Founder and Artistic Director of Second Stage Studio, The Gallery at Second Stage and Second Stage Repertory Company-Creating Life Long Learners Through the Creative Arts Second Stage Studio is designed to create a warm, friendly and engaging environment inviting each and everyone who enters to become inspired; to let go and let the spirit of creativity take hold of them. We believe that the creative arts are essential elements in education, in learning, in developing, in maturing. Students at Second Stage Studio are learning to express themselves via the written and spoken word taking the shape of prose, poetry, song, art and performance. They communicate; they contemplate; they collaborate; they create. They are Student Artists. They have been encouraged to tell their own stories and they are. We are learning from them.