I'm a member of the Dramatists Guild. My dancical "Jitterbug!" is a hybrid play based on my screenplay that uses music from the "Great American Songbook" to help tell its story-- but without anyone breaking out into song to propel the story along. Noted director, actress, teacher, and playwright Petronia Paley staged two NYC readings. The first was at the prestigious National Black Theatre in Harlem. The second reading was part of the Emerging Artists Theatre's New Works Festival championing new musicals. That reading had dance numbers by Emmy-nominated choreographer Jeffrey Page. Performed at the Tada! Youth Theatre in NYC, it sold out, got a standing-O. Now available as a book, it has free Educator Manuals based on the National Core Arts Standards in Dance, Theatre, Music (Composition and Ensemble strands), Literature, and Social Studies/History. You can learn more about Jitterbug! at www.jittrbug.net
My two novels "Nokosee: Rise of the New Seminole" and "Nokosee & Stormy: Love and Bullets" have developed a YA following. Both are based on screenplays with teenage Tarzan and Jane heroes trying to save the world through an eco war in a contemporary setting: the Everglades. You can learn more about them at http://www.newseminole.com/
My most recent screenplay "Saving Lolita" is an action-adventure about fictional people embarking on an over-the-top dead-of-night caper to free Lolita, a real orca incarcerated at a Miami aquarium for over 50-years. http://bit.ly/2gZUyxD
I have written and seen produced a documentary on Florida’s biggest Civil War battle called "On the Road to Olustee" with narration by Luke Halpin.
I am currently working on the libretto for "Fajardo: The Beat Goes On" for Tully Creative. It's the true story of a poor Puerto Rican kid from the Bronx with a rap sheet a mile long who grows up and revolutionizes Ballroom Dancing. It too comes as a screenplay.
Nokosee: Rise of the New Seminole Action ⋄ Adventure ⋄ Drama ⋄ Other ⋄ Romance ⋄ Thriller A teenage girl lost in the Everglades stumbles upon a modern day teenage Tarzan on a mission to start an eco war with the "Outside."
Nokosee and Stormy: Love & Bullets Action ⋄ Adventure ⋄ Drama ⋄ Music ⋄ Other ⋄ Romance ⋄ Thriller Stormy Jones returns to Nokosee in the Everglades, pregnant and wanted by the law. This sets off a series of events that includes a wedding, kidnappings, and a war with Army Rangers. Nokosee & Stormy: Love & Bullets is the sequel to Nokosee: Rise of the New Seminole. Both are based on novels.
Once Upon A Time In Harlem: A Jitterbug Romance Drama ⋄ Historical ⋄ Musical ⋄ Romance A jitterbug love story woven between the lives and times of legendary black entertainers, black and white thugs, and the common man in swinging 1930's Harlem. Based on my award-winning play.