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Currently a co-host of the weekly “Lehigh Valley Arts Salon” program on WDIY 88.1 Allentown, George has served as an Executive Producer at Blue Ridge Cable TV, and as a producer of outdoors, sporting and environmental programming with Davis Productions.
He has worked in professional theater and film for 45 years as an actor, director, playwright, designer, and arts educator. Currently, he is the Artistic Director of Selkie Theatre, a “dual citizenship” company producing in both the USA and Ireland. A graduate of Rutgers and Princeton, George was Artistic Director of the award-winning Theatre Outlet (Lehigh Valley) for 17 years. He has served on the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, on boards including of the Allen High School Arts Academy, and as a Resident Artist with Lehigh University, the US National Parks Service, and the Playwrights Center of Minneapolis. In the US, Selkie debuted with George’s direction of the premiere of Peter Fallon’s adaptation of the Irish classic Tarry Flynn, and the community-created The Last Cast at Bethlehem Steel.
With Selkie in Galway, Ireland, George directed premieres including Liam Heffron’s The Tinker’s Blade at An Taibhdhearc, Kerric Harvey’s Broken Moon At Midnight at St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Til Kingdom Come by Angela Ryan at NUIG/Age Action Ireland; and Pat Collins’ Goodwill at NUIG and the Galway Theatre Festival. He directed Paula Vogel’s Desdemona…A Play About A Handkerchief for Selkie’s WomensWork Project, and Honor Molloy & Bronagh Murphy’s Maiden Voyages at Liberty Hall in Dublin. George co-created the Selkie Seisiúns play development series in Galway & Bethlehem, PA, taught theatre with the Brothers of Charity and Clann / UachtarArts in Oughterard, performed at the Inishbofin Arts Festival and on-air with Irish TV network TG4, and taught as the Drama Facilitator for Alá in Galway. In 2011, he served as co-producer/director of “Bo Leictreach: A GreenPlay Festival” at Birr Arts & Theatre Centre, Co Offaly With Ireland’s Jasango Theatre, he has directed the popular touring productions of Joanna-Murray Smith’s Bombshells and Geraldine Aron’s My Brilliant Divorce, as well as For Penguin’s Sake, debuting at the Galway Fringe Festival 2012.
Recent USA directing stints include the Touchstone Young Playwright’s Festival, a staging of leftist historian Howard Zinn’s Voices Of A People’s History of the United States, new environmental “green” plays for Selkie’s “Electric Cow: The GreenPlay Festival”, and The Fisher King by Don Nigro, Scotland Road by Jeffrey Hatcher, and Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz for Northampton Community College. He looks forward to returning to Ireland this summer with Mac Wellman’s Terminal Hip, a piece he has directed for the Galway Fringe Festival 2013.