Writing THE GOLDEN RULE, a new play with music.  Interweaving narratives of an African-American slave, a Chinese woman, and a cowherding Sandwich Islander (Hawaiian) who all arrive in California around the 1849 Gold Rush.  Immigration stories of opportunity and xenophobia with disturbing relevance to the political climate today.  Commissioned by Asian Story Theater with financial […]

Kid stuff

A fond memory is writing scenes and songs for a classic marionette company, PUPPETS PLEASE. The company has specialized in building and performing marionettes for preschool and early elementary school audiences for more than 40 years. I had the pleasure of working with founder Shirley McManus and her daughter Terry when they were based in […]