I’ve been writing plays for a while, but first, Who am I?
I was born in Brooklyn before Brooklyn was hip, but I hightailed it to Washington DC, where I fight the good fight for the environment by day and play baggy-pants comedian and truth-teller by night.
Big news: My newest play, Lies, is the Grand Prize winner of the 88th annual Writer’s Digest writing competition, chosen from more than 5,000 entries across 9 genres and disciplines. So that’s nice.
My first play, Peanuts and Cracker Jack, was produced at Case Western Reserve University as the winner of their Marc A. Klein Playwriting Award, a national competition for student writers, in 1979. It transferred to a run at the Cleveland Playhouse, with followup productions at the Arkansas Repertory and Mint Theater in New York.
Case Western produced an evening of four of my one-acts, Urban Affairs, the next year.
My play Casa Neurotica received a showcase production at the New York Theater Festival in 1985.
My new plays include Petey’s Parade, a comedy-drama (4m, 1f) about a Jewish radio comedian in 1933 Berlin and his troupe of actors, and Stanislavski’s Methods, a comedy (3m, 3f) about a down at the heels Russian classical theater.
My next play, Personal Histories, received a reading at Theatre on the Lake in western Maryland in 2018.
I’m a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and Playwrights Center, and I’m represented by the Susan F. Schulman Literary Agency in New York.
Here’s my formal CV.