I led the Acting Course at WAAPA for many years, managing a full time and large sessional staff, teaching acting, directing productions and the interstate audition programme and organising the selection and programming of the public season of Academy plays.
Over the period I spent at the Academy I directed over 100 productions of a range of classical, contemporary and new plays. I also commissioned works from leading writers and brought in directors of national and international standing. I was active in positioning my course internationally and visited NYC, Paris, London, Havana, St Petersburg and Moscow to set up exchanges between other Theatre schools and Theatre companies.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PRODUCTIONS
1979- 82 Directed productions at Rose Bruford College.
1979-1984 Associate Director of the Drama Studio, London, where I directed over twenty productions.
1998 Middlesex University, London. The Caucasian Chalk Circle
PRODUCTIONS IN USA
1980-1983 Directed a series of productions at The Drama Studio, Berkeley, California,
PRODUCTIONS IN HONG KONG
2007 Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts The Cherry Orchard
2002 Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts The Caucasian Chalk Circle
2006 Reading of my play The Butcher’s Dance and taught workshops at the University of Sao Paulo.
2002 Taught classes for actors as part of the Cultura Inglesa Festival, Sao Paulo Brazil
2000 Lectured on Theatre at the University of California at Berkeley, USA
1997 Taught a series of Master classes at the Gaiety School, Dublin, Ireland
RECENT PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
2017 Taught workshops in Dublin.
2016 Taught Masterclass at ATYP Sydney and at 16th Street and the VCA Melbourne.
2015 Taught Master Classes in Mumbai India
2014 Taught at the VCA Melbourne and at 16th Street Melbourne.
2014 Wrote and directed ‘Dirty Laundry’ Smock Alley Theatre Dublin.
2013 Writer in residence Gaiety School Dublin.
2012 Jury Member International Festival Brno, Czech Republic.
2002 and 2010 External Examiner Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
1996 Visiting Fellow, National university of Singapore, where I directed a new play The History of the Jade Chopsticks, by Chua Tze Wei and taught third year students over a seven week period.