My drama PARAGRAPH 5 about contract sales in 1950's Chicago was selected and performed in a staged reading at the Saturday Series of Chicago Dramatists and at the Writers' Bloc 2018 Festival of New Plays. 

My full-length black comedy The Lost Bar Mitzvah Speech of Jesus was also performed as a staged reading at Chicago Dramatists. Previously, the play about a famous family-in-crisis had a staged reading at Piven Theater in Evanston as part of Writers’ Bloc New Play Festival and an earlier 10-minute version of the play was produced for Three Cat Theater’s Holiday Play Festival in Chicago.

The comedy Orna-Mental was produced at Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater in Hobo Junction’s sixth annual holiday short play festival and my full-length psychodrama ​3-Way Mirror was performed in a staged reading at Three Cat’s New Work Festival. My black comedy Perverse Mortgage was selected for a staged reading in the Chicago Dramatists’ Saturday Series. 

My psycho-drama entitled By Reason of Sanity is a finalist at the Artemisia Fall Festival 2018. This 2-character story about battered women also had a staged reading with the Writers’ Bloc New Play Festival at Next Theatre in Evanston and was the subject of an article entitled ​ ‘Before the Curtain Rises’ by theater & film critic
Pamela Powell. Click on the poster to read the article. 

By Reason of Sanity has also been used as an out-of-the-box training tool for mental health care professionals at Dominican University’s Graduate School of Social Work and the College of Lake County’s Department of Human Services & Social Work. Click here to view a video excerpt of a stage reading performed at Dominican. 

A Network Playwright at Chicago Dramatists and Dramstists Guild member, I was a drama major in college and studied acting and Improv as an adult with Joyce and Byrne Piven for over half a decade at the legendary Piven Theatre Workshop. I was a founding member of the Improv group Slippery When Wet and am now a member of the group Bodhi Language.  Currently, I am adapting a children's picture book I wrote into a children’s musical for the stage.