Hometown:  Detroit, Michigan.

Current hometown: Lille, France

Education: University of Michigan (Theatre and English), University of Montana (Theatre), and New York University (Performance Studies)

Teaching: New York University, Fordham University, ISEN Lille, SKEMA Lille, Sophia, Paris, Suzhou, Raleigh, Lille III Arts Plastiques, more.

Favorite subjects taught: The Nature of Sound with engineering students, English Through Film, Making Creative Teams, Issues in Media, Cultural Awareness, Création Sonore, e-learning production.

Residencies and exhibitions: Ballet du Nord, Espace  Saint Omer, artconnexion Lille, Camargo Foundation Cassis France, La Brasserie, Whitney Museum of American Art., A+D Gallery, Chicago.

Radio: WNYC New York (The Radio Stage, Select Shorts (original producer), founding member Association of Independents in Radio (AIR), NY IPS, Bob and Ray Public Radio Show, BBC Radio 3 and 4, Radio Netherlands, WDR Cologne.

Awards: George Foster Peabody (3), Ohio state, NFCB Golden reel, Clarion, arts grants in France. 2018 Norman Corwin Award for Radio Theatre Excellence, NATF, Kansas City.

Highlights, memories and new directions

Stand up comedy and summer stock in the 1970's…working with NYC Theatre Companies to commission radio drama in the 80's - 90’s…directing live radio drama in the Midwest…studying Dramaturgy with Carl Weber at NYU…discovering audio art (meeting John Cage, Klaus Schoening, Luc and Brunhild Ferrari and more)…directing Roy Nathanson’s “You’re the Fool” with Deborah Harry and the Jazz Passengers…writing and directing a play at BBC Pebble Mill…appearances on France Culture…exploring sound composition with movement…rediscovering poetry…moving into live performance…improvisation…exploring vocal work…expanding into second language…The freedom of podcasting collaborations…Happy new move into dance with CIE Mouvement(é)s, Lille.

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