My book is finally coming out and can be pre-ordered as of December 9. I’m so pleased and excited! The release date will be after December 30, so not quite in time for the holidays, but it will be a great gift for the new year. It’s a fun and informative read for educators and parents who are passionate about empowering learning through the inclusion of the performing arts in every aspect of schooling.

My brother John Lithgow did the art work for the cover and a drawing for each chapter. The project was a family affair.

I couldn’t be more pleased with the Routledge Publishing. The whole process has been a joy, from the enthusiasm of their first readers to the support from their editors all along the way. Every first time author should be so lucky!

This book will contribute to the vibrant conversation among educators about renewing arts-rich curriculum in our schools. Follow the link here to order your own copy and share with others.


















This is the third (and final) interview done by my son, Dov, about my book, “Lessons From Shakespeare’s Classroom: Empowering Learning Through Drama and Rhetoric.” Here we continue to explore some of the reasons why incorporating drama into the classroom on a regular basis is empowering for both students and teachers. In the picture below, showing the fairies in a 1953 production of “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” my brother John Lithgow is Mustardseed, the fairy on the left, and I (pre-braces) am Moth, the one on the right.

Again, I have to repeat that “Slow Talk” is a particularly appropriate in my case, as I’ve been temporarily slowed down in my speech by a medical issue. I should be regaining my old speech soon. But if you have the patience, enjoy!