I was born and raised in Rochester, NY, and graduated from the University of Chicago and the Actors Studio Drama School. For almost 20 years I worked for Inside the Actors Studio, where I was the researcher, the Associate Producer and Producer. For two presidential campaigns I served as a writer and policy analyst for Gary Johnson. I also work as a writing teacher and consultant.
I am a playwright.
I co-wrote the Broadway hit The Lifespan of a Fact. We sold out quite a bit and got some great reviews, and received with my co-authors David Murrell and Gordon Farrell the 2019 John Gassner Award for New Plays from the Outer Critics Circle. We usually grossed a million a week, largely thanks to our amazing cast (Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale) and artistic team (led by the amazing Leigh Silverman)
Over the years, I've won a few awards, including the EST Next Step Fellowship, the Walter Dakin Fellowship at the Sewanee Writers Conference, the Hamptons Film Festival's screenwriting conference, the Playwrights Center/Guthrie Theater's Two-Headed challenge, and the 25th Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Awards.
And when I'm not acting up, I act.
I don't do this as often as I used to, but I've appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe, on a few TV shows and commercials, and in a couple of feature films. Once I was on a game show - Cash Cab. That was fun.
Right now you can see me in The Shylock and the Shakespeareans.