I began directing in college, and in London,
developed the play-reading series Readings at One at the Duke of York's Theater in the West End. There I directed the London premier reading of Allan Knee's The Man Who was Peter Pan, upon which the film Finding Neverland was based. Other directing credits include Sweet Texas Reckoning, Stripped (co-wrote), James Mclure's 1959 Pink Thunderbird (Lone Star and Laundry and Bourbon, For Our Daughters (Illuminart) in Staten Island, Prey (NYfringe 2010), My Secret Public Seder (an Original Piece, written for and with members of the Bergen County JCCY), Winterglass (an original piece), and Cowboys II, by Sam Shepard.
As a coach and teacher, I've worked all over the country with actors whose credits range from major TV shows and film to Broadway. My students have also been accepted to some of the best theater programs in the country, including Ithaca, Fordham, Emerson, Michigan, Mason Gross, and UCSD.
I provide creative consulting work for small businesses and organizations, including Rethink The Conversation, a a nonprofit public awareness group that develops groundbreaking, out-of-the-box events and programs around issues of serious concern -- such as mental health and suicide -- that have been tinged by stigma, misinformation, lack of attention, or indifference, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and MLJacobson Design. I also work with Helping Hands to feed the homeless of Rockland County.
Section 310, Row D, Seats 5 & 6
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FILM: The Coen Brothers' Hail, Caesar!, MIB3, Bird People, Thanks for Sharing, The Longest Week, Man on a Ledge, Fair Game, Michael Mann's Public Enemies, When in Rome, One Last Thing, the short film 411 with F. Murray Abraham, and the title role of Karl Manhair in Karl Manhair, Postal Inpsector.
Mixknowledgy Panel, January 12
TV: Ellison in both Marvel's Daredevil and The Punisher on Netflix, Agent Adams in Amazons The Tick, TNT's Civil, Feed the Beast, Madam Secretary, House of Cards, Elementary, The Blacklist, Forever, Believe, The Americans, The Following, Deception, Zero Hour, Person of Interest, Pan Am, Damages, Smash, The Big C, Sopranos, Bored to Death, all of the Law & Order's, Mercy, Brotherhood, Life on Mars, Ed, Third Watch, The $treet, Queens' Supreme, All My Children, Guiding Light, and Spike TV's The Kill Point.
I've been working as an actor since leaving drama school in every medium imaginable... and some that I didn't even exist 25 years ago; from print and industrials to major commercial campaigns, on stages from Jersey City to London and Scotland, from big screens to hand-held devices, to MP3 players. But whether I'm acting or coaching, directing or teaching, I approach the work the same way: by honoring the text, telling the truth, and preparing like hell.
STAGE: Side Man (Broadway), Warren Leight's Sec 310, Row D, Seats 5&6, Dinner With Friends, Julie Taymor's Titus Andronicus, Saturday Sunday Monday,Denial (Long Wharf), Death of A Salesman with Judd Hirsch, Talley's Folly,Romeo and Juliet (Acting Company), and Lone Star (London and Edinburgh).
I graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College with a degree in theater. While there, I attended the National Theater Institute (Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Conn), and continued my training at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, in London, England.
When I returned to the U.S., while looking for work, and before anyone would hire me for real money, I was social worker at a long-term care facility in Jersey City.
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