Growing up in the frozen lands of Utica, New York, my father assured me that shoveling ten feet of snow each year would help me to “build character.” It must have worked because now, years later, I find myself building characters all the time.
I’ve studied sketch comedy at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater in NYC, received an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and was a member of The Armory’s sketch team Be Kind, Rewind.
My writing focuses on taking a comic look at social isolation and the epidemic of male loneliness in our society. Fantastical elements are by no means off-limits, but at the core my characters are searching for community and personal fulfillment amidst the noise, expectations, and pressures of modern life.
I’ve taught dramatic writing to students in NYU Tisch Drama’s Future Theatre Artists Program. I’m currently an undergraduate admissions reader for NYU Tisch’s Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing, as well as a writer for Konami Cross Media NY.
Writer, ABC Discovers: New York Talent Showcase (2019)
Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival Script Competition (2018)
Quarter Finalist, Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship (2017)
Top Ten Finalist, Launch Pad Pilots Competition (2016)
Writer, ABC Discovers LA Talent Showcase (2015)
Top Ten Finalist, Screencraft Short Screenplay Contest (2015)
Finalist, 10 x 10 Tisch Alumni Reading Series (2013)
Winner, Pitching it to the Pros Contest, Fusion Film Festival (2011)
Departmental Fellowship, Rita & Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing
M.F.A. Dramatic Writing
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
B.A. Psychology/English Literature
Small businesses whose names are puns
After a devastating marriage proposal rejection, a down on his luck man decides that the best way to get his life back on track and prove his worth is to return to the sport he excelled at in his youth—curling.