I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii spending my formative years in paradise. But I was always a restless sort, watching movies set in NYC and always feeling I belonged there. In April of 1989, I took the plunge and moved to NYC where I have lived ever since.
As an actor I've performed in various plays regionally (in Hawaii, Pennsylvania and New York),
I wrote, produced and performed in a one-man, multi-character play ALOHA OY! at Abingdon’s Dorothy Strelsin Theater in 2005.
In 2019 I founded PROUD IMAGE THEATRE COMPANY to highlight and showcase works primarily from the LGBTQIA+ community that demonstrate tolerance and promote visibility through artistic expression. The company's goal is to entertain and take audiences on unique journeys with a nod to the recent past while being mindful of the future.
PITCO's first production was in March of 2020 - I wrote, produced and starred in my comedy TOMORROW WE LOVE @ Theater for the New City: unfortunately it's run was cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In 2022 I performed a cabaret act that basically told of my life in stories and songs - I called it ALOHA OY! THE CABARET, and it was performed to great acclaim and a sold-out debut house at Don't Tell Mama in May, July, September and December, five performances in total. PITCO's second production and a rousing success!
I'm also a member of The Dramatists' Guild, The PlayGround Experiment, MAC (The Manhattan Association of Cabarets) , The Windowpane Theatre Company and Village Playwrights.
Married to Fred Orlansky (together since 1991 - wed since 2013), I find as I age I'm exploring more of my writing side and am hoping my "third act" will be as a working playwright and actor.