I was born in Florida, moved to Manhattan at age 9-1/2, and after a year of misery, missing the independence I'd previously enjoyed, warm weather and sunshine, fell in love with New York. I wanted to be a film director out of high school, but instead studied history and Russian at Cornell (did make a film after my freshman year, which was shown at the Whitney, as part of a larger film). Then I went to law school at Stanford. I'd started writing fiction, including plays, in childhood, but stopped creative writing during law school and for the next 11 years. Had a baby! Changed my working life as an attorney to part time. Started writing again. Have had 10 plays, mostly short, produced in the Los Angeles area. Long time member of Fierce Backbone, a developmental theater company. Currently president of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, a volunteer service and support organization for playwrights. I really enjoy the rehearsal process. I learn so much from the actors. After 40 plus years of practicing law, this is now my full time career.
MORE ABOUT ME
I'm interested in people's relationships. I love classical music. I think about the space on the stage. When I write, I see my characters moving in space.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
I'm editing my 21st century new take on "Hedda Gabler."
Family, children, Jewish, equality, science fiction, farce, black comedy, historical, political.
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