Playwright

Highlights

Paul is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NY. He has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from East Stroudsburg University. He also earned graduate credits in playwriting at Hunter College in NY. Paul participated for several years as an invited playwright member at the Actor’s Studio in NY where he had rehearsed staged readings of two full-length plays. Each was followed by an open forum member’s only critique with the playwright alone on the stage.
In March 2018 … Paul’s own film script adaptation of his play, Absolution Green, concluded filming. This short film will soon be entering into film festivals.

In February 2018 … Paul’s 10-minute play, Mamadou and Harry, was a winner in the Lafayette College’s short play writing competition. It will be performed at the college in May, 2018.
In August, 2017 … Paul’s full-length play, No Surrender, was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 86th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition.

In Spring 2017 … Paul’s one-act comedy, Absolution Green, was a 200 Miles Off Broadway playwriting competition winner and received a production at the famous Cider Mill Playhouse in Binghamton, NY.  In 2014, Absolution Green was a Shawnee Original Playwrights Series Winner and produced at Shawnee Playhouse.

In Spring 2017 … Paul’s full-length play, The Dead Indian Museum, was a semi-finalist in Southeastern Louisiana University’s Ink Slinger Playwriting Competition. The Dead Indian Museum, also received readings with Native American cast members in NY at The Actors Studio and also at Polaris North Theatre. It was a 2014 Shawnee Original Playwrights Series winner receiving a showcase production with a Native American actor in the principal role.

In December 2012 … A workshop showcase of Paul’s (42) page one-act play, The Messenger, was a New York Daily News Top Ten Theatre Pick. Earlier that year it was a Shawnee Original Playwrights Series winner and received a workshop showcase at Shawnee Playhouse in the Poconos. It was also the winner of two NEPTA (Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance) awards in Pennsylvania.      Since 2012, The Messenger has undergone dozens of major rewrites and has now emerged as an (87) page full-length play with new characters and a new scene. It is a far more developed and dynamic play than what was showcased in New York in 2012.

Paul’s full-length play, My Brother’s Keeper, was as a finalist in the O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference in 1984. He was both surprised and grateful to receive a detailed personal written critique of the play by Lloyd Richards.

Paul’s  plays have been presented in New York City at such venues as: Hunter College, The Actor’s Studio, the Roy Arias Stages: at the Times Square Arts Center, The People’s Center Theatre at the American Museum of Natural History, Polaris North Theatre, the Statue of Liberty, and also at Cider Mill Playhouse in Binghamton, NY.  In Pennsylvania, his plays have been presented at The Electric Cow Green Play Festival in Bethlehem, Shawnee Playhouse, the Phoenix Performing Arts Center in Duryea, and East Stroudsburg University.