Experience

Education & Training

Degrees Awarded:

  • Master's of Fine Arts in Theatre Directing with Merit from East 15 Acting School in London (2017)

  • Bachelor's of Arts in Performing Arts, Concentration in Theatre from Colorado State University (2012)

  • Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from Colorado State University (2012)

 

Relevant Master's Courses

  • Theatre of the East in Bali (One Month)

    • Balinese Dance: Legong, Wirayuda ​

    • Puppetry: Wayang Kulit

    • Music: Gamelan

    • Worked with Balinese performers to create a project that melded our own culture with Balinese performance

  • Meyerhold & Biomechanics in Moscow (One Month)

    • Beginning Acrobatics

    • Stage Combat & Tumbling

    • Biomechanics

    • Stanislavski and Michael Chekhov techniques

    • Intensive text analysis of Three Sisters

  • Artistic Directing

    • Season Selection​

    • Budgeting

    • Fundraising

    • Community Engagement

    • Employee Management

    • Logistics of the Building

    • Guest Artists: Maggie Norris (The Big House), Rikki Beadle Blair (Project Angelica), Greg Ripley-Duggan (Executive Director of Hampstead Theatre)

  • Shakespeare

    • Text Analysis

    • Historical Context

    • Directing Shakespeare with a Concept

    • Guest Artists: Lyndsey Turner (Hamlet, The National Starring Benedict Cumberbatch), Jonathan Munby (RSC), Kelly Hunter (RSC, author of Cracking Shakespeare), Ed Dick, Dominic Dromgoole (former Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe), Primary Shakespeare ​​​

  • Independent Study: Assistant Directing with Robin Sneller

    • Assistant Directed The Country Wife by William Wycherley​

    • Learned Ensemble and Character Building Techniques

    • Learned Techniques for Restoration Theatre

  • Musical Theatre and Opera

    • Collaboration with Choreographer and Music Director

    • Directed with Glyndebourne Singers

    • Directed Musical Theatre students from Royal Central School of Speech & Drama

    • Directed scene from Dogfight starring Kajsa Hammarlund & Kara Lily Hayworth (Cilla The Musical)

    • Guest Artists: Maria Friedman (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, High Society), Timothy Sheader (Artistic Director of the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park), William Relton (ENO), Irina Brown, Matthew Ryan (former associate director of West End Les Miserables), Danielle Tarento (Southwark Playhouse producer)

  • Improvisation and Devising Techniques

    • Learned Keith Johnstone Impro techniques

    • Studied techniques of various Devisers

    • Created two devised projects

    • Guest Artists: Polly Teale (Shared Experience), Steve Roe (Hoopla Impro), ​John Wright (author of Why Is That So Funny?)

  • British Contemporary Theatre

    • Studied development of plays in Britain starting in the 1950s until now

    • Reviewed basic blocking and actioning/unit-ing techniques

    • Directed scene from Fastest Clock in the Universe

    • Guest Artists: James MacDonald (director of original productions of Sarah Kane and Caryl Churchill), Bijan Sheibani (The National)​, Lucky Kirkwood (writer of Chimerica)

Relevant Bachelor's Courses

  • Directing

  • Dramaturgy

  • Advanced Acting: Plays By and About Women

  • Intermediate Acting

  • Beginning Acting

  • Improv

  • Sound Design

  • Video Design

  • Lighting Design

  • Scenic Painting

  • Psychology of Personality

  • Social Psychology

  • Mind, Brain, Behavior

  • Public Speaking

Workshops

  • Stage Directors UK Master Classes--London

    • Women in Theatre with Kate Saxon, Phyllida Lloyd, Rebecca Gatward and Emma Rice

    • Sound and Storytelling with Gareth Fry (Sound Designer of The Encounter and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)

    • Directing New Musicals Panel with Lotte Wakeham and Kerry Michael

    • Melly Still (Royal Shakespeare Company)

    • Chris Campbell on Writers (Literary Manager of The Royal Court)

    • Contemporary Opera with Graham Vick (Artistic Director of Manchester Opera)

  • Old Vic Voices Off: From Art to Artefact, discussion on Revivals with Christopher​ Hampton (translator of Art), Lucy Prebble (Enron, The Effect), and Timberlake Wertenbaker (Our Country's Good)--London

  • Japan Foundation--London

    • Ninagawa x Shakespeare​ with Yuriko Akishima

    • Adapting for the Stage:Toshinobu Kojo and Colin Teevan in Conversation

  • Intimacy Work in Directing--London

  • Interpretación Sin Límites (Acting without Limits)--Barcelona

  • KCACTF Region VII 2013--Sacramento, CA

    • Blocking: Conveying Meaning Onstage​

    • Stage Combat: Knife Fighting

    • Improv Techniques-Steppenwolf

    • Production Management

  • KCACTF Region VII 2012--Fort Collins, CO

    • Viewpoints​

    • Tablework Skills

Special Skills

  • Software

    • Microsoft Office​

      • Word​

      • PowerPoint

      • Excel

    • Adobe Creative Suite

      • Photoshop​

      • Audition

      • Premiere Pro

    • QLab

    • Apple

      • GarageBand​

      • iMovie

  • Sound Design and Engineering

    • Analog Sound Mixing​

    • Sound EQ

    • Sound System Installation: 

      • Wired Microphones​ 

      • Wireless Microphone Systems

      • Speaker Systems

      • Musical Instrument Feed

    • Wireless Microphone Testing and Maintenance

    • QLab Programming

    • Audio Editing

    • Audio Recording

  • Visual Arts

    • Drawing (pencil, vine charcoal, ink)​

    • Watercolor

    • Acrylic 

    • Scenic Painting

    • Costume & Set Rendering

  • Music

    • Singing​

    • Intermediate Piano

    • Basic Ukulele

    • Beginning Guitar

  • Performance

    • Uta Hagen Acting Technique​

    • Voice

    • Laban Movement

  • Language

    • Spanish​: Excellent in Reading and Writing, Good in Speaking, Fair in Understanding

    • Hebrew: Can Read and Write Alphabet

    • Russian: Can Read and Write Alphabet

Awards & Recognition

  • Irene Ryan Nomination for portrayal of Luciana in Comedy of Errors, 2012

  • Bob Braddy Award for Best Sound Design of 2012 for Doghead

  • Kennedy Center ACTF Meritorious Achievement Award for the Sound Design of A Few Good Men (2011)

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