My early experience was in playwriting; the first short play I wrote won the Helen Prince
Award for Excellence in Dramatic Writing from Barnard College. My next play, “Do
Hermaphrodites Reproduce Only in the Spring?” was a finalist in Eugene O’Neill Theater
Center Competition. It was scheduled for production twice: The first time, the theater
owner died and the theater was shut down for the season, while the second time the
director committed suicide. For the benefit of the arts community, I thought it best to get
out of playwriting. Fortunately, I found a voice in both fiction and non-fiction.