Just completed three new screenplays, SCABS (comedy), REPOSITION (comedy) and DA DOO WAAS (animated sci-fi musical).
Please go to www.voodooqueen.info for a visual morsel from the award winning screenplay and play, The JoJo Mama and the Voodoo Queen. The segment was directed by the talented Robert Proctor in the midst of a downpour. The segment was completed October 2021.
Four years ago, we completed The Audition (Bronco’s Dolls Go to Hollywood). Thirteen minute short film was my learning curve or MFA as a friend describe the production and outcome. It was derived from a storyboard and script that was selected as one of forty out of three thousand submissions for the AT&T Create-A-Thon. Some terrific concepts become challenging in the actual production!
More about my screenplays
The JoJo Mama and the Voodoo Queen earned best screenplay at the Austin Comedy Film Festival this summer. The Stage play version earned Panelist Favorite Award from the late Michael Warren Powell at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference.
My historical drama-fiction, Picnik, earned best feature screenplay award at the most recent Irvine International Film Festival, 2021.
Scabs, short screenplay. earned best short screenplaye at the 2018 Atlanta Comedy Film Festival, best short Screenplay at Oaxaca Film Festival 2018 and best TV series, Portland Comedy Film Festival, 2018. English/Spanish. The feature version was completed this spring and is being represented by a producer and a distributor.
The Doll Man (El Hombre Muñecas),comedy, English/Spanish. Finalist at Oaxaca Pitchfest, 2021. Animation version accepted in LA Animation Festival.
Da Doo Waas, Animation. Work-in-progress. Developed outline and character bible during recent Sundance Sci-Fi writing course taught by Philip Eisner.
Written nine full-length plays, , two one-act plays and more than a dozen ten-minute plays. The Dramatist Guild Gulf Coast Region aired a reading of my short drama, Roman 8:32 last month. Two of my ten-minute plays were produced at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival in 2017 and 2019. One of them, Fourth-Quarter Quarter Pick-Up, was optioned by the filmmaker, Jeffrey VanDavis. Recently read from new play, Hearing Art, as part of the Playwrights Guild of Canada Reading Series. Segments of the play were workshopped by the Playwrights Round Table, Orlando and a complete reading recently by the talented actors from White Mouse Productions at Florida State University.
BA in Journalism and MA in Communications from the University of Alabama. MBA from the University of Buffalo.
Creative writing classes with American Book Award winner, Bob Shacochis, playwright Janet Burroway, Marlon Barton (O. Henry Finalist), and poet Peter Huggins. Also, Dramatist Guild Master Playwriting Course taught by Andrea Lepcio. Completed the Songwriter’s Circle course taught by Roland Tech and the Playwrights Center playwriting course with Stephen Getz. In 2020, finished the Sundance Collab TV Writing Course and in 2021, completed the Sundance Sci-Fi course taught by Philip Eisner.
Participated in workshops with Joseph Chaikin and several DG Workshops in LA and New York.
Recently completed a novel, Joints. Querying manuscript summer 2021. My stories, poetry, essays, and illustrations have appeared in newspapers, international journals, and literary magazines. My humorous business text, You! The Brand was published in China by Beijing Fortune Press. My first humor book, MBA Guidebook, was represented by the late Glenn Cowley (NYC) and a humorous cartoon manuscript, Political Folksay, with artist Steve Sweny, was represented by the late Toni Mendez (NYC).
Member of the Dramatist Guild and Playwrights Guild of Canada.
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Career including working at J.Walter Thompson Advertising (New York and Chicago), Marketing Director at the Mentholatum Company and at Greater Buffalo Press, large commercial printer in North America. Created business, Free-Lance Network with offices in Buffalo and Rochester.