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:

In April, I conducted three grief workshops with powerhouse poet Gayle Danley via the Enoch Pratt Library and CityLit Festival. We used writing as a process to sort thorough the muck of grief. Baltimore Magazine featured the story. We’ll schedule more workshops in the fall.

This fall, I’m teaching grant-funded, bridge program composition courses at MERVO Technical School and Baltimore Design School. I’m also teaching undergraduate arts management at the University of Baltimore.

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

Last fall, The Parlor Thespians hosted a reading of The Docents. It was good to revisit that old friend. I transformed that story of the protection of art during war from a stage play to a screenplay.

Some writing thoughts:

For the five summers from 2012-2016, I 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 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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