As Associate Director at Asolo Repertory Theatre, he has directed his own translation/adaptation of Pierre Hennekin and Maurice Veber’s Anything to Declare? as well as God of Carnage, Boeing, Boeing, Hearts, The Imaginary Invalid, The Play’s The Thing and the world premiere of Jason Wells’ Men of Tortuga. For the FSU/Asolo Conservatory he has directed Cloud 9, Pericles, Blue Window, Murder by Poe, The Mystery Plays and Two Gentlemen of Verona. He is the Curator of Asolo Rep’s UNPLUGGED new play series. He was the Director of Artistic Programming for Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT (1996-2001) and Acting Artistic Director (2001-2002). There he directed Arms and the Man, and the world premieres of Going Native by Steven Drukman, Abstract Expression by Theresa Rebeck, The Third Army by Joe Sutton, Syncopation by Alan Knee (also for George Street Theatre and Florida Stage Company), and An Infinite Ache by David Schulner (also for Stamford Theatre Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Merrimack Repertory Theatre). While Artistic Director of Portland Stage Company (1992-1996), he directed, among many other plays, the world premieres of Losing Father’s Body and Church of the Sole Survivor (both W. Alton Jones New Play Award winners), and the world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s The Turn of the Screw. He was the Producing Director of Hartford Stage Company for the 1996-97 season, and was Associate Artistic Director for the same theatre from 1984 to1992. Others credits include Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Banyan Theatre Company, Shakespeare Sedona, Southwest Shakespeare, Stage West, Philadelphia Drama Guild and American Stage Festival. Mr. Leaming has devoted much time developing new plays with organizations including New Dramatists, New York Theatre Workshop, New York Stage and Film, Eugene O’neill Theater Center, Cape Cod Theatre Project, The Gathering at Bigfork and Theatre of the First Amendment. He served as a panelist/observer for the Maine Arts Commission, Massachusetts Council for the Arts, Connecticut Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.