2019 New Jersey Thespian Festival

2019 New Jersey Thespian Festival

2018 Pennsylvania Thespian Festival

2018 Pennsylvania Thespian Festival

I had a great time at the 2019 Florida State Thespian Festival, judging several Individual Events, One-Acts, and Main stage performances. Always enlightening to work one of the largest Festivals in the U.S.

And new this year, I will be teaching three workshops at the 2019 Ohio Thespian State Festival in my hometown of Akron, Ohio.

The 2018 Pennsylvania Thespian Festival in December was a great success and I was pleased to present my acting workshop, To Be (or Not To Be) in the Moment. Some terrific young actors were fully committed and dedicated.

Also in early 2019 was the New Jersey Festival in January and the Georgia State Festival in February. Both were awesome experiences.

I had a great experience teaching at the 2018 Texas State Thespian Festival - one of the largest in the U.S. In addition to Acting and Character Development Workshops, I also presented two new classes that I recently added to my teaching portfolio: Monologues - Love ‘Em, Don’t Grieve ‘Em; and Video Auditions - Lights Camera, Nail It. Overall, 18 workshops in four days introduced me to some really talented and dedicated students and teachers and I was honored to be invited again this year.

Just completed an intensive Monologue / Audition Workshop with Karen Kohlhaas at the Atlantic Theatre in New York City (Aug. 2018).  An awesome and enlightening experience for coaching monologues and auditions.  Looking forward to sharing this technique with my students!

Had a very productive two-day intensive for Acting Teachers at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC (July 2018) . Lots of focus on Meisner and other techniques and teaching methods. It was awesome and inspiring working with teachers from across the U.S.

I presented three workshops at the 2018 International Theatre Festival produced by the Educational Theatre Association in June 2018 and will be back again for the 2019 Festival.  The three 2018 workshops were: Acting-In the Moment; Who Am I and How did I Get Here - Character Development; and Rehearsal Technique - A Journey of Discovery.  The Festival is held in Lincoln, Nebraska and attended by students from across the U.S. and International.    https://www.schooltheatre.org/itf2018/learning/workshops

For the fifth year, I adjudicated at the Florida State Thespian Festival 2018, the largest Theater Festival in the U.S.  The talent was outstanding, with a special shout out to the mainstage production of Bright Star.  I judged One-Acts, Monologues, Solo Musical Theatre, & Mainstage.  Congrats to all the talented students who participated.  https://floridathespians.com/

I was thrilled to teach three workshops at the 2017 Texas Thespian Festival in Dallas.  The workshops were packed and the student talent and commitment was very impressive.  Looking forward to more teaching in Texas. http://www.texasthespians.org/ 

Off-Broadway in October 2017, I had the pleasure to work with longtime associate and collaborator, Debra Whitfield.  Debra's new play - FIRE - opened to strong reviews and very positive and supportive feedback.  Stay tuned for future productions.  http://firetheplay.com/