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Curriculum Vitae


M.F.A. Directing

Baylor University (Waco, TX 2012)

M.A. Speech/Theatre          

Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA2005)

B.A. Theatre Arts

University of Saint Mary (Leavenworth, KS  2003)                                        

Certifications & Professional Development      

Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) – Teacher Certification Workshop (Winston-Salem, NC)

Certified Teacher (2012)  |  Certified in Theatrical Firearms Safety (2012)

Scuola Internazionale Dell’Attore Comico (Reggio Emilia, Italy)

Over 180 contact hours of Commedia training under Master Antonio Fava  |   Certificate of Mastery (Summer 2011)

Graduate/Certificate of Completion - International Course of Theatrical Biomechanics of Meyerhold (2017)

  Intensive Biomechanical training under Master Gennadi Bogdanov

Biomechanics Workshop – Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)

Fundamentals of Biomechanics training with Kathleen Baum (2011)

Additional Movement & Professional Training

  • Mime – Van Ibsen

  • Viewpoints – Thomas Ward

  • Juggling – Van Ibsen

  • Horseback Riding – Melissa Depenbrock Dortch (First Frontier Productions)

  • Neutral Mask – Steven Pounders

  • Clowning & Circus Training – Van Ibsen, Danielle Trebus, Roberto Monzo

  • Character Mask – Antonio Fava

  • Tumbling/Acrobatics – Marcella Domeniconi, Mark Guinn

  • Contact Improvization – Kathleen Baum, Mark Guinn, Marcella Domeniconi

  • First Aid/CPR Training – Certified through the American Red Cross                                                                                


Fight Direction / Movement Consultation

Selected Directing Experience

Horn in the West (2016-2018)

The Great Gatsby - Orlando Shakespeare Theatre (2017)

Jekyll and Hyde - Orlando Shakespeare Theatre (2016)

Bernarda Alba (Intimacy Direction) - University of Central Florida (2018)

Oklahoma! - University of Central Florida (2017)

Cloud 9 - University of Central Florida (2016)

Marisol - University of Mississippi (2014)

Eurydice - McLennan Community College (2013)

Taming of the Shrew - Baylor University (2013)

Three Musketeers - Bosque River Stage (2012)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Baylor University (2012)

Hamlet - McLennan Community College (2012)

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) - Baylor University (2012)

Pericles - Baylor University (2011)

Dani Girl - Greyman Theatre (2010)

Macbeth -  Baylor University (2010)

Hamlet - Austin College (2008)

Tom Jones - Lakeview Centennial(2008))

She Kills Monsters - Orlando Rep (2019)

Clybourne Park - University of Central Florida (2016)

After Orlando - Orlando Shakespeare Theatre (2017)

An Octoroon - University of Central Florida (2017)

Clybourne Park - University of Central Florida (2016)

We Are Proud to Present... - University of Mississippi (2014)

All Hallowed (Asst. Director) - Waco Civic Theatre (2012)

Der Schulmeister - Central Texas Opera (2012)

The Ruby Sunrise - Baylor University (2011)

Anna in the Tropics (Asst. Director) - Baylor University (2011)

iGrad (Devised Work) - Baylor Graduate School (2011)

Heart’s Desire - Baylor University (2010)

OTMA - Baylor University (2010)

Carniopolis (Devised Work)  - Baylor University (2010)

The Outsiders - Lakeview Centennial (2008)

The Frogs - Lakeview Centennial (2007)

Much Ado About Nothing - Lakeview Centennial (2006)

The Complete History of America, Abrgd - Louisiana Tech University (2005)

Little Red Riding Hood Reloaded - Louisiana Tech University (2004)                                            


New Script Development / Dramaturgy                                                    

Art that Changed the World: The Siege of Leningrad - Baylor University (2012)

iGrad - Baylor Graduate School (2010)

Carniopolis: Lost - Baylor University (2010)

Food Fight: Combat for Charity - Louisiana Tech University(2005)

Little Red Riding Hood Reloaded - Louisiana Tech University(2004)

Byron - Louisiana Tech University(2003)                                                                          


Publications and Academic Presentations

Article: “(Re)creating the Company: Tracing the Roots and Implications of the Dallas Theater Center’s Brierley Resident Acting Company (Jan. 2014)

Performance Review: “How We Got On.” Ecumenica. (Spring 2013)

Performance Review: “Death Tax.” Texas Theatre Journal. (Jan. 2013)

“Flirting, Farting, and Wacking People on the Head: Commedia dell’Arte and its Application

       in Acting and Directing.” Mid-America Theatre Conference (Chicago, IL)

       Directing Symposium (Spring 2012)

Performance Review: “Bob: A Life in Five Acts.” Texas Theatre Journal. (Jan. 2012)

“GI Joe – The Girl – American Hero: A Sculptural Analysis of Femininity Portrayed in The

       GI Joe Toy Line.” (Bloomington, IN)  Indiana University Graduate Symposium on

       Theatre and Performance Studies (2011)

“Finding Carniopolis: Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty as a Model of Theatrical Creation.” Mid-

       America Theatre Conference (Minneapolis, MN) Directing Symposium, (2011)

“Known by the Company that They Keep: An Examination of Dallas Theater Center’s

       Brierley Resident Acting Company.” Mid-America Theatre Conference (Minneapolis, MN)

       History Symposium, Minneapolis (2011)

“You Can Fly, I Can Watch.” Mid-America Theatre Conference (Cleveland, OH)

       Directing Symposium (2010)

“The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Bea: Semiotics and the role of Bea Wistad in

       Craig Wright’s Molly’s Delicious.” The Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival, (Waco, TX)

       Playwright’s Symposium (2009)


Box Office, Manager/Staff

       McLennan Community College, Manager, Folio Ticketing Software (2012-2013)

       Baylor University, Staff, Paciolan Ticketing Software (2009-2010)

       First Frontier, Inc., Staff, Vendini Ticketing Software (2004)

       Louisiana Tech University, Manager, WinTix Ticketing Software (2003-2005)

Departmental Recruitment

Member of the recruitment team for Ole Miss Theatre (2014)

Orientation Adviser; University of Mississippi 

New Student OrientatioN; Baylor University (2010, 2011)

Co-Author and Performer in iGrad (Performance piece and film used by Baylor University Graduate School during Orientation)

Staged Readings; Baylor University (2010)

The Voysey Inheritance; Baylor University Theatre in cooperation with the Baylor School of Business

Recruitment Coordinator ; Louisiana Tech University

Directed departmental recruitment efforts for upcoming academic year (2004-2005)

Orientation Advisor; Summer advising for incoming freshman (2013)


Professional Organizations                                                                       

Member, Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD)                 2003 – Present

The Association of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME)        2012 – Present

Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC)                                        2009 – Present

Texas Educational Theatre Association (TETA)                               2009 – Present


Grants and Awards                                                                                     

2011 – 2012 Academic Year

    Academic Presentation Award                     Travel to Indiana University                                     $300

    Academic Presentation Award                     Travel to MATC, Chicago, IL                                      $300

    Director Development/Research Award     Travel to Humana New American Play Festival    $500   

2010 – 2011 Academic Year

    Director Development/Research Award     Scoula Internazionale Dell’Attore Comico             $2,500

     Academic Presentation Award                  Travel to MATC, Minneapolis, MN                             $300

    Director Development/Research Award     Travel to Humana New American Play Festival    $1,000

2009 – 2010 Academic Year

    Academic Presentation Award                   Travel to MATC, Cleveland, OH                                  $300

     Director Development/Research Award    Travel to Humana New American Play Festival    $1,000

2007 – 2009

    Project Discovery Grant                             Secured grant From Dallas Theater Center              $8,000