Thursday, January 27, 2011


I am thrilled to announce an upcoming production of my award-winning play Paradise Key to be performed in Austin, TX at the Hyde Park Theatre. The production will run from March 31 through April 16, 2011 and is being produced by Austin's own a chick and a dude productions. I have had a great time working with (actor / producer) Shanon Weaver and (director) Melissa Livingston and I'm stoked about the production.

Friday, January 21, 2011

New BEginnings at Happy Endings

Two pieces of hot news:

This past week I had a section of my new, untitled, unfinished Treasure Hunting play read during the Naked Angels Tuesdays @ 9 event. I've hyped about them before, and I am always impressed with the talent and energy in that room.

And this coming week I will be reading a section of another play as part of The BE Company's BEginning's series, a periodic collection of playwrights and song-writers who share work in their own voice. It's at a former massage parlour in the Lower East Side, so it promises to be a fun night.

WHAT: BEginnings @ Happy Ending
WHEN: Thursday, January 27th 8-10 PM, (doors open at 7:00)
WHERE: Happy Endings (302 Broome St., NY, NY 10002)

Monday, January 10, 2011


We had the chance to see a preview of Rajiv Jospeh's Gruesome Playground Injuries last night, now playing at Second Stage, under the able direction of Scott Ellis, with Assistant Director, CMU-alum Kate Pines. (Also starring CMU-alum Pablo Schreiber.) The smooth, sterile nurse's office (designed by Neil Patel) was the stoic backdrop for the chance meetings of two desperate, self-destructive people over the course of many years. And the story gently reminds us that some scars heal slowly, if at all, but that doesn't stop us from wanting to jump off the swings.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

But Hurry! One Night Only! Never to be Missed!

How does one appreciate the experience of watching Nature Theatre of Oklahoma's open rehearsal of their new work "Life and Times, Episode 1" beyond the fact that it was a three-hour verbatim transcript of a series of phone calls with one of their ebullient members set to a toe-tapping show tunes score, packaged in their charming, trademark, documentary-meets-performance-studies style? (It was packed, I might add. In the Bronx.) I think the haiku form is required.

Singing "Uhm's" and "Well's"
Under gymnasium lights:
Hipster opera.