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Excerpt from an Unwritten Autobiography: First Love

Angela Newland was my first love. In that obscure corner of the brain devoted to such things, she looks the same as she did once upon a time: wispy blonde hair, blue eyes, slightly pointy chin, warm and confident smile. … 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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“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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The List of One

As I’m approaching the beginning of the rehearsal process for “Killing Angela”, my sixth full-length play to be produced, I’ve tried to take some time and ruminate over the lessons I’ve learned during previous productions and the goals I have … Continue reading

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Fourplays: Produced Works, 2006-2012

In an effort to get my creative ducks in a row, I have compiled and self-published a collection of my first four plays to be produced, under the dubious and ham-fisted title of “Fourplays.”  Adding in synopses, character descriptions, commentaries … Continue reading

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On Artistry

In college, I was once asked by one of my drama teachers how I would define ‘theater.’  I replied, ‘A sanctuary for people who can’t do anything else.’  Although my teacher did not appear to be pleased with my answer, … Continue reading

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Two Rogue Producer/Directors In Conference

Kyle Ramos is, in many ways, a fellow rogue creator.  He has very clever ideas and executes them his way, as I try to do with my various plays, books, films, etc.  As a result, we have a creative and … Continue reading

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