Career Summary

Fine Art Photographer - Group shows, New York and New Jersey; Book covers, 1977-present.

Professor, Educational Theatre and Applied Psychology - New York University, 1979-present.  

Founding Director, Drama Therapy Program -. New York University, 1984-present.

Visiting Lecturer in Drama Therapy - Numerous international universities in UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Israel, South Africa, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Australia. 1982-present. 

Fulbright Fellowship - University of Lisbon, 1990. 

Playwright- Regional and academic theatre, 1972-present.

Theatre director - Regional and academic theatre, 1972-present.

Actor- Off-Broadway, university, and summer theatre, 1962-present. 

Feature film consultant - 2008-present.

Composer -CD, Off-Briadway, cabaret, 1986-present.



Theatre for Change: Education, Social Action, Therapy- London: Palsgrave Macmillan. 2012. 

The Couch and the Stage: Integrating Words and Action in Psychotherapy. - Lanham, MD: Jason Aronson. 2008.

How We See God and Why It Matters-Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas. 2001

God Lives in Glass- Boston: SkyLight Paths, 2001.

New Essays in Drama Therapy: Unfinished Business - Springfield, Il: Charles C. Thomas, 2001..

Essays on Drama Therapy: The Double Life - London: Jessica Kingsley, 1996.

Drama Therapy: Concepts, Theories and Practices, 2nd edition. -Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1994.

Persona and Performance-The Meaning of Role in Drama, Therapy, and Everyday Life-- Guilford Press, 1993.

Drama Therapy: Concepts and Practices- Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1986.. 

Handbook of Educational Drama and Theatre- Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1982.

.The Padrone (play script).- Rowayton, CT: New Plays. 1982.



Three Approaches to Drama Therapy—Long Version, 3 hour, 47 minute film, NY: New York University, Robert Landy, producer and director: 2006.

Three Approaches to Drama Therapy—Short Version, 65 minute film, NY: New York University, Robert Landy, producer and director: 2005.. 

Standing Tall, 24 minute video of 9/11 therapeutic performance project. Boston: Fanlight Productions. Peggy Stern, Director: 2004.

Drama Therapy in Taiwan, 30 minute video, Taipei, Taiwan, Chinese Theatre Association: 1996.

Play Therapy and Sandplay with Children, two 50 minute videos of drama therapy sessions. Arbutus Society for Children, Victoria, British Columbia: 1992.


Reach for Speech: the Use of Sociodrama to Teach Oral Communication Skills. New York City: TransVideo, Inc.: 1987.

Drama Therapy: the Extended Dramatization. New York University: 1984.

Drama in Education, 48 half-hour programs, broadcast nationally on CBS-TV. New York City: WCBS-TV, 1979-80..



Keynote Lectures (Sampling)

Snakes, Circles and Selves: Toward an Alchemy of Drama Therapy - British Association for Drama Therapy, Chester, UK, 2018.

Squaring the Circle - Westchester Camera Club, White Plains, NY, 2017. 

Squaring the Circle - Arts Council, Croton-On-Hudson, NY, 2016, 

Tikkun Olam, 4th International Congress of Dramatherapy & Playtherapy, Athens, Greece,  2016.

Drama Therapy, American Embassy, Tunis, Tunisia, 2016.

Experimental Theatre of the 1960s and the Origins of Drama Therapy, Freie University, Berlin, Germany, June, 2015

Creative Arts and Social Work, Silver School of Social Work, NYU, 2015.

An International Perspective on the Arts in Trauma Treatment, Creative Alternatives of New York, 2015.

Role Theory in Drama Therapy, French Association for Drama Therapy, Perpignon, France, 2014.

Drama Therapy, Metin Sabancı Center for Disabled Children: Istanbul, Turkey, 2014.

Theatre and Social Change, Theatre Department, Hunter College, 2014.

Drama Therapy - 38th International Group Therapy Congress, Pergamon, Turkey, June, 2013.

Role Theory and Method, North American Drama Therapy Asosciation, Yale University, 2012.


Depression and Treatment through Drama Therapy, National Assembly, Seoul, Korea, December, 2012.

Theatre as Tikkun Olam, Theatre Studies Department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Israel, June 12-14, 2012.

Lectures in Drama Therapy, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taiwan, 2010.

Devising Plays through Personal Stories, Shanghai Theatre Academy, China,  2010.

Drama Therapy Role Method, Ritsumeikan University Kyoto, Japan, 2010.

Lectures and Demonstrations in Drama Therapy, University of Rome,  Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, 2010.

The Use of Drama Therapy in Myths and Fairy Tales, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Theatertherapie, Remscheid, Germany, 2010.

Standing Tall: Working with Tragedy through Drama Therapy, Han University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2007.

The Integration of Words and Action in Psychotherapy, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, NYC, May, 2007.

The Metaphor of the Journey in Drama Therapy, Panhellenic Conference on Drama Therapy and Play Therapy, Athens, Greece, May, 2007.