I am a writer and director, based in New York.
I have written plays about neurology; picture books about math; adaptations of sci-fi novels; translations of French and Czech absurdists; translations/adaptations of ancient Greek drama; puppet theater; modern Oz novels; explorations of economic theory; autobiographical found text dramas; midrashim on Jewish cultural icons; librettos for operas/oratorios; and other texts of a less definable nature. I have also directed much of the above. Some of my theater venues (Off- and Off-Off-Broadway) include La MaMa, 3LD Art & Technology Center, The New Ohio, St. Ann's Warehouse, the Walter Bruno Theater at Lincoln Center, The Brick, the Czech Embassy in Washington, and the Bohemian National Hal. I am also the Artistic Director of a theater company, Untitled Theater Company #61 - a Theater of Ideas.
Recent and upcoming projects include the libretto for The Velvet Oratorio, an original oratorio about the Velvet Revolution co-sponsored by the Czech Consulate; Money Lab, an economic vaudeville playing at HERE Theater; City of Glass, a stage adaptation of Paul Auster's novel, playing at the New Ohio; an Off-Broadway remount of The God Projekt at La MaMa,which I co-wrote and co-directed; and my school visits in conjunction with my new picture book, The Reducer: Fractions in Disguise.
Also, check out the new website featuring my full, free translation of Lysistrata: lysistratascript.com
The New York Times has called my work "exquisitely ingenious" and "almost unbearably funny"; Kirkus has called it "thoroughly entertaining"; Time Out had called it "challenging, thought-provoking"; Booklist has celled it "funny, fantastical"; and The Village Voice has called it "Inspired absurdist comedy " Read more of the reviews on the press page.