"War Story" is about a couple soldiers who are caught in a no-win situation.
"Higher" is about a couple who is weathering a storm, and figuring out what matters most to them as the water rises.
|Talkback after the reading of "If I Did This" at PlayFest Santa Barbara with director and actors.|
|In rehearsal for "If I Did This" with director R. Michael Gros.|
|With two of my actors from the reading of "If I Did This."|
|Teaching a playwriting workshop at PlayFest Santa Barbara, to Santa Barbara City College theater students as well as members of the community.|
|Teaching playwriting fun (and fundamentals) at PlayFest Santa Barbara.|
|With the indefatigable Amanda Kramer! Associate producer extraordinaire!|
|Go to Santa Barbara in January for a theater festival? Well, you might have to twist my arm a little...|
|The Santa Barbara waterfront is a five minute walk from campus. So pretty!|
|Happy playwright at PlayFest Santa Barbara!|
PlayFest Santa Barbara stages professional theater readings and workshops, and promotes original new plays, musicals, new translations and adaptations of classics by emerging and established writers. We provide theater lovers with the opportunity to attend performances, lectures, interviews, and master classes with some of the world's leading artists. PlayFest Santa Barbara takes place in the city of Santa Barbara, California -- known as the "American Riviera."
|It's been a lovely year! Thanks, everybody!|
|Recipients of fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in 2012.|
|Moving Arts' The Car Plays at Segerstrom.|
|Warren, Daria and Peter -- very cozy in the front seat!|
|A great weekend of table work on this new play -- a murder mystery, of sorts. |
Followed by the reading of an excerpt.
|Linny, played by Michael Zlotnik.|
|Terry is caught in the middle in "Partners."|
|Riffing on Asimov and Occupy for Flux Theater Ensemble's "ForePlay: Human 2.0.|
|"Apple Season" in the Six Women Playwriting Festival.|
|So glad to be in the festival with my pals Babs Lindsay and Maureen Brady Johnson!|
|World Premiere of "Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday" at HotCity Theater in St. Louis, MO.|
|Kelly and Lynn.|
|Ray and Lynne.|
"Four words: Go see this play! 'Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday' is the best play I have seen in a long time..." -Laura Hamlett, Playback: STL
"...a funny and touching slice of life... Director Bill Whitaker does nice work here, bringing this new play to life and gently guiding this exceptional cast. The laughs and the tears are honest... HotCity Theatre's production of 'Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday' is entertaining and moving theater..." -Chris Gibson, Broadway World
"...the look and tenor of a domestic comedy layered on top of the emotional mysteries and unspoken threats of a Harold Pinter drama..." -Judith Newmark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"...an examination of one woman's desperation filtered through the prism of her life as it is, the way it was, and the hope of finding what's missing... a comedy, and a good one... remarkable cast..." -Chuck Lavazzi, KDHX
|Director Jeff Meek with the cast of "Apple Season" -- Rebecca Staab and John Walcutt.|
|Always a pleasure to work with my pal David Hilder!|
|Jack and Michael.|
|Harold and Caroline.|
|The Last Four Things My Father Held Against Me.|
|Six Bottles of Heineken After the Silverado.|
|And All the Roses Falling.|
|So many actors they don't even fit in the picture! |
"Infinite Black Suitcase" at Colony High School in Ontario, CA.
|Max and Ellery. "Song of Extinction" at Hostos College.|
|Trevor Tucker is lost in time, exploring the history of Westfield, NJ! |
A family-friendly history play, written for Premiere Stages' new "Liberty Live" program.
|"Infinite Black Suitcase" by EM Lewis, published by Samuel French.|
|What a wonderful group of young playwrights! It was a gift to have the opportunity |
to work with them for the two weeks of the "New Voices for the Theater" residency.
"This was truly a priceless experience and I'm so happy I got to participate this year. I met so many people and learned about different theaters. This was one of the best things I've ever done and I will remember this experience forever." -2012 Playwright Michael Musatow
"Having been able to see my play performed, and hearing the reaction of the audience, was amazing. This program has made me want to write more, to write every day, and to succeed. This program changed my life." -2012 Playwright Annalee Marguerite Week
"The program's greatest overall strengths were the choices in playwrights, directors and actors. The original play the cast received and what we performed was entirely different, but different in a better way. Seeing how the play transformed and being able to watch it while working with great fellow actors and an awesome director, it allowed me to see how SPARC takes New Voices in an extremely serious way and that it works." -2012 Actor Sarah Lundberg
|So glad to be back as the Host Playwright for the Ashland New Plays Festival 2012!|
|The four winning playwrights of ANPF 2012!|
|With director Angel Morales and Book-of-the-Semester coordinator Robert Cohen. It was such a pleasure to get to know them and their students at Hostos College! I was able to participate in a post-show discussion, as well as in two panel discussions over the course of the semester.|