About Me

A writer in the middle way, Paul Baerman has authored a double handful of one-act plays and one full-length drama, The Whistler. Other writings and publications include occasional journalism, poems, and a smattering of essays, talks, and reflections.

He produced The Whistler in Cincinnati in 2012. Several of his short comedies have been filmed and collected in a DVD, Dramas to Provoke Generosity (Turnip, 2010), used by liberal religious congregations to prompt conversations about money.

DVD

Over 40 congregations around the U.S. have used these playlets to help people think about stewardship

(Here’s a trailer and here’s where to buy the thing.)

A transplanted New Yorker happily ensconced in the North Carolina Piedmont, Paul’s a member of the Dramatists Guild, The Playwrights Roundtable (Carrboro, NC), and The PlayGround Theatre Co-operative. He holds an MA in English Language, Literature, and Research from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Duke University, which together keep his right and left brain in a state of constant bickering.  No they don’t. Yes they do. His favorite job may have been teaching Emily Dickinson to U.S. Marines aboard a deployed LSD.

Paul held the 2011-2012 North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship for Playwrighting, won the Page Crafter’s Prize for non-fiction in the On the Same Page Literary Festival Competition (Ashe County, NC) in 2011; took first place for poetry in the Sixth Biennial Greensboro Awards (Writers’ Group of the Triad) in 2010; and has been a Writer-in-Residence at Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities (2010-2011).

His résumé is here.