EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Yale School of Drama, Playwriting and Dramatic Literature, MFA, l967
Brandeis University, BA, 1964
Boston University

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Books

SEASONS OF DEFIANCE, Birch Brook Press, 2010

HUMAN/NATURE, Birch Brook Press, 2006

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF DRAMA, reflections on writing and human nature, University of Texas Press, 2005

ON THE WATERFRONT (essays on, with others), University of Cambridge Press, 2003

BECOMING HUMAN, iUniverse.com, 2001

A POETICS FOR SCREENWRITERS, University of Texas Press, 2001

SECOND CHANCES, iUniverse.com, 2001

TIME’S UP AN OTHER PLAYS, iUniverse.com, 2001

WRESTLING WITH THE ANGEL, The Smith/Generalist Press, 1990

THE UNDERSTRUCTURE OF SCREENWRITING, with Ben Brady: University of Texas Press, 1988

TIME'S UP, Samuel French, 1979

FOX, HOUND, & HUNTRESS, Vol. 10, Playwrights for Tomorrow, University of Minnesota Press, 1973

Poetry Journal/Magazine Publications

See individual volumes for acknowledgements.

Articles & Reviews

“Black Swans,” a review of Shanta Acharya’s DREAMS THAT SPELL THE LIGHT, Journal of Post Colonial Studies (India), Orbis (UK), 2010
"Continental Divide," Ambit (UK), 2007
"A Unique Voice," a review of Shanta Acharya’s SHRINGARA, Khavya Bharati and JLA, (India), and in Envoi (UK), 2007.
"Neglect, Metaphor & Winnicott" 1986, and "A Fanfare for Amadeus" 1985, Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Bulletin
"American Psychoanalysis: The Illusion of a Future" Los Angeles Times, Opinion Section, 1980
"The Roots of Violence" Chicago Review, 1977
"The California Coast: Test Case for Conservation and Social Justice" Coast Magazine, 1972
"Some Alternatives for Alternative Theatre" 1972

Produced Plays

*TIME'S UP Among others, at: Ulm Theatre, Minnesota; Mercury Theatre, Denver; Theatre Upstairs, Los Angeles (Premiere) 1977; Goodman Theatre Center, New Playwrights Project (initiated New Playwrights series)
*GAMBITS Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago (Readers Theatre), ; 11th. Nat’l O’Neill Playwrights Conference, 1975; ANTA-West Playwrights Unit (Reading)
*FOX, HOUND, & HUNTRESS Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles (Premiere), 1971
*RASPUTIN Impossible Ragtime Theatre, New York; 5th. Nat’l O’Neill Playwrights Conference, 1969; Yale School of Drama, 1969Gambits Rehearsal, 1975
*Included in TIME’S UP AND OTHER PLAYS

Short Stories

"Mr. Smith Resolves a Crisis" Riverside Quarterly
"Frederic's Door" Literary Review
"Prelude" & "Envoi" in EXECUTIVE JUNGLE, 1998

Free-lance Editing

EXECUTIVE JUNGLE, David Levy, Prometheus Press 1998
Outside Editorial Consultant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986-2000.
KEEPING HOPE ALIVE, F. Robert Rodman, M.D., Harper & Row: 1986
Over 25 papers, UCLA Department of Engineering, M.I.T. Department of Engineering, 1972-2000.
YOUTH REBELLION: PATTERNS OF INTERACTION, Dr. Marianne Marchak, Gardner Press, NY: 1980.
NOT DYING, F. Robert Rodman, M.D., Random House, NY: 1977.

FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS

Port Townsend Writers Conference, scholarship in poetry, 1985: Squaw Valley, F. T. Wells Scholarship in Poetry, 1983: Squaw Valley, scholarship in poetry, 1982: National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, 1976: Theatre Development Fund grant, 1976: Rockefeller Foundation production and royalty grant, via Office for Advanced Drama Research, 1971: University of Southern California Research and Publication Grants, 1970, 1971: Arts of the Theatre Foundation Fellowship, 1967: Theron Bamberger Award, Brandeis University, l964.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1. California State University, Northridge, 1981-2005: Department of Cinema Arts and Television
Shaped revision of the undergraduate screenwriting program in CAT Department at CSUN; developed basic graduate MA program revision proposal, then led planning for development and implementation of yearly core intensive survey course for program while maintaining a part-time relation to department; shaped basic MFA program in screenwriting.

2. University of California, Los Angeles, 1971-1973: Department of Theatre
Supervised graduate and undergraduate Playwrighting; assisted in graduate reading program and helped upgrade admissions criteria to the playwriting program; assisted undergraduate original productions course.

3. University of Southern California, 1968-1971: Department of Theatre
Developed first MFA in Playwriting at USC, initiated undergraduate emphasis in playwriting, and developed the Playwriting Workshop for production of new scripts.

4. Southern Connecticut State College, 1968: Department of English

5. Bridgeport University, 1967-1968: Department of English

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Led several organizations and a Los Angeles-wide coalition 1971-76 resulting in expenditure of more than $40,000,000 on part of State of California to establish the state park system in Santa Monica Mountains. Selected as first chairman of Coordinating Committee for the three Citizens Advisory Committees established for the Santa Monica State Park System. Founding member of the Pacific Palisades Community Council, environmental seat.