Click for Earth Matters On Stage home page
Photo of trees

You are viewing an archive of the 2004 EMOS festival site at Humboldt State University.
For the 2012 EMOS Festival, go to

Directors of Ecodrama Playwrights Festival

Larry K. Fried, Artistic Director of the Festival, is an actor, director, teacher, author, and producer. He created and organized the regional conference "Theatre in an Ecological Age" in 1991, and is co-author of the book Greening Up Our Houses: A Guide to a More Ecologically Sound Theatre (Drama Books, 1994). Formerly Co-Director of Theatre in the Wild, Larry was also a founding member of The Living Newsreal Theatre, Seattle. He is a former Adjunct Faculty member of Antioch University - Seattle, and previous faculty member for the Northwest Actors Studio. He is a graduate of the Professional Actor Training Program of the LACC Theatre Academy, and was a Directing/Literary Intern with the Seattle Group Theatre, once one of the premier multi-cultural theatres in the country.

Theresa May, Associate Director of the Festival, is Assistant Professor of Theatre, Film and Dance California State University--Humboldt. She completed her M.F.A. at the University of Southern California (1983) and her Ph.D. at the University of Washington. She is a playwright, director and founding Artistic Director of Theatre in the Wild where she developed unique "earth-centered" theatre work. Her current book project is "Earth Matters: Ecology and American Theatre." She has published articles in On-Stage Studies, The Journal of American Drama, Theatre Insight and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. She is co-author of Greening Up Our Houses: A Guide to a More Ecologically Sound Theatre.