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“Mine” Field (Reflections on a Play)

“You need a win,” my fiancee Sarah observed. And, like on so many situations, she was right. Yet for a long time, it didn’t look like that would be probable. “Mine”, my play about the life of a woman following … Continue reading

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“Mine”: A Few More Thousand Words

As we lurch towards our last of nine performances at the Chicago Fringe Festival 2016 (4pm on Sunday, September 11), I thought I would share a second collection of stills, all courtesy of my favorite cinematographer, Richard Smith. If you’re … Continue reading

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“Mine”: Thousands of Words

These are a selection of production stills made by my good friend and brilliant photographer/cinematographer/mad genius, Richard Smith, during one of the early performances of “Mine” at the Chicago Fringe Festival 2016. “Mine” tracks an assault survivor (Kimmy Higginbotham) as … Continue reading

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What are red flags if not the waving symbol of humanity?

“Were there red flags on our third date?” asked Amber O’Donnell in the play “Mine”, recounting a romantic encounter gone bad. “Probably. But what are red flags if not the waving symbol of humanity?” “Mine”, my 2016 play and selection … Continue reading

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“Mine”: A Chicago Fringe Fest Travelogue

That creative rascal Joss Whedon has opined that he is frequently asked, “Why do you write strong women characters?” to which he replies, “Because you keep asking that question.” It’s a good retort, but I think he misses the mark just … Continue reading

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In A Mirror, Darkly: Reflections on 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, I cannot help but wax nostalgic about the journey that brought me from the distant land of 2012 to here. Because such an exercise is so rooted in feelings, I find it best to … Continue reading

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“Killing Angela” and the Dreaded Sequel

In 2008, I wrote “The Tearful Assassin”, my first real foray into serious playwrighting. The purposefully fractured piece followed three storylines: one of a girl, Angela Pierce, kidnapped from her home by an online predator; another of the parents who … Continue reading

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