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I’m off. . .

originally posted on May 19, 2011 I’m just finishing up some last-minute housekeeping items and then I’m off to New York to see my play, Gift Horse, performed at the New Works 4 International Short Play Festival at the Richmond Shepard Theatre at 309 East 26th Street. In the past month, I’ve had two situations where […]

In a sea of rejection. . .

originally posted on May 11, 2011 …there is a small ray of hope. This past year, I’ve committed to submitting plays like crazy because it became increasingly clear to me that my plays,  unlike my children’s book, Neko and the Twiggets, will never enjoy an eternal  place in the bibliographic universe. They can only truly be […]

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The real reasons soap operas died

originally posted on May 7, 2011 Soap fans were crushed recently when ABC decided to axe both ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIFE unceremoniously and, in the case of the ONE LIFE TO LIVE, without warning. Now there are rumors that Katie Couric is threatening GENERAL HOSPITAL’s existence as well. AS THE WORLD […]

Stephen Adly Guirgis interview

Stephen Adly Guirgis comes to Buffalo May 14 to attend a production of his play, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, at the Road Less Traveled Theatre. Earlier that day, he’ll meet with local playwrights for an onstage interview and Q&A and after the show, he’ll attend a gala, along with Stephen McKinley Henderson, who […]

A local crossword!

originally posted May 6, 2011 I am so excited to be able to share this news because it’s been a long time in the works. Beginning with July/August, I will be creating a custom puzzle for each issue of Buffalo Spree magazine! I’ve had puzzles published in all the major publications–The New York Times, The Los […]

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