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Stage Directing

 

Daddy Long Legs: The Musical                  by John Caird and Paul Gordon        Beating of Wings Collective

Think of Me, Fred Weasley*                       by Anna Miles                                      Beating of Wings at The Chance

Phoenix Songs*                                          Devised Piece                                       Beating of Wings Collective

The Highest Shelf                                       by Anna Miles                                      The Chance Theater, Chance-A-Thon 2018

Thinking of Monkeys*                                Devised Piece                                       The Chance Theater, Chance-A-Thon 2019

 

                                                                                                                                              *denotes devising and dramaturgical work

 

 

Stage Directing, Educational Theater

It Was the Nightingale:                              by Anna Miles                                        Northwestern University

Persephone’s Play                                                                                                     (Workshop and Full Production)

SisterPlay                                                   by Griffin Sharps                                   Brown/Trinity MFA Program           

A Perfect Lady and Gentleman                by Ashley Butler                                     Brown/Trinity MFA Program

Wildcats Burlesque                                   Burlesque Variety Show                        Northwestern University

 

Awards and Recognition

 

The Gerard A. Larsen Award for Outstanding Student Director, Lenaea Festival               Sacramento, CA

 

Assistant Directing

Humbug                                                    dir. Charlie Marie McGrath                    Proud Kate at Stage 773

The Ruby Sunrise                                    dir. Charlie Marie McGrath                    Proud Kate at Second Stage

The Womb of Time                                  dir. Charlie Marie McGrath                    CityLit Theatre Art of Adaptation Festival

                                                                         

                                                                       

Affiliations and Related Work

Founding Artistic Director                      Beating of Wings Collective                    Los Angeles, CA

Published Playwright                             Short Play, “Boys and Girls”                   Santa Ana River Review

Devising Theater Teacher                      Musical Mayhem Productions                Sacramento, CA

Selected Acting Work:

Frozen: Live at the Hyperion         Young Anna/                dir. Liesl Tommy             Disneyland

                                                        Young Elsa Swing                                             

The Heidi Chronicles                     Fran/Denise                  dir. Vivienne Benesch    Trinity Repertory Co.

The Anatomy of Love                    Tana Spencer               dir. Trevor Biship            The Chance Theater

The Bitter Tears of Petra               Karin Thimm                dir. Caitlin O’Connell      Brown/Trinity Rep

Von Kant

Prometheus Bound*                      Io/Ensemble                 dir. Brian Mertes             Brown/Trinity Rep

Hamlet                                             Guildenstern                dir. James Palmer           Brown/Trinity Rep

9 to 5: The Musical                         Roz Keith                      dir. James Newman        Summer Repertory Company   

Present Laughter                            Liz Essendine               dir. Joanna Pinzler          Summer Repertory Company                    

4.48 Psychosis*                              Ensemble                     dir.Hannah Green            Northwestern

 

                                                                                                                                                                              *denotes devising work

Selected Design Work:

 

It Was the Nightingale:                           Costume and Set Design                             Northwestern University

Persephone’s Play                                  Movement/Choreographer                                             

Daddy Long Legs: The Musical              Set and Prop Design                                   Beating of Wings Collective

We Band of Brothers                              Costume Design                                           Northwestern University

                                                                                                                                              dir. Anakin Morris

Sideshow the Musical                             Costume Design                                           Northwestern University

                                                                                                                                              dir. RB Embleton

Special Skills

 

-Direction of complex prop and object work                                   -Feminist and non-linear storytelling

-Detailed visual world building                                                         -Reimagining of classical and musical texts

-Movement and dance based storytelling                                        -Clear storytelling with heightened text

-Devised, collaborative, and ensemble-based processes                -Theater-making with low budgets and resources

-Exceptional stage picture and visual storytelling work.                 -Detail work in integrating design elements

-Extremely punctual                                                                           -Very fast worker

-Excellent with time management and multitasking                        -Excellent memory

Education

 

MFA in Acting- Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company MFA Programs in Acting and Direction

            -Acting and Voice instruction under Brian McEleney, Stephen Berenson, Thom Jones

            -Directing instruction under Brian Mertes, Vivienne Benesch, and Fiasco Theater

            -Movement instruction under Daniel Stein and Shura Baryshnikov

 

BA in Theater- Northwestern University

            -Acting and Voice instruction under Daniel Cantor, Sandra Marquez, and Linda Gates

            -Directing and Playwriting mentorship under David Catlin

            -Musical Theater Technique under Amanda Dehnert and David Bell

 

American Conservatory Theatre Summer Training Congress

            -Classical and Contemporary Acting instruction under Andrew Hurteau and Greg Wallace