Bachelor in Drama with honors, Tufts University, 1976. Master of Arts in Theatre History, Tufts University, 1981.
Arts critic, reporter The TAB Newspapers, Boston, 1984-1986. Theater critic, columnist Boston Ledger, 1979-1984. Assistant director, public information Boston University School of the Arts, 1982-1983.
Regional editor, critic STAGES Magazine, from 1984. Freelance writer, critic, Boston and Washington, from 1968. Arts critic reporter The Express Newspapers, from 1991.
Lecturer Middlesex Community College, Bedford, Massachusetts, 1983-1986. Adjunct professor Northeastern University, Boston, 1983-1986. Adjunct professor Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Maryland, since 1989.
Director Continent Relations for Maryland House of Delegates member Peter Franchot, since 1990.
Committee member Mayor's Committee for Performing Arts Space, Boston, 1985-1986. Public relations District of Columbia Democrats for Dukakis, Washington, 1988. Member steering committee Washington Tufts Alliance, since 1989.
Member Greenpeace, Washington, 1988. Member American Theater Critics Association, Outer Critics Circuit New York, American Society Theatre Research, Society Professional Journalists.
Married Don Anthony Lautman, September 4, 1953 (divorced November 1976). Children: David Herman, Barbara Ruth, Rebekah Suzanne.