Associate Artistic Director
(805) 928-7731 ext. 4151
PCPA (since 1988): Over 60 productions including Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Importance of Being Earnest, Shakespeare in Love, The Crucible, Arcadia, Twelfth Night, You Can’t Take It With You, Sense and Sensibility, The Glass Menagerie, Other Desert Cities, Christmas Is Here Again, Hamlet, Fiddler on the Roof, Cyrano de Bergerac, Three Sisters, Little Women, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Pride and Prejudice, Curtains, Les Misérables, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Sound of Music, Urinetown, The Imaginary Invalid, The Man Who Came To Dinner, Our Town, As You Like It, Annie, Light Up The Sky, Enter the Guardsman, The Winter’s Tale, On Golden Pond, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Turn of the Screw, Dancing At Lughnasa, Pygmalion, and The Elephant Man
Other Theatres: Utah Shakespearean Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, California Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Insight Out Theatre Collective, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Penobscot Theatre Company, The Great American Melodrama
Teaches: Acting 2
Training: BFA, College of Santa Fe; MFA, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University
Through over thirty years of teaching the art and craft of acting, I remain in respectful awe of the power of theatre training to transform and empower the student as an artist and human being. The student’s decision to train is a conscious choice to embrace change and growth. It is a choice to explore and expose the self, a choice to define a personal and theatrical aesthetic in context to the society at large. To guide young artists in this process is a rare privilege and a great responsibility.
I am a true believer in the conservatory model as the best way to train actors to the actual standards and demands of their chosen profession. The intensive immersion in the art form, the atmosphere of training with equally talented and passionate young artists and the exposure to professional practitioners in the master/apprentice model accelerates learning and mastery. It also instills in the student the professional standards, discipline and ethic necessary for them to be successful in a highly competitive field. I feel a moral obligation to send students into the world equipped with every possible resource in support of their artistry.