In my youth, I studied acting with Howard Thoresen. More recently, I studied performance with the late Scott Kelman.


Lots of Shakespeare!:
I was a founding member of Peter Fornara's company, Ars Politica, in 1969, which soon became the Portland Shakespeare Company. With them, I performed in Julius Caesar, Taming of the Shrew, Measure for Measure and Hamlet. I played Edgar in the Popular Theater Company's King Lear, in Oakland. I developed my solo King Lear in 1978, directed by Keith Scales, which I have performed many times over the years, including high schools, universities and at the Cornelia Connelly Theater in New York. I played Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Feste in Twelfth Night for Red Octopus Theater in Newport, Oregon. I also played Feste for Tygre's Heart Shakespeare Company, in Portland. I played Leontes in The Winter's Tale for Gallery Players, in McMinnville, Oregon. I played Third Witch in Macbeth at Tygre's Heart and Namba Tu Kleva Sista (Second Witch) in Ken Campbell's Pidgin Macbeth at the Picadilly Theatre on London's West End. In June of  2005, I premiered my solo Hamlet at Brooklyn Bay, in Portland. I have since performed it, among other places, at Lewis and Clark College, Two Rivers Correctional Institution and Teatro Tanque in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Most impressive feat!:
I played the longest part, Philip Masters, in the longest play in the English language, The Warp, by Neil Oram, at The Roundhouse, in London, directed by Ken Campbell. The play has more than 200 scenes. My character was in all but a few of them. The 19-hour play ran from 8 pm on Saturday to 7 pm on Sunday, with intermissions. It took four months to learn the part, more than eight hours to run my lines.
Original Projects:
I adapted a solo version of King Lear, directed by Keith Scales, which I have performed many times. I adapted and performed Dostoevsky's story Dream of a Ridiculous Man along with my original work, Columbus, directed by Bushra Azzouz. I have performed my one-hour version of Walt Whitman's Song of Myself many times. I wrote and performed Everything and Nothing, directed by Bushra Azzouz. I made an original work about meditation and spiritual search, Silence, which I have performed many times. I wrote a play called Once There Was and performed it with Rollin Carlson at Brooklyn Bay, directed by Bushra Azzouz. I adapted a solo version of Hamlet, which I have performed many times.
Other Roles:
Hypocrices in Aristophanes' Peace, Classic Greek Theater of Oregon, directed by Keith Scales; Tiresias in The Bacchae of Euripides, Classic Greek Theater of Oregon, directed by Keith Scales; Tiresias in the dance/theater workshop production of The Bacchae, choreographed and directed by Bill T. Jones at Columbia University; Sam in Crossing Delancey at Gallery Players, in McMinnville; in Storefront Theater's production of the Cuchulain Cycle of W.B. Yeats, in Portland, I played Conall in The Green Helmet, directed by Michael Griggs, Fool in On Baile's Strand, directed by Allen Nause, Bricriu in The Only Jealousy of Emer, directed by Rebecca Adams, Servant in The Death of Cuchulain, directed by Keith Scales; Sam in my play Black Birds, produced by Red Octopus Theater of Newport, directed by Margaretta Ramsey; Jesus in Dennis Potter's Son of Man, directed by Keith Scales; Einstein in Durrenmatt's The Physicists, directed by Keith Scales; Rageneau in Cyrano de Bergerac and McKyle in The Ruling Class for the Production Company, Portland, directed by Michael Lieberer; Orestes in The Libation Bearers of Aeschylus.

I directed HamletA Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and Twelve Angry Men at Two Rivers Correctional Institution, near Umatilla, Oregon. Directed A Doll's House and The Winter's Tale for Gallery Players, McMinnville, Oregon. Directed an independent production of The Libation Bearers. In early 2009, as artist-in-residence, I  co-directed a production of Romeo and Juliet at Catlin Gabel High School, with Robert Medley.

My writing for the theater includes Once There Was, Silence, Everything and Nothing, Columbus and Black Birds. I adapted King Lear and Hamlet as solo theater pieces.

I taught acting at the Newport campus of Portland Community College. I have taught a number of acting workshops at high schools. I've taught acting to kids at the McMinnville Montessori School, at Ashwood Grade School, at The Art Conspiracy's Summer Arts Camp in Yamhill County, and Shakespeare to kids through the Young Players program. In February of 2009, as artist-in-residence, I co-taught a Shakespeare class at Catlin Gabel High School with Arthur Leo.