Staged the American premiere of internationally renowned South African playwright, Athol Fugard’s My Life receiving an Artistic Director’s Award for best production. Cited for Outstanding Achievement in Directing by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle for the L.A. premiere of Lee Blessing’s Eleemosynary (also LADCC Awards for Best Production, Acting and Writing; Drama-Logue Awards for Directing, Production, Ensemble and Design) at West Coast Ensemble. Among his West Coast and Los Angeles premieres are Closer Than Ever (Drama-Logue Award for Best Ensemble), A…My Name is Alice(Drama-Logue Award for Best Director) and Vanishing Points (Best new Play/Production: Herald Examiner). He received multiple nominations as Best Director of The Killing of Sister George for Actors Alley where he also directed the L.A. premiere of Richard Nelson’s translation of Three Sisters during the inaugural season at The El Portal Theatre. He has directed Pterodactyls and Blasting Holes in the Night for the First and Third International Experimental Theatre Festivals in Shanghai, China. He has also directed in New York, Japan and Germany. His plays, From Dust Thou Art and Hating to See the Sun Rise, adapted from oral history collections, have garnered productions and awards nationally. He has served on the faculties of the Pennsylvania State University and the Florida School of the Arts and as head of the Acting/Directing area at CSUN. He has participated in Master classes with Tadashi Suzuki in Japan, Stella Adler in L.A. and holds MFA and BFA degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. For the World Expo 2010 in SHanghai, he directed and produced a week of joint CSUN and SHNA guest performances hosted by the USA Pavilion, including a State Dept. dinner for Hillary Clinton.