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My short play CUSTOMER SERVICE, a nightmarish comedy about telephone help lines, will have its world premiere at Smock Alley Theatre's SCENE + HEARD FESTIVAL in Dublin, Ireland on February 22, 2019.

MISS IRRELEVANT will be included in Smith & Kraus's BEST TEN MINUTE PLAYS OF 2018.

MISS IRRELEVANT had its UK premiere on November 11, 2018, as part of UNTOLD STORIES at the Pleasance Theatre. Alan Phillips directed the production, which featured Emma Zadow and Kingsley Amadi. 

Review: https://www.ayoungertheatre.com/review-untold-stories-new-writing-festival-pleasance-theatre/

UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT, my full-length drama about a celebrity athlete accused of date rape after a one night stand, had its world premiere at Outvisible Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on September 21, 2018. The production was directed by Adriane Galea and featured Jeremy Kucharek and Danielle Wright.

 Review: https://www.encoremichigan.com/2018/09/9198/

MISS IRRELEVANT, a ten minute play inspired by the #MeToo movement, received its world premiere at Sugartown Shorts in Bushwick, Brooklyn on June 30, 2018. I directed the play, which featured Nilsa Reyna and Bryn Packard.

My new full-length play, SAM AND RICK - the true story of the unlikely friendship between writer Samuel Beckett and Rick Cluchey, an inmate in San Quentin Prison serving a life sentence without parole - was read at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles on December 17th, 2017. It was adapted from a play Rick Cluchey wrote in 2008.

My other full-length plays include SURVIVORS (Arts Club of Washington National Playwriting Award; O’Neill Playwrights Conference semifinalist; Princess Grace Award semifinalist), UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT (Woodward/Newman Drama Award finalist; Detroit New Works Festival winner; Last Frontier Theater Conference; Blank Theatre Living Room Series); STORAGE LOCKER (IATI Theater Mainstage; Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence third prize); and PARALYZED (JET Theater Festival of New Plays winner; Ohio State-Newark New Play Contest third prize; O’Neill Playwrights Conference semifinalist; McLaren Memorial Comedy Playwriting Competition semi-finalist).  My short plays have been produced at festivals in New York City and around the country. EMERGENCY ROOM, a darkly comedic one-act about our dysfunctional health care system, received the Upstage Playwright Award from Houston’s Upstage Theatre. I was a writer for ABC’s WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE and Fox’s SPORTS GENIUSES. I was also the sole writer of more than 400 episodes for the syndicated radio program LITTLE KNOWN LEGENDS OF SPORTS. BA, Brown University. MFA, University of Southern California. Member: Dramatists Guild of America; Writers Guild of America, East; and PEN America.

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