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freelance writer

As a writer on assignment, I've traveled to Italy, Scotland, England, New Orleans, California and New York City, with a specialty on all things Orlando. Whether it's a story about Arts & Crafts houses in Florida or new styles in computers, a Mounted Police squad or alien abduction insurance, I've written it. Environmental issues, music, movie and theater reviews and in-depth conversations with legends in jazz. Interviews and personality profiles are my specialty.

playwright

My plays take place on buses and in bars, in hotel rooms and government offices, farmhouse kitchens and jazz stages. 43 productions and readings of my work from coast to coast and in three countries since 2001; creator of House Theater Project and the year-long 13in13 series of shows. "Best local playwright: Joseph Hayes" - Orlando Sentinel

food writer

Florida Magazine Association Award winning food writer and Orlando restaurant critic, currently for Orlando Magazine. James Beard Foundation judge, knowledgable champion of world cuisine and avid advocate of undiscovered chefs. I can write about the front of the house of a restaurant as well as the kitchen with equal expertise. Founding member, goFLA/SunshinePlate Central Florida.

EVENT PRESENTER

Creator/presenter Pompeii's Table series of dinners and artistic events.
Producer of the Jazz On Edge series, spotlighting new and original jazz from Central Florida since 2008, giving creative hometown and nationally-known jazz musicians a place to perform their own music, without boundaries, in person and online.
Chair of Word Play seies of alternative programming, Timucua Arts Foundation, presenting theater, spoken word, film and storytelling in a unique artistic space.