“My class is guided by the joy we all experience when acting and living in discovery! To study/practice acting is to study/practice life. You and your partner rehearse in and outside class to find your way into the play’s given circumstances and to develop your relationship with one another. Through your process you strive to embody the person in the scene whose shoes you have to fill. Be alive to the questions that begin to surface along the way and let the play guide you. This requires patience and an adventurous spirit. Practice and reflection is the real teacher… and the more you practice and reflect, the more you learn and discover…”
Teaching: HB Studio since 1968. Created the Hagen Institute’s Six Week Summer Intensive, Core One Year Training and Hagen Teacher Training Lab and served as the first Director of The Hagen Institute 2010-2014. Fulbright Specialist: La Escuela del Actor in Montevideo, Uruguay, the Polish National Film School in Lodz and the Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film Georgia State University in Tbilisi, November, 2018. Open Jar Institute Residency Faculty 2016-present. Master Classes: Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, Halifax, Calgary, Copenhagen, Barcelona, London and Melbourne, Australia. Rutgers (New Brunswick), The National Theatre of the Deaf, The National Theatre School of Canada, The Shaw Festival (Niagara on the Lake). Author: ACTING AND LIVING IN DISCOVERY: A WORKBOOK FOR THE ACTOR, and The Hagen Technique chapter in TRAINING OF THE AMERICAN ACTOR. Acting: Most recently: Wild Terrain/People of the Book by Adam Kraar at Actor’s Playhouse; 13 P, HB Playwright’s, Guthrie Theatre, the Cape Playhouse, the NJ Shakespeare Festival, Whole Theatre Co., Jewish Rep, Counterpoint Theater, Writer’s Theater, NY City Opera. TV: AS THE WORLD TURNS and THE GUIDING LIGHT. Directing: SHIRLEY VALENTINE, THE ROAD TO MECCA, SUBSTANCE OF FIRE, PICNIC, COLLECTED STORIES, SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY, THE MILLIONAIRESS, THE INCA OF PERUSALEM, and original works at the HB Playwright’s Foundation Theatre in NYC. B.A., Univ. of Penn.; M.A., Columbia. Trained with Uta Hagen and Alice Spivak. More recently workshops with Amanda Quaid, Austin Pendleton, Jessica Hecht and Mercedes Ruehl.