ARTISTIC / ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP / TEACHING
 
Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance – Washington College (MD)                        2013 - 2019

Wrote & produced world premiere adaptation of YA novel The Eyre Affair

Faculty liaison to Board of Visitors & Governors

Produced productions with budgets of $15,000+

 

Assistant Professor, Graduate Acting – Asolo Repertory Theatre / FSU (FL)            2011 - 2013

Focused on classical acting techniques, directed regional premieres of work by

award-winning Annie Baker & Kenneth Lonergan

 

Consultant – L.A. Theatre Works                                                                                                 2008 - 2011

Responsible for directing, casting, script evaluation, tour production

Created first sustainable, systematic structure for national touring in 30+ year history

 

Associate Producer – L.A. Theatre Works                                                                              2005 - 2008

Producer and director of nationally broadcast radio plays for National Public Radio

Director of first-ever national tour in 30 year history, traveled to over 20 cities

Proceeded to direct two additional national tours (over 60 cities in three years)

Oversight for season selection

Line-producer of ten-play season including:

  • Annual budgeting

  • Casting (over 40 productions for LA and nationally)

  • Hiring of artistic personnel

  • Producing and overseeing 7 national tours

Development: Donor cultivation and fundraising

Public Relations: Represented LATW in community (radio talk shows, public readings, etc.)

Education: spearheaded working with L.A. Museum of Natural History on adult & child outreach

Literary: Script evaluation, script developmental and negotiating performance rights

 

Associate Artistic Director – The Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA                             1998 - 2005

Director of one to two main stage productions per year

Oversaw development of new plays from readings into full production

Assisted Artistic Director with season selection, designer selection

Line-produced newly-expanded season of 14 shows in three distinct spaces

Organized with Development Dept. first-ever multiple “date nights”, including pre-show drinks and talks by artists,

encouraging patrons under 40 to attend productions

Worked with Development Dept. on donor cultivation and significant “asks” and donations

Line-produced, cast (and directed in its 2nd year) world-premiere of How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Organized first-ever San Diego-wide “Casting Forums” and “Artistic Forums” including artistic and casting

representatives from all major theaters in city to gather and address issues and questions from community

Oversight of literary and casting departments including:

  • Annual budgeting

  • Casting for nearly 100 productions

  • Script evaluation

  • Maintained relationships with literary agents and managers

  • Personally initiated reading series for new play development, many of which subsequently produced

in following season

Participation in education outreach programs including:

  • Teaching various audition technique workshops and classical acting classes for adults

  • Teaching performance classes for children

 

Artistic Director – The Eclipse Theatre, Chicago, IL                                                              1996 - 1998

First A.D. in ten-year history to re-organize structure of company, including increased membership

and more aggressive fundraising

First A.D. to create model of rotating producers of productions from within company

Created yearly “gala” and “bowling ball” fundraisers

Line-producer of three-play season including:

  • Annual budgeting with Managing Director

  • Casting (both within the Eclipse ensemble and outside of it)

  • Hiring of artistic personnel

  • Producing and overseeing gala events and other fundraisers

Development: Donor cultivation and fundraising

Public Relations: Represented Eclipse in community

Literary: Script evaluation, script developmental and negotiating performance rights

REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTING EXPERIENCE

 

The Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (with Billy Campbell & Dana Delany) (2005)

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!  (5 years) (2000 – 2005)

SKY GIRLS (West Coast Premiere) (1999)

 

REGIONAL (select list):

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (2019)                                                                                                 American Stage

LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST (2019)                                                                                              Prague Shakespeare Company

LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST (2018)                                                                                              Colorado Shakespeare Festival

BASKERVILLE (2018)                                                                                                                                   Long Wharf Theatre

RELATIVELY SPEAKING (2017)                                                                                                                     Dog Days Theater

BASKERVILLE (2017)                                                                  Cleveland Playhouse & Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

ALABAMA STORY (2016)                                                                                                                                 Peninsula Players

THE PITMEN PAINTERS (2016)                                                                                                                        American Stage

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (2015)                                                                             Playmakers Repertory Theatre

FALLEN ANGELS (2015)                                                                                                                           Theatre at Monmouth

REBORNING (2015)                                                                                                                                            Urbanite Theatre

OPUS                                                                                                                                                Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

COMPLEX                                                                                                                            Portland Center Stage, JAW Festival

SHIPWRECKED!                                                                                                                       Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

OPUS                                                                                                                                                               Portland Center Stage

THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS (2011)                                                                                        Pasadena Playhouse

ANGELS IN AMERICA (PARTS ONE AND TWO) (2011)                                                                              Playmakers Rep

OPUS                                                                                                                                                                          Playmakers Rep

ARMS AND THE MAN (2001)                                                                                                   Alabama Shakespeare Festival

RICHARD II (Jeff Award Nominee)                                                                                                                    Writers Theatre

AS YOU LIKE IT                                                                                                                                                  Weston Playhouse

THE PRINCESS AND THE BLACK-EYED PEA                                                                                               Ravinia Festival  

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (2000)                                                                            Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival

THE ROVER (1999)                                                                                                                             Antaeus Theatre Company

THE GREAT TENNESSEE MONKEY TRIAL (National Tour w/ Ed Asner)                                        L.A. Theatre Works

PRIVATE LIVES (National Tour)                                                                                                                   L.A. Theatre Works

WHAT THE BUTLER SAW                                                                                                            Two River Theatre Company

AN ACADEMY SALUTE TO NOEL COWARD (w/ Stephen Fry)                                                         Noel Coward Society  

VERA LAUGHED (workshop)                                                                                                                   New Harmony Project

THE RUBY SUNRISE (with Henry Winkler)                                                                                              L.A. Theatre Works

ARMS AND THE MAN (with Anne Heche, Jeremy Sisto, Teri Garr)                                                    L.A. Theatre Works

 

TRAINING / UNDERGRAD / GRADUATE PROGRAMS (select list):

THE ALIENS (2011) & LOBBY HERO (2012)                                                                                       FSU / Asolo Repertory

MAJOR BARBARA (2017)                                                                                                                             Washington College

SIR PATIENT FANCY                                            The Juilliard School, Univ. of San Diego, Univ. of Northern Colorado

 

ADD’L. TEACHING & EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH EXPERIENCE

      

Instructor, Shakespeare Analysis (2007-08)                                                                                          Theatricum Botanicum

Guest Instructor (2006 – 09)                                                                                                                    Antaeus Theatre Company

  • Shakespeare Basics Class

  • Classical Styles Class

Creator / Instructor (2006 – 2010)                                                                                                                The Shakespeare Gym           

  • Shakespeare monologues and scene work for professional actors

RECOGNITION / SERVICE

 

Panelist  

  • National Endowment

  • Princess Grace Awards

New Works Festival Participant 

  • JAW New Play Festival

  • New Harmony Project

  • Asolo New Play Festival

Adjudicator

  • SDCF Charles Abbott Fellowship 2018

  • Mark Twain Scholarship in Comic Performance

  • Student Directing Initiative, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

  • National Irene Ryan Competition, Kennedy Center

Presenter – Shakespeare Tablework, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Award Recipient

  • Robert and Margaret Boyer Distinguished Guest Award – Playmakers Repertory Theatre

  • Marianne Murphy Award – UCLA School of Theatre Film and Television

SDC Member

Eagle Scout

 

EDUCATION

 

MFA, Directing – UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Los Angeles

BS, Performance Studies – Northwestern University