Malie & Allen in profile

bamboo & bone

p.o. box 720831
new york, new york


the artists:
Mona Lisa, Buddha and Me

Mallie Boman
. . . an artist of many talents who has created work in theatre, film, television, radio and print media in the U.S., Japan and Canada. Read more about Mallie Boman

Allen Nyoshin Steir
. . . a performer, teacher, recording artist and composer on the haunting Japanese vertical flute, the shakuhachi. Read more about Allen Nyoshin Steir


Sue Lawless is an award-winning director whose work is familiar to audiences in New York and across the country. She was a recipient of the Drama Desk nomination for Best Director of a Musical for . †Her other Off Broadway credits include Cut the Ribbons, The Rise of David Levinsky, The Body Shop, and Avi Hoffman's Rendevous With God.

Ms. Lawless has directed in regional theatres all over the country, including Walnut Street Theatre, The Coconut Grove, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Goodspeed Opera House, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. She has travelled internationally directing for The Theatre Guild, working with such stars as Zoe Caldwell, Eartha Kitt, Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson.

Ms. Lawless recently joined the faculty of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

JOEL GOODMAN, composer

Joel Goodman is a composer whose work can be heard on recordings, films, and television. He has composed and produced original music for film, television and commercials.

Recipient of the Cine Golden Eagle award for his musical score of Road Scholar, his other movie scores include My Knees Where Jumping, and Green Chimneys, both featured at the 1996 & 1997 Sundance Film Festival.

Mr. Goodman has also written music and produced CDís for Livingston Taylor and I Ching. Joel can be found on the web at