After studying with Neil McKenzie, Obie winner at Bard College, Ron’s first play, “Pickpocket”, was written in 1969 and produced in Woodstock, NY by the Performing Arts of Woodstock in March 1970. It went on to win awards at various small theater competitive venues. In 1972, the play was produced by the New York Theater Ensemble in New York City. He wrote a number of plays through 1976 that were produced or given staged readings at various venues then took a hiatus from writing for the theater and resumed again in 2006.
Since returning to play writing, Ron’s first play, “Won’t Happen Again”, was accepted by the 2007 Great Plains Theatre Conference as a staged reading. “Pickpocket” was produced and filmed by an Indie in Florida during 2007 and was accepted at the Great Plains Theatre Conference in the film section and went on to win in its category of short film.
In August 2007, Ron was accepted into the Playwright’s intensive workshop under Arthur Kopit’s guidance at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, Kansas City, MO, and was accepted again in 2008.
“Pick One” was produced by Image Theatre as part of its Naughty Readings in January 2009. His play “Won’t Happen Again” was awarded 2nd placed with a $500 award in the Stage Play Script category of the 77th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition and received a staged reading in Cambridge, MA, in February 2009 at First (W)rites. “Bricks” (One Act version) was one of three finalists for a staged reading in the Nor’Eastern Play Writing Contest, Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theater competition with readings May 15 and 16, 2009. The two act version took First prize at the Heller Theatre in Tulsa, OK. with a production scheduled in January 2010.
Ron’s film script, “Shoot out on Tinker Street”, won awards in the U.S. and Australia.
In addition to other short plays written and produced, two full lengths were recently completed: “8tavenu” and “Shaking Off Bob Dylan.”
Ron is a member of Playwrights Platform, StageSource in Boston and the Dramatists Guild.