I love working with young inexperienced and experienced people who are passionate about learning the craft of acting. 40 years experience as an actor, director and acting coach.
I have an AA in Acting, BFA, MFA in Directing
I have worked with actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company and The National Theatre of Great Britain and have taught acting from Middle School to Professional Actors.
I am the Co Founder of the Napa Valley Shakespeare Company and the Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company.
I have directed Community and Professioal theatre.
I feel that theatre is transformative and I enjoy watching actors grow in their craft and as human beings.
Robert picket directed me in two plays. He had much more confidence in my abilities than I had in myself.For a director to show calm positive encouragement a successful outcome is produced. This was in the early 1970’s.
His extraordinary ability to help us engage and integrate aspects of the characters we were attempting to play.
Brilliant director and acting coach. Knows how to get the highest quality out of your presentation.
I like to start by asking a few basic questions and getting to know my student and what gets them excited and what they are passionate about. I move from there to find material that is age appropriate and help them find ways to relate to the material. I work from a combination of trusted acting techniques.