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Posted October 2021.
As my website approaches 1.5 million visitors (see the counter above), I've decided to add in a button for the "Buy me a coffee" website. I've always been adamant about having free monologues to download, and I'm going to keep them free - but I figure that at least having the option for people to tip a small amount if they want to isn't a bad thing. I don't think I'll get enough to offset the cost of the website, but anything helps! We'll see how it goes.
A monologue from Sales of a Dead Man will be performed as part of Paradox Theatre Works's All New Festival Cocktails & Monologues. October 15th in Wennetka, Il!
This one night only event features Midwest and World Premiere monologues written by juried, award winning, top-notch playwrights from across the world. They will serve up your favorite drinks as you enjoy live classical piano and a socially-distanced performance spotlighting these marvelous monologues, performed by Chicago area actors and directed by Chicago area directors.
I don't often enter screeenplay competitions - but I had the impulse with one that's in a genre I don't usually write in, so I figured - why not? My new screenplay Residual Effect is currently at the quarterfinalist level in the ISA Horror & Thriller Screenplay Festival. They announce the Semifinalists October 13th!
Congrats to director Becca Padrick, and the whole cast and crew at the TBA Theatre production of Long Joan Silver! I had a great time talking to the cast via zoom when they were in rehearsals, and watching you all killing it on stage via YouTube!
I just finished a new play - a retelling of A Christmas Carol from the point of view of Ebenezer Scrooge's housekeeper Mrs. Dilber! It's a large cast comedy with 32 speaking roles!
I'm also still working on a play about The Mysterious Disappearance of Agatha Christie - developed with Houston's Alley Theatre. Here's some inside info, courtesy of Brendan Bourque-Sheil and the Landing Theatre New Works Podcast!
We have SOLD our Pirate Ship! Catch the final episode of our adventure!
A drama teaching friend of mine asked me to muse on what makes a strong standalone monologue for her class... so here's my take on it!
The Lady Demands Satisfaction won the Region IV David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award!
My headshot is by Jessica Sherman Photography.