Welcome!

This is my website and blog. You can navigate using the menu above.  I post as often as I’m able to – go to My Blog Posts to see the latest.  You’ll also find specific pages about Traveling Jewish Theatre (1978-2012), my recent solo play with music, Lightning in the Brain and some modern theatre history

cf.marshMy life seems to be animated by a flow of creativity, as mysterious as life itself and as simple as breathing. It guided me into a career as an actor, first in film and TV in L.A. and then, sensing that path was not the healthiest, to ensemble, experimental theatre. In 1978, I co-founded Traveling Jewish Theatre and was a core ensemble member –  acting, writing, directing and fundraising –  until we closed the company in 2012. My last TJT project was writing and directing In the Maze of Our Own Lives, based on the history of the Group Theatre.

I continue making theatre and doing all I can to help others create ensemble and solo works as a teacher, mentor and coach.  I work with people, both one-to-one and in groups,  using my fifty-plus years of experience to evoke and support the creative energy that runs through us all.

3 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Hi Corey. Our paths crossed a few times in the 1980s, including a workshop on solo storytelling in Tel Aviv at the first International Theatre of Jewish Theatre. My first wife, Rita Abrahamsen, and I visited you in San Francisco in 86, then had you to our home in Oslo when you brought “Berlin, Jerusalem and the Moon”. That piece, and three plays you showed in Israel, had a profound effect on me. Also, the piece I created out of the workshop “A Travelogue of There and Back” has served me well over the years. I’m writing to you because I have been commissioned to write and direct a play about Finland’s Jewish soldiers during WW2 (for the Swedish Theatre in Helsinki, where I work as a dramaturge). An amazing story. I’m researching now, and it seems to me the material would benefit from a TJT approach. I have lots of images and facts and, indeed, a kind of guiding thesis for the show, but have yet to dive in and see what actually happens once the creative juices flow. I think I will use as much authentic material as possible in a colláge structure of stories and images, songs, facts… Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how those early plays of yours inspired and continue to inspire me, and to thank you for that. I hope and trust you’re well. Best regards. Julian Garner

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