I’m a native of Peoria, IL. I enjoyed the opportunity to grow up in the theater community made famous during vaudeville days: "will it play in Peoria? During my life, I have been involved in a great deal of theater and singing as well as being a biologist Eventually, I progressed to writing short scripts for the stage and full-length scripts for radio theater. Several of the radio scripts were produced in NJ and NY by various theater companies and one has been recorded and released.
The greatest inspirations for my writing are my iguanas, my personal pets and the iguanas who passed through my iguana rescue in NJ. I am currently writing children’s stories as well as murder mysteries. So many stories, so little time.
I live with my iguanas (4 species), tortoises, tegus, and turtle.
Other books include Conversations with Dudley Dewlap: The World from a Lizard Point of View (audio theater scripts), and Curtis Curly-tail and the Ship of Sneakers. Both are available in print on Amazon.com.
Conversations with Dudley Dewlap: the World from a Lizard Point of View is a collection of short comedy, small cast, audio scripts with gender neutral roles. Lead characters are talk show hosts who discuss various amusing topics. The scripts can be combined or used individually. Additional cast can be used for the sound effects. Approximate running times range from 5 to 20 minutes.
Audio theater scripts adapted from three classic tales. In Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology, history students discovering the stories of the occupants of the cemetery. In O’Henry’s The Ransom of Red Chief, a kidnapping goes awry. In Robert Service’s The Ballad of the Ice-Worm Cocktail, false bravado is reveale during the Yukon gold rush. Performance rights included with script purchase.
Shrine of the Seven Iguanas is a 2-part audio theater script for a full-length mystery, for both children and adults. The script includes parts for male and female characters. It is educational, well-suited for presentation by school and community theaters. The mystery is set in modern times with flashbacks to the historical Olmec period, against the backdrop of the Central American rainforest.
Danger can lurk a mangrove swamp or on a highway during a snowstorm. This collection offers full-length mystery audio theater scripts. The scripts are suited for presentation by school and community theaters. "In The Swamp" takes place in a Florida mangrove swamp where skeletons are found. "Ruby Snowstorm" tells of a woman found murdered in her car while stranded in a snowstorm on Interstate 78.
Elephants, Allergies, and Iguana Chanukah is a collection of one act length comedy audio theater scripts. Joy’s Bug’s Blues tells of an encounter with an elephant. In Take Your Best Shot, a man becomes allergic to political parties but his allergist has the cure. The Gift is a Chanukah tale involving the rescue of an injured iguana and its impact on the family members, both human and iguana.