I’m a writer and director of new work, with over 100 projects worldwide in such forms as plays with and without songs; chamber opera; monodrama; puppetry; audio theater; promenade performance; gamelan opera; solo performance; dance theater; song; translation/adaptation; and site-specific performance installation.
Produced writing includes The Circle (site-specific audioplay, banished? productions, DC) Between Trains (play with songs, Gas & Electric Arts, Phila) Immortal: The Gilgamesh Variations (Tablet 1 of 11, multi-playwright adaptation, The Bushwick Starr, NYC) Playing Dead (translation from Brothers Presnyakov w/Yury Urnov, Single Carrot, Baltimore) Waterwalk: Surface And Depth (libretto for gamelan opera by Robert Macht, commissioned to inaugurate a stone labyrinth for healing at Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital, Baltimore) and The World Is Round (libretto and direction of James Sellars opera, adapted from Gertrude Stein, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford).
Other venues where my work as writer and/or director has been performed include: The Culture Project, Mabou Mines/Suite, The Ontological (NYC) Atlas Theatre, Source Festival (DC) Everyman, Iron Crow (B’more) City Theatre (P’burgh) Simon Bolivar Auditorium (São Paulo, BR) RS9 (Budapest).
I was recently awarded the 2016-2017 Marion International Fellowship for the creation of Splitting Atoms With a Butter Knife, a play with songs about the women whose work and lives are intertwined with the first Atomic Bomb, set on the day of its detonation at Hiroshima. Upcoming projects include the libretto for Adrift: Backwards from Winter, an opera for soprano, electric cello, video and computer, with composer Douglas Knehans, scheduled to be performed in Hobart, Tasmania in 2018.
Past support includes a Fulbright in Costa Rica; a Baltimore Rubys Artist Project Grant; a National Endowment for the Arts Grant with Gas & Electric Arts (Phila); and a Maryland Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Playwriting. Residencies include Djerassi’s Scientific Madness Delirium Month (CA), Ucross (WY), Playa (OR), KO Festival of Performance (MA) and The Studios of Key West (FL).
I was Founding Director of Towson University’s Theatre MFA for the self-generative interdisciplinary artist; and as Artistic Director of Company One Theater (Hartford), directed dozens of premieres of early works by leading experimental playwrights including Suzan-Lori Parks, Paula Vogel and Erik Ehn.
A member of Dramatists Guild and the Society of Directors and Choreographers, I earned a BS in Theatre and Semiotics, Colorado College and a MFA in Directing, University of Connecticut.