I took a playwriting class in college (Drew University), taught by Buzz McLaughlin, whose book The Playwright's Process introduced me to many of the tools and strategies I still use today. But it wasn't until 2006—when I moved to Los Angeles and, to avoid the 405, spent countless post-work hours in libraries—that I committed to learning the craft.
In less than a year I wrote nearly thirty 10-minute plays and two full-lengths. Since then, productivity has slowed considerably, but I think quality has improved. In 2008 (now back in Baltimore), I joined the Dramatists Guild, and my understanding of what it means to be a professional playwright also improved. (Hint: It has little to do with money.)
You can learn more about my work and read samples here.
You can learn more about my work with the Dramatists Guild here.
You can learn more about other Maryland dramatists here.