I have been telling stories since childhood -- it started with the puppet shows and the song writing and then as I moved into acting, I fell in love with plays. I am best known as an actor. I always say, "My writing will be found in a trunk at the foot of my bed when I am dead." When Honor Roll came about I decided to tell myself a different story. I joined New Circle Theatre Company in New York City and they gave me a home for writing. When COVID came along I found Carol Adinolfi in Bennington VT and that opened up creative thinking and led to my creating a project with Adinolfi and Paul Knox founded on Gaston Bachelard's "Poetics of Space" with twenty other writers from around the world. I have been selected as a playwright participant twice at Sewanee Writers' Conference and at Kenyon Playwright's Conference. Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights selected my play "Heywood Towers" for their Shorts Festival and most recently my short "Human Remains" was selected as part of a new media project "Reconception" in NYC. Graduate Smith College and Rutgers University: Mason Gross School of the Arts. I teach at AMDA in NYC and continue working as an actor.
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What play or production changed your life?*
'Three Tall Women' by Edward Albee. It didn't just change my life, it redefined it publicly. I will forever be known as "C" -- having created her in the NY Production that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1994. It is also the play that taught me about structure, rewriting, carving the monologue, landing the joke, endurance, simplicity of language, cruelty, abandon, true love, and heartbreak.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
Several things. An historical novel. Plays: (Full-Length) Human Remains; Birds of Paradise ; Three Letters; and Six Ways to Sunday.
Family, DACA, Historical, Love & Death