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Writer: Features/Essays/Reviews/Screenplays


On Spec:


Seeds and Dreams

Written by Shahin Afnan and Christine McBurney

Honorable Mention by


The Famous Miss Nobody

Written by Christine McBurney




"The Long Way Home" in Car Bombs to Cookie Tables: The Youngstown Anthology




On Stage Blog

Casting Against Type Does Not Always Equal Inclusivity

Belt Magazine

Is There a Rustbelt Cuisine?

Hot and Bothered in the 216


Fresh Water Cleveland


        East Meets West

Anchor Districts

Happy 50th Anniversary, Nighttown

The Art of Social Dancing is not Dead

Babes on the Boards


The Plain Dealer

A suggestion for the Cleveland Play House: Become a resident company that nurtures local talent

Love Letter Cast Mails in Performance

Review of Wise Up


CWRU Magazine

All the Right Moves

Crowd Pleaser

Food for Thought

Medicine Show

The Free Times

       Cleveland Confidential: Lenny and Ted's Excellent Adventure

The Heights Observer 


InTheater Magazine

       Jolson: The Musical

       Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

       Love, Janis

Northern Ohio Live

       Agent of Change: James Bundy

       Seeking Truth: Eric Coble

Gay People's Chronicle

      Priest and Abuse Victim's Meeting is Intense but Elegant



FREELANCE WRITER              1997 to Present

The Plain Dealer (Cleveland),, Belt Magazine, Fresh Water Cleveland, Cool Cleveland, The Heights Observer, Northern Ohio Live, CWRU Magazine, The Free Times.


IN THEATER MAGAZINE              1997-2000

Cleveland Correspondent

Reviewed regional theatre productions for the New York-based national weekly publication during its three-year history.


CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY              March to June 2000

Interim Assistant Editor of CWRU Magazine

Wrote and edited articles for the alumni magazine of Case University.



WWIZ              1991 to 1992

News Director, Anchor, Producer, Copy Writer

Wrote, anchored and produced morning news program.  Wrote commercial copy and produced commercials.


ABC RADIO NETWORK NEWS, NYC              1989 to1991

Desk Assistant

Facilitated delivery of copy and audiotape to news anchors and editors.  Anchored in house newscasts broadcast to affiliates nationwide.


1010 WINS RADIO, NYC              1990 to 1991

Production Assistant

Produced audio tape for editors and anchors at the all news network.


WMCA RADIO, NYC              1985 to 1986

Weather Anchor

Anchored weather forecasts on the “Ralph and Ryan Morning Show”

Script Consultant / Script Supervisor / Dramaturge


  • Honorable Mention from for co-authored screenplay, "Venus' Looking Glass"  2009

  • Shepherded 100+ original 10-minute plays from page to stage

  • Student winners in Dobama Theatre's Marilyn Bianchi Kids' Playwriting Festival, 2003 - Present
  • Professional Dramaturg Cleveland area theatres since 1997

  • Freelance Writer with 20 years experience










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