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.
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.
Southern Methodist University
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.
Taught the techniques of speaking verse and meeting the particular challenges of Shakespeare to teenagers in Dallas.
Dallas Theater Center
Supervisor: Jennifer King
Taught two classes in acting technique to high school students.
Yale Summer Program
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.
N.Y.U. Playwrights Horizons
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
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.
Target Margin Theater
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.
Producer's Management Group
Supervisor: Ben Mordecai
Read and evaluated scripts for Tony Award-winning producer Benjamin Mordecai.
Random House Children's Books
Supervisor: Kate Klimo
Assisted the vice-president and publisher of America's largest publisher of children's books. Edited, corresponded, read and evaluated manuscripts.
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.
Elaine Markson Agency
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