has directed over 70 productions of dramas, comedies, musicals and operas, in genres ranging from contemporary to classical, but considers her specialty to be nurturing and developing new work; she has done more than 35 premiere productions. NYC theatres include: Promenade, Westside, Circle-in-the-Square, Playwrights Horizons, Vineyard, Primary Stages, LaMama, Jewish Rep, Open Space, and HB Playwrights Theatre, among many others. Major regional theatres include: Pittsburgh Public, Syracuse Stage, Studio Theatre and Arena Stage (both in D.C.), Milwaukee Rep and Whole Theatre. Her new musical Uncle Jed's Barbershop,
which she co-created with composer David Wohl and writer Kenneth Grimes, was produced in the New York Music Theatre Festival ('05) at the St. Clement’s Theatre, and was one of three to receive the Director’s Choice Award. Most recently, she directed the premiere of Milton Bradley
in the Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon (June '07), the world premiere of Adam Kraar's Freedom High
, the New York premiere of the Saylor/McClatchy opera of Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending
, Joshua James' Afraid of the Dark
for the A Train Play Festival
at New World Stages, and Kim Merrill's Finding Claire
at Theater for the New City. She is a professor of theatre at Queens College where she has headed the acting program for 25 years and where she recently completed her term as department chair.