Boman began her career as an actress and director, working extensively
on stage, in film, television, radio and tape throughout the US,
Canada and Japan.
In 1971, Ms. Boman founded the Actors' Workshop
in Vancouver, Canada, where she served as Artistic Director until
1980. Under her leadership, the studio grew to become the largest
multi-disciplinary center of its kind in Canada. Ms. Boman developed
three professional theatre companies, lobbied to save and renovate
the Firehall Theatre, creating the first Performing Arts Research
Centre in Canada. She returned to her native New York City in 1980,
and founded the critically acclaimed touring story-theatre company,
Readers Theatre Workshop, where she served as Artistic Director
until 1996. During this time, Ms. Boman also incorporated inCollaboration,
Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing artistic
partnerships and collaborative efforts, linking artists and communities.
In 1997, Ms. Boman created Bamboo & Bone to
produce new works of theatre, music, poetry and video. Bamboo &
Bone's first production, Mona Lisa, Buddha and Me, fuses
the lyrical and haunting Shakuhachi (Japanese flute) with dramatic
mono-poems and humor, drawing from the diverse cultural influences
that make up the fabric of the global and American experience.
In film and television, Ms. Boman is currently
completing a documentary called Reunion -- a Concert of Tribute.
She has directed and produced a documentary for RCA Victor, Japan,
directed La Bicyclette for the National Film Board in Canada
and won the CAPA award for children's television program, Put
it in Motion. Other awards
She has written several plays and monologues, notably
Holograms, Junkyard, inside/outsides. Bench
Press, a one-act play, has won awards at Fitton Arts Center
in Ohio and Turnip Theatre in NYC.
Ms. Boman has been the featured poet at venues
such as Barnes and Noble, Saturn Series, C-Note, Village Music School,
La Poeme, the Moroccan Café.