Literary Vitae

LITERARY VITAE

 

FOUR WOMEN

At fifty-six, Christina Wells has the difficult task of placing her mother, Sheri in an Alzheimer’s home. As if that task isn’t difficult enough, as she is going through her mother’s things she finds three letters and one photograph that will change her life. One actor performs the four characters Christina contacts to find the truth.

IN SEARCH OF MARY TYLER MOORE
A teleplay of four teenagers who meet aliens in after school detention. Old sitcoms on Nick at Nite is their common bond. Produced in Pittsburgh, Pa. and Port Angeles, Wa.

DEAR JENNIFER
An epistolary novella about the lifelong friendship of Michael, a dancer who gets AIDS and Jennifer, a woman who sacrifices her career and family for her friend. This work has been performed in a staged reading in Los Angeles in an abridged form and performed at New Voices in Pittsburgh in an abridged one-act play.

CIRCLE THE WAGON or WE’RE ALL IN THIS ALONE
An eclectic collection of short stories dealing with any, and every, thing. Various short stories have been published.

SUMMER OF ‘85
A novel about the relationships of three generations of one family; teenage son, his fortyish father, and grandfather over the course of one summer. Work in progress.

HENNESSEY STREET
A four character play that takes place in the kind of neighborhood which has all but vanished from our busy lives. Produced in Pittsburgh, Pa., Palm Springs, Ca., Port Angeles and Sequim, Wa.

THE GIRLS GO FISHING
A humorous novel about five woman who decide to charter a fishing boat for the day. “Steel Magnolias” on a yacht!

INTO THE WIND
A drama depicting the disastrous steamboat fire on the East River in New York City in 1904 or the General Slocum. Work in progress.

“WHAT DO YOU DO?”
An essay on ethics for the international magazine American Cinematographer. Published.

“MOVIETONE NEWS”
A technical article published in the SMPTE Journal, a trade magazine relating to the technical aspects of film preservation. Published. [1993]

THE LOCKER ROOM
Two pro football players, one black, one white, struggle with secret issues. A short story published in the Blackstone Circular, and The Brave New Tick, Also, adapted for the stage.

SPIDER ON THE SILL
A play in two acts. “What are we gonna do about Pop?” The modern dilemma between generations when living on one’s own is not an option. Produced by Olympic Theatre Arts, Sequim, Wa. Staged reading in Forks, Wa.

THE SITTING ROOM
Three famous paintings come to life when space is needed over the mantle for an original portrait with a secret. A short story adapted for the stage. Staged reading at Juan De Fuca Festival, Port Angeles, Wa. Camaraderie Cellars Winery, Wa., Gabriola Island, BC, Canada.

FREELANCE CRITIC and contributor to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Palm Springs -The Desert Sun., Lesbian News.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CRITIC for www.NotesFromHollywood.com and Sofa Cinema/DVD column – Sequim Gazette Newspaper