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Because I have an almost daily blog, where I discuss the intersection of writing and life, Ink in My Coffee, this space is reserved for news and updates on scripts and productions. It will have new posts when relevant, without a regular schedule. You can follow the inspirations, drafting, editing, and other details on the blog noted above. Thank you so much for your interest.

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About

A passion for theatre turned into a career.

The professional life in the theatre started at age 18, first in electrics, and working with rock and roll bands. It was a little ass-backwards to work in theatre while studying film and television production at NYU, but it allowed the passion for all of those forms to blossom during training in the fields.

The years immediately after graduation were spent on the west coast, first at The One Act Theatre Company of San Francisco (production stage manager, associate production manager, script reader) and at the infamous BEACH BLANKET BABYLON (house manager), and later working at all three of Seattle’s Pioneer Square Theatres (props, general backstage, script reader).

Returning to New York, a stint as the production stage manager of the Pearl Theatre led to work as an assistant stage manager at The Vineyard Theatre, which led to several seasons of work as a stage manager and associate production manager and script reader at Manhattan Class Company, and then as a wardrobe supervisor at Manhattan Theatre Company over multiple seasons. After moving with SIGHT UNSEEN to the off-Broadway Orpheum Theatre for its run, wardrobe supervision continued on shows including DAS BARBECU at the Minetta Lane, DEATH DEFYING ACTS at the Variety Arts, and THE PETRIFIED PRINCE at the Public Theatre, directed by Hal Prince.

Leaping from off-Broadway to Broadway as a dresser, shows included the original production of MISS SAIGON (the last 5 years of the original 10-year run), the FLOWER DRUM SONG revival, FOLLIES, and swing work on shows including URINETOWN, 42ND STREET, GYPSY (the Bernadette Peters version), RENT, SPRING AWAKENING, and the first three and a half years of WICKED.

Film and television work throughout the years include production management on a variety of independent films, and day play wardrobe work on shows such as LAW AND ORDER’s CONVICTION spin-off, THE BLACK DONNELLYS pilot, KIDNAPPED, and soaps such as ONE LIFE TO LIVE and THE GUIDING LIGHT.

Script reader work continued (and continues) with work for one of the large, West Coast-based coverage agencies, along with work for individual directors, producers, and actors, based on the material which they seek at any given time. Script doctoring work sometimes involved rewriting scenes on the East Coast and feeding pages as they were filmed on the West Coast. The production experience enhances the ability to write within production and budget parameters on commission.

In tandem with the technical work, the writing grew, with shows produced downtown in New York City, Los Angeles, London, Edinburgh, and Australia. As part of the 365 Women a Year Playwrighting Project, 10 plays inspired by often-forgotten historical women were written over seven years. Script writing grew to encompass radio (a beloved form), corporate scripting, and mission-specific entertainment for nonprofits including the National Marine Life Center. The move into full-time writing happened in 2010, with the move away from New York. After a decade on Cape Cod, the current location is in the vibrant, entrepreneurial artistic community of the Berkshires, working remotely with far-flung production companies and organizations.

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Radio

This page offers information on radio plays and productions. If you have any questions or want more information on any of the plays, please use the contact form.

“The Collector” Susan is fascinated by the abandoned mansion. Tom is fascinated by Susan. But they’ll need their wits about them when a ghost decides she wants them to keep her permanent company. A ghost story set in the outer boroughs of NY in the late 1940s. Licensed by The Forbidden Room, 2022. Actors: 2f/1m. Running time: 30 minutes.

“Triple Darkness” is a compilation of campfire stories, including takes on the woman alone in the woods, the call from inside the house, and the poisoned dress. Actors: 3f/2m, playing multiple roles. Running time: 30 minutes.

“Pier-Less Crime” (the third Frieda/Laz comedy). Frieda and Laz are in Brighton Beach, England, taking in the sights. Frieda is frustrated by Madame Fortuna taking her business, but not as much as by the way chorus girl Dolly Dingle flirts with Laz. When a dead body turns up on the pier, Frieda just might dump Laz for a cute local detective. Comic noir mystery radio play set in the 1920’s. Licensed by The Radio Theatre Project, St. Petersburg, FL. (2020)Performance date postponed due to COVID. Performed May 23, 2022. Actors: 3m/3f. Running time: 35 minutes.

Intrigue on the Aurora Nightingale” (the second Frieda/Laz comedy).  Frieda and Laz are forced the share a cabin on an ocean liner to England. When a rich woman’s daughter goes missing, it’s up to Frieda to use her psychic skills and Laz to use his illusionist tricks to find the young woman before it’s too late. Comic noir mystery set in the 1920’s. Peformed by The Radio Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL. Project. Air date: Jan. 27, 2020. Actors: 3f/2m. Running time: 30 minutes.

“Horace House Hauntings”  (the first Frieda/Laz comedy).   Helena Horace double books medium Frieda and illusionist Laz to help her find jewels hidden by her deceased husband. As Frieda and Laz compete, they have to deal with Helena, the ghost of Horace, and Bob, the elderly butler. Comic noir mystery, set in the 1920’s. Performed by The Radio Theatre Project, St. Petersburg, FL.  Project. Air Date: March 25, 2019 Scheduled by the Lakes Area Radio Theatre, Alexandria, MN for June 2022. Actors: 2f/3m. Running time: 30 minutes.

“Confidence Confidant” Pinkerton Kate Warne uses charm, wit, and deceit to trap an embezzler’s wife. A drama set in 1856 Pennsylvania. Adapted from the stage play of the same name. Performed by the Post-Meridian Players in Somerville, MA. Performance dates: April 2019. Directed by Amanda Balagur with Assistant Director Jamie Lin. Featuring Laura Corliss, Michael McAfee,Elizabeth Ross, Mike Sprague, and Henry White. Simone Agha and Sara Dion on Foley. Actors: 2f/3M. Running time: 40 minutes.

“Light Behind the Eyes” The only space Declan can afford for his brand new detective agency is in the same building as a Broadway rehearsal studio, sharing it with the brassy agent, Roberta, and hiring aspiring tap dancer Bonnie. When Lady Victoria hires Declan to retrieve stolen jewels from her Argentinean lover, Declan and Bonnie take to New York’s nightclubs to find the truth in the light behind the eyes. Comic noir mystery set in 1948 NY. Performed by The Radio Theatre Project, St. Petersburg, FL. Air date: May 21, 2018. Performed by the Lakes Area Radio Theatre, Alexandria, MN.  Production date: May 10, 2019. Actors: 4f/3m. Running time: 40 minutes.

“Tap O’My Heart” When chorus girl Ingrid Leschelles hires Declan and Bonnie to find out who’s stealing her tap shoes, they’re all in for some Broadway surprises. A comic noir mystery set in 1948 NYC. Actors: 3f/2m. Running time: 10 minutes.

“Broken Links”   When a man staggers into Jane Blaine’s detective agency and drops dead, and her new hire faints, it’s up to Jane to figure out the truth, proving that a woman has a worth as a detective. A comic noir mystery, with a tip of the hat to The Maltese Falcon. Contest winner for On The Air Radio Players of Glen Ellen, VA. Air Dates:  June 7 & 8 2016. Actors: 2f/3m. Running time: 25 minutes.

Sanskara, Season 1      writer for hire for Practical Academics, CA.  Audio series teaching teens  life skills through stories/characters. Wrote 15 episodes in 8 weeks, to outline, March – May 2014. Each episode ran just under an hour.

Glamourous Hearts. Harriet finally stopped talking ong enough so William could propose, But now Harriet spends time with Leonard, scarred from WWI, and William finds peace with Leonard’s cousin Martine, as marriageable women are thrown at both men. A romantic farce set in New York and Newport in 1921. Commissioned as an audio multi-media piece by a Canadian company n 2005, who has since closed shop. Actors: 4f (1 playing 4 roles)/3m. Running time: approximately 1-1/4 hours.