Alan has been an instructor at Mt. SAC since 2003. He has taught Principles of Acting, Theatre History, and Introduction to Theatre. Elsewhere, Alan has taught at CalArts, Glendale Community College, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
As a stage director, Alan directed the Mt. SAC productions of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, As You Like It, The Foreigner, and Whose Life Is It, Anyway? Elsewhere, he directed Charley’s Aunt and She Stoops To Conquer at Occidental College, Our Town and The Trial at Life Pacific College, two World Premiere plays at Los Angeles City College: The Size Of The Cell and Ballycastle (1996-1997A.C.T.F. Finalist production), and Interact Theatre Company’s productions of And A Nightingale Sang (Dramalogue awards for Direction and Production), and the West Coast Premiere of Richard Strand’s The Second-Story Man.
As an actor, Alan has worked extensively in regional theatre, as well as television. Favorite roles include “John Barrymore” in the solo play Barrymore at PCPA TheatreFest, “John Proctor” in The Crucible at Stagewest, “Malvolio” in Twelfth Night at A Noise Within Theatre Co., and the title role of “Charlie” in the World Premiere of The Foreigner with Milwaukee Repertory. Alan’s television roles have ranged from an alien commander on Star Trek: Voyager to the head of the Secret Service for President Grant on Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman.