RICHARD EMMERT has studied, taught and performed classical noh drama in Japan since 1973. He is a certified Kita school noh instructor, and has studied all aspects of noh performance with a special concentration in movement and music. A professor of Asian performing arts at Musashino University in Tokyo, he directs the on-going Noh Training Project-Tokyo. In summers, he leads the intensive three-week Noh Training Project in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania sponsored by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble and the Noh Training Project-UK held at the University of Reading, UK. He has co-authored a series of Noh performance guides published by the National Noh Theatre in Tokyo, and is presently authoring a series entitled The Guide to Noh of the National Noh Theatre. He has led extended Noh performance projects in Australia, India, Hong Kong, the UK, the US and Canada, has composed, directed, and performed in numerous English noh performances, and has released a CD entitled Noh in English by the Japanese Teichiku Records. He has also performed in and/or directed several Asian multi-cultural performances including Siddhartha by Teater Cahaya performed in Kuala Lumpur in 2003. The founder and artistic director of Theatre Nohgaku, he has led performance tours of At the Hawk's Well, Pine Barrens and Pagoda.