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Whereas Puppies Are Adorable Raucus Caucus Political Theatre Festival The PIT, NYC
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Changing Neighborhoods – Center for Performance Research
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Tics, or Doing the Deed, The Flea Theater
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The Cherry Orchard, Theaterlab
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Hamlet in Raimondo's Castle
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The Liar, Kline Theatre
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Welcome to my online theatre portfolio

I'm a stage director, producer, dramaturg, and teaching artist based in NYC

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Latest NewsWhat I am up to, theatrically speaking

December 29, 20135 years ago

Director: The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

After studying Chekhov with Russian master teacher Jurij Alschitz for a long time and discovering more than I ever expected on this phenomenal playwright, I decided to seize the opportunity of the 110th anniversary of The Cherry Orchard and stage it, on the exact dates of the anniversary of its premiere at the Moscow Art Theatre. Come see the show and 13 intense and daring actors Jan 16-19 at Theaterlab. For the show's playbill and production photos click here
November 16, 20135 years ago

Resident Director: The Flea Theater - New York City

In October 2013 Jim Simpson, artistic director of The Flea Theater, accepted me as Resident Director and part of the team of this Off-Off Broadway venue. It's a very exciting development in my career and I look forward to many collaborative projects, especially now that another more spacious building is being prepared to host a brand new version of The Flea.
November 16, 20135 years ago

Director/Dramatist Exchange

I was recently invited to participate in a Director/Dramatist Exchange organized by the Dramatists Guild. 15 writers are invited to meet 15 directors. They say that "over the years these Exchanges have resulted in countless lasting professional relationships crucial to a successful career in the theatre." Looking forward to exactly that!
October 8, 20135 years ago

Staged Reading: Pirandello's The Giants of the Mountain

Join me, 10 actors, and 2 visual artists Tuesday October 15 at 7:00 pm at Theaterlab for a reading of Pirandello's The Giants of the Mountain, a “myth” between fable and reality that Pirandello continued to imagine, write, and rework from 1929 to 1934. This is a free event sponsored by the Pirandello Society of America and Theaterlab in collaboration with Theatreplots, my own production company. For details click here.
September 1, 20135 years ago

Audition: The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

Currently scheduling auditions for the upcoming production of The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov that I will produce and direct at Theaterlab in January 2014. This production will coincide with the 110th anniversary of the play’s premiere at the Moscow Art Theatre. For more detailed info, click here.
September 1, 20135 years ago

Teaching Artist: Active Analysis and the Method of the Etudes

During the X International Theatre Summer Academy "Stanislavsky through New Eyes" in Rubiera, Italy, I taught a course on Stanislavsky's latest and most exciting method for rehearsal, active analysis. Read more
June 2, 20135 years ago

Director: Fresh Perspective Play in a Day Festival

This time, I'm going green... Timely topic, while re-reading Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard and watching the protesters in Turkey against the destruction of a city park to be replaced by a more lucrative mall. Come see the show June 8 at 5:00 pm at Tompkins Square Park if you are around! More info here.
May 25, 20135 years ago

Resident Artist: "The Power of Silence" at Theaterlab

I just completed a three week residency produced by Forwardflux at Theaterlab. This was an awesome experience of collaboration with a group of 22 other artists, which culminated in 3 hours of experimental performances on the theme "The Power of Silence". For more info, see the full post.