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educator , theatre director

Xerxes Jal Mehta, Indian, American theatre director, educator. Member Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Society Stage Directors and Choreographers, The Samuel Beckett Society.

Background

Mehta, Xerxes Jal was born on July 21, 1940 in Bombay. Son of Jal Navroji and Silloo (Chothia) Mehta. came to the United States, 1957.

Education

Bachelor, Cornell Univercity, 1962; Master of Fine Arts, New York University, 1969.

Career

Free lance director and acting teacher, New York City and Berkeley, California, 1969-1976; assistant professor theatre, U. Maryland., Baltimore, 1976-1981; chairman theatre Department, University Maryland., Baltimore, 1976-1980; associate professor, U. Maryland., Baltimore, since 1981; founder, artistic director, Maryland. Stage Company, since 1987. Panelist Center Stage, Baltimore, 1979-1986.

Referee Theatre Journal, since 1978, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1980, Princeton (New Jersey) U. Press, 1982. Consultant Van Helden Film/Video Prodns., Baltimore, 1989. Instructor Maryland. State Department of Education, Baltimore, 1989.

Member graduate faculty U. Maryland.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Director, actor in over 70 productions at professional and university theatres. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Society Stage Directors and Choreographers, The Samuel Beckett Society.

Connections

Married Louise Bert McCarthy, July 3, 1965. 1 child, Jal.

father:
Jal Navroji Mehta

mother:
Silloo (Chothia) Mehta

spouse:
Louise Bert McCarthy

child:
Jal Mehta