Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

 

 

Ph.D. in Dramatic Arts, March 2012.

Dissertation: “In the House: Audiences and the Origins of the Theatrical Contract.”

Advisors:  Simon Williams, Director; Jody Enders; Leo Cabranes-Grant; Julie Carlson.

University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006 – 2012.

M.A. in Theatre & Dance: Directing Emphasis, with distinction, 2005.

Master’s Thesis:  “Hamletmachine Machine: Towards Dramatic Schizoanalysis.”  

Advisors:  Henry Bial, Chair; David Richard Jones; Denise Schulz.

University of New Mexico, 2003 – 2005.

B.A. in Theatre & Dance, magna cum laude, 1998.

University of New Mexico, 1994-1998.

 

 

ARTISTIC & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Directing, Dramaturgy & Design 

* denotes world premiere

 

DIRECTOR (with India Davison): Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks

            Producer: Fluid Expressions, Inc.

            HCC Studio Theatre, Tampa FL.

            Fall 2018

 

DIRECTOR: American Idiot by Green Day and Michael Mayer

           Producer: Cathy Hooten, mad Theatre of Tampa

           Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Arts, Tampa, FL.

           Spring 2018

   

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: The Tales of Hoffmann by Offenbach

            Director: Karl Hesser

            St. Petersburg Opera, St. Petersburg, FL.

            Summer 2017

DIRECTOR: Proof by David Auburn

            Producer: Jim Johnson/Carrollwood Players Theatre

            Carrollwood Players Theatre, Tampa, FL.

            Fall 2016

DIRECTOR: Cabaret by Kander & Ebb

            Producer: Cathy Hooten, mad Theatre of Tampa

            Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Arts, Tampa, FL.

            Summer 2016

 

DIRECTOR (with Suzy DeVore): Hamlet by William Shakespeare

           Producer: Suzy DeVore

           HCC Ybor Mainstage Theatre, Tampa, FL.

           Spring 2016

 

DIRECTOR: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard

           Producer: Suzy DeVore

            HCC Ybor Studio Theatre, Tampa, FL.

            Fall 2015 & Spring 2016 Remount

 

DIRECTOR: Tampaworks: Fireball* by Jeanne Adams, Garageworks* by Phillip Hall, Another Day in Paradise* by Matt Cowley

            Producer:  Karla Hartley

            Stageworks Theatre, Tampa, FL.

            Summer 2014

 

DIRECTOR:  The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told by Paul Rudnick

            Producer: Cathy Hooten, mad Theatre of Tampa

            Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Arts, Tampa, FL.

            Summer 2014

 

DIRECTOR / LIGHTING DESIGNEROn the Verge by Eric Overmyer

            Producer: Simon Williams

            Performing Arts Theater. University of California, Santa Barbara.  Santa Barbara, CA.

            Spring 2011

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTORKingdom City* by Sheri Wilner

            Director: Risa Brainin

            Performing Arts Theater. University of California, Santa Barbara.  Santa Barbara, CA.

            Winter 2010

 

DRAMATURGPlumfield, Iraq* by Barbara LeBow

             Director: Risa Brainin

             Hatlen Theater. University of California, Santa Barbara.  Santa Barbara, CA.

             Spring 2008

 

DIRECTORSummer Shower by F. J. Hartland

            Producer: Risa Brainin

            Studio Theater. University of California, Santa Barbara.   Santa Barbara, CA.

            Winter 2007

 

SOUND DESIGNER:  Body Burden* by Dale Dunn.

           Director: Lou Clark

           Adobe Theater.  Albuquerque, New Mexico.

           Summer 2007

 

DIRECTOR / DRAMATURG:  8 Life Lessons from Mort & Mindy* by Jackson Warkentin.

          Producer:  Naomi Iizuka

          Performing Arts Theater.

          UCSB New Plays Festival, University of California, Santa Barbara.   Santa Barbara, CA.

          Spring 2007

          8 Life Lessons won UCSB’s annual Corwin Award for Best New Play.

 

DRAMATURGAngels in America: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner.

          Director: Irwin Appel

          Hatlen Theater. University of California, Santa Barbara.  Santa Barbara, CA.

          Spring 2007

 

DIRECTOR / SOUND DESIGNERBelow the Belt by Richard Dresser.

          Producer:  Kristen Loree

          SolArts.  Albuquerque, NM.

          Spring 2006

 

LIGHTING DESIGNERI Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright.

          Director:  Lou Clark

          The Vortex.  Albuquerque, NM.

          Spring 2006

 

DIRECTOR/DRAMATURG: I Sea* by Lou Clark.

          Producer:  Jim Linnell

          Theater X.  UNM Words Afire New Plays Festival.  University of New Mexico,

          Albuquerque, NM.

          Fall 2005

          I Sea won the National Playwriting Theater for Youth Award from the Kennedy Center/ American College Theatre Festival.

 

DIRECTOR Pale Idiot by Kirk Lynn.

          Producer:  Eugene Douglas

          Theater X.  University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

          Fall 2004

 

DIRECTOR/DRAMATURGWonderdog! * by Lou Clark.

          Producer:  Susan Pearson

          Touring Production.  UNM Theater & Dance Outreach Program, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

          Spring 2004

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Our Town by Thorton Wilder.

          Director:  David Richard Jones

          Albuquerque Little Theater.   Albuquerque, NM.

          Winter 2003

 

DIRECTOR/DRAMATURG: The Last Job* by Michael Littenberg

          Producers: Lou Clark & Jim Linnell

          Tricklock Theater.  UNM Words Afire New Plays Festival.  University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

          Fall 2003

 

 

Production and Stage Management

(select list)

 

PRODUCING GENERAL MANAGER: Forever Plaid

            Straz Center for the Performing Arts

            Spring 2018

 

PRODUCER: Straz Live in the Park; Straz Live on the River Open House

            Straz Center for the Performing Arts

            Fall 2015 - Present

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER: Next Generation Ballet 

            Nutcracker, Cinderella, Don Quixoteet al.

            Director: Philip Neal (preceded by Peter Stark)

            Next Generation Ballet, Straz Center, Tampa, FL.

            2011-present

 

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER: First Date

            Producer: Georgiana Young 

            Director: Lee Wilkins

            Jaeb Theatre at The Straz Center for the Performing Arts

            2015

 

PRODUCTION MANAGER

            Hillsborough Community College Ybor Theatre Program

           Devised Theatre Honoring Veterans, Miss Julie, Six Degrees of Separation, I Hate Hamlet, The Importance of Being Earnest, Southern Exposures, Six              

           Characters in Search of an Author, Simpatico, Lysistrata 2411 A.D. 

            2013 - present

 

STAGE MANAGER: Yemaya’s Belly (2006), Once Five Years Pass (2005), Bocón (1997)

            Producer: Nan Elsasser

            Working Classroom, Inc.  Albuquerque, NM.

            1997 & 2005, 2006

 

ASSISTANT MANAGER OF TECHNICAL SERVICES / STAGE MANAGER

          Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

          Duties included:  Organization and execution of theatrical performances ranging from National Broadway Tours  (Beauty and the Beast,           

          Riverdance, Rent, etc...) to University School of Music events.   Coordination of local IATSE crews with touring crews.  Hiring, scheduling,                 training, supervision and payroll of student crews.   Run technical rehearsals and performances for renters without Stage Managers.                           Management of daily activities within the auditorium.

          2000-2001

 

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: *-14: An American Ma(u)l

            Director: Robert O’Hara

            American Conservatory Theater’s MFA Program, San Francisco, CA.

            2000

 

STAGE MANAGER: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

            Director: Lisa Tromovitch

            PCPA Theaterfest. Santa Maria, CA.

            1999

 

STAGE MANAGERA Midsummer Night’s Dream

            Director: Brad Carroll

            PCPA Theaterfest. Santa Maria, CA.

            1999

 

STAGE MANAGER:  *The Emperor’s New Clothes

            Director: David Nevell

            PCPA Theaterfest. Santa Maria, CA.

            1999

  

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Arcadia (1999), How to Succeed in Business (1998),  Once Upon a Mattress (1998)

            PCPA Theaterfest. Santa Maria, CA.

 

STAGE MANAGER: Dracula/Don Quixote

            Nevada Dance Theater.  Las Vegas, NV.

            1997

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Adjunct Faculty, Theatre

Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City, 2013- present.

Courses:

             Script Analysis

             Introduction to Theatre  

             Stagecraft

 

Teaching Associate/Assistant

University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007 – 2010.

Courses:

             Introduction to Acting, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Winter 2010, Spring 201     

             Public Speaking, Winter 2008 & Winter 2009.

             Play Analysis, Fall 2007.       

             Introduction to Acting, Summer 2007.

 

Adjunct Faculty, Theatre

University of New Mexico, 2005 – 2006.

Course:

            Theater Appreciation (Main & Satellite Campuses).

 

Teaching Assistant, Theatre

University of New Mexico, 2003-2005.

Course:

           Theater Appreciation, Spring 2005.

           Theater History: Modern & Contemporary, Fall 2004.

           Children’s Theater Classes, Fall 2003.

 

UNIVERSITY AWARDS AND HONORS

 

  • University of California Regents Special Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006-2011.   Five year funding awarded by a central faculty fellowship committee based on departmental nominations.

  • Department of Theater & Dance Research Grant, 2009.  Funding for a one-month trip to London for archival research during the summer of 2009.

  • Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture Recruitment Award, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006. Office of Graduate Studies Scholarship, University of New Mexico, 2003.

  • National Golden Key Honor Society.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS & CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

 

“Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday.” Panelist. Hillsborough Community College. April 2014.

 

“Transforming Rhetorical Scholarship for the Stage: Interrogating Race, Multiculturalism and Media Frames through Trigger Scripting.”  Guest Performer.  Celebrating COMMunity. National Communication Association 98th Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. 16 November 2012.

 

“Best Practices in Archival Research.”  Invited Lecture.  Department of Theater and Dance, University of California, Santa Barbara.  10 May 2010.

 

“Spectral Spectacles: On Theater Ghosts, Actors’ Anxieties, and Unacknowledged Labor.”  Conference Paper. Anxieties of Overexposure: Enlargements, Contagions, and the Dark.   UCLA Center for Performance Studies Graduate Student Conference, University of California, Los Angeles.   1 May 2010.

 

“Welcome to the Machine:  Dramatic Schizoanalysis.” Conference Paper. Graduate Student

Conference, Department of Dramatic Art, University of California, Santa Barbara.  11 March 2006.

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

 

Adjunct Representative, Campus Learning Council.  Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City.

 

Graduate Student Representative, Search Committee for 3 faculty positions in Theater Studies, Playwriting, and Acting/Directing.  University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Theater and Dance.

 

Curator, Contemporary Staged Reading Series.  University of New Mexico Department of Theatre and Dance.