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Long time collaborator with Bartlett Sher, beginning with ‘How I Got That Story’ (San Diego Public Theater, 1984), and including the Idaho Shakespeare Festival productions of Richard III (1992), As You Like It (1994), Love’s Labor’s Lost (1995), The Tempest (1996), The Merchant of Venice (1997), Cymbeline (1998), and Titus Andronicus (1999).

At the Intiman Theatre in Seattle: Cymbeline, The Servant of Two Masters, Titus Andronicus, Nora, Homebody/Kabul, Our Town, Intimate Apparel, Richard III, Skin of our Teeth, Namaste Man.

For the Lincoln Center Theater: Awake and Sing! (Broadway: Belasco Theatre), Blood and Gifts (Mitzi E. Newhouse), Golden Boy (Broadway: Belasco Theatre), Oslo (Mitzi E. Newhouse, Vivian Beaumont Theater).

At Boise Contemporary Theater: True West, Cherry Orchard, The Underpants, Lobby Hero, Fully Committed, Stones in His Pockets, I Am My Own Wife, The Memory of Water, Souvenir, God’s Ear, No… You Shut Up, I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given To Me By A Young Lady From Rwanda, The Pavilion, At Home at the Zoo, Namaste Man, The Krumblin Foundation, Tru, Norway, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Off the Record, A Nighttime Survival Guide, Graphic Depictions, Red, This Wonderful Life, Warren, The Uncanny Valley, Venus in Fur, Narwhal! Unicorn of the Sea, Fata Morgana, The Fisherman and His Soul, A Skull in Connemara, No More Sad Things, Margin of Error…

At the Idaho Shakespeare Festival: most sound designs and most Shakespearean songs 1992-2007, including Charles Fee’s celebrated production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which opened the Festival’s current home out on Warm Springs.

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Composer: live music for several theatrical shows featuring taiko-style drumming – but also with singing, violin, piano, viola da gamba, violin, piano, and various plucked and blown instruments. Including Cymbeline, The Servant of Two Masters, Titus Andronicus, Our Town, Richard III, Skin of our Teeth at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle; Pericles at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cymbeline at the Lucille Lortel Theater.

Also composed recorded music for Nora (Portland Stage Company and Intiman Theatre), Waste (American Place Theatre), and the off-stage violin cue in Golden Boy (Belasco Theatre).

Composed, arranged and performed the music for Portland Stage Company’s long running, story-telling-theatre production of A Christmas Carol, originated in 1996.

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Curated the Boise edition of Shinsai: Theaters for Japan, to raise money for theater artist victims of the 2011 Great Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

Produces and performs in The Christmas Interludes productions of A Christmas Carol, A Child’s Christmas in Wales and Stubby Pringle’s Christmas every Christmas in Boise.

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Educated: Oxford University (New College), UC San Diego, University of Sussex, Komyozan Dojo.

Drama Desk nomination for ‘Cymbeline’ (Lucille Lortel, 2002). Tony nomination for ‘Golden Boy’ (Belasco, 2012).

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