CREDITS: NY SHAKESPEARE FEST.YALE REPLONDON'S ROYAL COURT,NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIOFRINGE THEATRE FESTIVALJUILLIARD OPERA DIRECTOR and or COACH FOR: JOHN LITHGOW, JOHN TRAVOLTA, JAMES EARL JONES, SAMUEL L JACKSON, JAMES WOODS, BiBi Anderson, (from Igmar Bergman Films) A graduate and founding member of Robert Brustein's Yale Repertory Company, Roger went on to direct and act for Joe Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival, and also London's Royal Court Theatre, Dublin's Abbey Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, La Mama, Roundabout, Los Angeles Theatre Center, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Folger Shakespeare Group, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, PBS, Metromedia and BBC-TV, and National Public Radio.
Elected to Notable Names in American Theatre, Roger has directed in London, New York and international festival premieres by Tennessee Williams, Sam Shepard, David Hare, Michael Weller and William Saroyan. He has directed John Lithgow, John Travolta, James Earl Jones, James Woods and Dick Shawn, to name but a few. Roger has directed plays and taught all aspects of communications in India, Pakistan, Iran, Nigeria, South Africa and throughout Europe for the U.S.I.A. and U.S. State Department. In the United States he has taught at UCLA, Columbia University, Yale University, Juilliard and Brooklyn College. Roger is the founding artistic director for both The Simon Studio (for three decades) in New York City and the Los Angeles Theatre Center Classical Theatre Lab.