444 Central Park West, 5A
New York, NY 10025
B.S. in Humanities and Science, M.I.T., 1962; Bachelor's thesis: "The Nature and Importance of Repentance in the Novels of Daniel Defoe."
B.S. in Chemistry (physical chemistry) M.I.T., 1963; thesis in quantum physics: "Oscillator Dipoles from Moment Techniques."
M.F.A. in Theater Arts (playwriting), Columbia University, 1970; Thesis play: JONATHAN WILD, based on the Fielding novel, produced by the department.
Member for seven years of Lehman Engel's BMI Musical Theater Workshop as lyricist and librettist from 1975-1981; had songs performed three times on BMI Showcase.
Studied singing and musical theater acting technique with Mark Zeller (Tevya, FIDDLER, Broadway) 1975-81.
Studied modern dance with Irene Feigenheimer (student of Hanya Holm) 1975-1981.
Speak and read French and German with some fluency. Some knowledge of Latin.
United States Army Active Reserve, 1963-69; Honorable discharge, 1969, with rank
of Specialist 5th Class and two letters of commendation.
WORK EXPERIENCE: SCIENCE
Physical Chemistry Laboratory, Northern Regional Laboratory, Department of Agriculture, 1964.
Physical Biochemistry Laboratory, Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital, 1964-8.
WORK EXPERIENCE: THEATER
New York Shakespeare Festival 1970-71, 1972-5: electrician, carpenter, production stage manager.
The Open Theater 1970-71: assistant stage manager, electrician.
El Grande de Coca Cola (Off-Broadway and San Francisco) 1971: production stage manager.
Ensemble Studio Theater 1974: production stage manager.
Shaliko Company 1975-6: production stage manager in New York and Amsterdam.
The Juilliard School Drama Division 1981-1992: dramaturge, director, verse coach.
New York University Department of Drama, Undergraduate, 1990-1999; dramaturge and director for The Classical Studio.
WORK EXPERIENCE: CORPORATE
Corporate and technical writer 1983 to date; please see Technical Writing.
WORK EXPERIENCE: EDUCATION
Volunteer for the Harlem Education Program, 1968-72.
Rockland Community College 1979.
The Juilliard School Drama Division, 1981-1992, literary manager, student-initiated project director, and Shakespearean acting instructor.
Volunteer science teacher at the Hollingworth Preschool, Teachers College, 1985.
New York University Tisch School of the Arts Goldberg Dramatic Writing Department, instructor 1989-2013; taught "Classic Drama" in 1990 and "Shakespeare for Writers" from 1989-2013.
New York University Department of Drama, Undergraduate 1990-1999, dramaturge for The Classical Studio; also taught the survey course "History of Theater (B)" in 1994, which covered
approximately Medieval through Restoration drama, and "Medieval Theater" in 1999, which covered plays in Middle English, Medieval French and Latin from ca. 1150-1550AD.
Taught the private class "Acting Shakespeare's Verse" from 1992 to date; the class is an eight-week cycle that uses one play to study verse acting techniques; plays covered to date
are All's Well That Ends Well, As You Like it, Hamlet, King Lear, Love's Labor's Lost, Othello, Richard III, Troilus and Cressida and The Winter's Tale.
Also coach monologues privately.
PRODUCTIONS AS PLAYWRIGHT
Please see attached playwriting résumé (to be posted; meantime please see this page).
PRODUCTIONS AS DIRECTOR
Please see attached directing résumé.
FILMS AS DIRECTOR
All's Well that Ends Well, Act I Scene 3 posted September 2017
All's Well that Ends Well, Act II Scene 1, posted February 2018
All's Well that Ends Well, Act II Scene 3, posted November 2018
All's Well that Ends Well, Act II Scene 5, posted October 2016
All's Well that Ends Well, Act III Scene 2, posted December 2018
For an index of all scenes posted, please see the directory.
PRODUCTIONS AS PRODUCER
Founded (with Gregory Sobeck and Keeley Stanley) Cressid Theater Company in 1994. Please see Cressid's list of productions (to be posted; meantime please see this page).
"Selective Nonenzymic Cleavage of the Myosin Rod: Isolation of the Coiled-Coil-Rope Section from the C-Terminus of the Molecule," PNAS 1968 61: 1087-1094.
Drama critic, The Westsider, 1973.
Why Hamlet Delays, 1999, distributed by Applause Books.
Back Stage: "The Craft: Using double consonants to parse the Bard," June 7, 2007
"The Craft: When Shakespeare writes a pause," January 9, 2008
"The Craft: When Shakespeare rambles," September 4, 2008
Journal of the Cerise Press:
"Where is Love's Labor's Lost?" July 1, 2009
"Where is Love's Labor's Won?" July 1, 2010
AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
The Dramatists Guild
Actors Equity Association
Shubert Prize for Playwriting, Columbia University, 1970
Marquis Who's Who 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
COMMUNITY AND POLITICAL
Founder and first president of the North West Central Park Multiblock Association.
Active in many national, state and local election campaigns as a member of the political club Community Free Democrats.
Democratic County Committee member, 1975, 1992.
Volunteer for the Harlem Education Program; tutored reading year-round 1968-72.
Secretary for the Anderson Program unit of the PTA of PS 9 (now PS 334) from the program's inception in 1987 until 1992.
Shop steward for UAW Local 7902 of NYU Adjunct Instructors. Member of the Local's Joint Council. Member of the Contract Bargaining Committee for the new contract.
Born November 2, 1941, Battlecreek, Michigan.
Height: 5' 10".
Weight: 200 lbs.
Married to Jane Whitehill in 1975, son Lyman born 1981. Separated 1992, divorced 1997.