Bachelor in Latin cum laude, City College of New York, New York City, 1960.
Copy editor, assistant editor, drama editor Hill & Wang, 1965—1971. Freelance screenwriter numerous Institutions, 1985—1990. Staff scriptwriter One Life to Live, ABC television, 1991—1992.
Co-director dramatic writing State University of New York, Purchase, 1996—2002. Associate professor theater City University of New York, Bronx, since 2002. Adjunct professor English University Massachusetts, Boston, 1974.
Adjunct & assistant professor English Hofstra University, 1980—1986. Visiting professor University Mich, 1988—1989. Instructor New School, 1991—1993, Julliard School, 1991—1993, Circuit Repertory Company, 1993—1995.
Professor Lehman College, since 2002. Adjunct professor University Massachusetts, 1974. Adjunct to assistant professor Hofstra University, 1980—1986.
Visiting professor University Michigan, 1988—1989. Instructor New School, 1991—1993, Juilliard School, 1991—1993, Circuit Repertory Company, 1993—1995. Playwrighter residence Arizona State University, 1994.
Visiting professor Yale University, 1996. Co-director Prima Le Parole Librettists Society, New York City, since 1999. Judge NYSCA & New York Foundation, 1985—1988, Edward Albee Theatre Conference, Valdez, Alaska, 1997—1999.
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Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Circle Repertory Company, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Dramatists Guild, Writers Guild American, Phi Beta Kappa.
Life partner William Russell Taylor, World War II.