Although I am no longer teaching, due to my full time obligations at Gloucester Stage, I have enjoyed relationships with two wonderful educational institutions:
The theater program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is led by the fabulous Susan Vick. For ten years I advised students in independent studies, led seminars on Chekhov and other writers, and consulted on the building of their fabulous "Little Theater." I lead a playwriting seminar in which students wrote short plays, some of which were presented as part of the New Voices Festival!
I also taught at Clark University where I was pleased to call playwright, Gino DiIorio, my friend, colleague, and boss. I taught two classes: "Drama in the Western Tradition" begining with the Greeks and Romans, progressing through the Middle Ages - Everyman, Feast of Fools, Mystery and Morality play - turning left at Comedia dell'arte, pre-Shakespeare (Ben Jonson, Marlowe), Shakespeare of course, the Restoration, and finished up with Oscar Wilde! There was also a week-long detour into the non-Western - Noh, Kabuki, Bunraku, Peking Opera, Kathakali, and Egungun. The other class was "Modern Drama" which begins with Strindberg, covers Chekhov, Shaw, the Absurdists, and then climbs on up into Miller, O'Neill, Williams, and beyond to the current crop; Vogel, McDonagh, Mamet, August Wilson, Suzan-Lori Parks and anyone else intersesting we could squeeze in. Fun stuff.