A Teacher's Manual. (This book is a practical introduction to the use of classroom discussions about art as a means to hone children's critical thinking skills.) Three volumes. Tankosha Publishers, Tokyo (2006)
A nonfiction anthology about our digital lives.
A 200-page anthology book by Little Fiction | Big Truths
Features sixteen diverse essays that explore how various forms of technology have impacted our lives, loves, families and futures. (2016)
A tragic love story about the boy who became Emperor Hadrian's page. It speaks about the deep bond between a middle-aged man and a teenager, but also about politics, power and powerlessness. Writer, director and producer. NY 2011
A play about Augustine of Hippo, a writer who lived during the late Roman Empire, better known as a Saint and as a pivotal figure in Western thinking. The second part of a trilogy of self-discovery. Writer, director and producer. NY 2009
Five one-woman monologues about contemporary tragedies inspired by Euripides' Medea. Writer, director and producer. NY 2007.
This piece was selected as one of Best American Short Plays 2006-2007 Edited by Barbara Parisi, Applause Books, 2010, New York
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is world famous, but how well do we really know it? In this program, a group of New York students reappraise the recently restored masterpiece. Guided by newly-revealed traces of Leonardo's brushstrokes, NHK, Japan National Broadcasting Network, used the latest in HD computer graphics to create a striking replica of the original fresco.
Art historian Amelia Arenas leads a discussion about the work. What does it communicate? Which of the disciples is Judas? On the streets of New York, passersby are asked to identify the traitor. The varied answers reflect the diversity found in the city's cosmopolitan population. Using a full-scale digital replica of the painting she will stimulate discussion among a group of high school students. Together, they express their impressions and insights, analyzing the paintings content and composition while attempting to identify which figure is the traitor.
Japan Grand Prix of Educational Media 1999
"One of you will betray me." In The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci broke with tradition and seated Judas amidst the other disciples, and in so doing added many layers of meaning and mystery to that masterpiece. In this captivating program, art historian Amelia Arenas uses a full-scale digital replica of the painting to stimulate discussion among a group of high school students. Together, they express their impressions and insights, analyzing the painting's content and composition while attempting to identify which figure is the traitor. Computer graphics and footage of the original undergoing restoration enhance this engaging educational resource. (53 minutes)
Length: 54 minutes