performance | writing | direction


PhD by Publication in progress: Exeter University, England- via distance

MFA Playwriting, School of the Arts: Columbia University, New York City

BFA Theatre Performance/Playwriting: University of Florida-New World School of the Arts Conservatory, Miami, Florida. With honors

AA Film Directing: Miami Dade College, Miami Florida.


PLAYWRITING – Columbia  University

Playwriting through aesthetics/ Playwriting Projects: Charles Mee

Play structure and analysis/Playwriting Projects: Kelly Stuart

Thesis and Professional Development: David Henry Hwang and Chay Yew

American Spectacle: Lynn Nottage

Political Theatre/Dramaturgy: Morgan Jenness

Collaboration Class: Mentored by Ken Rus Schmoll

Adaptation: Process of adapting Henrik Iben’s A Doll’s House


New World SAC Master Classes

Excerpt readings and feedback on Blood Bits and Junkyard Food plays: Edward Albee

Writing as a career- longevity for the playwright: Horton Foote

Structure development and performance of solo shows: Julie Harris

Henrik Ibsen’s contribution to the modern drama: Brian Johnston

Playwriting Levels 1-4 (4 consecutive years)



Level 1: Gary Davis

Level 2: Holly Anderson

New York City Master class on structures within genre: Robert McKee


TELEVISON WRITING– Columbia University

Spec Script: Jermone Hairston

Original Pilots: Zakiyyah Alexander



Workshops: David Mamet, Lee Michael Cohen, Susan Grace Cohen and Julie Harris

Method: William Horn

Uda Hagan/Scene Study: Patrice Bailey

Improvisation/Scene Study: David Kwait

Classical texts and Chekov: Jorge Guerra

Acting-Classical texts: Heath Kelts

Shakespeare and Clowning: Andrew Noble


SHAKESPEARE– additional training

Adrian Noble of the Royal Shakespeare Company Columbia University

Peter Craze New World and London East 5 School

Ian Hersey of The Public Theatre Lab New York City Master class

Andrew Goldberg’s Shakespeare Gym, three consecutive years, New York City

(King Lear, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, and numerous scenes/monologues)


TV/FILM ACTING: One on One Studios, Actors Alliance, The Network- New York City

Courses with over sixty NYC Casting Directors television/film sides and commercial copy.


LABYRINTH THEATRE INTENSIVE- Stephen Adly Guirgis– writing new work, Philip Seymour

Hoffman dramaturgy and performance in Our Town, Maggie Flannigan -scene study



Laban, Grotowski, Puppetry, Mask: Jorge Guerra

Biomechanics: Matthais Scherwenikas

Butoh Dance:- Helena Thevenot

Alexander Technique: James Franz

Suzuki Technique: Heath Kelts and Siti Company Master class

Experimental Theatre/Movement –Octavio Campos of Pina Bausch Company



Suzuki Technique: Kameron Steele of Suzuki Company of Toga New York City

Butoh Dance/Ritual Theatre: Vangeline Theatre, Katsura Kan, Minako Seki, Leigh Evans, Helena Thevenot, Tetsuro Fakuhara, Hiroko and Koichi Tamano, Kudo Taketuru, Kota Yamazaki, Daiichiro Yuyama, Mari Osnani, Atshushi Takenouchi, Dai Matsuoka and Yumiko Yoshioka and Tadashi Endo.

Nouveau Clown Movement Master class: Jango Edwards Brick Theatre New York City

Clown Lab NYC: Jef Johnson


VOICE– New World SAC

Voice/Diction- several courses: James Randolph

Dialects-Cicely Berry technique:(British, Southern, Irish, etc: Cynthia Caquelin-Capewell

Voice/Diction: Patrice Bailey

Singing: Jane Seaman Kate Chadwick NYC Coaching

Voice after Artaud and Grotowski: Jean-Rene Toussaint


DIRECTING– Columbia University

Visiting Directors: Anne Bogart

Approaches on Directing: Gregory Mosher

Master class: Julie Taymor

New World School: Directing Stylistically: Jorge Guerra


FILM DIRECTING– Miami Dade College

Film Directing/Film Theory: Ece Karayalcin

Film Production- Camera-Lighting-Editing: Holly Anderson

Film History: Gary Davis



Theatre Theory: Jorge Guerra

Political/Social Movements in Theatre: Roberto Prestigiacomo

Theatre History: Heath Kelts

Columbia: History and Theory of Theatre: Piia J. Mustamaki



Stage Managing (Provoked Wife), Scenic Artist (Cherry Orchard) mentored by

Alexander Okun, Lighting Design- (Wild Duck)

Lighting Design: Jeff Quinn

Stage Craft: Paul Lancraft