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 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.