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
I’m now available for free-lance editing, writing and creative consultation. I’m happy to help with anything from novels to grant proposals including performance work, screenplays and creative non-fiction. I’ve worked in all those forms for many years. Besides the material on this site, you can read my some of my own short pieces in The Sun, an amazing magazine based in Chapel Hill, NC. Most recently, The Sun featured Our Grand Delusion, my interview with Zen priest and poet Norman Fischer. If you’d like to know more, email me at email@example.com to arrange a free consultation – in person or by phone.
My life is animated by a flow of creativity, as mysterious as being and as simple as breathing. It guided me into a career as an actor, first in film and TV in L.A. and then in 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 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.
I’m currently in rehearsals at Marin Theatre Company for the west coast premiere of the 2017 Tony winner for best play, Oslo, opening September 27, 2018. Parts & Labor, a short film I co-wrote with my son, Benjamin Galland, is about to screen at several film festivals.