Bio – Resume
Native of Kansas, spent ten years in Los Angeles, thirty years in New York, now live on three acres in Dutchess County, NY. Each year I grow over a thousand flowers, as well as kiwi, grapes, vegetables and herbs of all kinds. I am an excellent cook, a rated chess player, a Jeopardy contestant, after a thirty year layoff began playing the piano again, built and installed a set of stairs in my home.
Productions, Readings, Staged Readings
The MacQuillin Plays:
THE CLAN OF THE MacQUILLINS – 45th Street Theater, New York, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (1994), 42nd Street Workshop (2001, 2002)
MIZ MacQUILLIN – 45th Street Theater, New York (2012); Fenimore Museum Theater, Cooperstown, NY (2017); Lamplight Theater, New Jersey (2004); Ilyria Theater, New York (2002); Musical Theater Workshop, New York (1999, 2002) [published by Palmetto Plays, 1996]
ATLANTA IS BURNING – new, 2019
OTHANIEL, or, I Am An American, a tragedy – Cap 21 Studios, New York (2017), 42nd Street Writers Group, New York (2018)
Other Full Length Plays
MEN AND WOMEN TALKING LOVE AND SEX – Davenport Theatre, New York (2014-2015); Under its original title, Men Talking Women Talking Men – Sanford Meisner Playhouse, New York (2000), Illyria Theater, New York, 2000, Quintero Theater, New York (2000); Allen’s Lane Theater, Philadelphia (1997; ) Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago (1996); Manhattan Class Company, New York (1994, 1995); Mojo Theater Ensemble, Los Angeles (1994-95); The Joint Theater Company, Los Angeles (1995); West Coast Ensemble, Los Angeles, (1992) [published by Palmetto Plays, 1996]
THREE DAYS IN LATE SUMMER – Manhattan Theatre Club, New York (2003), Musical Theater Workshop (2003, 2003), 42nd Street Writers Group (2001)
WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE – Manhattan Theatre Club, New York (2005), Gallery Players, Brooklyn, NY (2007)
A DAY AT THE OFFICE – Barrow Group, New York (1997), 42nd Street Writers Group, New York (1996), West Coast Ensemble, Los Angeles (1991), Manhattan Punch Line, New York (1987)
MANHATTAN STORY – Tiffany Theater, Los Angeles (1991); Playwrights Preview, New York (1988)
MADMAN KING – West Coast Ensemble, Los Angeles (1990); Playwrights Preview, New York (1988); Lambs Club, New York (1983); Tyson Theater, New York (1982)
One Acts Plays:
EVERY PAIR OF BLUE JEANS WAS LIKE A BULLET – Metropolitan Playhouse, New York (2017)
HOW COOL IS THAT – Metropolitan Playhouse, New York (2012)
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND – Samuel French Festival, New York (2016), Gallery Players, Brooklyn (2016), Byrdcliffe, Woodstock, New York (2016), Riant Theatre, Strawberry Festival, New York (2017); Valhalla Theater, Lake Tahoe (2019)
THE POISON PARTY – Gallery Players, Brooklyn (2005)
A NIGHT ON THE MOON – Gallery Players, Brooklyn (2017); Samuel French Festival, New York (2017)
TRILOGY BLUE – Mississippi Jade, Augie Abrams, Saint George – Los Angeles Actors Theater (1978), Drama Logue Award for playwriting; Saint George published, West Coast Plays, Vol. III. Other productions West Bank Cafe, New York (1987); Atlanta (1986), Pittsburgh (1981), etc.
NEW AMERICANS – Thirty Years in Sixty Seconds, Playwrights Preview , New York; (1985), West Coast Ensemble, Los Angeles; (1986), seven Drama Logue Awards; Everyday Relations, Attic Theater, Los Angeles (1988). All God’s Children Got Equipment, West Coast Ensemble (1991), Nat Horne Theater, New York (1994), Herbert Mark Newman Theater, New York (1998)
KIDNAPPING KENNY BOY
THE WEST TEXAS WALTZ, THE BROTHERS KAMINSKY, THE CURIOUS CASE OF DR. BRINKLEY, CAFÉ MARVALETTE, DRIVE BY L.A. and LAST MAN ON THE HILL
Different screenplays have been optioned by MGM, Village Roadshow, Ark Pictures, Todd-AO, Blue Hill, Spring Creek, Movi-Corp, Texas Films, and others, approximately thirteen different options of four different screenplays. No movie was ever made. Damn.
Each screenplay is good. THE WEST TEXAS WALTZ is first rate.