D I R E C T O R
LANFORD WILSON: Showcase premiere of Nixon and Kissinger for Lanford Wilson at his NYC Circle Rep Theater, and in 2010 directed a revival of the Russell Lees political script (now Nixon’s Nixon) at The Hamner Theater.
The JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER for the Performing Arts: Dr. Archie L. Buffkins, President and Consultant to the John F. Kennedy Board Chairman (Roger Stevens) and Kennedy Center’s National Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Performing Arts, engaged me to Direct Productions – in the Concert Hall, Opera House, and Terrace Theatre that showcased the outstanding talents of our diverse American culture.
SAVING SUMMER SEASON: Responding to an emergency request from LoLac, Inc., Long Lake, New York, to replace a stage director, I quickly mounted a production of “The Music Man,” whose favorable reviews, resulted in my being asked to remain throughout the Summer Season to Direct their remaining productions of “Brigadoon”, “Annie” and “Red Hot and Cole.”
Living History - The Last Remnant:
PAX-TV: Pearl Productions, Royal Palm Beach, Florida - I Directed series pilot of after school special, scheduled to air on PAX-TV, supervising also, all pre-production and script rewrites, as well as serving as Videographer for a cast of seven and production crew of five, on three interior sets and five exterior locations in this thirty-minute series pilot.
INAUGURAL SEASON: Actors & Company, Fort Lauderdale, Florida - I established, developed & launched this new theatre company and its facility, including stage and set construction, new sound and light system and technical crews for same. In addition, I Directed its entire inaugural season of Terrance McNally plays: It’s Only a Play, Frankie and Johnnie in the Claire de Lune and Lisbon Traviata.
1776: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Senator Elizabeth Dole requested that the Declaration Signing scene of my 1776 production open her Bicentennial Crystal Ball at the Philadelphia Academy of Music. The Senator’s Crystal Ball featured Dick Shawn and the Pointer Sisters. Prior to the opening of my “1776”, The National Park Service permitted us to hold one rehearsal for the public, in Independence Hall, which attracted a standing-room-only audience of tourists. During our eight-month run, a flu epidemic resulted in my stepping in and performing the roles of John Adams, Ben Franklin, John Dickenson, John Hancock, and the infamous Edward Rutledge.
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