WRITER, CREATOR, PERFORMER
People tell me I'm a program builder. Some folks play golf, I create new things - schools, agencies, programs. I've been responsible for creating a community arts center, 2 performing arts high schools, the arts administration minor at Westminster Choir College, a children's theatre company, a NYC theatre, an arts management and public relations firm, the arts administration major for Rider University, a tourism initiative called Cooking in the Kitchens of Pontelandolfo and other things over the years.
During the course of my career, one could find me teaching theatre in a high school, producing and directing theatre, writing venue specific historic plays, acting in an Emmy Award winning television series, and generally leaping from one project to another. Sigh, if only I could have stayed in one place long enough to get a pension. HMM - I'm only in my second or is it third act so there is still time. Isn't there?
Today, I spend most of my time refining plays I've written, blogging, working on a cook book, working on a memoir, trying to convince people to visit Pontelandolfo Italy, presenting LaDolce Vita or Is It and staring at the Sannio Hills in Southern Italy.
I learned a lot at the University of Life, however, I do have some academic credentials.
MFA Dramatic Writing Goddard College, Vermont USA
MA Theatre Montclair State University, New Jersey USA
BA Theatre & English Montclair State University, New Jersey USA