Division of Humanities and the ArtsDepartment
Theatre and Speech
My teaching philosophy: To find a balance of structure and spontaneity, freedom and form. To begin to build the "feel" of an ensemble, both in rehearsal and performance. To provide a springboard from which students can discover and develop a personal (and therefore unique) viewpoint and means of expression. To talk about what happens when actor and audience come face to face. To have a good time.
Education Columbia University, BA, MA Other Training Yale Drama School 1964-65 National Theatre School of Canada (Montreal) 1965-66 Mime, Masks, Circus: Jacques Lecoq (Paris, France) Tony Montanaro (Paris, Maine) Improvisation: Viola Spolin (Brandeis University, Esalen Institute) Dance: Anna Halprin (San Francisco)
Teaching Experience 1966-75, Director, Theatre Program, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont (During this time, I was the director of an improvisational theater group, The Northwood Performance Group, which toured New England for two years. I also helped found a theater company still in existence, Foot's Barn Theater, originally based in Cornwall, England.) 1976-Present, I have served as visiting faculty or Artist-in-Residence at the following institutions (partial list): Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado The Dell'Arte School of Mime and Comedy, Blue Lake, California Concordia University, Montreal, Canada Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA Theaterakademi, Aarhus, Denmark Kunstlerhaus, Boswil, Switzerland National Theatre School, Odense, Denmark Connecticut College, New London, CT The Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin, Ireland The Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College, Dublin Les Ateliers de la Manutention, Bordeaux, France The Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY I also organize and direct biannual workshops for Meredith Monk/The House Foundation for the Arts Performing Experience/ partial list Goddard College The Duck Variations and Lone Canoe by David Mamet (Original productions directed by the playwright.) Meredith Monk/The House Foundation for the Arts Vessel (Obie Award) Quarry (Obie Award) Venice/Milan Chacon Recent Ruins Specimen Days Turtle Dreams Cabaret The Games Book of Days (Film) Ellis Island (Film) Ping Chong and Company Humboldt's Current Nuit Blanche Lazarus Peter Schumann Bread and Puppet Theater Simple Light (Obie Award) Othello Wolkenstein, at St. John the Divine, New York Our Domestic Ressurrection Circus Seattle Repertory Company: Biography by Max Frisch LaMama, E.T.C. Far From Harrisburg by Jean-Paul Wenzel All About Jeez by Assurbanipal Babilla Shared Forms Theatre (New York) Minimum Daily Requirement created by the Company In the Cage by Henry James Whitney Museum of American Art: Plaster of Paris by Uwe Mengel Great Small Works, New York:The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln, created by the company The City College of New York: West Side Story Directing Experience Goddard College Caligula, Albert Camus The Infernal Machine, Cocteau Don Juan, Molière The Misanthrope, Molière The Lesson, Ionesco Jacques, Ionesco Antigone, Anouilh Architruc, Robert Pinget (Most of the plays above were done in my own translations from the French) Twelfth Night, Shakespeare Breakfast at Tiffany's, Truman Capote Private Lives, Noel Coward My Tutor, My Foot, Peter Handke Siddartha, Hesse (my own adaptation of the novel) Happy Days, Samuel Beckett Metamora, John Augustus Stone A Taste of Honey, Delaney Associate Director for Meredith Monk/The House Atlas: an opera in three parts (Houston Grand Opera) American Archeology #1: Roosevelt Island The Politics of Quiet, New York Dance and Performance Award ("Bessie") A Celebration Service, I also performed in this piece Ninth Street Theatre Capricious Marianne by Alfred de Musset, in my own translation and adaption Cabaret Evenings Cafe Pablo I, Cafe Pablo II at Goddard College Ozone Cabaret (Co-director) das Max cabaret, inspired by the paintings of Max Beckmann WB Club WB Club WB, a film noir cabaret Particular People, at LaMama, E.T.C. Solo Shows in New York City Tip or Die, by Linda Mancini No Harm, by Jeannie Hutchins Amor De Mis Amores and Hysteria Floribunda, by Eva Gateazoro - Also Performed in Washington D.C.and Managua, Nicaragua