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. It began with a monthly column for Night Beat magazine, then rolled over to 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. And, of course, I continue to work on novels and stage plays.
I can now add screenwriter to my resume. My play Fusion is now an award-winning short film. Planned release is February 2021. As of January, it is a semi-finalist at Chicago Indie Film Awards (2021) and an award-winner at Vegas Film Festival (2021). At the end of the festival circuit, the film will be donated to the 9-11 Memorial in New York City for exhibition.
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 stage or screen.
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. My latest play, Transgressions, a one-act, full-length drama has been praised by Davenport Theatrical in NYC.
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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