with composer casey filiaci; Rochester, NY

with composer casey filiaci; Rochester, NY

About

I grew up in Rochester, NY, but I’ve lived in Atlanta long enough to miss snow. With a BFA in Sculpture (Richmond), graduate studies in Writing for Art History (Chicago) and Advertising (Atlanta), I had a career as an art director before bringing my writing out of the closet and onto the stage. I’m not a late bloomer, I’m a multi-bloomer.

Mywork has been in theaters, festivals, and micro-arenas around the country; Australia and Germany. as well. Additional workshops, readings, seminars, etc: ASCAP/NY; NMI/ New Musicals Inc, LA; CTI/Commercial Theater Inst.; TRU/Theatre Resources Unltd; NYMF/New York Musical Festival; TYA /One Theater World; Alliance of Jewish Theatres; Dramatists Guild Institute; BMI, Alliance Theatre

Member of Dramatists Guild, Inc.; Working Title Playwrights; AJT/ TRU/Theatre Resources Unlimited; TCG/Theatre Communications Group; Alliance of Jewish Theaters;  TYA/ Theatre for Young Audiences

Alliance Theatre - Reiser’s Atlanta Artists Lab ‘16/’17

New York Musical Festival / NYMF ‘15 and ‘09

NYMF Awards for A CAPPELLA

Steele Springs Stage Rights Publishing Awards

Eugene O’Neill Semi-finalist

Susan Blackburn Prize Nominee

ATHE Award - Ass’n Theatre Higher Education

Dorothy Chambers Award

National Pen Ass’n/ Atlanta - Playwright of the Year

Essential Theatre Playwriting Award

MAT - Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Award for Best New Work

Atlanta Opera- 24 Hour Opera Project . - won Best Of 3 years in a row

Anna Sosenko Grants for New Musicals

Playwrights & Writers - Playwrights And Grant

Working Title Playwrights Ethel Woolson Lab recipient