SF Bay Area
The current that moves me is a flow of creativity, as mysterious as life itself and as simple as breathing. It guided me into a career as an actor, first in film and TV in L.A. and then, sensing that path was not the healthiest, to ensemble, experimental theatre. In 1978, I co-founded Traveling Jewish Theatre. TJT, now known as The Jewish Theatre San Francisco, will have its last full season as a producing company in 2011-12. After 34 years, it's time for closure, celebration and transformation. At 66, I still act, write, improvise, play the same Martin D-35 (guitar) that I've had for over 40 years, live with my wife of 29 years, spend time with my grandkids, and do what I can through my work as well as organizations like MoveOn to reframe the current American political narrative to one that is based more on empathy and care for all beings than one based on authority, obedience and unfettered individualism.
The play I've been working on for the last few years, inspired by the history of The Group Theatre (1931-1941) just closed its premiere run as the first production in TJT's last season. I've just begun revising it!