I have taught acting, scene study, voice & speech, dialects, The Viewpoints and collaborative theater to acting students. Additionally, I have taught communication and presentation skills to non-actors.
Professional guild/organization membership: AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and VASTA.
M.F.A. in Acting: Columbia Univerisity
Previous faculty appointments include:
Boston University, College of Fine Arts
The Boston Conservatory
Academic CV and references upon request.
Since 2013, I have taught with Dr. Tamara Vesel, Chief of the Department of Palliative Care at Tufts Medical Center and Director of The Judith Revis Children's Hospice Foundation. Dr. Vesel has created an interactive, multidisciplinary curriculum for interdisciplinary palliative care providers which aims to enhance their communication skills and ability to deliver compassionate care to critically ill patients. Along with another actor, I perform in patient/family role-play simulations designed in collaboration with Dr. Vesel. Then, using the framework of classical theater training techniques, we provide targeted feedback about communication for learners, complimenting Dr. Vesel's extensive medical feedback. These workshops have also involved cutting-edge research studies and a recent publication.
We have traveled across the country, and our partners have included:
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium – Anchorage, AK
Providence Hospital – Anchorage, AK
Providence Hospital – Spokane, WA
George Mark Children’s House – San Leandro, CA
Stanford University, UCSF, and Hospice by the Bay – San Francisco, CA
Care Dimensions – Danvers and Wellesley, MA
Eagle River Nature Center - Eagle River, AK
Directing Much Ado About Nothing in Cambridge, MA with Valerie Madden*, Kim Carrell*, and Gideon Bautista. (* denotes members of Actors' Equity Association).
Photo Credit: Grant Terzakis
I provide focused, individualized sessions and workshops for private clients. I have worked with professional actors as well as college professors, business leaders, and acting students.