My first novel, Tornado Siren, was published by Behler Publications. I’m also an award-winning playwright—thirty-five of my plays are published and have been produced in theatres around the world. I’ve written several historical plays including Reading the Mind of God, about the astronomers Kepler and Tycho, and Fire on Earth, about the creation of the English Bible, which was developed with the Huntington Theatre Company. I was commissioned to write the book for an historical musical, None but the Best, about 19th century Boston philanthropist and publisher, Daniel Sharp Ford, which premiered in November 2013. I’ve recently completed my first historical novel, Steering to Freedom, about escaped slave and ship’s pilot, Robert Smalls. In my spare time, I like to farm.
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The Clockwise Theatre is making fast progress on the production of my play, Constant State of Panic, which will open on April 17th, in Waukegan, Illinois. Rehearsals start this weekend, the set is already being built. Here’s the poster!
I got some good news from the Massachusetts Cultural Council earlier this month. I’m one of five finalists for the MCC Dramatic Writing Fellowships. We each get $1,000! (The winners got $10,000 each.) This is my 8th time applying for the fellowship, so clearly persistence does pay off. I’m very…
If you’re in the Boston area, I hope you’ll come see the reading of my full-length play, Lab Rats, at the Munroe Center for the Arts in Lexington, 7:30pm, on February 21. Rebecca Bradshaw (who directed my play, Fire on Earth) is directing a stellar cast of Omar Robinson and…