I have been a stage manager and properties master for 20 years. I have also been responsible for
lighting (design and operation), guns and swords (maintenance, loading, and fight
practice), special effects (blood, smoke, small flashes and explosions), coordinating
promotional events, training other technical and production staff, overseeing large crews, carpentry, crowd control,
and probably one or two other things I've momentarily forgotten. Along with more traditional titles, crews have
named me "Technical Ubermensch" and "Stage Manager Supreme".
(More on my production experience can be found on the Language & Logistics
- King Richard's Renaissance Faire - 7 seasons as ...well, read the list of positions above
- IgNobel Awards - Stage Manager, Assistant Producer
- Harvard University - Production Assistant for Memorial Hall (Sanders Theatre), and Technical Chief for the Lowell house Opera.
- Chinese Wushu Research Institute - Stage Manager for (and performer in) several past shows
- I Sebastiani - Stage and House Manager
- Other duties and venues have included shows at The Tsai Performance Center, Sanders Theatre, Elizabeth Peabody House, Boston Centre for the Arts,
The Emerson Majestic Theatre, Kresge Hall, The Puppet Showplace Theatre, and stages at The Boston Folk Festival and First Night Boston...
- I collaborate with local dance, martial arts, and movement instructor Leda Elliott to develop and perform pieces combining martial arts with dance. The Warrior's Shadow,
begins with Tai Chi and develops into an exciting swordfight. Eternal Circle, mixes Leung Yi and Pa Kua, with Chinese and Western Dance.
- I am an actor, puppeteer, technical director and webmaster with Behind the Mask Theatre,
which uses masks and storytelling to stage myths and folktales from around the world. I perform the title role
in the show Monkey King Tales, and the roles of Kurogo and shadow puppeteer in Cat Mountain
- Singing performances with the Boston Folk Festival's Chanteyboat Crew and with the Single Malt & Society
- I work and study with local martial arts master Bow Sim Mark and her performance Team. Performances have
included the Emerson Majestic Theatre, Sanders Theatre, The Tsai Performance Center, Walker Memorial Hall, Kresge Hall, and many
other local stages. Shows have ranged from basic martial arts demonstrations, to being the opening act for the
Shaolin Monks on their 1992 U.S. tour, to full theatrical productions of "Wushu Theatre" - telling stories
and folktales through martial arts based movement.
Watch a clip from Warrior's
(quicktime file, 2.9MB)
More infomation and photos of Monkey
King Tales on BTMT's website
More infomation and photos of Cat Mountain on BTMT's website
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