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Stuff I've Written


​Full Length Plays

E-Mail: 9-12,a response to the events of 9-11-01 Produced in 2011 by the Union County Performing Arts Center/Alliance Repertory Theatre, AND Company Theatre (Philadelphia) and the Black Box Theatre of Asbury Park.  Readings by Project Rushmore Theatre Company (NYC) and Somerset Valley Players (NJ). An adaptation was done by the Surprise Arizona Senior Citizen Center.  Monologues published in “Contemporary Monologues for a New Theater,” Edited by Cate Cammarata, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2018.


Ruth St. Denis: The Dance Continues,merges the mother of modern dance’s choreography and wit. Commissioned and produced by Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Somerset County Vocational Technical High School,  2007.


The Crane Chronicles, a raucous tale of Stephen Crane, his family and the women’s temperance movement. Commissioned by the Stephen Crane House and funded in part by the NJ Council on the Humanities,  1998.


Stephen Crane: The Middle Years,  a venue specific play to be performed through-out the house that was home to author Stephen Crane for one third of his life.  Commissioned and presented by the Stephen Crane House,  1996.


Turn About,  a saga of suffering and resilience during the American Revolution.  Commissioned and presented by the Millstone Borough Historic Commission,  1976.


Transitions,  shares the personal tales of the 1776 Watchung Mountain encampment.  Commissioned and presented by the Somerset County Bi-Centennial Commission, 1976.


Waiting,  first produced at Somerset County College, 1977.  Revised and given a staged readings by New Jersey Playwrights Workshop, 1989,  the Villagers Theatre, 1999,  Lively Learning, 2000.  
Excerpt – Waiting for Inspiration– Brooklyn Lyceum Theatre’s Swamp King Ten Minute Play Festival, March 2002;  Lawrenceville 10 Minute Festival,  October 2003 and Goddard College Dramatists Festival January 2008;  Philly’s Primary Stages,  Philadelphia, November 2012.
Excerpt – In the Restaurant– Black Box Theatre of Asbury Park,  Women’s Playwright Festival, September 2003.
Excerpt – The Married Woman– Your Name Here Collective,  Collect Pond Studio,  Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 2010.


One Act Plays


Annarita,  deals with an Italian immigrant’s fight for self-preservation and its effect on the current generation.  Selected to be performed in the Samuel French Off Off Broadway One Act Play Festival, 2004.


Children and Family Plays

Many Snows Ago,  brings the folk tales of the Lenape, New Jersey’s first citizens, to life.  Produced at over 75 schools and organizations in New Jersey.


Mamma Mia - La Befana?!  weaves the ancient Italian Epiphany tale, La Befana, into a contemporary American setting.  Could the fun loving sixty-something Nonna from Florida really be the thousands of years old La Befana?


The Eagle and the Woman,  based on an Ashanti Tale from Ghana.  Produced by Villagers Summer Theatre Program, Village Barn Theatre, 2003.


Hearts for the Heartless, The Girl Who Cried Witch,  Super Hero Santa,  Detective Dog,  The Missing Presents  and others totaling 30 commissions produced by the Laffin' Stock Company,  a professional children’s theatre company, 1975-1980.  


Rapunzel,  commissioned by Caffe e Dolce for an Octoberfest performance, 1993.


Whispering Waters,  an interactive tale of the Lenape.  Performed at over 50 libraries and schools through out New Jersey.


Mini Zoo on Tour,  Commissioned by Newark Museum to revise interactive audience components and breathe excitement into an existent animal inclusive assembly program.  1994


Short Plays


A Guest,  5th New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival, Luna Stage.
Moving Day,  5th New Jersey One Minute Play Festival, Luna Stage.
Gym TV,  6th New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival, Luna Stage.
Why Wives Murder Their Husbands,  6thNew Jersey One-Minute Play Festival, Luna Stage.


Screenplays and Treatments


Divorcing Daddy, feature film script, Graduate Thesis Goddard College, 2007


Plantastic Adventures, New Journey Films, 48 Hour Film Festival Miami, Maria Gonzalez Director. 2005 


Kids Can Cook, treatment and pilot script for series featuring food information and cooking tips for children.  Pilot shot.  2002


Publications 


“Less is More in Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief. ”Pitkin Review, Spring 2008.


 Passport to Culture:   Newark, NJ, New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Chinese Dance Family Learning Guides for- 
Year of the Boar.  2007. Year of the Dog.  2006. Year of the Monkey.  2003. & H. Fairbank. Year of the Ram.  2002. Year of the Horse.  2001.
Year of the Snake.  2000. The Year of the Dragon1999.  The Year of the Rabbit. 1998.


AdvocacyPrimer, TheABC's of Arts Advocacy,  Anchorage Press 1989. 


“Picture This!”   State of the Art, Monmouth County Arts Council November/December 2000.


“The Married Woman,”  Aha! Quarterly.Artake Inc. Page 5, 2000.


“Confused at Forty-Six,” It’s About Time.Kirk  Communications, Fourth Issue, Pages 6 & 8, July/August 1995.


“Positively Asbury Park,”  Weekly Column in The Coaster.Asbury Park, NJ,  1993-1994.

“Well-Known Marimbist Hails From Asbury Park,”  Shorelines: An Arts and Entertainment Monthly.Volume X, June 1991, Pages 1 & 11.


Theater Education: Communication for America’s Future, A Checklist for Comprehensive Theatre Education.  A pamphlet for the American Alliance for Theatre & Education,  1989.

“Theatre in our Schools Month” The Drama/Theatre Teacher.Pages 4-12, American Alliance for Theatre and Education.  Volume 2 Number 1. Fall 1989


“Checklist for Theatre Education” Movers and Shakers Advocacy Hints Column. The Drama/Theatre Teacher.  Pages 4 – 5, American Alliance for Theatre & Education, Volume.1 Number 3, Summer 1989.


“Bills Become Laws” Movers and Shakers Advocacy Hints Column.  The Drama/Theatre Teacher.  American Alliance for Theatre & Education, Pages 4-5,  Volume.2  Winter 1989.


 “Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Communication” Movers and Shakers Advocacy Hints Column.  The Drama/Theatre Teacher.  American Alliance for Theatre & Education, Volume.1 Number1, Fall 1988.


“Movers and Shakers Advocacy Hints Column.” The Drama/Theatre Teacher.  American Alliance for Theatre & Education, Introductory Issue, Spring1988.


"Performing Arts Education Within a Vocational School, " Secondary School Theatre Journal of the American Theatre Association, Volume XXIII, Number 2, Spring, 1984.


“NJ Performing Arts Center: Cultural Hub in Somerville, ” Central Jersey Monthly.CJM Assoc. Volume 3, Number 5, May 1981.


Editor, The GAP,newsletter of the Greater Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce. 1996-1998 & 2000.


Editor, New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners - Chapter One Newsletter, 1994-1995


Editor, "Speech Theatre Association of New Jersey Newsletter". 1985- 1988.


"Special Things for Special Campers, A Guide to Arts Based Activities," Manual for Somerset County ARC, 1978.

Planning Documents

  • NJ State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, Developing an Arts Trust for New Jersey andServices for Individual Artists: An Overview of Potential Collaborations
  • NJ State Department of Education, New Jersey School of the Arts, Long Range Plan
  • Asbury Park Board of Education, Three Year Plan to Develop a Pre-Professional Visual and Performing Arts Department 
  • Monmouth County Arts Council, Five-Year Strategic Plan
  • Ironbound Cultural Center, Marketing Plan
  • New Jersey Center Dance Collective, Three-Year Strategic Plan
  • Trinity School of the Arts, Three Year Strategic Plan
  • Passage Theatre, Newark Symphony Hall and NJ Center Dance Collective, Arts Education Plans


 Awards and Achievements

  • State of NJ General Assembly Citation, 17th NJ Legislative District
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Award,  Somerset County Federation of Democratic Woman
  • Citation of Commendation,  Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders
  • 1992 Regional Emmy  Host of Around and About NJ, Outstanding Children’s Series
  • Presidents Commendation,  American Alliance for Theatre & Educatio
  • New Jerseyan of the Week,  Star Ledger
  • Outstanding Educational Administrator, Governor's Award  NJ Arts in Education
  • Woman of Achievement in Monmouth County, Monmouth County Advisory Commission on the Status of Woman
  • Outstanding Contributions in the Arts, Alpha Delta Kappa, XI  Chapte
  • Outstanding Women in Business and Industry,  Somerset County Chamber of Commerce