Who’s this guy?

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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.

Since then, I’ve been busy. I’ve had readings of my play Heaven at the Sandy Spring Theater Festival in suburban Maryland in 2005, and Lost Souls at the Baltimore Playwrights Festival in 2017.

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.

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