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HELLO. I create theatre: write, perform, produce, direct and teach. I value ferocity, humor, boldness, details, inclusiveness, generosity, and discipline. I believe theatre can and should lift our spirits. It is sacred but not precious requiring full-assed play. I create theatre-as-event. I guarantee good music. And there are snacks.
WHAT KIND OF THEATRE? Traditional popular genres: commedia dell'arte, carnival, clown, Kabuki, vaudeville, melodrama, absurd, medieval, Grand Guignol, magic, puppets, mime, spectacle, folk tradition, myth, cocktail parties. Together. In new ways to serve storytelling and the theatrical experience.
We Suck Aerobics: I concocted this for exercise motivation. Join us!
BOOKS: The Little Prince, Franny & Zoey, The Lorax * FOOD: Vanilla Swiss Almond * VACATION SPOT: Bermuda * FILM: The Muppet Movie, The Shining, Blue, Annie Hall, Sense and Sensibility, Lawrence of Arabia, Amadeus, The Elephant Man, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Man Who Laughs, Jacques Tati * COOL PLACES I've Visited: Prague, Russia, Egypt, Shanghai, Beijing, Ireland, Kenya/Tanzania Safari, HawaiI, Banff. * WHERE NEXT: Morocco, France, Bali, Arctic polar bear visit, Montreal, Trappist monastery. * ARTISTS: Rothko & Breugel * PET PEEVE: standing on an escalator * PROUD MOMENT: ran the LA Marathon! * SOME PEOPLE I DIG: Antonin Artaud, Mr. Rogers, Jim Henson, Dalai Llama, Abbe Sieyes, Peter Pan, Camille Desmoulins, Joseph Campbell, Eugene Ionesco, Conrad Veidt, Dr. Suess, Bette Davis, Marcel Marceau * MISC. INTERESTS: French Revolution & French culture, Shakers, Mafia, science, typography, baking, Ayurveda, Medieval, mythology, monastic life, polar bears.