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 ongoing Noh Training Project-Tokyo. For 20 years, he led the summer intensive three-week Noh Training Project in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, sponsored by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. Presently, he leads the summer intensive Noh Training Project UK at Royal Holloway University of London. He has co-authored with Monica Bethe a series of seven volumes entitled Noh Performance Guides, and is presently authoring a separate series entitled The Guide to Noh of the National Noh Theatre, both for Tokyo's National Noh Theatre. He has led extended Noh performance projects in Australia, India, Colombia, 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, Pagoda, Sumida River and Blue Moon Over Memphis.