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I am a professionally-produced and published playwright and have had a screenplay twice optioned.
I have adapted several of my plays into screenplays as well as novels by Oliver Wendell Holmes and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
I was born in Louisiana and am currently residing in Savannah, Georgia.
I've written 3 full-length plays about "The South", all have been produced: AND ALL I HAVE ADAPTED AS SCREENPLAYS
"I Am the Gumbo" (family comedy about Louisiana's Cajuns)
"The Ladies of the Sacred South" (5 little old ladies versus Academia)
"Possessed by the Past" (true story about a man who married his house)
Unique traits: To expand on the section to the right: I have a body, some hair, eyes, & don't care for spicy food and have a large collection of tee-shirts.
THE LADIES OF THE SACRED SOUTH Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy Five spirited senior citizens who own and operate a bankrupt and decaying plantation museum are more than a match for a cynical historian and his sassy protege who scheme to force The Ladies to sell their museum to the state historical society.IMAGINE "DRIVING MISS DAISY" WITH A DASH OF "ARSENIC AND OLD LACE" -- TIMES FIVE.
The Sad Sweet Sleep of Thanatopsis Jones Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy A teenaged girl believes that her comatose sister’s Mind is alive despite being declared dead by a grandiose Doctor's irrefutable thousand-dollar-an-hour brain-wave machine.
THE NATURE OF ALL REALITY (& other things) Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy In a battle to the death, a meek and pliable man, the eternally bullied, undergoes a series of brutally comic trials imposed by his tormentor, before gaining the ultimate revenge.
BEAUTIFUL OASIS Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy A man. A woman. An office. The job interview everyone has feared might take place, taking place. firstname.lastname@example.org
I AM THE GUMBO Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy A son returns to black-haired Catholic Louisiana with a brand-new blonde-haired Baptist wife and a yearning to be a Cajun like everyone else in his family, except he can’t speak it, dance it, or cook it which is just the way his sugar cane-raising daddy wants it. email@example.com
AN INCIDENT IN THE LIFE OF THE LAST SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN Budget: $0 - $100K | Biography The true story of novelist Henry Miller’s 1941 visit to Louisiana to meet a local eccentric artist, a recluse, known as ‘the man who married his house’, an evocative ancestral plantation he presided over as The Last Southern Gentleman. firstname.lastname@example.org
Film (short) by Inward Films writer Two people and a park bench.
One professional production of my play, "Pilgrimage" by the Blowing Rock Stage Company and 4 published short plays. "Pilgrimage" is now being marketed (as a play & screenplay) under the title "The Ladies of the Sacred South" In addition to the professional production, community theaters in SC, OH, KY, and LA have performed the play.