At EST, John directed Year of the Rooster, Double Suicide at Ueno Park! and John Patrick Shanley’s Poison . He is a frequent director with Youngblood, EST’s Obie award winning young writers group. Opera and theatre productions at Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Juilliard School, Vermont Shakespeare Festival, Curtis Institute of Music, Serials @ The Flea, NYU Tisch School of the Arts among others. He has directed over 20 operas for Chautauqua, including Der Rosenkavalier, Werther, and L’elisir d’amore.
John is a faculty member of the Vocal Arts department at The Juilliard School where he teaches acting. At Juilliard he helped create and develop the first 4-year acting curriculum for undergraduate opera singers. He is currently writing a book on acting for the singer with his Juilliard colleague, Mary Birnbaum.
John’s writing includes three plays; The Immolation of Kathy Chang(e), M. of Versailles, Strength of God and other grotesques and a book of poetry,Wound and Sentiment.