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I am a director/dramaturg with a specialty in developing new work. He has emerged from a family of crossword puzzle creators/editors and trained in both experimental theater techniques (Meyerhold, Grotowski and the Whole Theater) as well as more traditional techniques (Meisner and Strasberg) giving me an eclectic background in theater directing and acting that can support and nourish an assortment of theatrical challenges. While my focus is in new work, I have also contended with pieces by the modern masters (Mamet, Stoppard, Churchill, Kushner, Sondheim and Finn). With a unique and diverse assortment of training and experience, I am a highly adaptable and collaborative in both a professional and educational theater setting.



I was the Co-Founder and Artistic Director for the CDP Program (Collaboration, Development and Production) at the Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. This program develops thesis musicals from recently graduated writers and uses undergraduate actors to produce readings and workshops which act as the next step out of Graduate School for these young writers. I have been working with the program since 2008 and took over as the artistic director in 2010 and continued to grow and adapt to the changing needs of the writers and actors until I left in 2017. It started as a chance for one show to get a semi-produced production, and has become a venue for three or four new pieces to receive both a developmental reading and workshop, with input regarding structure, tone, theme and character.


I have worked as a teaching artist and theater specialist for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Indiana University, Lehman College, Playwrights Horizons Theater School and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. His work has ranged from working with K-12 students at NYC public schools, song performance, Meisner technique, directing productions, private acting coaching and teaching professional development workshops for teachers.


I received my BFA in Theater with a focus in directing from Playwrights Horizons Theater School at NYU's Tisch School and my MFA in Directing from Indiana University.

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