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1/19/24    ARTISTS RESPOND: EQUITY AND RACIAL JUSTICE - Connecticut Office of the Arts

1/13/24  DO I REALLY KNOW YOU?: ProEnglish Theater (in a basement bomb shelter), Kyiv, Ukraine

1/10/24  EVERY DAY IS A GIFT: Surviving Cancer and Making Peace with the Past Writing Workshop for                    for Cancer                Patients, Survivors, Family & Friends (ongoing) Westport/Weston YMCA

2/4/19   EVERY DAY IS A GIFT: Surviving Cancer and Making Peace with the Past 

             Greenwich Hospital Writing Workshop for Cancer Patients, Survivors, Family & Friends

2019     The Dramatist Magazine: An Unexpected Sense of Community: a tour of TO THE DEATH OF MY OWN FAMILY

             in India (Jan/Feb. 2019 Issue)

2018-19 PEN WRITERS IN THE SCHOOLRockers, Rebels & Revolutionaries - Norwalk High School, CT:

2018     EVERY DAY IS A GIFT: Surviving Cancer and Making Peace with the Past (see web page)

             Triage Cancer Blog Post: Every Day is a Gift: Surviving Cancer and Making Peace with the Past

2013     A HINT OF LIGHT - published in Korea, Dec. 2012 as CHILDREN OF I’TAEWON

2012     PeaceXPeace Blog: A Small Show of Courage (essay)

2012     Gender Beyond Borders: Culture and Human Rights - an excerpt from TO THE DEATH OF MY OWN FAMILY

2011-    THEATRE IN THE RAW: Commision By The Lucile Lortel Festival of New Plays

2012     Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

2010     San Francisco Theater Festival Advisory Committee Member

2010     A HINT OF LIGHT - a novel published in 2010

2009     Artist Fellowship or Playwriting Workshop Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism

             TO THE DEATH OF MY OWN FAMILY at Briggs High School, Norwalk, CT 

2008     Peace Writing International Award for 9/12 - a full-length play: OMNI Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology

2000     Finalist: O'Neill National Playwrights Conference for THE BROKEN DOWN VALISE (now ARTY’S POOLROOM)



American Pen, Confrontation, New World Review, Book Love, Cambric Poetry Project One, Hoosier Challenger, Jeopardy, Lake Superior Review, Poet Lore, Valley Views



A HINT OF LIGHT (Novel): Speaking Engagement - 11/5/23:Norwalk Pubic Library, Norwalk, CT 

EVERY DAY IS A GIFT: Speaking Engagement - 11/5/23: Norwalk Pubic Library, Norwalk, CT

EVERY DAY IS A GIFT: Writing Workshop for Cancer Survivors - Westport/Weston YMCA, Westport, CT - Ongoing

EVERY DAY IS A GIFT: Writing Workshop for Cancer Survivors - Soul Ryeders, Rye, NY

STORYTELLING: Las Vetas Lounge, Fairfield, CT - 2015

FREEING THE HEART: A Reprieve from Cancer, Writing, Relationships and Other Side Effects

CENTER for SURVIVORSHIP, Southport, CT - Oct.12th & 19th, 2013 Writing Workshops

Fairfield Library, Fairfield, CT - May 14, 2013

Norwalk Library, Norwalk, CT - July 23, 2012



Finalist: Stageworks/Hudson's 2005 Play by Play Festival (NY), Claire Donaldson Short Play Festival (SD), Mercy Plays (The Haven, NYC); Honorable Mention: Fred Newman-Mario Frattti Anti-Corruption Play Writing Award/Castillo Theatre (NYC); Honorable Mention: CT Heritage Productions. Work has appeared in front of audiences at Abingdon Theater (NYC), Ensemble Studio Theatre (NYC) – Summer Conference, Theatre Artists Workshop (Westport, CT), Westport Community Theatre (Westport, CT), Ohio Theater (NYC-Theatres Against War), Book Traders Cafe, (New Haven, CT), Herring Run Arts Festival (Middleboro, MA), Theatre One Productions (Lakeville, MA), Puffin Foundation (NJ) and New Jersey Dramatists, 13th Street Rep. (NYC), Augustana College (Sioux Falls, SD), Darien Players (CT), Pan Asian Rep., (NYC), Lone Star Ensemble (LA), Cabaret for Peace & Justice, Hunter College (NYC), PS 122 (NYC-THAW), Heartlande Theatre Company (MI), SLAM!@The Tank (NYC), The Culture Project’s Impact Festival (NYC), Nuyorican Poets Café (NYC), North Park Playwrights Festival (San Diego, CA), Cornelia Street Cafe (NYC), Mo Pitkin’s (NYC), Bowery Poetry Club (NYC), Abrons Arts Center at the Henry Street Settlement (NYC), Boston Theater Marathon (MA), NU Ways/NU Works Festival (U/Nebraska at Omaha, tbd), McLennan College (Waco, TX), Lost Playwrights of Western North Carolina, Co-Op Theater East (NYC), San Francisco Theater Festival, Westport Library (CT), The Barrow Group (NYC),  Hybrid Theatre Works (NYC), Theatre in the Raw: The Lucile Lortel Festival of New Plays at Fairfield University, March 2012 (CT), with more to come, schedule not yet updated.



India: MetroPlus Theatre Festival, Chennai;  Ranga Shankara Theater, Bangalore; Adishakti Theater, Pondicherry; and in Mumbai: National Center for Performing Arts, National Gallery of Modern Art, and the Prithvi Theater, and others, dates to be confirmed.



The Dramatists Guild, Playwrights Center (MN), PEN, Academy of American Poets, Theatre Without Borders, Arts 4 Human Rights (UK)

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