K. Elizabeth Stevens



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K. Elizabeth Stevens




Curriculum Vitae


Contact Information:


4225 Osage Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19104

215.382-5537

Cell: 203.887.8394

Email: klizstevens@earthlink.net

Education:


Yale School of Drama, MFA, Directing, 1999

Reed College, BA, Theater and Literature, 1993

Work Experience:


Assistant Professor

Swarthmore College

January 2006-Present

Supervisor: Professor Allen Kuharski

Taught Acting I, Acting II, Directing I, Directed Production Ensemble, Senior Company.


Director

Curtis Opera Theater and Others

On-going


Please see directing resume, attached.

Director/Performer

Philadelphia Fringe Festival


June 2006-June 2007

Two years ago I worked on two projects with Philadelphia-based companies. I co-directed “Speak, Mascot” for Workshop for Potential Movement, a physical theater company. “Speak, Mascot” is an original work, created and performed by the ensemble, a way of working that is relatively new to me. This premiered at the 2006 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. I was also a performer/creator in another piece that premiered at the 2006 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Headlong Dance Theater’s CELL, a performance journey for one audience member at a time guided by cell phone. CELL embodies several trends in contemporary performance (participation, intimacy, site-based work) that have interested me for years. Both of these projects are different from the stage work I usually create; they challenged me and broadened my horizons. Over the summer of 2007, I toured with Headlong’s CELL to the New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas and this coming summer, I plan to direct Workshop for Potential Movement’s next original work.


Lecturer

Bryn Mawr College


September 2002-December 2004

Supervisor: Professor Mark Lord

Directed mainstage plays; taught five credits per year: acting, directing, and two interdisciplinary writing classes.
Assistant Artistic Director and Literary Manager

Dallas Theater Center


September 2000-September 2001

Supervisor: Richard Hamburger

Directed mainstage plays; served as Resident Dramaturg on DTC productions; managed the literary office; taught classes at the DTC lab; oversaw local casting; wrote and edited theater publications; worked with artistic director on season selection and planning; co-administered and moderated "In Perspective" discussions; served as liaison to the Dallas community; wrote grant proposals.
Adjunct

Southern Methodist University

2001


Supervisor: Kevin Hofeditz

Taught Juniors in a BA program a "Fundamentals of Directing" class; designed syllabus, oversaw projects, lectured and coached the students as they directed scenes.



Shakespeare Teacher

Dallas Theater Center


Summer, 2001

Supervisor: Jennifer King

Taught the techniques of speaking verse and meeting the particular challenges of Shakespeare to teenagers in Dallas.
Acting Teacher

Dallas Theater Center


Summer, 2001

Supervisor: Jennifer King

Taught two classes in acting technique to high school students.


Acting Teacher

Yale Summer Program


July-August, 1999-2000

Supervisor: Frank Torok

Taught two classes in acting to select group of high school and college students for college credit. Oversaw assignments, created exercises, evaluated performance, and lectured.
Directing Mentor

N.Y.U. Playwrights Horizons


January-April, 2000

Supervisor: Whitney Pastorak

Mentored directing students as they directed their third-year projects. Attended rehearsals and meetings, gave feedback and asked questions to stimulate more thoughtful choices. Evaluated both process and final production.
Mentor and Acting Teacher

Dwight/Edgewood Project


Summer 1998

Supervisor: Wier Harman

Taught acting games and techniques to high school and middle school students from the New Haven community, directed and acted in a play with the kids at the end of the summer.

Artistic Associate

Target Margin Theater


1995-1998

Supervisor: David Herskovits

Was one of five artistic associates of the Obie Award-Winning Target Margin Theater company. Directed plays, read scripts, taught acting workshops, helped with benefits and organizational activities, assisted on productions.

Script Reader

Producer's Management Group


1999-2000

Supervisor: Ben Mordecai

Read and evaluated scripts for Tony Award-winning producer Benjamin Mordecai.
Assistant Editor

Random House Children's Books


September-June 2000

Supervisor: Kate Klimo

Assisted the vice-president and publisher of America's largest publisher of children's books. Edited, corresponded, read and evaluated manuscripts.

Assistant Company Manager:

International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven


Summers, 1998-1999

Supervisor: Cynthia Hedstrom

Organized all aspects of company management for a multi-million dollar international arts festival featuring Little Richard and Roberta Flack. Designed spreadsheets and databases, organized and procured housing, hospitality and transportation for over 400 artists and lecturers. Was primary liaison with hotels, restaurants, limousine companies and private drivers. Oversaw staff of eight.
Agent's Assistant

Elaine Markson Agency


1994-1996

Supervisor: Elaine Markson and Sally Wofford-Girand

Assisted two different agents at a prominent literary agency. Duties included correspondence, reception, manuscript evaluation and reader's report, coordination of subsidiary rights sales for manuscripts, including translation, foreign publication, audio and electronic rights.
Theatrical Experience:
Directing:


Pelleas and Melisande Debussy Curtis Opera Theater 02/09

The Medium Menotti Curtis Opera Theater 02/09

Spring Awakening Wedekind Swarthmore College 03/07

Speak, Mascot! W.P.M. Philly Fringe Festival 09/06

Through the Leaves Kroetz Swarthmore College 04/05

Three Sisters Chekhov Bryn Mawr College 11/04

Big Love Mee Bryn Mawr College 04/04

Antigone Anouilh Bryn Mawr College 11/02

Gilgamesh (opera) Dickman La Mama, NYC 06/02

Baby with the Bathwater Durang Triad Stage, Greensboro 04/02

Bee-luther-hatchee Gibbon Actor's Express, Atlanta 01/02

Wit Edson Dallas Theater Center 04/01

Loot Orton Actor's Express, Atlanta 11/00

Bagging Groceries Novom Reading at New Dramatists 04/00

Doctor of Last Resort Shienkin Ohio Theater, NYC 06/00

Dick in London O'Doherty Target Margin Theater 01/00

Turn of the Screw Hatcher Summer Cabaret 07/99

Life is a Dream Calderon Yale School of Drama 05/99

Tone Clusters Oates Yale Cabaret 10/98

7 Blowjobs Wellman Yale Cabaret 02/98

Titus Andronicus Shakespeare Yale School of Drama 01/98

Bringing Down DaVinci Krouse Reading at Yale Rep 11/97

In Arcadia O'Doherty Yale School of Drama 04/97

Cloud Nine Churchill Yale School of Drama 12/96

Prometheus Bound Lowell Ontological Hysteric, NYC 12/95

Whirligig Stevens Target Margin Theater 12/95

Identical River Moore Nada 06/95

Roger & Shiela Fetzer Dreadnought Theatre 03/94


Assistant Directing:

Carmen Ron Daniels Michigan Opera Theatre 10/01

The Cure at Troy Liz Diamond Yale Rep 03/98

Revizor David Chambers Yale/Alexandrinsky 02/97

Young Goodman Brown David Herskovits La Mama 03/95
Languages:

French, fluency; German and Russian, reading knowledge



Honors and Awards:

John Badham Scholarship, 1998-1999

Fox Fellowship for Travel to Russia, 1997

Foster Family Scholarship, 1997-1998

Chosen for Blueprint Festival, 1996





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