My latest play


I had told the story of my family’s fifteen years under the Hollywood Blacklist and the Red Scare of the late ‘40s and ‘50s as a radio drama (“Blacklisted”) and as a TV special (“The Day the Cold War Came Home.”) Recently, armed with information from my father’s de-classified FBI files, I was able to add a final chapter to the story of his battle with FBI Chief, J. Edgar Hoover. It turned out these life-long political enemies kept potentially damaging secrets on each other. Given the dramatic tension between the two, I felt I should tell their story as a play. HOUND AND FOX was given its first public reading August 27, 2018, at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse.


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Documentary footage of the Hollywood Congressional Hearings, 1947