Playwriting Resume

Member of the Dramatists Guild.

Honors and Awards:\

  • THE ORACLE OF JERALD’S BAY, finalist drama category, Nashville Film Festival in 2015
  • POWER IN THE BLOOD currently under option for New York City production in 2014
  • 2011 – POWER IN THE BLOOD produced at the ActWright Theater, Hollywood, CA.
  • 2006 – Playwright in Residence, Alliance Repertory Company, Burbank, CA
  • 2002 National League of American Pen Women, Certificate for outstanding achievement in letters, May
  • 2001 Quarter finalist, The Big Australian Screenwriting Competition for GO HOME, DAVE!
  • 2001 Semi finalist, Academy Foundation Nicholl’s Fellowships for screenwriting for GO HOME, DAVE!
  • 2000 Second Round, Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition for CONDUIT
  • 2000 Finalist, Smith Entertainment/Scr(i)pt Magazine’s Screenwriting competition for CONDUIT
  • 1999 Quarter finalist, Academy Foundation’s Nicholl’s Fellowship for Screenwriting for THE ORACLE OF JERALD’S BAY
  • 1999 Quarter finalist, FADE IN: Magazine’s Screenwriting Competition for THE ORACLE OF JERALD’S BAY
  • 1998 Awarded State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in screenwriting for SALVADOR DALI SKIES
  • 1998 Winner of the McLaren Memorial Comedy Playwriting Competition, Midland Communty Theater, Midland, TX for HEAVING BOSOMS, HAIRY CHESTS
  • 1998 Finalist, FutureFest National Competition of New Plays, Dayton Playhouse, Dayton, OH for HUNGRY TO BE TOUCHED
  • 1997 Semi finalist, McLaren Memorial Comedy Playwriting Competition, Midland, TX for GO HOME, DAVE!
  • 1997 Semi finalist, Memphis Theatre New Play Competition, Memphis, TN for GO HOME, DAVE!
  • 1996 Quarter finalist, The Writer’s Network Screenplay competition for PRACTICAL LOVE and MY BROTHER’S KEEPER
  • 1996 Finalist, The Phoenix Theatre’s Festival of Emerging American Theatre, Indianapolis, IN for THE NIGHT IS SO LONG
  • 1995 One of 10 finalists in the National Repertory Theatre Foundation’s National Play Award for POWER IN THE BLOOD
  • 1993 Winner of Dayton Playhouse “FutureFest” a national competition for new plays, Dayton, Ohio for POWER IN THE BLOOD
  • 1993 “Best Locally Written Play” by the New Times 1993 Best of Miami, Miami, FL for POWER IN THE BLOOD
  • 1992 Awarded State of Florida Individual Artist’s Grant for playwriting for POWER IN THE BLOOD
  • 1991 Honorable Mention, Florida Individual Artist’s Grant for playwriting for A SHORT TIME OF NEAR PERFECTION

Plays Productions and Staged Readings:

  • 2011 – POWER IN THE BLOOD, The WriteAct Repertory Theatre, Hollywood, CA, full production, April
  • 2006 – DANCING WITH THE BAD MAN, Alliance Repertory Company, Burbank, CA, full production
  • 2005 – POWER IN THE BLOOD, Alliance Repertory Company, Burbank, CA, full production
  • 2003 – MIDWESTERN CHUM, Midland, Texas, full production
  • 2002 – MIDWESTERN CHUM, Urban Stages, July-August, New York, NY full production
  • 2002 LEAD ME TO HEARTBREAK. Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, January 25 and 26, Gainesville, FL full production.
  • 2000 THE SUPERINTENDENT, staged reading, Acrosstown Repertory Theater, Gainesville, FL, November 2000
  • 2000 DANCING WITH THE BAD MAN, Riant Theatre New York, NY, September 2000
  • 2000 THE SUPERINTENDENT, staged reading, March 13, 2000, Urban Stages, New York, NY
  • 1999 HEAVING BOSOMS, HAIRY CHESTS, Midland Community Theater, Midland, TX, May 7th May 22nd, 1999
  • 1998 HEAVING BOSOMS, HAIRY CHESTS, Midland Community Theater, Midland, TX, August
  • 1998 HUNGRY TO BE TOUCHED, Dayton Playhouse, Dayton, OH, July
  • 1998 POWER IN THE BLOOD, staged reading, Urban Stages, New York, NY, March 16
  • 1997 POWER IN THE BLOOD, staged reading, Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota, FL, October 19
  • 1997 A SHORT TIME OF NEAR PERFECTION, staged reading, Urban Stages Mondays at the Merc, New York, NY, March 3
  • 1997 DANCING WITH THE BAD MAN, Theatre Studio, New York, NY, March 2
  • 1996 I’M SORRY, Creative Productions, Inc., Aberdeen, NJ, November
  • 1996 MARLAN IN THE PARK, The Loft Production Co., Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa, FL, July August
  • 1996 THE DRUMMER, Studio Z Monologue Show, Chicago, IL, January
  • 1995 TREASURES, Genesee Theater, Danville, NY, October
  • 1995 SHOOTING DOVES, Act 1 Theatre, Brisbane, Australia, July
  • 1994 A SHORT TIME OF NEAR PERFECTION, Miami Actors Studio, Miami, FL, January
  • 1993 POWER IN THE BLOOD, staged reading, Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota, FL, August
  • 1993 POWER IN THE BLOOD, staged reading, Dayton Playhouse, Dayton, OH, July
  • 1993 POWER IN THE BLOOD, staged reading, Miami Actors Studio, Miami, FL, January March
  • 1991 I’M SORRY, SoHo Repertory Theater, National Theatre Workshop for the Handicapped Festival of Short Works, New York, NY, December
  • 1991 A SHORT TIME OF NEAR PERFECTION, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, Gainesville, FL, January
  • 1990 PARTING COMPANY, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, Gainesville, FL, October
  • 1990 I’M ANDY, PETE AND MAX, BABY, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, Gainesville, FL, July August

Publications:

  • 1994-2009 numerous magazine features and cover stories on a variety of topics as a freelance writer
  • August 1994 DOGLAND, short story, THE SUN magazine

Teaching:

  • 1994-2008 Workshops in Freelance Magazine Writing, Periodicals Contracts for Freelance Writers, Beginning and Advanced Screenwriting and Playwriting

Organizer/Administrator of Writers’ Workshops and Conferences:

  • 2010-present – Carolyn Haines’ Daddy’s Girls’ Weekend – a writers and readers event held annually in Mississippi
  • 2000-2008 – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Writing the Region Writers Workshop, Gainesville, FL

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