Many actors rely on their face and voice as their main means of communication. Mask work teaches the actor to use their whole self in the creation of a character. Students will receive classic training in both neutral and character mask, with an emphasis on applications to maskless scripted work.
Acting: Mary Stuart, Cabaret (upcoming), and The Humans (upcoming) at Olney Theatre Center, The Book of Will, and Roy Cohn in Angels in America, a co-production with Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center, Hir at Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Directing: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Glengarry Glen Ross at Round House Theatre, The Illusion at Forum Theatre, Rabbit Hole at Olney Theatre Center, Judy Moody and Stink at Adventure Theatre, Illyria at Avant/Bard. Teaching: At the University of Maryland where he is on the faculty, he has directed Eurydice, The Amish Project, The Distance from Here, and co-directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was performed at both UMD and in Beijing. He has received Helen Hayes Awards for both acting (After the Fall, Theatre J) & directing (Glengarry Glen Ross at Round House Theatre) in addition to several nominations as an actor and director.