2021

Cherry Orchard adapted by Emily Mann                  Upcoming Production            The Coop Theatre 

Wild Home by Gwen Kingston                                  Upcoming Workshop             NOTCH Theatre

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare              Upcoming Production            Texas Shakespeare Festival

Passage by Christopher Chen                                   Educational Production          SUNY Purchase

Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare      Live Broadcast Production     Waterwell/PPAS

Senior Showcase                                                         Educational Production          Fordham University 

 

2020 

Hamlet by William Shakespeare                                 Live Broadcast Production    The Gallery Players

The Tempest by William Shakespeare                       Educational Production         Waterwell/PPAS

274 Days by NYU Meisner 3rd Years                          Educational Production         Tisch School of the Arts NY

Senior Showcase                                                          Educational Production         Fordham University

2019

Bibles and Candy by Dorothy Fortenberry                 Educational Production         SUNY Purchase

Faust 2.0 adapted by Matthew Maguire                     Artistic Assistant                     Mabou Mines

The Tempest by William Shakespeare                        Full Production                       The Gallery Players

Love in NY  (two episodes)                                           Web Series                             LINY

Madre Nostra by Susan Reimer-Torn                           Workshop                              MSJP Creative

and the swan by Patricia Black and James Palmer     Workshop                             The Coop/Pawling Institute

and the swan by Patricia Black and James Palmer     Staged Reading                   TheatreLab

and the swan by Patricia Black and James Palmer     Staged Workshop                 Atelier 86

Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim                      Production Designer             Manhattan Youth Services

 

2018

This New Now by Mona Mansour                               Educational Production         Tisch School of the Arts NYU         

The Young by Kevin MacLean                                      Educational Production        Fordham/Primary Stages

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard                                            Full Production                       FSU/ Asolo Conservatory

King John by William Shakespeare                             Full Production                      Texas Shakespeare Festival

An Attempt to Heal by Dave Tolchinsky                     Assistant Director                   NY Fringe

Girl from the North County by Connor McPherson   Observer                                The Public Theater

Lily Dare by Charles Busch                                           Stage Manager                      Primary Stages

Hen42 by Chana Porter                                                 Workshop                              MSJP Creative

King John by William Shakespeare                              Staged Reading                    MSJP Creative

Mrs. Polska by Kenneth Prestininzi                              Staged Reading                     New Dramatists

and the swan (devised)                                                  Workshop                              MSJP Creative

 

2017

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare                        Educational Tour                    FSU/Asolo Conservatory

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare                        Full Production                      Gallery Players

In The Open by Mona Mansour                                  Educational Production         Waterwell/PPAS    

Napoli, Brooklyn dir. Gordon Edelstein                      Assistant Director                   Roundabout Theatre

The Daughter of Time by M. Kilburg Reedy              Staged Reading                     Playroom Theatre

Orestes at Delphi by Griffin Sharps                            Workshop/Staged Reading   MSJP Creative

Speak! by Chana Porter                                               Workshop                                MSJP Creative

The Becoming by Trent Reznor                                   Choreographer                       Director’s Lab BTU

2016

Grief by Craig Lucas                                                     Full Production                        The Barrow Group/DramaLG

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens                       Full Production                        Trinity Repertory Company

These Seven Sicknesses by Sean Graney                  Full Production                         Brown/Trinity MFA      

Meteor Shower dir. Gordon Edelstein                       Assistant Director                     Long Wharf

Meteor Shower dir. Gordon Edelstein                       Assistant Director                     The Old Globe

 

2015

Look Back in Anger by John Osborne                       Full Production                         Brown/Trinity MFA       

Bratton Late Night by Acting Ensemble                    Cabaret                                    Chautauqua Theatre Co.

Church by Young Jean Lee                                         Full Production                        Chautauqua Theatre Co.   

The Heidi Chronicles dir: Vivienne Benesch             Assistant Director                     Trinity Repertory Company  

Prometheus Bound dir: Brian Mertes                        Assistant Director                     Brown/Trinity MFA

Christmas Carol dir: Curt Columbus                          Assistant Director                    Trinity Repertory Theatre 

Henry V dir: Evan Cabnet                                           Assistant Director                     Chautauqua Theatre Co.  

Our Town dir: Paul Mullens                                        Assistant Director                     Chautauqua Theatre Co.

The Engine of Our Ruin dir: Ethan McSweeny         Assistant Director                     Chautauqua Theatre Co.

Red Meat by Anne Carson                                         Devised                                     Chautauqua Institute        

Above the Noise by Rick Burkhardt                          New Play Staged Reading       Writing is Live (Brown)  

 

2014

Hamlet by William Shakespeare                               Full Production                          Brown/Trinity MFA 

Rocket to the Moon by Clifford Odets                     Studio Project Educational      Brown/Trinity MFA        

Intimate Apparel dir: Janice Duclos                         Assistant Director                      Trinity Repertory Company

Low Year by Griffin Sharps                                        New Play Workshop                  Playwright’s Rep        

The Panels by Rick Burkhardt                                   New Play Workshop                  Writing is Live (Brown)

Neighbors by Lee Osorio                                         Workshop Production               Romp of Otters Theatre   

 

2013

Conversation Storm by Rick Burkhardt                      Full Production                        Romp of Otters Theatre

Lear by Young Jean Lee                                              Full Production                        Red Tape Theatre         

Neighbors by Lee Osorio                                           Workshop Production             First Look Festival (Brown)  

One Minute Play Festival by Multiple Playwrights    Full Production - One Act      Victory Gardens            

The Thief and his Master by Greg Allen                    Full Production - One Act      First Floor Theatre  

Madame Barker by Brooke Allen                               Workshop                                Red Tape Theatre  

The Birthday Party dir: Austin Pendleton                  Assistant Director                    Steppenwolf Theatre Co 

Stadium Devildare by Ruth Margraff                         Producer Full Production       Red Tape Theatre

BarackObama.com by Mat Smart                             Workshop Performance         American Theatre Co.  

 

2012

Ruby Wilder by Brooke Allen                                     Full Production                       Tympanic Theatre Co  

Elephant’s Graveyard by George Brant                    Full Production                       Red Tape Theatre

Gingerbread House by Mark Schultz                        Full Production                       Red Tape Theatre

Blue Planet by Andri Snaer Magnason                     Staged Reading                      Akvavit Theatre   

The Skriker by Caryl Churchill                                    Producer Full Production      Red Tape Theatre

Phenomenon Project by Lindsey Barlag                   Producer - NP Workshop      Fresh Eyes Project

Off The Spectrum by Elizabeth Lovelady                 Producer - NP Workshop      Fresh Eyes Project

Matawan by Dan Caffrey                                            Producer - NP Workshop       Fresh Eyes Project

 

2011

Pullman, WA by Young Jean Lee                              Full Production                         Red Tape Theatre 

Church by Young Jean Lee                                       Full Production                         Red Tape Theatre 

Brand by Henrik Ibsen                                               Producer Full Production         Red Tape Theatre

Tragedy: A Tragedy by Will Eno                               Producer Full Production         Red Tape Theatre

Ask Aunt Susan by Seth Bockley                              Workshop Reading                   Goodman Theatre      

Dibs by Adrienne Dawes                                          Staged Reading                        American Thtr Co.

Fragile by Tena Stivicic                                             Workshop Reading                   TUTA Theatre       

Blue Birds by Paul G Miller                                       Producer - NP Workshop         Fresh Eyes Project

Clown Noir by Aaron Wiessman                              Producer - NP Workshop         Fresh Eyes Project

Making of a Folk Hero by Martin Zimmerman        Producer - NP Workshop         Fresh Eyes Project

The Narrows by Nicholas Bailey                               Producer - NP Workshop        Fresh Eyes Project

 

2010

The Love of the Nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbaker    Full Production                     Red Tape Theatre

Fixed Standard of Conduct by Michael Rychlewski               Workshop Reading              Chicago Dramatists   

Moments of Truth by A. Zell Williams                                     Workshop Production          American Theatre Co

Obscura: A Voyeuristic Love Story by Jennifer Barclay          Producer Full Production     Red Tape Theatre

Prom Night by Les Enfants Terribles                                       Producer Full Production      Red Tape Theatre

A Twist of Water by Caitlin Parish                                            Producer - NP Workshop      Fresh Eyes Project

The Avifauna of Perpetuity by Michelle Apalategui               Producer - NP Workshop     Fresh Eyes Project

City Lights, Receding by Cory Tamler                                     Producer - NP Workshop     Fresh Eyes Project

 

2009

Mouse in a Jar by Martyna Majok                              Producer Full Production         Red Tape Theatre

Enemy of the People Adapted by Robert Oakes     Full Production                         Red Tape Theatre

Demon’s Crystal by Paul G Miller                               Producer - NP Workshop        Fresh Eyes Project

Mechanical Angels by Michelle Apalategui              Producer - NP Workshop        Fresh Eyes Projec

 

2008

Dog in a Manger Adapted by James Palmer            Full Production                         Red Tape Theatre

Pugilist Specialist by Adriano Shaplin                        Full Production                         Chicago Cultural Center

Mouse in a Jar by Martyna Majok                              Producer - NP Workshop         Fresh Eyes Project

 

2007

Endgame by Samuel Beckett                                    Full Production                          Red Tape Theatre 

Coriolanus by William Shakespeare                          Full Production                         Red Tape Theatre

Dog in a Manger by James Palmer                          Workshop Reading                   Fresh Eyes Project

Enemy of the People by Robert Oakes                    Workshop Reading                   Fresh Eyes Project

 

2006

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare    Dramaturg                                 Red Tape Theatre

Baden Lehrstuck by Bertolt Brecht                            Full Production                          Red Tape Theatre 

 

2005

Tis Pity She’s a Whore by John Ford                         Dramaturg                                  Red Tape Theatre

My Richard by Jed Alexander                                    Dramaturg                                  Red Tape Theatre

Jesusland by David Starkey                                       Workshop Reading                     Fresh Eyes Project

Click by Jed Alexander                                              Producer - NP Workshop           Fresh Eyes Project

Eroica by David Alex                                                  Producer - NP Workshop           Fresh Eyes Project

EDUCATION

Art Equity: Antiracism Training (New York, NY)                                                             2020

Everyday Justice - Antiracism as a Daily Practice

Fordham University

    Understanding Identity and Social Locations

    Definitions of Authority, Power, and Influence 

    Tools to equalize power

    Organizational Stages of Diversity and Inclusion

    Identifying White Supremacy Culture

    Terminology for Anti-Bias Language

    Recognizing Microaggressions 

 

Be The Change: Antiracism Training (New York, NY)                                                     2020

Becoming an Antiracist Organization 

Professional Performing Arts School and Waterwell Theater

    Building a Culture of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    Activate Yourself

    Build Power thru Meeting Facilitation

    Reimagine Supervision to integrate Equity and Effectiveness

 

Brown University, Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program (Providence, RI)                             2016

Masters of Fine Arts in Directing

    Brian Mertes (Directing) 

    Melissa Kievman (Professional Development, Design)
   Vivienne Benesch (Directing)
   Brian McEleney (Acting, Shakespeare) 

    Tom Jones (Voice) 

    Daniel Stein (Clown, Articulation)
   Shura Baryshnikov (Modern, Contact Improv) 

    Marcus Gardley (Adaptation)
   Deborah Salem-Smith (Playwrighting)

 

Genres Master Class (Chicago, IL)                                                                                     2010 

    Zeljko Djukic, Artistic Director TUTA Theatre

 

Directing - Script Analysis (Chicago, IL)                                                                            2010

    Rick Corley – Acting Studio     

 

Directors Lab (Chicago, IL)                                                                                                2008

    Garry Griffin (Directing)

    Thomas Riccio (Ritual)

    Blair Thomas (Puppeteering)

 

Simpson College (Indianola, IA)                                                                                        2004

Bachelor of Arts; Major in Acting and Directing

Magna cum Laude - GPA 3.8

    Tom Woldt (Acting, Script Analysis, Theatre History)

    Jennifer Nostrala (Directing, Movement, Genres)

    Steve McClean (Design, Management)

TEACHING

Fordham University                                                                                          2020- Present

Senior Audition II - Undergraduate Acting

    Presenting your authentic self

    Getting specific about the career you want

    Finding materials that support your goals

    Networking without feeling slimy

    Critical tools for staying on the industry’s radar

    How to navigate conversation with casting directors, agents, and managers

    What to do when an industry professional crosses a line

 

 

NYU Tisch School of the Arts - Meisner School                                            2020

Devised Theatre Practices - Undergraduate Acting

    History of Devised Theatre

    Generative Practices: improvisation, research, staging concepts, and 

    performance approaches

    Finalizing, editing, and rehearsing with a performance script

    Understanding our work through an antiracist paradigm

Manhattan Youth Services - PS & IS 276                                                         2019

Design For Stage - Grades 6-8

    How to read and interpret plays

    Research ideas for design and practicing presenting those ideas
   Incorporate feedback it into the design

NYU Tisch School of the Arts - Playwrights Horizons                                    2018 

Advanced Production Lab - Undergraduate Directing

    Articulating a singular point of view 

    Engaging your collaborators using non-verbal tools

    Developing combustible language to support your vision

    Understanding design as an improvisation

    

Professional Performing Arts School (New York, NY)                                     2017- Present

Acting II and III

    Embrace professional behaviors with emphasis on etiquette

    Build technique with daily exercises and preparation

    Establish technical approaches and common vocabulary 

    Develop an appreciation of process over product

    Understanding that a safe-space is a space in which we can take risks

    Connecting antiracist practices to our work

 

Voice and Speech Instructor 

    Connecting the breath to the body and voice
   Removing “effort” from the act of listening, breathing, and speaking 

    Learning how to take text one thought at a time
   Establishing a healthy practice for your voice and speech warm-up
   Find ease in speaking to an audience and remaining grounded 

    Understanding how to take care of your instrument

    Learning to love vowels and consonants 

Trinity Repertory Company (Providence, RI)                                                       2014

Young Actors Summer Institute - Acting, Directing, Scene Study Instructor

    Developing a practical approach to script analysis 

    Understanding action in scene work

    Yielding to external and internal creative impulses 

    Differentiating between text work and scene work

    Finding freedom through play and relaxation

    Devising through movement 

 

Brown/Trinity Rep (Providence, RI)                                                                       2014

High School Shakespeare Training

    Tools for approaching Shakespeare for the first time (meter, antithesis, paraphrasing)

    Approaches for making Shakespeare’s plays understandable and actable for young actors

    Using games to make sense of Shakespeare’s rhetoric

 

Red Tape Theatre  (Chicago, IL)                                                                           2004-2013

Education Program and Ensemble Training

    Comprehensive Viewpoints training

    Advanced Script Analysis

    Audition Techniques