His latest directing project at the Fountain Theatre was
The Lifespan of a Fact, which opened February 2023 to rave reviews and was extended until May 2023. It was subsequently
remounted at Rubicon Theatre in Ventura for an October 2023 run with the original cast.
Prior to that, he
directed Lucy Kirkwood's The Children, which opened November 6, 2021 to rave reviews and ran through January 23,
2022 at the Fountain Theatre.
Prior to the pandemic, in 2019, he directed Daniel's Husband. Critics' Choice!
Los Angeles Times. OVATION Recommended! Over a dozen rave reviews.
In 2018, he directed
the 5-month sold out run of the West Coast Premiere of a revised version of Chaim Potok's The Chosen. Critic's
Choice!, Los Angeles Times. OVATION Recommended!
At the same
time he also directed Mark Harelik's The Immigrant running at Sierra Madre Playhouse until May 26, 2018. OVATION
In 2016 he directed the award-winning production of Tennessee Williams' Baby Doll, and the
West Coast Premiere of Athol Fugard's The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek which was Critic's Choice in the Los Angeles
Times, and was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as one of the Best Theater Productions of that year.
March 2015 he directed Reborning by Zayd Dohrn at the Fountain Theatre, which was also Critic's Choice in the Los
His acclaimed production of the Los Angeles Revival
of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, which he directed, had an extended 3-month run
at the Fountain Theatre - and was named by the Huffington Post as one of the Top L.A. Theater Productions
of 2013, and won numerous awards including the Best Production (Revival) Award from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle.
Prior to that he directed the World Premiere of Stephen Sachs' contemporary deaf/hearing retelling of Cyrano,
a co-production with Deaf West Theatre, which received rave reviews at the Fountain Theatre and had a 4-month sold out run. It won, among other awards, 4 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle
Awards, including Best Production, Best Adaptation, Best Direction, and Best Actor.
In 2011, his production of the West Coast Premiere of
Tennessee Williams' last play A House Not Meant to Stand was a critical success at the Fountain Theatre and is
the recipient of numerous awards and nominations, including being named by the Huffington Post as one of the Top L.A. Theater
Productions of 2011.
In 2010 he directed the Los Angeles Premiere of Michael
Hollinger's Opus, which received rave reviews, was extended twice, and was the recipient of numerous awards and nominations,
including the OVATION, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, and Back Stage Garland awards for Best Production, Best
Direction, and Best Ensemble, among others.
In 2009 he directed Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51, which was Pick of the Week, L.A. Weekly, received
OVATION Award nominations for Best Season/Best Production/Lead Actress, received L.A. Weekly Award nominations for Ensemble/Lead
Female Performance/Lighting Design, and was the recipient of other nominations and awards.
He has produced
the following plays by Athol Fugard at the Fountain Theatre: U.S. Premieres of The Blue Iris, The
Train Driver, and Victory, the West Coast Premiere of Coming Home,
and the World Premiere of Exits and Entrances, all of which received
rave reviews, plus numerous awards and nominations. These are among the dozens of shows he's
been lead producer of at the Fountain.
directing and producing credits are numerous, over 120 productions in Los Angeles and San Francisco that have won hundreds
In San Francisco he was the Founding Producer of the Playwrights Unit, One Act II, which specialized
in new work by local writers; became Artistic Director of the One Act Theatre Company where he produced and directed many
award-winning productions; and was general manager of San Francisco's hit revue, Beach Blanket Babylon.
has taught Playwriting at Chapman Univeristy, Playwriting at UCLA Extension for many years, was a site evaluator for both
the National Endowment for the Arts and California Arts Council, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Literary Managers
and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Theatre Communications Group, the National New Play Network, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society,
the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, as well as a host of political, environmental, humanitarian, and arts advocacy