His play, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," was performed at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Carolyn Michel, Sharon Spelman, and Branford Wallace in the cast.
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[re Driving Miss Daisy
(1989)] I was very lucky because I had a director, Bruce Beresford
, who had directed several plays turned into movies. He said: Let me see your draft. Then he said: You've retyped your play. He told me: You don't need to talk as much in the movies. You don't need to say, "I'll go get the car." Just show it. He said: Instead of dialogue, just give me a description of the way...
He was awarded the 2010 Back Stage Garland Award for Playwriting for "Parade" in a Donmar Warehouse production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.