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Michael McDonough ’86

Michael McDonough ’86 says, “Currently, my writing partner David Nathan Schwartz and I are working on a screenplay titled Dyslexic, based on my life experience as a dyslexic kid attending a Catholic school in the ’60s. This was a time in which we had to ‘duck and cover’ for fear of nuclear attack; corporal punishment was the norm; no one knew what dyslexia was; and being different meant isolation and being subject to cruelty. All screenplays that we write—no matter how fanciful—have autobiographical elements, but his script is the most personal thus far, and therefore, the most difficult. Quite a departure from our usual Sci-fi/Action Adventure/Comedies. Wish us luck!”