LATEST PROJECTS:

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 NEW PLAY

  TALK OF THE TOWN:   James Thurber's Years With Ross
Full-Length Comedy Play

TALK OF THE TOWN is a full-length comedy adapted from James Thurber's classic memoir 'The Years With Ross.' It tells the story of the birth of The New Yorker magazine in the 1920's and paints a portrait of its eccentric creator and editor, Harold Ross. It also chronicles the rise of James Thurber from small town Ohio newspaper man to world famous humorist and cartoonist. 
  
WINNER: Best Stage Play at the 2022 Austin Film Festival
WINNER: Audience Favorite prize at the 2021 Dayton Futurefest of new plays
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PLAY

COMPROMISED
Full-Length Dramatic Play

In COMPROMISED a celebrated journalist and his wife invite a young couple to their home to help them recover their missing car. The encounter reveals unpleasant, hidden truths that threaten to destroy both relationships. The play deals with how we can be crippled by the bad choices we make and the secrets we're forced to keep.

FINALIST: 2022 Gulfshore Playhouse Festival of New Work
WINNER: 2021 Best Play from Playwrights First NYC
SEMI-FINALIST: 2020 Eugene O'Neill Drama Award.
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 SCRIPT

HAUNTED HEART

Original Rom-Com Screenplay

When a struggling ghostwriter for motivational speakers is haunted emotionally (then literally) by a lost love, she must find the closure and optimism to move on
so that her ghost lover can do the same. 
HAUNTED HEART is a comedy about love, loss and what comes after

HAUNTED HEART is on THE BLACK LIST of top scripts
SEMI-FINALIST: 2022 PAGE AWARDS competition

FINALIST: 2021 Wiki Screenplay Competition
SEMI-FINALIST: 2021 NYC Intl. Screenplay Awards
On the COVERFLY 'Red List' in the top 1% of all projects 
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TV PILOT

CHASING THE DARK
One-Hour Drama Pilot

CHASING THE DARK is a one-hour, serial drama about a Russian psychic who runs from a dangerous,

satanic force until she reads the cards of a man who will either be the love of her life or her undoing.

In the series, all the things in the mystical world that we think can’t exist (mind reading, ghosts,

fortune telling etc.) are real. And they're very scary.

  

WINNER OF A DOZEN TOP HONORS INCLUDING:

BEST TV SCRIPT: 2021 Wiki Screenplay Contest

SEMI-FINALIST: 2020 FILMATIC Screenplay Awards 

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SCRIPT

OUT OF NOWHERE
Feature Thriller Script

In this modern-day noir set in a run down section of South Pasadena, tragic events involving a young drifter, a homeless girl and a sadistic cop are explored through each character’s perspective to reveal the hidden truth of what happened and why.

WINNER: Best Screenplay 2020 Wiki Competition

SEMI-FINALIST: 2022 FADE IN AWARDS Thriller Competition

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TV PILOT

POKER FACE
Half-Hour Comedy Pilot

POKER FACE is a single camera, half hour comedy. It asks the question, can a brilliant and beautiful brain expert help a world famous card shark regain his ‘poker face’ after an accident destroys his social filter?

‘POKER FACE’ is comedy about the unexpected ways we

can change each other. It’s also a satire warning how too much political correctness can stifle our truth.

FINALIST & HONORABLE MENTION:

2021 Wiki Screenplay Competition

 QUARTER-FINALIST: 2020 STAGE 32 Comedy Awards

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PLAY

BAD HEARTS
Full-Length Dramatic Play

In 1975, ‘Mags’ Esposito is suspended from college and forced to return to the war zone of a home she grew up in.

 Her tenure there is brightened when she helps her younger brother Eddie battle his chronic stuttering and shyness. ‘Bad Hearts’ is about the fragility of dreams and the toxicity of despair. And about the treacherous and tragic place some of us call home.

WINNER: STANLEY DRAMA AWARD (2016) best play in NYC

FINALIST: 2018 Screencraft Stageplay Competition

ADDITIONAL PROJECTS:

RUNNING GUN

Original Western Screenplay

FINALIST: 2021 SCREENCRAFT Family Screenplay Competition

WINNER: Best Screenplay (2010) Vail Film Festival 

A promising young man has his relationship and future destroyed when he befriends a troubled

teenage runaway. The year is 1877. The troubled teenager is Billy the Kid. RUNNING GUN tells

the dramatic story of Adam Corrigan, a good kid who falls in with the ultimate 'bad crowd.'

MINUET ON THIRD

Full-length Comedy Play

WINNER: Playwrights Take the Stage (2019) Award for excellence from the Players Theater in NYC. 

WINNER: ROBERT J. PICKERING AWARD (2019) for Best Play

During a struggle to hold onto her colonial home in NYC, 90 year old Abigail Peechly makes the shocking discovery that she is the last living heir of Peter Minuet and that she 'owns' the island of Manhattan.

MINUET ON THIRD is a Capra-esque satire about the loss of civility in the modern world.

WASTED DAYS

Full-Length Dramatic Play

PRODUCED by The Blank Theater as part of their Living Room Reading Series in Los Angeles in March of 2018

Four post-college friends struggle with drugs and race relations during three years in the 1980s; the night John Lennon was murdered, the day Ronald Reagan was shot and the day John Belushi overdosed. The play shows how the catastrophic events of the 80s all but crushed the social progress born in the 1970s. 

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