As a lifelong theater buff, visual thinker, performer and (occasionally) actor, I have always felt at home among stage props, costumes, actors and their craft. So it felt natural to try my hand at playwriting. And while I was at it, why not direct it, as well?
My newest two-part play, War of the Romantics, was staged in Philadelphia in January and March, 2019 in conjunction with a musical production by Fine Art Music Company.
War of the Romantics is a story, in words and music, about the infinitely fascinating personalities, passions, and creative conflicts among Romantic composers—told by two incisive, quick-witted and sharp-tongued characters who know it all “first-hand.” Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, Wagner—their music was divine; their lives were anything but. Filled with history, humor and—as one would expect from the Romantics—drama.
All performances were sold out and the critics were .