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.
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.