Alan Freeman

Biography

Adjunct Lecturer
AB & MA, Occidental College
MFA, The American Film Institute

Alan Freeman has directed over 70 plays, musicals and operas; acted in more than 60 plays; written two full-length plays and directed four short films. For many years, he was Producing Artistic Director of the Occidental Theater Festival which was honored many times with awards from the Los Angeles Drama Critics, DramaLogue, the Robbies and two citations from the Los Angeles City Council. He has acted at such theaters as San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum. Most recently, he staged the West Coast Premiere of Anne Garcia-Romero’s Paloma for the Latino Theater Company at LATC, and directed a staged reading of the play at New Dramatists in New York City. Currently, he and his writing partner, Frank Denson, have written two screenplays, and a stage play, TEDDY & TWAIN: Purely Social. Freeman is a member of Stage Directors And Choreographers Society, the performers unions, and holds an AB & MA from Occidental College along with an MFA in Film Directing from The American Film Institute. He is Professor Emeritus of Theater at Occidental College, where he also serves on the Board of Trustees.