Professional

  • Playwright/Musical Theatre Bookwriter/Lyricist/Screenwriter
  • Member:
    • The Dramatists Guild
    • BMI Musical Theatre Workshop
      • Librettists Workshop (1999-present)
      • Composer/Lyricist Workshop (2006-2009, including Advanced Workshop)
    • ASCAP
    • Opera America
    • League of Professional Theatre Women
    • New Victory LabWorks Project
    • The TheaterMakers Studio

Plays

Off-Broadway:

  • (mis)UNDERSTANDING MAMMY: The Hattie McDaniel Story
    • Script and production materials archived in
    • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    • (N.Y. Public Library)
    • Jefferson Playhouse (Jefferson, TX), Tara in Texas II
    • Chicago Humanities Festival (stage reading)
    • (Black Theater Alliance Award nom., Capathia Jenkins)
    • Premiere, Emerging Artists Theatre Co. (EAT)
    • (Drama Desk nom., Capathia Jenkins)

 

 

2013

 

 

Spring 2010

Fall 2007

 

Spring 2007

Off-Off Broadway:

  • Chasing Tigers, Samuel French One-Act Festival (Finalist)
  • Going Too Far, Samuel French One-Act Festival
  • L-O-V-E, Samuel French One-Act Festival and EAT
  • Therapy, New York-Style, Samuel French One-Act Festival
  • Glimmer of Hope, EAT
  • Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Sam  French One-Act Festival
  • The Survival Collection, Kaleidoscope Productions
  • 19 Angel Street, Pulse Ensemble Theatre/Opal
  • The Confessional, EAT (& PBS pilot)
  • Sweating It Out, EAT

Summer 2006

Summer 2005

2003/2004

Summer 2003

Spring 2003

Summer 2002

Fall 2001

Fall 2001

2000/2002

Fall 2000

Regional:

  • Surprise Party, Hand-To-Mouth Productions (Buchanan, NY)
  • Hiccup and a Wink (a/k/a 19 Angel St./Stuck/Anyplace But Here)
    • Fleetwood Stage/The Foundry (staged reading)
    • Readings: E.A.T. (Lab Series), Innovative Stages and
    • Westchester Playwrights
  • Hamlet in Bensonhurst (a/k/a The Dane in Brooklyn)
    • Fleetwood Stage/Platform (staged reading )
    • EAT (workshop)
  • Soups On!, Runner Up, Cincinnati Celtic World Festival
  • L-O-V-E, Short Play Lab, Last Frontier Theatre Conf.
  • The Sacrifice, Fleetwood Stage/Platform (New Rochelle, NY)
  • Survival, Fleetwood Stage/Platform (New Rochelle, NY)
  • Soft Whisper, Vortex Theatre (Albuquerque, NM)

Summer 2006

 

Winter 2005

2002-2006

 

 

Winter 2004

Spring 2004

Summer 2004

Summer 2003

Winter 2002

Winter 2001

Spring 1999

In Development:

  • Dirty Little Secret: The Secret Life of Loretta Young
    • The York Theatre (staged reading)

 

Spring 2012

musicals

 

 

Spring 2012

2013

 

2012

 

 

Spring-Summer 2010

 

Fall 2005

 

Spring 2005

 

2003 and 2004

 

Summer 2002

Spring 2009

 

Winter 2003

 

Spring 1999

Spring 1999

 

Spring 2019

Winter 2018

2015-2016

 

Spring 2014

 

2016/2017/2019

 

2008/2009/2010/2019

Spring 2019

 

 

Fall 2012

  • Go Green! Prince Charming’s Quest for Love and Ecology in NYC
  • (book and lyrics)
    • First Annual New York Children’s Play Festival
    • 2nd Place Winner, Jackie White Memorial National
    • Children’s Play Writing Award
    • Honorable  Mention, Jackie White Memorial National
    • Children’s Play Writing Award
  • Isabelle and The Pretty-Ugly Spell (co-book)
    • Vital Theatre Company, 7-wk. mainstage run, transferred to
    • Bleeker St. Theatre for 7-wk. extension and camp shows
    • New York Musical Theatre Festival,
    • (Outstanding New Family-Oriented Musical, TalkinBroadway)
    • Actors’ Playhouse at The Miracle Theatre (Coral Gables, FL)
    • (National Children’s Theatre Award)
    • ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop (reading)
    • The York Theatre (readings)
    • Summer Stage, Premiere (Upper Darby, PA)
  • NEO Concert (Emerging writer-lyricist), The York Theatre
  • Toll-Taker, Toll-Taker (book and co-lyrics)
    • Raw Impressions
  • The Real McCoy (book)
    • Conservatory prod., NYU Tisch School for the Arts/CAP 21
    • Blackjacks Festival (CAP 21)

In Development:

  • Imagining Monet (a/k/a Monet ) (book)
    • York Theatre (60-hour Equity reading w/ projections/lighting)
    • “Evening of Songs and Story,” French Consulate
    • CAP21 (Writer’s Residency and reading underwritten
    • by a grant from Florence Gould Foundation)
    • York Theatre Company (reading)
  • Black Swan Blues (book and lyrics) Music Theatre of CT
    • Festival of New Musicals (excerpts)
  • In the Theatre , (co-book)
    • York Theatre (readings)
  • Dandelion (book and lyrics), adapted from the book
  • by Don Freeman, NYC reading
  • The Death…and Life…of Mary Shelley (book)
    • Golden Fleece, Composers' Chamber Theatre (excerpts)

opera

  • White Witch (libretto)
    • Salem State University (Salem, Mass.)
    • Roulette, (Brooklyn, NY) (in concert)
    • Premiere, Symphony Space, NYC
  • Strange Fruit (libretto)
    • Score, libretto and production materials archived at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (NY Public Library)
    • Bleecker St. Opera, New Composers’ Forum
    • “Strange Fruit in Concert,” Harlem School of the Arts in
    • assoc. w/ New York City Opera
    • Premiere, Long Leaf Opera, Chapel Hill, NC
    • Finalist, O’Neill Music Theater Conference
    • New York City Opera’s VOX 2003
    •  
  • Grant Adjudicator, Opera America

 

 

  • The Reef (libretto)
    • Finalist, Domenic J. Pellicciotti Opera Composition Prize
    • Center for Contemporary Opera
      • Prima le Parole (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant)
      • Libretto Slam!

 

Fall 2019

Winter 2016

Fall 2014

 

2013

 

Winter 2010

Spring 2009

 

Summer 2007

Summer 2004

Spring 2003

 

Fall 2017

 

 

 

Fall 2016

 

Spring 2014

Winter 2010

In Development:

cabaret

  • Songs performed at Birdland, Broadway Baby Bistro,
  • Don’t Tell Mama, The Zipper, Opia, The Salon (Algonquin Hotel), Lincoln Center (Bruno Auditorium), Donnell Library Theatre

2003-2008, 2012

screenplays

  • Spectator Bird (Finalist), Westchester Film Festival,
  • adapted from The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner

Winter 2001

children's

  • Founder, Writer, Producer and Director of KIDS ON STAGE (after-school performance workshop), Scarsdale Public Schools, Emelin Theater (Mamaroneck, NY), Rye Arts Center (Rye, NY) and others
  • Creator and Drama Instructor, Pretending Together
    • The Rye Arts Center, Rye , NY
    • Mid-Westchester YM-YWHA, Scarsdale, NY
    • Bob Luke Acting Studio, Larchmont, NY

1985-1997

 

 

 

 

1993-1994

1986-1988

1988

 

education

  • University of Rochester (B.A.)
  • The London School of Economics & Political Science (Gen. Course)
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.)
  • SUNY at Purchase (Playwriting, Continuing Education)

1969

1967-1968

1974

1991-1992