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Directing Producing

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Curriculum Vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE
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PRODUCTION & EXECUTIVE

2000-Present Producing Artistic Director, Son of Semele Ensemble, Los Angeles, CA
1999-Present Instructor/Director, Musical Theatre Playground, Newport Beach, CA
2001-Present Associate, SFR Consulting, Los Angeles, CA

PROFESSIONAL DIRECTING

(in Los Angeles unless otherwise noted)
2017 A Celebration of John Adams (Concert) by John Adams, John Cage and others, Los Angeles Philharmonic
2017 Annie Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin, and Book by Thomas Meehan, Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts
2017 Dogfight Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Book by Peter Duchann, Chance Theatre
2016 Parallel Worlds by Brandon Beckner, Lyrics by Steve Sobel, Son of Semele Ensemble
2016 In The Heights by Lin Manuel Miranda, Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
2016 The Planets (Concert) by Gustav Holst, text by Cody Henderson & Leon Martell, LA Philharmonic
2015 Love and Information by Caryl Churchill, Son of Semele Ensemble
2014 The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle by Ross Dungan, Son of Semele Ensemble
2013 Flowers for Algernon by David Rogers, from the book by Daniel Keyes, Deaf West Theatre
2013 ETERNAL THOU by Matthew McCray, South Coast Repertory
2013 Our Class by Tadeusz Słobodzianek, in a version by Ryan Craig, Son of Semele Ensemble
2012 Death of a Salesgirl by Patricia Scanolon, Bootleg Theater
2012 Theatre in the Dark by Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Odyssey Theatre (co-direction)
2012 The City by Martin Crimp, Son of Semele Ensemble
2012 ETERNAL THOU by Matthew McCray, Atwater Village Theater
2011 CX Xmas by Fielding Edlow & Mike O’Malley, Circle X Theatre Company

2011 What The Moon Saw by Stephanie Fleischmann, Son of Semele Ensemble
2011 The Meeting by Meredith Stiehm, Circle X Theatre Company

 2010 Wish I Had A Sylvia Plath by Edward Anthony, Rogue Machine Theater
2010 On Emotion by Mick Gordon & Paul Broks, Son of Semele Ensemble
2009 Doomsayer by Steve Lozier, Moving Arts
2009 The Designated Mourner by Wallace Shawn, Son of Semele Ensemble
2008 Fencerow to Fencerow by Matthew McCray, Center Theatre Group (workshop)
2007 365 Days/365 Plays – Week 21 by Suzan-Lori Parks, Son of Semele Ensemble
2006 Iphigenia.. A Rave Fable by Caridad Svich, Son of Semele Ensemble
2003 Amended by Matthew McCray, REDCAT
2002 Back Story by Joan Ackermann, Son of Semele Ensemble

 2001 Earthlings by Matthew McCray, Son of Semele Ensemble

EDUCATIONAL DIRECTING

2014 Machinal by Sophie Treadwell, Chapman University, Orange, CA (production)
2014 Rent by Jonathan Larson, College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA (production)

 2011 Layered Cake by Allen Ivers, California State University-Riverside, Riverside, CA (reading)
2007 Lear’s Wild Rose by Sibyl O’Malley, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA (workshop)
2005 What The Moon Saw by Stephanie Fleischmann, Chapman University, Orange, CA
2004 Animal Farm adapted by Nelson Bond, Chapman University, Orange, CA
2003 Back Story by Joan Ackermann, Chapman University, Orange, CA

PRODUCER

2012-Present: 9 artists annually as Curator/Producer for Solo Creation Festival
2010-Present: 4 ensembles annually as Curator/Producer for Company Creation Festival
2009-Present: 3+ productions annually as Presenter for the “soseHOST Program” at Son of Semele Ensemble

2000-Present: 30+ productions as Producer for Son of Semele Ensemble
PLAYWRITING

(in Los Angeles unless otherwise noted)
2013 Eternal Thou self-produced at South Coast Repertory & Atwater Village Theatre
2008 Fencerow to Fencerow workshop produced at Center Theatre Group
2004 Amended produced at REDCAT
2001 Earthlings produced at produced at Son of Semele Ensemble
1998 A Few Moments Behind the Mask produced at Chapman University, Orange, CA

MUSICAL DIRECTION

2013 Our Class by Tadeusz Słobodzianek, in a version by Ryan Craig, Son of Semele Ensemble
2011 Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare, California State University, Long Beaach

TEACHING

2013-Present Adjunct Professor, College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA
2013 Guest Lecturer, Chapman University, Orange, CA

 2003-2008 Adjunct Professor, Chapman University, Orange, CA
2004-2004 Workshop Instructor, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA 2008 Guest Lecturer, California State University-Riverside, Riverside, CA 1998-2001 Workshop Instructor, Pacific School of Music & the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

EDUCATION & TRAINING

2013 Clown Intensive, The Clown School, David Bridel
2004 Theatre Devising, Complicite, Toby Jones

 2003 Advanced Musical Theatre, Carol Weiss
2002 Suzuki and Viewpoints, SITI Company
1999 Episodic Television, Cathy Reinking
1998 BFA, Theatre Performance, Departmental Honors, Chapman University

AWARDS

2014 LA Drama Critics Circle, Director of a Play, Our Class
2016 Robbie Awards, Director of a Musical, Dogfight
2015 Stage Raw Theatre Awards (nomination), Production of the Year, Love and Information
2015 Stage Raw Tehatre Awards (nomiantion), Director, Love and Information
2014 LA Weekly Award (nomination), Director of a Play, Our Class
2014 LA Weekly Theatre Award (nomination), Production Design, Our Class
2013 Ovation Award (nomination), Director of a Play, Our Class
2013 Ovation Award (nomination), Production of a Play, Our Class
2012 LA Weekly Theatre Award (nomination), Direction of a Play, The City
2012 LA Weekly Theatre Award (nomination), Direction of a Play, Theatre in the Dark (co-direction)
2012 LA Weekly Theatre Award (nomination), Production Design, The City
2012 LA Weekly Theatre Award (nomination), Production Design, Death of a Salesgirl
2006 LA Weekly Theatre Award (nomination), Production Design, Iphigenia... A Rave Fable
2006 LA Weekly Theatre Award, Multi-Media/Projection Design, Iphigenia... A Rave Fable
2004 NAACP (nomination), Ensemble Cast, The Tower
2003 Ovation Award, Production of a Play, Animal Farm
1998 Outstanding Contribution to Theatre (Henry Kemp Blair), Chapman University

SERVICE

2016-Present President, Theatrical Producers League of Los Angeles
2013-2016 Secretary, Theatrical Producers League of Los Angeles
2013 Mentorship/Supervisor for LA County Arts Commission Internship Program
2008-2009 Southwestern Regional Representative, Network of Ensemble Theatres
2008-Present Voter, LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards Voter
2010 Mentorship/Supervisor for LA County Arts Commission Internship Program
2009 Mentorship/Supervisor for LA County Arts Commission Internship Program

PANELS

2011 City of Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Network of Ensemble Theaters, San Francisco, CA
2009 Los Angeles Counter-Conference, Los Angeles, CA
2007 LA Stage Alliance Round-Table, Los Angeles, CA
2007 California Institute for the Arts, Valencia, CA

UNION AFFILIATIONS

2013-Present Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)
2003-Present Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
2001-Present SAG-AFTRA

Directing Resume

DIRECTING
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PRODUCTIONS
A Celebration of John Adams (Concert with Play) by John Adams, John Cage, others; text by Sarah Little, Matthew McCray, Christopher Rountree & Sarah Yarkin World premiere Los Angeles Philharmonic, 2017
Annie Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin, and Book by Thomas Meehan Tustic Area Council for Fine Arts, 2017
Dogfight Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Book by Peter Duchann Orange County Premiere Chance Theatre, 2016
Parallel Worlds by Brandon Beckner, with lyrics by Steve Sobel World premiere Parrot Poet Productions, 2016
In The Heights by Lin Manuel Miranda Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 2016
The Planets (Concert with Play) by Gustav Holst, text by Cody Henderson & Leon Martell Los Angeles Philharmonic, 2016
Love and Information by Caryl Churchill Los Angeles premiere Son of Semele Ensemble, 2015
The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle by Ross Dungan U.S. premiere Son of Semele Ensemble, 2014
Machinal by Sophie Treadwell Chapman University, 2014
Rent by Jonathan Larson Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 2014
Flowers for Algernon by David Rogers, from the book by Daniel Keyes Deaf West Theatre, 2013
ETERNAL THOU by Matthew McCray South Coast Repertory, 2013
Our Class by Tadeusz Słobodzianek, in a version by Ryan Craig U.S. premiere Son of Semele Ensemble, 2013
Theatre in the Dark by Odyssey Theatre Ensemble World premiere / Co-Direction Odyssey Theatre, 2013
Death of a Salesgirl by Patricia Scanlon World premiere Bootleg Theater, 2013
The City by Martin Crimp U.S. premiere Son of Semele Ensemble, 2013
ETERNAL THOU by Matthew McCray World premiere Atwater Village Theatre, 2013
CX Xmas by Fielding Edlow & Mike O'Malley World premiere Circle X Theatre, 2011
What The Moon Saw by Stephanie Fleischmann World premiere Son of Semele Ensemble, 2011
The Meeting by Meredith Steinman World premiere Circle X Theatre, 2011
Wish I Had A Sylvia Plath by Edward Anthony U.S. premiere Rogue Machine Theatre, 2010
On Emotion by Mick Gordon & Paul Broks U.S. premiere Son of Semele Ensemble, 2010
Doomsayer by Steve Lozier World premiere Moving Arts, 2009
The Designed Mourner by Wallace Shawn Son of Semele Ensemble, 2009
365 Days / 365 Plays - Week 21 by Suzan-Lori Parks World premiere / Co-Direction Son of Semele Ensemble, 2007
Iphigenia... A Rave Fable by Caridad Svich Son of Semele Ensemble, 2006
Amended by Matthew McCray World Premiere REDCAT, 2003
Back Story by Joan Ackermann Son of Semele Ensemble, 2002
Earthlings by Matthew McCray World premiere Son of Semele Ensemble, 2001
WORKSHOPS
Fencerow to Fencerow by Matthew McCray Staged workshop Center Theatre Group, 2008
Lear's Wild Rose by Sibyl O'Malley Staged workshop CalArts, 2007
What The Moon Saw by Stephanie Fleischman Staged workshop Chapman University, 2005
EDUCATIONAL DIRECTING
Machinal by Sophie Treadwell Chapman University, 2014
Rent by Jonathan Larson College of the Canyons, 2014
Animal Farm by Nelson Bond, based on the novel by George Orwell Chapman University, 2004
Back Story by Joan Ackermann Chapman University, 2003
Rockaby by Samuel Beckett Chapman University, 1998
AWARDS
Robbie Awards Direction of a Musical Dogfight 2016
LA Drama Critics Circle Direction Our Class 2014
SAGE Award Direction Our Class 2014
LA Weekly Theatre Award Production Design Our Class 2014
LA Weekly Theatre Award Direction The City 2013
LA Weekly Theatre Award Production Design The City 2013
LA Weekly Theatre Award Multi-Media/Projections Iphigenia... A Rave Fable 2006
AWARD NOMINATIONS
Stage Raw Production of the Year Love and Information 2015
Stage Raw Direction Love and Information 2015
LA Weekly Theatre Award Direction Our Class 2014
Ovation Award Direction Our Class 2014
LA Weekly Theatre Award Production Design Death of a Salesgirl 2013
LA Weekly Theatre Award Direction (co-direction) Theatre in the Dark 2013
LA Weekly Theatre Award Production Design Iphigenia... A Rave Fable 2006
LA Weekly Theatre Award Multi-Media/Video Design Iphigenia... A Rave Fable 2006
EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS
Chapman Univeristy BFA, Theatre Performance Minor, Vocal Performance
Founding Artistic Director Son of Semele Ensemble (2000-Present)
SITI Training Suzuki/Viewpoints Burning Wheel
Tectonic Theatre Project Moment Work Training Tectonic Labs
SPECIAL SKILLS
Substantial musical training including composition, musical structure and vocal performance. Professional singer and actor. High level of computer literacy including video editing, graphic design and basic administrative programs. Experience in programming and project management including budgeting. Founding Artistic Director of the award-winning company Son of Semele Ensemble.