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  • M.F.A in Playwriting, Carnegie Mellon University

  • B.A. Theatre, Summa Cum Laude, The City College, City University of New York

  • Conservatory Certificate in Acting, Circle in the Square Professional Theatre School

  • Acting Workshop, Jerry Rojo; Acting Seminar, Ryszard Cieslak; University of Connecticut


  • Associate Artistic Director, Project 3 Ensemble Theatre (Charles Otte, Artistic Director) 1985-1992

  • Executive Vice President, Sky Advertising 1999-2010

  • Northeast Regional Director, CKR Interactive 2010-2013


  • Pre-college Instructor, Playwriting, Dramatic Literature, Acting, Carnegie Mellon University 1996-1997

  • Assistant Instructor, City College, City University of New York 1992-1994



Carnegie Mellon University:  Arthur Giron, Jeffrey Sweet, Frank Gagliano
Columbia University: Playwriting Workshop, Romulus Linney
City College:  James Hatch


CMU:  Richard Maxwell
City College:  Walter Bernstein


Circle in the Square: Michael Kahn, Nikos Psacheropolous, Terry Hayden, Jacqueline Brookes, Ed Berkeley
Environmental Theatre Workshop, University of Connecticut: Jerry Rojo
Eastern Connecticut Performing Arts Company:  Joanne Patavina
Teatr Laboratorium Institut Actora at UCONN: Ryszard Cieslak
City College CUNY:  David Willinger


Assistant Director to Charles Otte, The Cuchulain Cycle, Project 3, Ohio Theatre, NYC 


Red River Falls


June, 2024 Valdez Theatre Conference

2024 Finalist Live Arts Water Works New Work Festival

Monkey In The Shade


2019 Great Plains Theatre Conference

2018 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference (Writer-in-Residence)

2023, Finalist Ashland New Play Festival

Published by Next Stage Press, coming June 2024


2017 Ice Factory Festival, New Ohio Theatre, New York, NY

2011 Winner, Ashland New Play Festival;Ashland, OR 
2009 Winner, First Look Festival, LA
Pubic Reading, Winterfest, Ensemble Studio Theatre, LA
Pubic Reading, Echo Theatre, LA
Public Reading, Abingdon Theatre Company, NYC

Published by next Stage Press

Four New Years in Japan


2019 Think Fast Short Play Contest, Jury Prize, The Theatre Project, Maplewood, NJ

2017 First Act-One Act Festival, New York, NY

Published Best 10 Minute Plays of 2020, Applause

Time and Tony Oliva


2018 Commission for Seventh Inning Stretch, Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken, NJ

Published Best 10 Minute Plays, 2018, Smith & Kraus



2017 Short Play Festival, Boo!, Players Theatre, New York, NY

The Other Genius


2017 Long Beach New Play Festival

2016 NEWvember New Play Festival

2015 First Read Series, Abingdon Theatre, NYC

Published by Next Stage Press


2013 Winner, Leapfest New Play Festival, Stage Left Theatre, Chicago
Roundtable Reading, The Lark Play Development Center, NYC
Public Reading, New Ohio Theatre, NYC

Public Reading, Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken, NJ

Semi-finalist National Playwrights Conference

Finalist Bay Area New Play Festival

Vengeance Is Mine!

2012 Winner, Benefit Challenge, Abingdon Theatre Company, NYC

[HOME] or The Quest For The Lost Tablet of Ur

Commissioned by Zoo District, Los Angeles
2004 Premier Zoo District at Lillian Theatre, LA
Production nominated for LA Weekly, Ovation, and Garland awards
2006 Staged Reading, Road Theatre, LA


Freely adapted from the Bulgakov
Commissioned by Open Fist Theatre, LA
2002 Premier Open Fist Theatre
Nominated for LA Weekly Award

To be published by Next Stage Press October 2024

Last Supper

(10 min. play)
2001 Premier Los Angeles Ten Minute Play Festival

Little Fishes

2000 Premier Abingdon Theatre Company, Off-Broadway, NYC
Finalist San Francisco Playwright Award

Published by Next Stage Press

Two Tribes

1997 Winner, Carnegie Mellon Showcase of New Plays, Pittsburgh
WCDAC Michael Goldberg Award
1998 Reading ASK TheatreWorks

Madame Grundy's Last Request

(One Act)
1996 Studio Theater, Carnegie Mellon University

The Big Kahuna

(One Act)
1996 Premier University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand 
(One of 4 writers, each writing 1 of 4 sections)

Dark Age


directed by Robert Lyons
starred Richard Schiff
1988 Premier Project 3 Ensemble, Ohio Theatre, NYC

The White Cave

1982 Premier 22nd Street Theatre, Jesco Productions, NYC


The Ten Men
The Other Side


Henry IV, Part 1
Prince Hal
Bedford Thompson Players; Santa Barbara, CA; Dir. Alex Wright
Later at Stages Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Winter’s Tale
Bedford Thompson Players, Santa Barbera, CA; Dir. Alex Wright, Charles Otte

King Alonso
Bedford Thompson Players, Santa Barbera, CA; Dir. Alex Wright

The Fox, by D.H. Lawrence, adapted by Edward Miller
Wilma Theatre, Philadelphia, PA; Dir. Blanka Zizka

Angel City, by Sam Shepard
Project 3 Ensemble Theatre, NYC; Dir. David Petrarca

Flights of Devils, by Tom McClary
Long Island Stage, Rockville Center, NY; Dir. Clint Atkinson

The Cuchulain Cycle, by W.B. Yeats
Fool, Chorus
Project 3 Ensemble Theatre, Ohio Theatre, NYC, Dir. Charles Otte

Lion In Winter, by James Goldman
Long Island Stage, Rockville Center, NY; Dir. Clint Atkinson

Hedda Gabler

Long Island Stage, Rockville Center, NY; Dir. Clint Atkinson

Flood, by Gunter Grass
Project 3 Ensemble Theatre, Ohio Theatre, Dir. Charles Otte

Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahout’s

Macbeth, by Tom Stoppard
Hamlet, MacDuff
Circle in the Square, NYC; Dir. Ed Berkeley

The Sea Plays, by Eugene O'Neill
Circle in the Square, NYC; dir. Ed Berkeley


The Grand Ceremonial, by Fernando Arabal
Project 3 Ensemble Theatre, Ohio Theatre, NYC


  • Dramatist Guild 1997-present

  • Actors Equity Association 1985-present

  • Abingdon Theatre Company Writers Group 2007-2015

  • 36th Street Writers Block Playwrights Group 2015-present

  • Board Member, Project Ensemble Theatre 1985-1992

  • Board Member, West Coast Drama Alumni Clan, Carnegie Mellon University 1998-2001


  • WCDAC Michael Goldberg Award

  • 2024 Finalist Live Arts Water Works New Works Festival

  • 2023 Seoul Players Short Play Festival, Seoul, South Korea

  • 2019 Jury Prize think Fast Festival

  • Finalist San Francisco Playwrights Award

  • Winner 2017 Ice Factory Festival, New Ohio Theatre, NYC

  • Winner 2017 Long Beach New Works Festival

  • Winner 2015 NEWvember New Play Festival

  • 2013 Leapfest Festival

  • Finalist New Dramatists 2009

  • Winner, 2011 Ashland New Plays Festival

  • Winner, 2010 First Look Festival

  • Phi Kappa Phi, Carnegie Mellon University


Open Fist Theatre Company, commissioned me to write a new adaptation of Flight, by Mikail Bulgakov
Zoo District Theatre Company, commissioned me to develop play with company addressing the themes of western intervention in the middle east with historical precedents before and after WWI, and historical personages including Gertrude Bell and T.E. Lawrence

Mile Square Theatre commissioned me for the Seventh Inning Stretch festival for which I wrote Time And Tony Oliva, subsequently published by Smith & Kraus


Robert Price, "Fernando, by Steven Haworth", The Reviews Hub, June, 2017
David Roberts, Off-Broadway Reviews, "Fernando at New Ohio Theatre", Theatre Reveiws Limited, June 2017
News in Brief, Awards and Prizes, “Ashland New Play Festival,” American Theatre, January 2012
Hannah Darling, “Playwrights and Playgoers Share Insights.” Mail Tribune, October 14, 2011
Paul Birchall, “Fernando,” LA Weekly, August 10, 2009
Adam Hetrick, “Open Fist's First Look Festival," Playbill Magazine, July 23, 2009
Lynne Heffley, “Oz Aside, There’s No Place Like Home,” Los Angeles Times, April 3, 2004
Martin Hernandez, “[Home] or the Quest For the Lost Tablet of Ur,” LA Weekly, April 30, 200 
Laura Hitchcock, “[home]” Curtain Up, April 4, 2004
Daryl H. Miller, “The Last Days of the Russian Revolution,” Los Angeles Times, April 20, 2002
Mathew Murray, “Little Fishes,” Talkin’ Broadway, March 2, 2001
Christopher Rawson, “Showcase Shines:  New Works Polished for the Public,” Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Weekend Magazine, July 4, 1997
Walter Goodman, “The Ship Is Sinking” New York Times, June 2, 1986 
Aileen Jacobson, “Anything But Elementary Watson,” Newsday, October 21, 1987
Leah D. Frank, “Holmes Returns in Flights of Devils,” New York Times, October 25, 1987
Nels Nelson, “The Fox Debuts at Wilma Theatre,” Philadelphia Daily News, December 12, 1985

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