Currently Teaching (2014-2015)
I am a writer and theater artist who enjoys teaching English Composition among many other college courses. In 2002, I founded Hardcover Theater in Minneapolis and currently serve as its artistic director.
Many years ago, I created the first official student theater program at the University of Chicago and also founded a small professional Chicago-based theater company. Between Chicago and the Twin Cities, I have written and/or directed around forty shows and produced more than two hundred. Many of the shows I have written or produced are based on works of literature never before adapted for the stage.
I also served as the general editor of Chicago Review, a nationally-distributed literary magazine. Since relocating to the Twin Cities, I have taught writing, creative writing, speech, humanities, theater, film, and literature at several theaters and universities, including the Guthrie Theater, the Children's Theatre Company, the Playwrights' Center, the University of Minnesota, Concordia University, Cardinal Stritch University and of course, Northwestern Health Sciences University.