BIO & WORKS | IN BRIEF
Although I used to consider myself a primarily a writer (and still do), I’ve allowed a range of rogue interests and tiny defiances to drive me into adding other art forms into my portfolio, such as music and film.
I founded and ran a theatre company named Stage First Cincinnati from 1998-2004. Under it’s auspices, I produced over 23 classically based plays and musicals at the black box space in the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Some of the plays and translations of foreign scripts were of my own creation, though we added Shakespeare, Moliere, Ionesco and the Greeks into the mix. I have always been something of a classicist.
Since then, I have been fortunate enough to have had one of plays (Delirium’s Daughters) enjoy an eight-week run Off-Broadway, thanks to the producing team at Triumvirate Artists. An animated film, which I produced in 2011, won the Best Animated Feature award at the Louisville International Festival of Film (Revel’s Rivals).
And a few years ago, I started writing a series of poems called The Wild Sonnets, which I continue to pen to this day.
My university years were spent at Northwestern in Evanston, IL – and since then I have lived in London, Paris, Chicago and New York. I have somehow found myself settling in Cincinnati, OH – which is actually a wonderful city, and I’ve been glad to call it home for the past 30 years.
At 56, I am older than I have ever been – but because of all I have learned how to do, and all that I want still want to achieve, I feel younger than ever.
The Wild Sonnets: Volume II (101-200) • Paperback
2019 Roebling Point Books & Coffee Featured Reader
The Wild Sonnets: Volume I (1-100) • Paperback
2019 Joseph-Beth Booksellers Featured Reader
2018 Fathom Arthouse Featured Reader
2018 Published in paperback
Original Music Compositions
2019 Groove Symphony #3
2018 Groove Symphony #2
2018 Groove Symphony #1
Original Film Production
Revel’s Rivals: An Almost Animated Comedy
2012 Best Animated Feature | Louisville International
Festival of Film
New Theatre Production
2019 Regional Production at Rover DramaWerks | Plano, TX
2016 Script published and managed by Dramatic Publishing
2015 Off-Broadway Production at Clurman Theatre
Theatre Row | NYC
2015 Off-Off Broadway Production at Studio Theatre
Theatre Row | NYC
2008 Staged Reading at The Player’s Club | NYC
The Antic In Romantic
2007 Regional Production at Gorilla Theatre | Chicago
2006 Semi-Finalist for The Kaufmann and Hart Prize
for New American Comedy
Illuzzio or A Man’s Best Servant Is Himself (Musical)
Music composed by Allen Lindsey
2004 Regional Production at EQ Productions | Chicago
2003 Regional Production at Stage First Cincinnati | Cincinnati
Alexander the Great: Part II | Fall of the Persian Empire
2002 Regional Production at Stage First Cincinnati | Cincinnati
Alexander the Great: Part I | The Prince and Power to Be
2001 Regional Production at Stage First Cincinnati | Cincinnati