After graduating from Alvina Krause [Northwestern]; back to NY to Broadway debut, opposite Sal Mineo & Kevin McCarthy, in Something About a Soldier, under Dore Schary's direction. It dealt with conscientious objecting in the Army: ahead of its time. Curt cast me as lead in Not a Way of Life, which it was not, for long. It dealt with The Pill: ahead of its time. I was in the original Lincoln Center Rep. Co. - which was neither "a way of life" nor "ahead of its time" - which never arrived. Curt tapped me for start-up EST: NOT ahead of its time, praise be! Over the years of my varied career, EST has been a haven & an inspiration - working with wonderful actor-chums & writers R. Linney, F. D. Gilroy, A. Giron, D. Ives., and H. Foote. EST even had a hand in producing Harold Fast's The Novelist, in which I played Jane Austen. EST prevails: a gem, & a family we cherish.