Caliban was an Associate Visiting Professor at the National Theatre Conservatory at Denver Center Theatre for 12 years. He has also directed, taught and/or lectured at NYU Tish School of the Arts – including the Experimental Theatre Wing and Gallatin School of Individualized Study; Columbia University; C.W. Post College; Hunter College; The City College of New York; Towson University; the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab; The Director’s Guild, the R.S.9 Theatre in Budapest, Hungary; and the Ilkhom Theatre in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He also teaches playwriting at Gotham Writers Workshop and his own workshop — The Playwrights Group.
Caliban has directed student productions of Elektra, The Good Woman of Setzuan, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Hedda Gabler; and his own musicals Surf City and the Girl from Ipanema, among others.
He has worked with emerging playwrights and with Craig Lucas, Marsha Norman and Ed Bullins with the Mentors Project at the Cherry Lane Theatre; and with numerous student playwrights over six seasons with the Young Playwrights Festival at the Public Theatre, Playwrights Horizons and the Cherry Lane Theatre. Caliban’s one-act play, Gladiator has been performed at over a dozen colleges nationwide.