Rowman/Littlefield Books.
And, because there are never enough theatrical adventures, I was the co-founder and artistic director of the Ithaca Fringe Festival (2014-2017).
I'm also a lifelong photographer and photojournalist who co-authored the book “Collateral Damage,” which features my pictures from two trips to Iraq in 2003.