About

I wear many nouns: fiction writer, playwright, memoirist, folklorist, actor, teacher, arts producer, and director. Involvement in all the arts forms inform the others. I learn whenever I teach. I learn whenever I work in a theatrical ensemble. I am usually working on more than one project simultaneously.

Thanks for visiting.

NEWS:

I’m teaching an Introduction to Playwriting course at Fells Point Corner Theatre, October 5-December 7, for $200. I’ll guide students through peer review workshop to the development of an idea and writing a ten-minute plays or character monologue. No writing experience necessary. For more information, visit Fells Point’s site. 

This summer, I taught graduate screenwriting and high school playwriting. This fall, I’m teaching grant-funded, bridge program composition courses at MERVO Technical School and Baltimore Design School.

I’ve re-keyed my old screenplay, Next Door, about the mud monster drowning people in their basements across Baltimore. I  intend to re-key The Return of the 5th Sister, as a screenplay and revise my romance novel, Night Narrative.

Parlor Thespians hosted a reading of The Docents. It was good to revisit that old friend. The story of the protection of art during war might be make a good screenplay.

Media Stuff:

My friends Lance Bankerd and Mike Barton produce this adorable and hilarious House of Bankerd State of the Arts podcast. They interviewed me about creating art in Baltimore.

Baltimore City Paper nominated Stillpointe Theatrical Initiative and Spotlight UB’s shared production of Assassins in fall 2015 as Best Musical. Congrats to co-director and Stillpointe artistic director Ryan Haase.

My friend Big Mama Ama Brown at Be Exposed Radio interviewed me and Kafi D’Ambrosi about arts engagement and partnership in Baltimore.

Judy Rousuck interviewed me and Baltimore Playwrights Festival Chair Michael Stricker on WPYR about the addition of book-in-hand readings to the summer 2016 schedule.

DC MetroTheaterArts nominated Stillpointe Theatre Initiative’s first production of my science fiction play, The Benefactor, in their Best Plays in Professional Theaters of 2015 category. Thanks, Stillpointe and creative team!

Some writing thoughts:

For the five summers from 2012-2016, taught American students playwriting in Northern Ireland. Thanks to funding from UB Foundation, filmmaker Peter Salisbury created a trailer from AP15.

Judith Krummeck of WBJC interviewed me about my latest play production, The Benefactor. Follow the link to hear Judith’s amazing bell-like tone.

Dramatist Guild representative Brent Englar interviewed me in the DG magazine July/August issue National Reports section. DramMagJuly15Article

Below, Kelsey Magrath in Siren’s Call, John Hewitt International Summer School Festival, July 2013, Armagh, Northern Ireland.

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