I recently retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District as a high school English/theatre teacher. I loved teaching and won several awards during my career. I was named the Texas Classroom Teacher Association Representative of the Year and was a Finalist for “You’re the Best Teacher” Award. I was also twice nominated for Teacher of the Year for the Los Angeles Unified School District and was selected for Who’s Who in American High Schools.
Now, however, I have decided to continue where I left off 35 years ago and pursue my love of acting, writing, and producing.
In 1987, I co-wrote, produced, and essayed the lead role in an independent feature film, BROKEN VICTORY. The film won the Silver Medal at both the New York Film & Television Festival and the Houston International Film Festival. It was also a Finalist for an AFI/ Billboard Dramatic Video Award and the recipient of four (4) Halo Awards from the Southern California Motion Picture Council.
I have also produced several original plays in Los Angeles and received a Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for my two-act play, “Nathan.” I am excited to be at this stage in my life and am actively seeking financing for my screenplay, THE LOSER’S CLUB. It is based on my one-act play, “The Losers’ Club,” which is published by Eldridge Publishing.
I am also completing my feature-length horror screenplay, THE WEREWOLF CHRONICLES.
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