Professional and Academic Profile
Creative and accomplished director with progressive career of running every artistic element of a theatre. Broad knowledge and success in directing, acting, stage combat, movement, physical theatre, accents, and scenic design. Experienced in teaching directing and acting, collaborating with faculty and staff in the development of curriculum and programming that meets the needs of a continuously evolving art form. Stellar record of promoting the arts through community involvement and creating original works. Demonstrated history in leading production teams in all stages of production and development. Recognized as a competent behind-the-scenes leader ensuring productions are executed smoothly, efficiently and successfully.
- Artistic Direction
- Strategic Planning and Analysis
- Educational and Development Programs
- Artistic Programming
- Team Leadership
Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, Breckenridge, CO 2018–Present
Envision seasons with a consistent theme and achieve several positive reviews regarding directing. Spearhead end-to-end artistic programming functions and deliver strategic direction while planning overlapping production, rehearsal, and performance schedules. Execute meetings with theatre staff to formulate season and show-specific goals and timelines. Formulate and maintain department budgets to ensure cost savings. Led revitalization of Breckenridge Backstage Theatre (https://www.backstagetheatre.org).
HEREArts Center | Irish Repertory Theatre | Daryl Roth Theatre, New York, NY 2015–2018
Programming Assistant | Production Assistant | Assistant Facilities Manager
Delivered pro-active support to the Artistic Director in programming the HEREArts Center’s theatre season, organized HARP, the resident artists program and directed Through the Cracks as part of their season. Assistant Directed Shining City at Irish Repertory Theatre and privately coached Matthew Broderick and others in preparation for their roles in the production. Served as Assistant Facilities Manager during several off-Broadway runs, most notably In & Of Itself.
Stolen Shakespeare Guild, Fort Worth, TX 2012–2017
Company Associate Artistic Director
Shaped company programming and directed several productions for performance in black box, mainstage, and theatre festival locations.
Broken Gears Project Theatre, Dallas, TX 2009–2011
Company Co-Founder and Associate Artistic Director
Co-founded organization and created its artistic mission. Directed productions and managed rehearsals. Led operations and managed all educational and production activities through leadership acumen and performing arts expertise; responsibilities included administration, coordination of events, budget control, marketing, and community outreach. Created and implemented a variety of artistic programs; collaborated with fellow co-founder to determine budgets, expenses, and business goals, both short and long-term. Utilized marketing and advertising abilities to make entry into a theatre-saturated environment; created and implemented community advertising, social media content, and website tools to increase exposure.
Teaching Artist, Shakespeare Dallas, 2018
Theatre Director, Creekview High School, 2012 – 2015
Educating Theatre Students Grades 9 – 12: Theatre 1 – 4 & Theatre Production
Graduate Assistant, Baylor University, 2011 – 2012
Instructing Theatre Appreciation for undergraduate students
Theatre Director, Forney High School, 2007 – 2011
Educating Theatre Students Grades 9 – 12: Theatre 1 – 4, Theatre Production & Technical Theatre
The Actors Studio Drama School, Pace University, New York City, NY | 2018
Master of Fine Arts, Directing
University of North Texas, Denton, TX | 2007
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Acting
University of Ulster (Study Abroad), Ireland | 2006
Member of the Playwrights and Directors Unit at the Actors Studio
Finalist as an Actor at the Actors Studio
Training in the Method and Meisner Technique under Susan Aston and Elizabeth Kemp
Viewpoints and Devising Training under Dr. Brian Rhinehart
Training in Stanislavski’s System under Andreas Manolakakis
Texas Intensive Fight Choreography Workshop (2011) through The Society of American Fight Directors under Michael Chin
Training in Acting and Directing under Sally Vahle
“Finding Clarity in a Sea of Darkness.” Far West Popular Culture and American Culture
Conference, Las Vegas, February 2012
“Someone Else’s Work: A Close Examination of Directorial Plagiarism.” Mid America
Theatre Conference, Chicago, March 2012
University Interscholastic League One Act Play Clinic Adjudicator & Clinician of High
School U.I.L. One Act Play productions, Kemp, TX (2012).
University Interscholastic League One Act Play Judge, Judge of Junior High U.I.L. One
Act Play Contest, Irving, TX (2008).
University Interscholastic League Prose Interpretation Judge, High School U.I.L. Prose
Interpretation Judge, Terrell, TX (2008).
Best Direction Nomination 2018, The Column: The Wedding Singer
Best Non-Equity Musical Nomination 2018, The Column: The Wedding Singer
Best Regional Touring Show Nomination 2018, Broadway World: Lenny Bruce is Back
Critics Pick Production of 2017, Dallas Morning News: Lenny Bruce is Back
Bayard Friedman Drama Director of the Year 2015
Critics Pick Production of 2015, Fort-Worth Star Telegram: Guys and Dolls
Best Musical, Betty Buckley Awards 2013: Shrek the Musical
Critics Pick Production of 2011, Dallas Morning News: The Pitchfork Disney
Critics Pick Production of 2010, Dallas Morning News: Danny and the Deep Blue Sea