“The Marlborough” & “Divine Intervention”
In 2007 I was awarded a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in the playwriting category for “The Marlborough” a screenplay which loosely chronicled my adventures in 1960’s Baltimore & friendship with future John Waters’ star Divine.
I have now written “Divine Intervention” a memoir that is more of a deep dive into that story, speaking of my childhood in East Baltimore, my break with my parents and subsequent move downtown. There I met a group of eccentric and extraordinary friends including Glenn Milstead (the soon-to-be-famous Divine), designer Van Smith, director John Waters and a host of actors and students who supported my freedom and growth.
I’ve included two excerpts, the first from my childhood experience; the second after my move into the Marlborough.