As PLAYWRIGHT:

I am an American writer who emigrated to Dublin in July of 2011.  I have worked in film and theatre for almost 25 years.  While I have “been” many things (producer, stage manager, location scout, sound designer, and salesman), I will always be a writer.  Upon settling in Dublin, I found myself irresistibly drawn back to my roots in live theatre, and have been writing about immigration and Ireland ever since. 

I participated in the Fishamble Theatre Company/Mill Theatre Playwrights Mentoring Program in 2012. My short play ‘It’s Grand’ was produced as part of the 'Tiny Plays For Dundrum' showcase at the Mill Theatre in December 2012.

A professional reading of 'Back From Boston', my full-length play about modern immigration, was performed on Feb. 2, 2013 as part of the New Writing series at Dublin's New Theatre.

BACK FROM BOSTON - Mike and Karen, a young Boston couple with a rocky past, emigrate ‘back’ to Dublin in the late 2000s and arrive at the home of Mike’s aunt and uncle, whom they’ve never met.  Debts (both monetary and psychic), nationalism, and work/life identity are called into question when they are all forced to confront the sins of the family’s past, the complexities of starting over in a small faltering country, and their own inability to change. 

As DRAMA CRITIC/REVIEWER:

From December 2004 trough May 2011 I was the freelance theatre critic/reviewer and performing arts reporter for the Bloomington Herald Times newspaper. During that time, I wrote over 200 hundred reviews, profiles, and features on Bloomington's myriad theatrical goings on.

With numerous local companies, Indiana University's Department of Theatre and Drama, and IU Auditorium (hosting national touring productions of things like Rent, Les Misérables, Urinetown, A Chorus Line, and other major productions), I was privileged to cover 30-40 shows a year.

While I have no scanned clips to share here, the vast majority of my reviews are available on the Herald Times website, along with a smattering of hate mail I also feel privileged to have received.


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