Writing for Film, TV, and the Stage

SPEC FEATURES

American Spy / A diversity driven action thriller involving the NSA and North Korea 

Bar None / A fish out of water drama about secrets of the corporate bar and nightlife industry

ESSIE/STROM / A political biopic of segregationist Senator Strom Thurmond and his secret Black daughter, Essie Mae

Summerfest / A coming of age dramedy inspired by true events set in the music culture of the 1990s

SPEC TELEVISION PILOTS

Blago! / A limited series about the rise and fall of corrupt former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich

The Modern Awakening of Rebecca Towne: Witch / A half hour ‘Freaky Friday’ spin on the Salem Witch Trials

The Ramsey Accounts / A sci-fi thriller based on a short story by Carmine Tirone

The Westies / A historical crime drama based on the true story of the most feared NYC Irish gang

TELEVISION SPECS 

Barry: "Killing Barry" / HBO Series

Jessica Jones: "AKA Hand Over The Pills" / Netflix Series

Succession: "Black Lives Matter" / HBO Series

Westworld: "The Usurper's Cursed Head" / HBO Series

STAGE PLAYS

Bell the Cat / An avant-garde US political thriller

The Life and Death of Willy B. / A New York City gentrification themed drama

SHORTS FILM SCRIPTS

Apartment 9B / A Hitchcockian thriller

CRISPR / A sci-fi genetics thriller

Omertà / A psychological mafia thriller

Timberlake & Me / An immigration drama based on a true story


RELATED WRITING EXPERIENCE

The Inclusive / Online Publication / Staff Writer

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting / Script Reader of New Works Playwrights Division

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Chicago, IL

The Theatre School of DePaul University

Acting Conservatory

New York City, NY

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting

Acting Conservatory

Instructors:

Mark Rylance, Tim Carroll, Ron Burrus, Jimmy Tripp, Dexter Bullard, Sam Schacht, A. Benard Cummings, Robyn Lee, Ann Wakefield, Barry Brunetti, Carlos Murillo, Sidra Bell, Andrew Wade, Virginia Ness, Kohli Calhoun, Peter Flynn, Stephanie Yankwitt, Mike Grenham, Bill Burnett, Steve Cook, Tom Oppenheim

Jason Greiff; Gotham Writers / Screenwriting

Stella Adler Studio of Acting / Day Conservatory

Anthony Zerbe / Private Coaching

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

Gerber Group / Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Opening General Manager & Beverage Director at The LCL at The Westin New York Grand Central / Manhattan, NY

SPECIAL SKILLS

Certified Sommelier, Yoga, Stage Combat, Tennis, Political Junkie, Live Music Seeker, Rover Certified Dog Walker

"There are too many ideas and things and people. Too many distractions to go. I was starting to believe the reason it matters to care passionately about something, is that it whittles the world down to a more manageable size."  -Susan Orlean, Adaptation (2002)