Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, University Oklahoma, Norman, 1982. Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1987. Juris Doctor, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1992.
Assistant professor North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, 2000—2005, Rogers State University, Claremore, Oklahoma, since 2005. Board member North Carolina Theatre Conference, Raleigh, 2003—2005. Vice chair, new plays and playwriting, region vi Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Washington, since 2007.
Member of Dramatist Guild, Inc.
Life partner Lesley McCollough. Children: Jessica Arden, Amy, Quinn Austin, Knox Carlson.