PLAYWRITING

In my tenure with Theatre Unleashed, a Los Angeles-based theatre company that I co-founded in 2008, I have written several pieces for the stage. Perhaps my most successful is my stage adaptation of the classic holiday film "It's a Wonderful Life." First produced in 2011, the play has played to sold out houses during the holiday season ever since and earned multiple Scenie and TUny awards. I am a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE RADIO PLAY

"Look daddy, teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings."

It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play takes place at KAWL, a struggling 1940s radio station that good-hearted owner Michael Anderson is barely keeping alive. He calls on some old friends (with big personalities) and some less-than-professional station employees to offer up a live radio version of Frank Capra’s  touching masterpiece It’s a Wonderful Life in what might sadly be the station’s last live show. But it’s the holidays, a time when miracles can happen…

READ THE PLAY HERE!

WHAT THE CRITICS HAD TO SAY ABOUT "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE RADIO PLAY"

“The show is a piffle, so fresh and light it can almost float away, yet so deep and profound a moral message.”

“It’s delightfully intricate and silly and a good time all around. You will leave with smile.”

“Full of heartwarming, funny, and sweet moments, it is a wonderful holiday play to watch with anyone and one that should not be missed.”

It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play is an unexpected gem that will undoubtedly leave you a bit teary, overwhelmed by its powerful message of hope, humanity, and goodness.”

For a holiday entertainment full of laughter and sentiment, It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play is at the top of the tree.”

“This production is perfect, good old fashion, holiday entertainment for the entire family.”

“It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play is holiday season live theatre at its most delightful and heartwarming.”

“If you haven't seen it yet, you're missing a delightful holiday treat build around a stunningly simple but wonderful idea.”

“Makes for a nice gift, for Christmas or Hanukkah or your holiday of choice.”

“There’s more than one Christmas miracle in store for the cast and characters of Theatre Unleashed’s It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play, Jim Martyka’s double-your-pleasure adaptation of the holiday perennial.”

   

It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play is once again a Theatre Unleashed holiday delight.”

THE SHORT PLAYS

Here is a selection of my original short plays, which have been performed around the country and around the world, including at the acclaimed Short+Sweet Festival. If interested in producing any of these plays or "It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play," please contact me.

For a Daydream                An Old Secret              Friendly Neighbor                Home                    I Got a Woman

Pilgrim Coladas               One Minute To               The Fairy Tale          Timing...All In The            What Do You