Biography

An actor, director and playwright, Todd’ s professional credits include work with the Guthrie Theater, the Dallas Theater Center, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, Florida’s Annie Russell Theatre, New York’s Cider Mill Playhouse and performances at the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe. Productions of his plays have included Hotel Intolerato (Dickinson College), The Hand (Trinity University), and In My Case An Exception Should Be Made, produced initially at the Randolph Studio, Edinburgh, Scotland, and subsequently at the Fresno (CA) Museum of Fine Arts. It was also recorded for broadcast on California Public Radio. As a director and producer, Todd’s productions have been presented at many college, university and professional theatres domestically and also at the Randolph Studio (Edinburgh, Scotland), the Berliner Arbeiter Theatre (Berlin, Germany), the UEA Studio Theatre (Norwich, England), and the Teatro Bicchieraia (Arezzo, Italy.) Todd’s performance activities have both domestically and abroad have included playing Mark Twain opposite British actor Tom Watson in Dickens and Twain: A Special Relationship in England, Scotland and the US, and reviving his one man play based on the life and writings of William Saroyan (to mark the centenary of Saroyan’s birth) which was performed in San Francisco, Fresno, New York City and Yerevan, Armenia.  He also developed and performed Mark Twain Abroad.   He is currently working in cooperation with the Kurt Vonnegut literary estate to develop a one person performance piece to mark the upcoming centenary of this distinctive American author’s birth.