“It started with putting on puppet shows in our basement when I was a kid. That led to community theater and then a BFA in Theater & Cinema (Denison University). I was a directing intern at the Ensemble Studio Theater when I got to NYC in 1978 but spent all my nights at CBGB, Max’s Kansas City, and anywhere I could find the avant-garde. I loved the punk rock energy of Downtown New York and began creating my own alternative theater. First I was the director of The New Wave Vaudeville Show, and then I was the manager at Club 57 where we created all kinds of Neo-Dada wackiness. And then I put on my own shows that I consider to be theater at clubs, galleries, and experimental venues in New York and then across the country. Eventually I ended up Off Broadway, doing my own one-woman show You Could Be Home Now (Public Theater), and acting in John Patrick Shanley’s Four Dogs And A Bone (Lucille Lortell Theater) andThe Vagina Monologues (The Westside Theater). But I feel most alive creating way-out theater in way-out places that are waaay-Off Broadway!” Of course now I am creating theater for the web with Ann Magnuson’s Dream Puppet Theater so it all begins and ends with puppets!