Dramatic Works

DRAMATIC CONFESSION

Ask any of my child­hood friends and they’ll con­firm that I was a fid­gety show-off who con­stant­ly roped them into act­ing out sto­ries I’d seen on tele­vi­sion or at the movies.  Color illustration of shoes in a stage spotlight surrounded by flowersMy par­ents are gone now, but they would have agreed that I was addict­ed to TV by 1956, when I was five years old and broad­cast TV was as young as I.  Saturday morn­ings, you’d find me glued to the floor in front of our 12″ black & white Admiral TV watch­ing Circus Boy, Queen of Sheba, Fury, My Friend Flicka, Sky King.…  Afternoons were for “SHOWTIME” and I don’t mean that cable net­work.  I would stage the sto­ries I’d seen that morn­ing, some­times with a cast of inden­tured ser­vants, more often I was prob­a­bly alone in my cos­tumed fan­tasies.  I clear­ly recall a pan­el of sheer drapes that I wore as long hair.

Color illustration of comedy and tragedy masks.Years later–okay, when I was eleven–I wrote, direct­ed, pro­duced, cos­tumed, propped, and starred in my first play: The Death of Mr. Decay.  The moment I real­ized I had my grade-school audi­ence in the palm of my hand I was hooked.  And I nev­er looked back, purs­ing my pas­sion through high school and a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre and on into my local per­form­ing arts com­mu­ni­ty.

Although I am a USA Today best­selling author and have pub­lished ten his­tor­i­cal romances, my great­est lit­er­ary love and proud­est accom­plish­ments are my var­i­ous dra­mat­ic works.  I have writ­ten and had pro­duced 2 full-length stage plays and have writ­ten and directed/produced 12 musi­cal revues among numer­ous oth­er staged per­for­mances.

My favorite pro­fes­sion­al place to be, is stand­ing at the back of a the­atre, watch­ing and lis­ten­ing to a delight­ed audi­ence laugh at my humor and sigh over my char­ac­ters.  Impossible to do when some­one is read­ing one of my nov­els — makes every­one ner­vous.

The Works

Below is a link to the Rogues & Vagabonds stage­play infor­ma­tion page.  As more of the scripts for my plays, revues and musi­cal come­dies become avail­able, I’ll add a new infor­ma­tion page for each.

 Rogues & Vagabonds

Link to Rogues & Vagabonds- Stageplay

GO TO Rogues & Vagabonds Page