I’ve come a long way since I took up writing to amuse myself after losing my job during the economic downturn of 2007 and parlayed the hobby into a paying career. A former critic and columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, I’m now a critic and columnist for EatMoreArt!Vegas.com, and a freelance contributor to Desert Companion Magazine, a Nevada NPR/PBS publication.
I can now add screenwriter to my resume. My play Fusion (info below) has now been turned into a short film. Planned release is February 2021. As of January, Chicago Indie Film Awards (2021) and Vegas Film Festival (2021) have both awarded Semi-Finalist status. Stay tuned.
I have a feature article in Southern Writers Magazine on writing plays in the September 2019 issue, it covers the basic do’s and don’ts of writing a manuscript for the stage.
I’ve had numerous short stories published in anthologies including Patchwork Path’s Treasure Box and Christmas Stocking, and Writer’s Bloc III, VI, VII, published by the Henderson Writer’s Group.
My debut two-act comedy, Phallusies, premiered in Las Vegas, Nevada to good reviews, receiving Las Vegas City Life’s “Pick of the Week,” and played to sold-out houses across the country. After submitting the ten-minute play, Fusion, to the 9-11 Memorial in New York City as a possible live performance piece, I was invited to post it to the Artist’s Registry in written form until filming can qualify it for installation as an exhibit.
What qualifies me to be a critic? Over 30 years of theatrical experience having produced and directed, both as an avocation and professionally, winning numerous awards along the way for plays as diverse as Master Class, Something’s Afoot, Biloxi Blues, and Accomplice. My work garnered a nomination for the Nevada Governor’s Arts Awards for Leadership in the Arts and as a finalist for Leadership in the Arts with the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce .
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