Never heard of me? That's okay. You've probably seen my credit on the screen after some reality show for half a second.

Well, I've actually been writing pieces for the theater for nearly xx years. (For awhile) I got my BFA in acting from the University of Connecticut, and I performed in lots of plays after that.

 

I was inexplicably hired to be a dancing football player in a show in Nashville.  If you knew me, you'd know how ironic that is. 

 

In Nashville, I was a co-artistic director at the Avante Garage Theatre Company with my partner and all round great guy Michael Bouson. The theater exclusively produced original works written by company members. We wrote a whole bunch of musicals and comedies. We were pretty popular and in the paper almost every week for something. But, running a theater was extremely exhausting, so to "relax" we moved to New York City because it's the city that never sleeps, and that's what running a theater was like..... It was fun. We did some workshops, showcases, and small productions, but I spent most of my time managing lobby bars in Broadway theaters instead of performing or writing. That was rather frustrating.

 

One winter day, I visited a friend in L.A., and the weather was REALLY nice (It was January I think) So I decided, "F this", and moved to Los Angeles and got a job working in TV.

 

Cut to eighteen years later...

So about two years ago, I thought, I probably should get back to the theater before I'm dead. So I wrote a play.  And then I wrote another play. And so on and so on. I had my first new production the summer of 2019 when my play “The Favorite” was produced by the Avante Garage Theatre at the Avery Schreiber Playhouse in Los Angeles.

 

​I can't believe you read all of this, but I'm glad you did. I hope I can meet you in person someday. Unless you're weird and creepy.  Then I really, really want to meet you so that I can write about you in a play.

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