screenwriter + academic
Eighteen years after humiliating himself on a national TV talent show, a fat 49-year-old gets a shot at redemption from the unlikeliest of talents: pole dancing.
UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting, 2019
Ph.D. The Graduate Center, City University of New York, expected 2020. Theatre and Performance, with certificate in Film Studies.
M.A. Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, 2015, with Distinction. Performance and the City (renamed Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy).
H.B.A. University of Utah, 2014. Theatre Studies, magna cum laude. Honors designation.
articles + essays
"Four Hairsprays, One Baltimore: The city in trans-medial adaptation," Studies in Musical Theatre 12.3 (2018) (forthcoming).
performance, film + book reviews
“Actor-Musicianship, The Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicals, Musical Theatre Song,” The Journal of American Drama and Theatre 30.1 (2017). Book Review of Jeremy Harrison’s Actor-Musicianship, Dan Dietz’s The Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicals, and Stephen Purdy’s Musical Theatre Song.
“The Process of Dramaturgy,” Review: The Journal of Dramaturgy 23.1 (2013). Book Review with Martine Kei Green-Rogers of Scott R. Irelan, Anne Fletcher, and Julie Felise Dubiner’s The Process of Dramaturgy.
public + other writing
"The Revolution Should Not Be Televised: The Oeuvre of Peter Watkins," The GC Advocate
Part 1, Part 2