Occupation: Playwright, Screenwriter, Professor.
How long have you been a member of Partial Comfort?
How did you initially find out about Partial Comfort? What made
you decide you wanted to be a member?
It's kind of a long story. Chad Beckim and I were in another theater company (The Bats) that produced my first play, CRAFT. Chad was in the cast of CRAFT at the Flea. After the run, after Chad and I were no longer Bats, he and Molly Pearson, under the auspices of PCP, were kind enough to remount the production of Craft with Molly also now appearing in the play. Over the past 8 years, Chad and Molly, as artistic directors have showed a lot of dedication towards my work, including producing three other plays of mine.
ask you why you want to be a member of an ensemble, what do you usually
a home can be great. The opportunity to continually work with people
you trust and respect is invaluable. As a playwright it's a gift to be
able to make mistakes and have triumphs with the same core of artists.
What are some projects (readings, workshops, plays) that you've
enjoyed working on within the company?
has produced several of my plays. Craft, Which Wolf is Which, The
Bigger Man, and Nelson. They've also hosted several readings other
What do you find
inspiring/exciting about being a company member? What do you find
challenging and/or what have you learned?
are the same phenomena. It's exciting and amazing to see fellow
members grow (and grow up) and start to really figure out what they're
doing with their 'craft' and how they can start to build their own
careers. Similarly, there are challenges to be found like those in any
relationship; it's not static. People change. You have to continually
re-assess your goals and attitudes and be vigilant against taking
anyone for granted.
Talk a little bit about the professional relationships you've formed as a part of this company.
Too many to mention. I've had the chance to work with some amazing directors and some amazing actors.
(with the company or outside of the company) have you recently worked on
or do you have lined up?
currently have a play being produced by Babel Theater Project at 59 E.
59th called BRACK'S LAST BACHELOR PARTY. I have an upcoming workshop at
the Vineyard. I'm also working on screenplay based on an episode of
This American Life.
What would you like people to know about Partial Comfort?
There a lot of very talented and smart people in the company. They should know all of them.
additional thoughts/comments about any aspect of the company/being a
member/other members/NYC theater/etc