Created and directed original performances in collaboration with Zig Wajler for summer program “Nature Rocks,” funded by the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center and Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation.
2013 – 2017
Produced and directed plays of Shakespeare as well as original oral history “We Were Soldiers Too.” Florida performances at the Fort Walton Beach Civil Center; the University of Florida’s Hilton Conference Center; Seaside; Miramar Beach, various venues in DeFuniak Springs.
Conducted numerous writing workshops and acting classes for county, state and federal inmates (male and female); shaped and directed five theatrical performances of both original work and the classics for public and internal productions. Along with visual artist, Elizabeth Parry-Faist, inmate art and theatrical
performance was highlighted at Marywood University and the “First Friday” Art Exhibition in downtown Scranton.
Worked with women enrolled in Judge Barrasse’s Drug Treatment Program, teaching both acting and writing.
Beginning 8th summer as theater director for high school students, including adjudicated and at-risk youth.
2002-2003 and 2008-2010
Writing and acting coach for year-round (one weekend a month) arts program aimed primarily at at-risk youth and adjudicated youth.
Theater artist at numerous NEPA schools, including the following schools with high at-risk population: Dickson Center, Wyoming Valley West Alternative School, NEIU 19 Charter School, Lourdsmont School, John Adams Elementary School.
Worked with at-risk youth as theater instructor and director with Young Audiences, New York.
*Made possible with funding from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Northeastern
Intermediate Unit 19.