As for a little of my backstory, I was born in Queens and raised on Long Island. I went to film school with the hope of breaking into movies as a writer/director. I made a few films and was the most part a failure. On a lark I moved into theater and found success there. I've had a great run over the past five years in the off-off-Broadway market. I've had three of my plays pubished and they all have been produced in numerous cities. One was even produced several times in Australia.
Although I've written some dramas, I'm much more comfortable writing comedy and that's where I've had most of my success. (Does that mean I'm funny? I hope so)
It is possible, however unlikley, that you've heard of one or two of my shows. My first play "Angry Young Women In Low Rise Jeans With High Class Issues" has been produced 6 times in NY, twice in Los Angeles, twice in Sydney, Australia and once in Brisbane, Australia. It's also been published by Samuel French Inc.
My second show, "All Aboard the Marriage Hearse" has played twice in NY, once in LA and once even in Wisconsin.
I do love writing for live theater, especially comedy. It is such a great feeling to see a room full of people laugh at something you wrote. On the other hand, it's also an awful feeling to see them sit silently when they hate it! Fortunately, that doesn't happen very often.
Ideally, I would love to make a living as a writer, preferably making movies but I do love theater and television so I'd be happy doing anything. I just love to write.
I'm also really good at karaoke. Well, I guess that depends on your definition of good. If your definition of good is someone with a nice singing voice, then I suck. But if your definition of good is going up there without inhibition and tearing it up and having fun, I'm good.
I'm a good drinker. I can hold my liquor and I never get out of hand or rude or disrespectful and I never get "beer muscles."
I'm a lousy at bowling but who gives a damn about bowling.
As far as TV goes, I"m not too crazy about anything that's on now. I am a huge fan of the original "Law and Order", I could watch 100 episodes in a row of that. I love "Seinfeld" and "Cheers" and I do enjoy "The Middle" and "The Big Bang Theory."
I love pretty much all music. I can enjoy just about everything in its time and place. I can enjoy some Rihanna or Katy Perry as much as Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd. But my personal all time favorites are Prince, Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne. I've seen them all in concert and they were incredible.