I’m an LA based, New York transplant playwright, lyricist, screenwriter and actor. A graduate of The University of Vermont, I’m a lover of cheese, cross country and downhill skiing, and Ben & Jerry’s.  In my non-linear career as a playwright/lyricist, I’ve earned support from the York Theatre, Samuel French’s Off Off Broadway New Play Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre LA, City Theatre Miami, The Road Theatre Company, and INKfest, (upcoming), to name a few.  I was a finalist for the City Theatre National Short Play Award and am a member of EST/LA, the Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative (LAFPI), The Ensemble Studio Theatre LA Playwrights Unit, Honor Roll!, ASCAP, WGA, and SAG-AFTRA. 

 

Produced work: CLUB MOM (Hudson Backstage Theatre, Musical Theatre Guild, York Theatre) written with composer Gerald Sternbach is licensed by Stage Rights. THE BELLS OF WEST 87th ST. (reading at The Road Theatre, later produced at the Greenway Arts Center) THE CANDIDATE (Red Eye 10’s International Play Festival, Open Eye Theatre), A LITTLE CULTURE, (Eden Prairie Players, Santa Paula Theatre, ACME New Works Festival, Greenhouse Ensemble), STELLA!! for EST/LA’s Digital Theatre Festival, THE SYNDROME (Theatre of Light, North Park Vaudeville & Candy Shoppe, EST-LA.  THINGS THAT MATTERED (a short musical written) Four Quarter Theatre in NYC, EST/LA’s One Act Play Festival.  

 

Published:

“Applause Theatre Book’s: Contemporary Monologues for Kids 7-15,” “The Collective Ten Play Anthology”  and “Smith and Kraus’s Best Ten Minute Plays of 2015.”  

 

Film: Casey229 circuited film festivals 2019-20 (nominated in various categories, including “Best Comedy”).


Television writer/producer:  Mad About You, Baby Bob, Dream On, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Jackie Thomas Show, Rugrats, The Wild Thornberries, The Gregory Hines Show, Life’s Work, John Leguizamo’s House of Buggin’, Pinky and the Brain. I also developed the pilot Pond Life for Four Boys Entertainment (Patricia Heaton’s company).

 

As an essayist, I’ve contributed personal pieces to the web’s insidewink and have shared stories onstage at Echo Theatre’s “Bold Secret” and EST/LA’s “True Story.”  

 

I’ve been a guest speaker at the UCLA Extension Writers Program, Millikin Performing Arts Academy and took part in a Q & A panel at New Musicals Inc.

 

As a performer: In NYC- At The Duplex - my one-woman show, The "Epitome of Women," was in the resident company of the Manhattan Punch Line, sang with the chorus of "Broadway Salutes" at Lincoln Center, and did improvisational comedy with my group "Between the Lines," and did two operettas with the Gilbert and Sullivan Players.   Regionally, I've acted with the Champlain Shakespeare Festival, Florida Studio Theatre, Keene Summer Theatre, and several outdoor historical dramas.

 

Recently: I was in the highly lauded 2021 production of “The Serpent” at Los Angeles’s Odyssey Theatre (directed by legendary Ron Sossi).  I've also been seen in the LA Fringe Festival, in children's musicals w/the Nine O’Clock Players, and many sketch shows and plays.

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