He recently directed BECKETT/ALBEE Off-B'way.
at The Century Theatre, DYLAN'S LINE
by Jack Gelber at McCarter Theatre, THE
GOLEM at Manhattan Ensemble Theatre, and a new revival
of THE BEARD by Michael McClure at
La MaMa, ETC. He conceived and directed THE
ROAD HOME, Stories of Children of War, a multi-media performance
event at Asia Society and on tour nationally and internationally
at the famed Taganka Theatre in Moscow.
He is a pioneer in the field of biographical theatre with his
acclaimed play THE CONCEPT, performed
by recovering drug addicts from Daytop Village, which played for
three years Off Broadway, at the White House and the United Nations.
In 1994 it toured under the auspices of the U.S. State Dept. to
the Moscow Art Theatre, and the Gorky Theatre in St. Petersburgh.
He has directed Off-B'way. and regionally at the Promenade Theatre,
The Vineyard Theatre, BAM, Cafe Cino, Cafe La Mama, Judson Poets
Theatre, CSC, Hudson Guild,TNC, Young Playwrights Festival, Bardavon
Opera House, The Kennedy Center, The Alley Theatre, The Mark Taper
Forum, Dallas Theatre Center, Arizona Theatre Co., Williamstown
Theatre Festival, and many others.
He is founding Artistic Director of River Arts Repertory which
operated for fourteen years in Woodstock, N.Y. where he directed
THE SEAGULL with Joanne Woodward,
THE THREE SISTERS, UNCLE VANYA, AS YOU LIKE
IT, LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, BUS STOP, TOOTH OF CRIME and
ANGEL CITY by Sam Shepard, NOT I
and FOOTFALLS by Samuel Beckett, and the American premieres
of Edward Albee's THREE TALL WOMEN, HUNTING
COCKROACHES by Januscz Glowacki, INSIGNIFICANCE
by Terry Johnson, VIVA DETROIT by
Derek Walcott, A COUNTRY DOCTOR by
Len Jenkin, the only stage version of the movie CASABLANCA
adapted by Michael Cristofer, and many others. He produced two
International Festivals at River Arts Summer Festival Theatre
in Woodstock, N.Y. including an Israeli/Palestinian festival of
workshops and new plays, and a Russian/American Festival of music,
new plays and distinguished panels. He created a partnership with
the Moscow Art Theatrefor a Russian/American playwrights exchange
and translation project funded by the USIA. River Arts Repertory
is now a resident company in NYC developing new work including
an opera THE STRANGE LIFE OF IVAN OSOKIN,
music by Peter Gordon, libretto by Constance Congdon and based
on the novel by P.D. OUSPENSKY, which premiered at La Mama Annex.
He is Chair of the Theatre Dept. at Fordham University at Lincoln
Center. He has served as Chairman of the NYSCA Theatre Panel,
has taught in the NYU Graduate Acting Program, and will direct
THE LORCA PLAY, a new play by Edward
Albee, based on the life of Federico Garcia Lorca, Off-B'way.