Directing - Experience & Training

Directing

Slipping Into Anarchy - Jeffrey Wolf - Sorks & Píns Festival, NYC

Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare - Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

Henry IV, Part 2 (s.r.) - Shakespeare - Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

Othello - Shakespeare - Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

Henry IV, Part 1 (s.r.) - Shakespeare - Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

As You Like It  - Shakespeare - Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

Richard II (s.r.) - Shakespeare -Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

Complete Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) - Long, Singer & Winfield - Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

Romeo & Juliet (2008) - Shakespeare Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

Antony & Cleopatra (s.r.) - Shakespeare - Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

Taming of the Shrew  - Shakespeare - Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

School for Husbands (s.r.) - Moliere -Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

Macbeth- Shakespeare - Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

Generic Hispanic (s.r.) - Noemi de la Puente - Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre

Tower of Babble - Jennifer Ostrega - Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

The Tempest - Shakespeare - Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

Measure for Measure (s.r.) - Shakespeare - Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

Fountain of Youth - Noemi de la Puente - Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

Comedy of Errors - Shakespeare - Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

Hamlet  - Shakespeare - Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

Twelfth Night - Shakespeare - Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Shakespeare - Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

The Winter’s Tale  - Shakespeare - Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

Romeo & Juliet (1999) - Shakespeare -Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

Isn't It Romantic?  - Wendy Wasserstein - Schoolhouse Th.Croton Falls NY

Veronica’s Room - Ira Levin - Schoolhouse Th.Croton Falls NY

Gesualdo - Jewel Seehaus - Women’s Theatre Co. of NJ

Brothers Karamazov - Dostoyevsky/Florek - Lincoln Center Theater D. L.

The Millionairess - G. B. Shaw - Westside Rep, NYC

All the Young Bravos - Jack Florek - Samuel French Comp. NYC

Night Light - John Lazarus - George Street Playhouse

The Lion In Winter  - James Goldman - Orlando Theatre Project

Peacemaker - David Holman - George Street Playhouse

Like Totally Weird (workshop) - William Mastrosimone - Passage Theatre, Trenton

Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (a.d.) - Frank McGuinness - Cincinnati Playhouse,OH

That’s the Spirit - Assorted  - Passage Theatre, Trenton

Calamity (a.d.) - Donna Kaz - Directors Company, NYC

The Crow (s.r.) - Margaret  - DelanyPassage Theatre, Trenton

Arms and the Man - G. B. Shaw - Holmdel Summer Th. Fest.

Cinderella Waltz - Don Nigro - Holmdel Summer Th. Fest.

Rat Hammers & Blue Tap Shoes - Jack Florek - Jameson, MGSA(Guest Dir.)

Miracle Worker (a.d.) - William Gibson - George Street Playhouse

Stealing Elvis - Josh Cagen - Jameson, MGSA(Guest Dir.)

Arms and the Man (a.d.) - Bernard Shaw - George Street Playhouse

House Broken - Barbara Hammond - Armadillo Prod., NYC

Fortune (s.r.) - Hillary Bell - Passage Theatre, Trenton

Arsenic and Old Lace - Joe Kesselring - Off Broadstreet, Hopewell

Entries (a.d.) - Bernardo Solano - George Street Playhouse

Signature (a.d.) - Beth Henley - Passage Theatre, Trenton

The Five Senses - Aimee Kletter-Fell - George Street Playhouse

Communication - Mary McGinley - George Street Playhouse

Nora (A Doll's House) - Bergman/Ibsen - Levin Theatre, MGSA

Joe Turner’s Come And Gone (a.d.) - August Wilson - New Theatre, MGSA

I Hate Hamlet - Paul Rudnick - Jameson Theatre, MGSA

A Quiet End - Robin Swados - Jameson Theatre, MGSA

Savage In Limbo - J.P. Shanley - Jameson Theatre, MGSA

The Lion in Winter - James Goldman - Villagers, Franklin NJ

I Hate Hamlet - Paul Rudnick - Villagers, Franklin NJ

True West - Sam Shepard - Villagers, Franklin NJ

Botticelli - Terrence McNally - Jameson Theatre, MGSA

Related Experience

Primary Teacher of acting and Meisner Work at Actors Access Studios in New York City

Guest director for playwrighting program at the Mason Gross School of Arts, Rutgers University

Teacher of acting & Shakespeare with Shakespeare & Company

Guest teacher of acting & Shakespeare at Northeast Stage, Greenport NY

Adjunct professor teaching advanced acting, speech and communications at Kean University

Adjunct professor & head of Drama Section, Union County College, teaching acting & drama

Artist-In-Residence with the New Jersey School of the Arts

Taught acting technique and scene study in N.J. School System & privately

Taught playwrighting for children in Passage Theatre’s State Street Project

Conducted movement/ mime workshops for Douglass College

Producing Artistic Director of Carolinian Shakespeare Festival, New Bern, NC

Member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab

Director/actor/workshop leader with The Bridge Project, coproduced by George Street Playhouse, Crossroads Theater and Cornerstone Theater in L.A.

Director with the American Playwrighting Program at Westbeth TheatreCenter, NYC

Associate Artistic Director at Passage Theatre Company

Literary Manager/Artistic Assistant, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ

Assistant to Wendy Liscow,  Associate Artistic Director of George St. Playhouse

Development Associate at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

Founding Director of New Millennium Theatre Works, Inc.

Acted at various regional and Off-Off-Broadway venues, TV & film (AEA, SAG, & AFTRA)

Citations and Awards:

Levin Scholarship. Invited into the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab

The Lion In Winter  cited by Time Off Magazine as “Best-Of-The-Year”

Noises Off  cited by Home News as “Best Comedy of the Year”

True West  cited by Time Off Magazine as “Best of Year”

Isn’t It Romantic  received “Huntie Award” for Best Comedy  

Sugar Babies  also cited as Best-Of-The-Year ” by Time Off Magazine

Training:

M.F.A. in Directing from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University 

Directing- Hal Scott, Amy Saltz, Ed Stern, Jonas Jurasus

Acting- Bill Esper, Maggie Flanagan (Meisner technique)

Movement & Period Style- Loyd Williamson

Design Theory & Relations- R. Michael Miller, F. Mitchell Dana

B.A. in Theatre Arts from Rutgers University

Directing, theater history & theory- Jack Bettenbender, Joe Hart

Acting- Joe Hart, Carol Rosenfeld

Movement- Avery Brooks

Professional Certificate in Arts Administration from New York University

Shakespeare & Company (member of “Company”) MA

Shakespeare Acting: Tina Packer, Dennis Krausnick, Kevin Coleman

Shakespeare Rhetoric & Text: Dennis Krausnick, Claire Reidy, Tina Packer

Dropping In: Dennis Krausnick, Claire Reidy, David Demke

Linkleter Voice: David Demke, Ariel Bock, Joe Alberti

Clown: Kevin Coleman

Elizabethan Dance: Susan Dibble, Tori Rhoades, Kristen Wold

Alexander Technique: Tod Randolph

Combat: Edgar Landa

New York

Directing Comedy- Nagel Jackson, Directors Company

Directing- Travis Preston, Playwrights Horizons

Directing- Walt Witcover, H.B. Studio; Viewpoints- Ilijah Kambala & SITI staff

Acting-  Uta Hagen, Carol Rosenfeld, Hal Holden, Joan Matheison

Leqoc- Emmanuelle Delpech, Movement Theater Studio

Puppetry- Craig Marin, Flexitoon Puppets, Alan Semok

Stage Combat- Alan Suddeth, Rick Sordelet , Joseph Daly

University of Nevada, SAFD  Workshop

Stage Combat- David Leong, J.D. Martinez, Drew Fracher, Rick Sordelet

Stratford Festival, Ontario

Alexander Technique Workshop- staff

Celebration Mime Theatre,  Maine

Mime, Clowning and Puppetry- Tony Montanaro, Fred Garbo

-Portfolio and references available upon interview-