August 7, 2019

Q: Many people don't really know their neighbors, even with just a thin wall separating them from the people next door. Do you think people still want to be neighborly today, or do you get the sense that being neighborly is a risk?  

A: Sitcoms lied to us: next-doo...

August 2, 2019

Q: We don't normally ask playwrights about the origins of their scripts, but this one has an unusual genesis. It sprang from a kind of want ad, did it not?

A: Yes, Kabin Thomas, a musician and professor of music, came to the Orange County Playwrights Alliance looking to...

August 13, 2018

Q: A Girl Smiles in the Arctic is getting its second production here at OC-Centric, having won Best Play at the Secret Theatre's Act One: One-Act Festival in NYC this spring. It is a tender comedy involving Justin Bieber, a young Siberian Inuit woman, and a middle-aged...

August 8, 2018

Q: As your bio mentions, you played football for Bear Bryant at the University of Alabama. Very few playwrights seem to come out of top-ranked college football programs. Were you even into theatre at that time, or were you thinking NFL?

A: I was not into theatre during...

August 6, 2018

Q: The title of Allegory of the Cave, of course, refers to Plato's famed allegory explaining that the reality of our existence may be different than the reality we manufacture, or the reality that someone else manufactures for us. In performance, actors step out of eve...

August 2, 2018

Q: Your bio says that you entered theatre as an actor, and I understand that you have also been a lawyer. How have those two experiences informed your playwriting?

A: I think it's a must for a playwright to have first been an actor and also to have had a fair amount of...

August 10, 2017

Q: As I understand it, you took to theatre even before high school. Many kids in Orange County fall in love with theatre, many grow up wanting to act, some think about directing, but relatively few think about playwriting. Was there a particular incident or event that...

August 7, 2017

Q: You have acted a little here and there; did acting precede playwriting for you? When did you first realize you wanted to become a playwright?

A: I learned that I wanted to write plays because of my obsession with Hamlet. Shakespeare, to me, is the ultimate playwright...

August 5, 2017

Q: Theatrically speaking, you are a "triple threat" of a particularly intriguing kind: in addition to being a playwright, you are also a professional costumer, and an accomplished vocalist. Which passion came first, and how did you decide to become a playwright?

A: Writ...

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