TEACHING 

My career in the theatre and education has spanned diverse geographies, roles and perspectives for well over two decades.   A diverse education in the humanities and theatre arts lifted me from my Cajun/Creole roots in Louisiana bayou country to institutions of higher learning and professional theater on both Coasts. Theatre in the Bay Area engages, educates, and provokes our diverse community with excellent theatre and arts education, using art as a tool which positively impacts our world.  It gives voice to, entertains, and promotes exploration in order to celebrate and foster communication for all artists, abled and disabled, the GLBT and allied communities, to effect personal and societal growth, enlightenment and change. I recognize, support, and value the perspectives, experiences, and contributions of people of all ages, abilities, national origins, racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities and orientations, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.

AWARD HIGHLIGHTS
2014 TITAN Award for Theatre Excellence
Golden Apple Professor of the Year Distinguished Professor Award Los Angeles nominee
BRAVO Award for Outstanding Innovation and Excellence in Arts Education
Dean Goodman Best in the Bay

CURRENT POSITIONS

Artistic Director
Altarena Playhouse

Special Education Adviser and Designer
Park-Rubin Studios/The Autism Channel

Education Program Director and Principal Consultant
Cherangani Arts Initiatives

Guest Lecturer
Diablo Valley College Los Medanos College Pima College Shasta College

National Trainer
Time to Teach

General Employment Resume

Acting Resume  Directing Resume

PAST POSITIONS
Instructor
Dept. of Theatre Arts, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Instructor
Dept. of Theatre Arts, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Chairman and Professor
Dept. of Drama at Contra Costa College

National Motivational/Keynote Speaker for Educators
Company of Experts

 


Chairman of English, 9th-12th grade
Arshag Dickranian Armenian School

Artistic Director
Knox Center for the Performing Arts
Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA

Theatre Instructor
Berkeley Playhouse