I wrote my first play in fourth grade—a puppet drama—and we produced it! Fourth grade, but still pretty exciting to me. Since then I have always loved theatre. My college degrees are in English and theatre, and I have acted and directed for educational, community, and repertory theatres and local radio and television. I am a former regional vice-president of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, and the founder of the Rochester Playwright Festival. At the risk of sounding sappy, I feel almost spiritual about theatre. It can be entertainment, it can be therapy, it can change hearts, it can move nations.