Continuing with what we started last week, I’m happy to announce another important project that’s been generated out of our MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen program.  This time it’s a New York City venture that involves several faculty and actors who are part of our MFA family.

Next Monday, March 28th there will be a concert reading of playwright (and faculty member) Karen Sunde’s intriguing play To Moscow at the Players Club in New York City.  It’s being produced by our recent MFA graduate Steve Ashworth (from Edmonton, Canada) and stars, among others, our program’s Casting Director and faculty member/actor Lisa Bostnar as well as Emmy-award winning actor Gordon Clapp, who works closely with us in readings of student scripts on a regular basis.  The play is being directed by Robert Lawson, who also is on our faculty.

You can check out all aspects of the project and how it’s breaking new ground at

For me, however, what makes this project unique (and others like it) is that it’s a direct result of our MFA program and the creative energy emanating from it.  Our faculty, alums, and current students are bursting with creativity and are talented working professionals (emerging and established) who are building an expansive network from coast to coast and beyond.

I feel privileged to be the Director of this program that we launched three years ago.   And I’m increasingly excited and proud of our “family” and the good work that’s radiating from it.

If you’re in NYC next Monday, March 28th, I urge you to join us.

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I’m the Program Director of the low-residency MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen being offered by the New Hampshire Institute of Art.  Our last residency ran January 3-11, 2016 and we are now considering applications for starting the program with our July 2016 residency that runs July 21-31.  I’m also a playwright and screenwriter, producing partner in my production company Either/Or Films (The Sensation of Sight and Only Daughter), a professional script consultant, and the author of The Playwrights Process.