About

I wear many nouns: fiction writer, playwright, memoirist, folklorist, teacher, theatrical producer, and director. Involvement in all the arts forms inform the others.

Thanks for visiting.

NEWS:

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!

NEXT EVENTS:

 

Monday, May 22nd at 7:30pm, I’ll tell one of my favorite theatre stories in The Stoop/Everyman Theatre’s “The Show Must Go On!” event inspired by the¬†Everyman Theatre upcoming production of Noises Off. Tickets are available at The Stoop.

This summer, Stillpointe Theatre Initiative will produce a workshop reading of my new play, The Brooch, as part of the Baltimore Playwrights Festival.

Pumpkin Theatre and Har Sinai have commissioned me to write a play about hate crimes that will be performed as part of Har Sinai Congregation’s 75th anniversary in December.

Some writing thoughts:

For the past five summers, I’ve 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.

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

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