He opened his Santa Monica studio in 1995, where he coaches privately and teaches classes in Acting, Voice, and Solo Performance. His coaching clients include Patricia Arquette, David Duchovny, Steve Guttenberg, Marishka Hargitay, Neil Patrick Harris, Mariette Hartley, Vanessa Marcil, Sandra Oh, Bitty Schram and Alicia Silverstone.
He has directed over 40 productions including As You Like It, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, King Henry IV, Green Bird, The Fever and Nora. Original solo show directing includes Susan Ferrara’s Peasant, Jan Rudd’s Safety in Numbers, Meredith Gordon's The Bride is from California, Alice Johnson’s St. Alice of Chattahoochee, and Cheryl King’s not a nice girl. He teaches and directs frequently in NYC where he is currently developing an Off-Broadway production of a new play - Run For The Roses, by Theresa Gambacorta and happily working with co-writer Cheryl King and composer John Mercurio on Arturo's Window. www.rodmenzies.com

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Other projects include: The Riverhaven Book Club (The Lyric Theatre), 1001 Nights (workshop George Street Theatre), A Tailor’s Tale (The Eugene O’Neill National Music Theatre Conference).

John has also composed the incidental music to plays and the scores to three ballets including one on which he collaborated with former New York City Ballet dancer and choreographer Miriam Mahdaviani. He has written and illustrated three children’s books. He received degrees from the Eastman School of Music and NYU and was a member of the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop.

He wrote the score and co-wrote the book to Diva Diaries which ranat the Lakeshore Theatre in Chicago, as well as the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Other projects include: The Riverhaven Book Club (The Lyric Theatre), 1001 Nights (workshop George Street Theatre), A Tailor’s Tale (The Eugene O’Neill National Music Theatre Conference).

John has also composed the incidental music to plays and the scores to three ballets including one on which he collaborated with former New York City Ballet dancer and choreographer Miriam Mahdaviani. He has written and illustrated three children’s books. He received degrees from the Eastman School of Music and NYU and was a member of the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop.

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