My mission is to bring social change with work that celebrates and investigates our shared humanity.

I write about outsiders.

Whether it’s the Japanese-American internees in my Broadway musical ALLEGIANCE;

or the misfit theater kids of my novel HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE (and its subsequent stage adaptation);

or the real-life gay penguins who caused a culture war in my play BIRDS OF A FEATHER;

 or the misunderstood teenage Judy Garland in my musical CHASING RAINBOWS;

I’m continually fascinated by stories that examine “otherness."