Education & Related Work

L’ECOLE INTERNATIONALE DE MIMODRAME DE PARIS- MARCEL MARCEAU: Paris
  • Second American to receive diploma
  • Masters of Fine Arts Equivalent in Dramatic Corporeal Studies 1985-88
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-UNIVERSITY PARK: Houston
  • Bachelor of Arts in Drama 1981-85
L’ECOLE DE MIME CORPOREL DRAMATIQUE DE PARIS: 1988-90.
L’ECOLE D’ESCRIME THEATRALE DE PARIS: (Paris School of Theatrical Fencing), 1985-87, 1989-90.
  • Brevet B Teaching Certificate
L’ACADEMIE D’ARMES ( French Royal Fencing Academy), Paris.
  • Honorary Diploma 1985-1987
THE FRANCO-AMERICAN CINEMA and THEATRE: THE ACTOR’S STUDIO OF PARIS.
  • Director: John Strasberg. Paris 1991.

Related Professional Experience

PUBLICATIONS: PLAYWRIGHT / TRANSLATOR / AUTHOR
  • Supporting First Time Directors in Opera: Opera America Magazine © Winter 2012.
  • La Casa Verdi: co-creator with playwright Joann Farías, © 1997/ 2000.
  • Orpheus Sings of Love: co-creator with playwright Joann Farías, © 1997
  • George Dandin or the Confounded Husband by Molière, translated with Joann Farías. © 1997.
  • A Greek Odyssey. Playwright © 1995.
  • Yushi and the Thunder Dragon. Playwright © 1993 Eldridge Plays and Musicals
MASTER SPEAKER / GUEST SPEAKER
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing: Key Note Speaker: Successful Creativity, Winter Conference, San Antonio 2013
  • San Francisco Opera Center-Merola Program
    -Signature Speaker Event Series 2011
    -Public Master Class Arias and Action 2010
  • Opera America National Opera Conference: “Supporting First Time Directors”, Boston 2011
  • Opera America MAKING CONNECTIONS Professional Development Series: “Building and Managing Your Network.” Opera America: NYC 2010
  • Cathedral-University Millenium Forum Master Speaker Series: “Creativity and the Holy Spirit”, St. James Cathedral/Seattle University, 1998, 1999.
  • SOCIETY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Master Speaker Series: “Marcel Marceau and Contemporary European Mimedrama.” Jones Hall, Houston 1992.
  • UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON HONORS COLLEGE: Great Conversations Teaching Fellows Benefit. Mime: The Language Beyond Words. 1993.
  • MINISTER OF CULTURE OF THE CITY OF PARIS: Chosen to represent Marcel Marceau in the governmental welcoming of Grand Kabuki Master Inosuki III to the Théâtre du Châtelet, 1987.