John currently serves as president of Silverthorne’s board of directors. During the past five years he has appeared as Harpagon in The Miser, ten characters in Greater Tuna, Henry, the Old Actor in The Fantasticks and Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol. Previous favorite roles at other theaters include Lady Bracknell, Malvolio, Pozzo, Fancourt Babberly, Governor Danforth, and Trinculo. In March, 2019 he participated in a program at the Renesan Institute for Lifelong Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico by creating six of Shakespeare’s clowns.
John has been a resident actor at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Folger Theater, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and had a recurring role on All My Children. Directing favorites include The Crucible, The Laramie Project, Equus, 1776, Marat/Sade, columbinus, and The Boy Friend. He directed STC’s Delectable Durang: A Collection of Six Unruly Comedies, and three seasons of A Christmas Carol, A 1930’s Radio Play. He retired from Deerfield Academy in 2011 after having served as director of the academy’s theater program for twenty-seven years. John’s theater education includes a B.A. from William and Mary, an M.A. from Case-Western Reserve and an M.F.A. from Temple University.
Like the rest of STC’s board members, he has also cheerfully swept and wet-mopped the stage floor, run the elevator and cleaned the toilet at The Perch, STC’s Hawks & Reed intimate theater space.