NYC Public Schools, Columbia College A.B. (Phi Beta Kappa, Honors). Yale University Ph.D. (Anthropology), Acting classes: Actors Alliance of San Diego, Old Globe, Shakespeare & Co. Intensive.
Grew up in a Jewish-Italian working class Bronx neighborhood. Thirty-year career as an ethnographer followed by twenty years of acting and dramaturgy. Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, UCLA; Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Counselor (retired).
Language and gesture; accents and dialects; cultural differences; East and Southeast Asia: ethnic identity, designing rituals.
English, French, Thai, wee bit of Japanese
fools Fury: Factory Festival; Cutting Ball: Strindbrg Festival, Boxcar: Literary Manager, Tennessee Williams Festival, "Speakeasy;" Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival; Sierra Stages: "Times Like These;" CATS: "The White Snake" (Asst. Director).