Nell Benjamin & Laurence O'Keefe's Life of the Party - Directed by Paul Lincoln
Nell Benjamin and Larry O’Keefe, the creators of Legally Blonde, Heathers and The Explorers Club, among many other credits, created a new musical for LaGuardia High School in New York City. The school was immortalized in the two feature films and a tv show, all of which are entitled, “Fame” I had the privilege of directing the world premier production of Life of the Party with a cast of 60 and an orchestra of 50.
Kismet - Directed by Paul Lincoln
This is a trailer for a production of Kismet that I directed at the LaGuardia Performing Arts High School, March, 2011.
Surin Elephant Project 2012
I worked on a refuge for endangered Asian Elephants in Thailand. It was a fantastic week caring for the elephants, feeding, walking, bathing and playing with them. If you don’t know anything about elephants, this experience will open your mind to a family of amazing creatures that will touch your heart forever. Pack your bags and reserve your time with the Surin Project - www.surinproject.org
Colors of the Wind
While traveling across India with a solar powered rock band and the Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN.IN), we stopped in the tribal areas at an all girls school. The girls were nice enough to sing a song for us that strangely enough translated very closely to what Pocahontas says in Colors of the Wind. I sang this song for them and then when I returned to the US, I made this recording for them. Vocals, piano, cello and guitar are by me
This is a partial chronicle of my trip across India with a solar powered rock band and the Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN.IN) in search of sustainable energy solutions to share. We traveled in electric cars and a biodiesel truck across the subcontinent. IYCN is a remarkable group of young people dedicating their time to address the looming catastrophe of climate change. Yunhi Chala is a very popular song in India that we played everywhere we went.