About Me

I'm an organic writer, though I don't know if I can tell you what that means. I too am unproduced, I can tell what that means. Life and plays will lead you where they will. My job as a playwright is to serve the play: to guide it, encourage it and respect it. My plays know themselves better than I know myself, so I live within the uncertainty of the creative process. Plays are wrought, not written--at least my plays are. There is an energy in a work of art. When I springboard from another work of art, which I often do, I'm looking to tap into the energy that work gives me and transform it into something new, vital and vibrant. I write plays because I'm a playwright. It isn't what I do it's who I am and I know I won't fully understand who I am unless I write plays. My original plays include Shakespeare Restored, about two 18th Century editors of Shakespeare, and Before, about a woman who finds herself playing Antigone, after the death of her sister. My adaptations include Six Lessons, after Richard Boleslavsky's Acting: The First Six Lessons, and Balderdash and Banalysis, or Bandy About the Bard, a collection of spoofs of Shakespeare's plays.

Playwriting affiliations:
Dramatists Guild
The Playwrights' Center
Chicago Dramatists
New Play Exchange

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