Since fourth grade, Ernest Zulia has been concocting theatre pieces and directing productions for audi-ences from his backyard, to major regional theatres around the United States, to international stages in Asia and Europe. His adaptation of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten is followed by the sequel Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas. Both pieces were the product of a joyful collaboration with Robert Fulghum and composer David Caldwell. He has also worked closely with Academy Award-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz while developing Magic to Do, a musical revue of the composer's theatre songs, as well as directing the American premiere of Schwartz and John Caird's epic musical Children of Eden. A professional director, author and teacher, Zulia is an alumnus of Northwestern University's Graduate School of Theatre Arts and now resides in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, although he tries to spend as much time as possible in the village of his grandparents on the island of Melos, Greece. He is the founding director of the International Theatre Laboratory held annually on the island of Crete.