LATEST PROJECTS:

 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 novel '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 time Ohio newspaper man to world famous humorist and cartoonist. Most of all 'TALK' is a loving tribute to the importance of humor, especially during dark and troubling times.
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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 issues of privacy and how much we own our own life stories. And how we can be crippled by the bad choices we make and the secrets we're forced to keep.
 
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

Brenda, a ghost writer for motivational speakers, has  trouble moving on with her own life when she's haunted, emotionally and then literally, by a lost love.
HAUNTED HEART is a comedy about love, loss
and what comes after
 TOP 100: 2021 Table Read My Screenplay Contest
FINALIST: 2021 Wiki Screenplay Competition
SEMI-FINALIST: 2021 NYC Intl. Screenplay Awards
FIRST RUNNER UP: 2020 Creative World Awards
TV PILOT

CHASING THE DARK

One-Hour Drama Pilot

CHASING THE DARK is a one-hour, serial drama about a man who chooses to abandon his ‘safe’ life to pursue a woman running from her own dark destiny. 

The central idea of the series is that all the things in the mystical world that we think can’t exist (mind reading, ghosts, fortune telling etc.) are real.

  

WINNER OF A DOZEN TOP HONORS INCLUDING:

TOP 100: 2021 Table Read My Screenplay  Contest

QUARTER-FINALIST: 2021 STAGE 32 TV Writing Contest

SEMI-FINALIST: 2020 FILMATIC Screenplay Awards 

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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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