My theatrical path began in Michigan, in 1969, at Ferris State and Central Michigan universities. It then flowed on through community theatre and summer stock until 1982 when I sought total immersion and devoted myself, full-time, to theatre.
Awards I have one; a 2010 Critics Circle award for set design. More importantly, I have the respect of my colleagues who appreciate the professional manner and steady demeanor I bring to my work.
Highlights are many. These are only a few. Stage manager on the U.S. premiere of Stones in His Pockets at the Magic. Personal carpenter assigned to Sean Penn during The Late Henry Moss. Joining Actors' Equity as stage manager on August Wilson's Jitney in its development for Broadway. Receiving a book of poetry, written by national treasure Masakatsu Gunji, after stage managing his Kabuki styled adaptation of Salome. The design concept and direction of a production of The Little Prince, presented at the 2001 Edinburgh Festival, Fringe.
Beyond my experience as a designer, I also have resumes covering my work as a director, stage manager, technical director, performer as well as technician and scenic painter.
"Jack of all theatrical trades." That's how my card reads. To fully appreciate how a project comes together, I determined that it was important to understand, and master, each element that brings a story into focus as a unified performance. Whatever task I am assigned to carry out, it must be a hand-in-glove fit with all the other elements of the project.