AWARD-WINNING MULTI-HYPHENATE WRITER FOR ADVERTISING, THEATRE, FILM & TV.
As a copywriter, I started out on the east coast writing short films for Adams & Knight Advertising, then snowshoed my way across the midwest to write for companies like 3M, Purina, Latchways, Hayward, The Guthrie Theater and more
As a playwright,my award-winning work has been produced, workshopped and developed at theatres across the country -- from NY (Manhattan Theatre Club) to Chicago (Theatre Building) to LA (Boston Court). A few of my plays are published and can be found at Playscripts, Samuel French and Amazon. In 2016, I'll have two plays produced in the Twin Cities.
As a screenwriter, I've written over a dozen screenplays and TV pilots -- having developed projects with ACME Products, Tagline Pictures, Mandalay Television and more. I've contributed essays to Howlround, volunteered as a mentor for LGBTQ youth at About Face Theatre, and even one time directed a Willy Wonka musical at my kid's elementary school.
True fact: I'm also an award-winning teacher, having taught screenwriting at Northwestern University, Emerson College, Hampshire College and most recently, Carleton College.
Fall 2015 update: For the past few months, I've been working on branding and messaging for Latchways, a fall protection company that's about to make a big splash onto the U.S. market. I've also reteamed with the great people at Hunt Adkins to collaborate on packaging, print and digital material for Hayward® pools.
Business 2 Business
Business 2 Consumer
Video & Commercials
CASE STUDY: How do you introduce a fall protection company into the U.S. market -- in compelling new ways? Answer: Use your words.