New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 10 - Page 130

and asked about others I have in my repertoire. I’ve even been approached by a director about licensing the play—this is all because I won the Union County’s Board of Chosen Freeholder’s UCACT grant award to produce Murphy’s Law. Programs such as UCACT enable residents to get a head start in the industry, exposure and gainful experience. I am ecstatic that Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and staff accepted my play and proposal submission helping us in educating citizens about mental health awareness and suicide prevention, especially since it’s a relevant issue in this country today. You were diagnosed with Lupus several years ago. How did the diagnosis change your life?  Did it inspire you to start the “Life Knows No Bounds” series? Although Lupus made me buckle down and publish my work, it wasn’t the big inspiration for my “Life Knows No Bounds” series. The series was in fact inspired by life itself and how people deal (or don’t deal) with it. Lupus did, however, flip my life upside down. I was so Never Miss Another Issue! Get your FREE subscription here. Just enter your email address and you will be notified when each new issue comes out. NewJerseyStage.com 2015 - ISSUE 10 130