SCHOLARSHIP, TEACHING & THEATER DIRECTING
PhD candidate, University of Washington
degree expected 2018
Dissertation: Ubu’s Moment: Four Secret Histories of a Fin-de-Siècle Avant-Garde Theatre
Chair: Odai Johnson
MFA, California Institute of the Arts
Mentor: Robert Benedetti
BA, Colgate University
Theater History and Practice
Directing / Acting / Playwriting / Play Analysis / Introduction to Theater
Group Performance: Devising Drama From Non-Dramatic Sources
Theater and Society / Twentieth Century Avant-Garde Theater: Theory, History, Practice
Introduction to Intellectual History
Theories of the Avant-Garde
Science and its Critics
First-Year Program Seminars: Uses of Fairy Tales: How Mythology Shapes Society / The Metamorphoses: From Ovid to Today/ The History of the Future: Evolution of Western Worldviews
Conference Presentations (selected)
THE ADDING MACHINE St. Lawrence University 2014
This production of the 1923 American Expressionist play featured a giant mechanical turntable, an overall production design inspired by silent films of the 1920s, and a cast of 9 college students playing 45 separate roles.
MACHINAL Potsdam College Theatre 2002
Dramaturg and Producer for educational production of Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal. Different portions of the production guided by various directors. Directors include advanced directing students at Potsdam College, Members of the College Faculty, Freelance Guest Directors and myself. Working method inspired by Robert Benedetti.
A CRETACEOUS CONCERTO The Orchestra of Northern New York 2002
Event producer and director of staging/narrative for educational dinosaur-themed orchestral concert for young audiences. Concert included pre-show “Instrument Petting Zoo” where young music enthusiasts have an opportunity to try and play any instrument in the orchestra.
UBU THE KING Stonehill College 2001
A version of the fin-de-siècle French play that launched the avant-garde theatre of the 20thcentury, accompanied by a (sometimes) marching kazoo and theremin band, and played on a set mimicking a huge toilet.
MR SHAKESPEARE & MR PORTER Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble 2000
The dream musical: book by William Shakespeare, music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Abridged Shakespeare plays, played straight, featuring the characters in several musical numbers. Production features: Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
PEEROPOLIS Alaska Theatre of Youth 1999
Based on the travels of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, featuring a Houdini-esque Peer Gynt as the greatest escape artist of all time. Script developed in conjunction with the Alaska Theatre of Youth.
ON THE VERGE Colgate University Theatre 1999
An in-the-round & environmental presentation of Eric Overmeyer’s play performed with cast and audience in an oversized electrified sandbox. Production Design by Marjorie Bradley Kellogg.
GENESIS CIRCUS Walt Disney Modular Theatre 1997
Modern Medieval Mysteries performed on carnival trailers surrounding a central audience all under a “big top” of lights. Adaptation and additional material by Sebastian Trainor
BRAVE NEW WORLD Walt Disney Modular Theatre 1996
Director of “first unit” of Robert Benedetti’s walkthrough presentation of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Production featured a cast of over 100 with audience tours departing every 14 minutes.
Jules Aaron; Lucy Bailey; Herbert Blau; Craig Belknap; Robert Benedetti; Lou Florimonte; Frank Hauser, CBE; Jerome Kilty; Jacques Levy; Michael Mitchell; Lewis Palter; Howard Stein (Dramaturgy); Barbara Vann.