I got interested in theatre when I was thirteen and became hooked. While attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, I studied acting and direction. I worked Off Off Broadway. Because my body needed food to survive, I moved back to La Crosse, WI. I met my wife in college. We married two years later.
I have been doing theatre as a hobby since I moved back from New York City. Between jobs, raising and supporting a family, I have found time to write. I thank my wife for allowing me to ignore her as I write. My first draft had a public reading in 1990 at The La Crosse Community Theatre. This helped me with direction. I got to video tape it and learned so much from doing that. Although a play may never be finished, I have found myself at rest with this script. I had to shelf it and just accept, that for now, the script is complete. I consider this work a success. I completed a full-length play.
This script is really about how much we need God, family and faith in humanity.
Is the study of four people with different issues in their lives that are God's Piñatas. Rose, an elderly women, who has Alzheimer's. A young woman who is in a same sex marriage, struggling with alcohol & an abusive past. An Anglo Saxon neighbor, who is convinced that he is of Japanese decent. There is humor in tragedy. And a house can be very lonely with one set of footsteps.