"The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life."

- Oscar Wilde

Creative career began in theatre at age 16 as a performer in Civic Light Opera productions.

At age 21, produced, directed and designed a summer workshop production of the musical, Grease, using talent from the area high schools.

While attending college, facilitated teen theatre workshops and community theatre productions for the local Arts Council.

Senior directing project at California State University, Northridge was William Mastrosimone's Extremities.

As career developed, gradually began focusing on design - over thirty LA area theatrical stage productions to date.

While working with Shari Lewis on her television series, was tasked with bringing Lamb Chop On Broadway to the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York.

Most prominent recent local work is the musical, Working, at the Colony Theatre which won the LA Stage Alliance (formerly TheatreLA) Ovation Award in 1994 for best Set Design.

A notable challenge was Identical Twins From Baltimore at the Tiffany Theatre starring Sheryl Lee Ralph. The madcap musical, about identical twins - a beautiful black woman and a not-so beautiful white woman (played by a man in drag) – who try to make it in New York and Los Angeles, required over a dozen scene changes including a Hollywood hot-tub party, a manhole for the actor to fall in, and a soundstage period epic film shoot - all on a small pie-shaped stage with no wing space. The pop-up book style with two small turntables proved to be extremely effective in keeping the story moving at a swift pace.

Continued to teach summer workshops at community colleges, designing Bye, Bye, Birdie! in Lichtenstein pop-art comic style and West Side Story utilizing a skeletal cityscape of scaffold structures that was choreographed to dance around the stage with the performers.

colony theatre
City Of Angels
King Of Hearts
Working
17 Days

beverly hills theatre forty
Chekhov In Yalta
Shivaree
At This Evening's Performance

other theatres
Lamb Chop On Broadway
An Enemy Of The People
Laughing Wild
Strange Snow
Babes
West Side Story
Oklahoma!
Larry LaMarca's Dance Palace
Natural Affection
Bye, Bye, Birdie!
Identical Twins From Baltimore
Mame
My Three Angels
Landscape of the Body
The Golden Fleece
A Dream For A Nickel
Lester's Wife
Extremities

arts council cultural center
Finian's Rainbow
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
Grease
Animal Farm
The Outsiders
Barefoot In The Park
Sorry, Wrong Number
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
The Pigman
The Hobbit
The Wizard Of Oz
East of the Sun, West of the Moon