The River Front Times listed Charlie Johnson Reads All of Proust as one of the "Best Things to Do in Saint Louis This Week."

There's a review on a local PBS station too!

Joseph Hanrahan as Charlie Johnson, Midnight Theatre Company, Saint Louis, May 30-June 15, 2019. 

Metadata was a finalist for Dartmouth College's Neukom Literary Arts Award, May of 2019.

My ten-minute piece The Bible has been accepted into Cut to the Chase by Artistic Home theater in Chicago, for production August 11-21, 2019.

My short piece Sue will be in the 10 Minute Fest at McKay Arts Center in Rogers Park, Chicago, the last two weekends of July, 2019.

Midnight Theatre Company in Saint Louis will be producing Charlie Johnson Reads All of Proust, from May 30 to June 15, 2019. Producer and star Joe Hanrahan became aware of the play because he saw the review in The Chicago Reader online.

I got my first theater review on January 8, 2019. Nancy Bishop of Third Coast Review gave Charlie Johnson Reads All of Proust
three out of four stars, and calls it "an engaging solo production." This is especially good considering I had a last-minute substitute
actor who was on book. She said he handled that skillfully. She also said,
"The story richly blends Charlie's experiences with his Proustian impressions."

On January 24, Justin Hayford of The Chicago Reader also reviewed it. He said the play "creates a tidy Proustian universe," that the
conclusion was "satisfying" and that the play contained "nourishment" that made him want to go back and tackle Proust.
Here are two pictures from the production with Jeff Broitman:

A high school drama teacher has chosen my play The Morrigan for her spring school production. It will be my first time getting paid
a royalty for my work. The play is an adaptation of Irish Iron Age legends.
I'm also hard at work producing and directing Charlie Johnson Reads All of Proust, premiering at The Den Theatre on Jan. 5, 2019.
Tickets can be purchased at

A lot of things are coming up in the next few weeks (late summer 2018). First I'll have a slot at Yippie Fest at Prop Theatre
on August 18, at 5:00. This slot will be about an hour of ten short plays. On August 28 will be the reading of Charlie Johnson
Reads All of Proust at Buena Theatre. On September 16 at 11:00 am will be the reading of Poet and Warrior at Prop Theatre
as part of their Church of the New Play Series. The next night, September 17, will be a reading of Metadata at the Berger Mansion
in the Next Draft Series by Three Cat Productions. Finally at the end of the month, Charlie Johnson Reads All of Proust will be
performed for the senior citizens at The Breakers retirement facility. All of this is in Chicago.

Later update: The two Charlie Johnson readings were postponed, but one will take place in October. I'm also now looking into producing Charlie
it at the Den Theatre in January, 2019.

Pictures from Charlie Johnson Reads All of Proust, July 11, 2018,
starring Jeff Broitman, at the Jarvis Square Pottery.

"Yippie Fest" will be hosted by Prop Theatre in Chicago in mid-August, 2018.  I will be presenting a show of nine of my short works at the festival.

Tonight, June 8, 2018, I'll be performing my humor piece "A Review of Waiting for Godot for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, November 7, 2016" at Cabaret on the Lake, in the Berger Mansion in Chicago.  

My ten-minute play Stewards of the Earth will get a reading in Dandelion Theatre's Make Ready series on June 12, 2018.

Poet and Warrior will get another public reading at Prop Theatre in Chicago, as part of their Church of the New Play reading series
on Sunday morning September 16, 2018.  

For the third year I'll be participating in the Chicago One Minute Play Festival at the Den Theatre, on June 26 and 27, 2018.

I will be singing at Cabaret on the Lake on May 11 at the Berger Mansion in Edgewater.

Charlie Johnson Reads All of Proust  is getting a reading at the Jarvis Square Pottery in Chicago (Rogers Park) on July 11.

Metadata was a semifinalist in the first annual New Works Festival by the Garry Marshall Theatre in Los Angeles, 2018.

My good friends Laura and Jake Scruggs interviewed me again on their podcast, "Are You Famous Yet?" They started the podcast to keep up with an actor friend who'd moved to New York.  Now they interview many artists early in their careers.  This was my third interview with them.  Here's the link if you'd like to hear me chat about producing Leda, etc:  

Dandelion Theatre will read the opening of Charlie Johnson Reads All of Proust in their Make Ready series on February 13, 2018.
Metadata will get a staged reading by Three Cat Productions in Chicago in September, 2018.

My production of Leda starts rehearsals in October, 2017.  For the next year you can check out its website,

The Death of Captain Hero is a semifinalist for the Princess Grace Award, 2017.

The Sound is a semifinalist at the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference for 2017.

Pre-Existing Condition will be presented at the Chicago One Minute Play Festival on May 2 and 3, 2017 at the Den Theatre.

On February 5, 2017, I signed a contract for my first screenplay option. The Sound was optioned by Phynk Film Industries.

Based in L.A., Phynk has made several short films, and is considering The Sound for their first feature.

In June 2017 my play Our Dick will get a reading by Three Cat Productions in Chicago in their Next Draft Series.

I will be producing my play Leda at The Cornservatory (home of Corn Productions) in November, 2017.  All ticket proceeds will be given to a charity that helps refugees in war-torn regions.

The Last Sane Man has been chosen for a reading in March, 2017, by Piccolo Theatre in Evanston, Illinois.

20% Theatre Company will produce my ten minute play Sue as part of their Snapshots Festival in August, 2016.

3 Brothers Theatre will stage a reading of The Death of Captain Hero as part of the Waukegan Theatre Festival in August, 2016.

Amy with the cast of The Last Sane Man, reading by the Spartan Theatre Company, June 4 and 5, 2016, at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Thank you to the Chicago One Minute Play Festival for presenting my piece, Keeping Up.  (Photos by Juan Carlos.)

My latest full-length play, The Last Sane Man, was read in the Chicago Dramatists Saturday Series on February 20, 2016.

The Death of Captain Hero received a reading by Three Cat Productions as part of their Next Draft Series in December of 2015

Poet and Warrior received a reading at the Greenhouse Theater as part of their Trellis at the Greenhouse series on August 11, 2015.

So thankful to the creators of  the "Are You Famous Yet?" podcast for having me as a guest. You can listen to it here, or download it on iTunes.

Ann Arbor Civic TheatreThe Cast of Leda, April 2015
                                   Ann Arbor Civic Theatre                                                                       The Cast of Leda, April 2015

Leda, a full-length comedy set in ancient Greece, was read at the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre on Friday, April 17, 2015, as part of their festival “The Play’s the Thing.”  Leda was the only full length play chosen.

The Death of Captain Hero received a reading on January 8, 2015, as part of Available Light Theatre’s Next Stage Initiative, in Columbus, Ohio.

The play Page Ten is a first place winner in the ten minute category of the Chameleon Theatre Circle’s 15th Annual New Play Festival. It received a staged reading in September, 2014, in Burnsville, Minnesota.


Between Here and Our Destination, a short runner, was in a Christmas show by Three Cat Productions in Chicago in December, 2014.


The full length play Locked Ward was chosen by Three Cat Productions for their New Works Festival. The staged reading was on January 25, 2014, at the Berger Coach House in Chicago.  Locked Ward is a murder mystery set in a psych ward.

                           Amy with the Cast of Locked Ward

The Death of Captain Hero was chosen as a winner in the Full Length Play category in The Chameleon Theatre Circle's 14th Annual NewPlay Contest.

                              The Death of Captain Hero

All the winning plays were read at the company's New Play Festival on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center in Burnsville, MN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Death of Captain Hero

Thank you to the Women’s Theatre Alliance for The Bechdel Test show, June 25, 2013.  Included in the night of ten minute plays was Fading Away, which was developed as part of the WTA’s New Play Development Workshop.

Fading Away