I started writing and performing original plays and one-person shows in the 3rd grade
and still love to put on a show!
Working in publishing I was intrigued by how a simple idea could be turned into a successful self-help book so I created a comic parody "7 1/2 Habits of Highly Successful Mistresses", the musical, with the marvelous Ellen Mandel. After a sold-out run at the Washington DC Capital Fringe Festival in 2008, the FranklinCovey company, owner of the trademark 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, was not pleased with the parody of their brand name, so I put that show away for a while and then reworked the funny original material and came back with Savvy Secrets of Successful Mistresses.
As the world seemed to be going into a darker place, I created a new show at Cornelia Street Café Underground of comic monologues with songs about love.
I fell in love with Natalie Smith as a person and then found out she was a gifted actress and dazzling singer-songwriter. I was delighted when we were able to do a night of comic storytelling and song at Cornelia Street Café Underground.
From doing summer stock and writing and performing on a local cable show in my home town Findlay, Ohio, I went on to be a founding member of a Drama Society at the London School of Economics as well as the English Theater company in Barcelona, Spain.
When I moved to Manhattan, I plunged into stand-up comedy and downtown performance art as well as acting.
As a Participating Artist at The Cherry Lane Theater and a member of Manhattan Punch Line’s Comedy Corp, I wrote and produced original plays, which had extended runs in New York City and staged-readings in Los Angeles.
I have toured with my popular one and two person shows in the U.S., Ireland. and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.