I first acted on stage in the fourth grade when I was chosen by my classmates to be the pilgrim father who led the procession of pilgrims out of the woods to an open area below a hillside in the sun where parents and teachers sat for the program. Lucky for me, I had written most of the text that I had to deliver. I remember walking very solemnly, asking myself how I had gotten into it and how I was going to get out of it. I received many compliments for my presentation.
Next time on stage I was part of a whole fifth grade class company focussing on the westward movement...all I had to do was walk out to the very center, front edge of the stage before a packed auditorium and say, "The pioneers looked westward, ever westward." Big applause and smiles from all around for a performance that was both terrifying and exciting.
I've done alot of other acting and performing and, at about age 17, I started writing plays. My plays have won some awards and they are the largest body of my written work that is not easily accessible to others. So, that's what this website is for--to let you read my plays.
About the plays...Shaman won first place in the Alaska Native Plays Contest for 1994...Fish Camp won third place in the same contest in 1995...Wolves and City Office gained Certificates of Appreciation in that contest in 1993 and 1996 respectively...World Without Men is the second play of the Yin Trilogy that placed fairly well in a national contest; this format was created by a high school teacher who invited me in to talk with his class about playwriting after copying, binding and asking the class to read this play...the other plays have not yet had much circulation outside my own family that includes Lynn, my wife, and Kaiyuh, my daughter...for additional information about particular plays, you can leave a message for me on this site and I will get back to you...