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“La Bohème” by G. Puccini (2017)

"OR,"
“OR,” by Liz Duffy Adams (2017)

The Merry Way
“The Merry Way” by Bryn Boice (2015)

The Flu Season
“The Flu Season” by Will Eno (2013)

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*denotes World Premiere
^current semi-finalist, The American Prize

FULL PRODUCTIONS

OR, by Liz Duffy Adams | Maiden Phoenix/Simple Machine
Trunk Show!: A New Play with Opera Music* by Laura Neill | OperaHub
Next to Normal by Brian Yorkey & Tom Kitt | Arts After Hours
The 35th Anniversary Elliot Norton Awards Awards with performances | Boston Theatre Critics Association
Baltimore (touring) by Kirsten Greenidge | New Repertory Theatre/BCAP
The Play About the Baby by Edward Albee | Exquisite Corps Theatre
The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown | Arts After Hours
The Merry Way* by Bryn Boice | Anthem Theatre Company
The Love of the Nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbaker | Boston University CFA (Guest Director)
Love’s Fire by Tony Kushner et al. | Exquisite Corps Theatre
Cracking Up by Peter M. Floyd | Exquisite Corps Theatre
La Bohème by G. Puccini | The Madison Theatre at Molloy College
La Bohème by G. Puccini | NEMPAC Opera Project
The Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan | Opera Providence
Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss II | NEMPAC Opera Project
Little Women by Mark Adamo | Opera North
Little Women by Mark Adamo | Opera del West
Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart | MetroWest Opera
Bastien und Bastienne by W.A. Mozart | Opera Boston/First Night Boston
First the Music, then the Words by Antonio Salieri | Opera Boston/First Night Boston
Trouble in Tahiti by L. Bernstein | Opera Boston Underground
The Seven Deadly Sins by K. Weill | Opera Boston Underground
She Eats Apples by Stephanie Brownell | Boston Playwrights’ Theatre/BU CFA
In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl | Boston University CFA (MFA Thesis)
Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl | Boston University CFA
Big Love by Charles Mee | Boston University CFA
The Flu Season by Will Eno | Boston University CFA
Romeo & Juliet (all female) by William Shakespeare | Boston University CFA
The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek by Naomi Wallace | Boston University CFA

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TEN MINUTES

Wish You Were Here* by Eva Kendrick | Opera Bites: Boston Opera Collaborative
Symposium by Oliver Caplan | Opera Bites: Boston Opera Collaborative
Sacred Wood by Richard Burke | Opera Bites: Boston Opera Collaborative
Camera Obscura by Jonathan Sheffer | Opera Bites: Boston Opera Collaborative
American Flag*^ by Eva Kendrick | Opera Bites: Boston Opera Collaborative
Lost in Thought by Christopher Lockheardt | Boston Theatre Marathon/Simple Machine
Miles of Homemade Candy by Cassie M. Seinuk | Our Voices Festival
The Inner Coil of the Private Ear by Julie Ohl | SLAM Boston at Company One
The Conference Call by Carl A. Rossi | SLAM Boston at Company One
A Dream Play excerpt by Strindberg/Churchill | Exquisite Corps’ [something] Project

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STAGED READINGS

Spike Heels by Theresa Rebeck | Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company
Why We Have Winter by Alexa Derman | Fresh Ink Theatre
Blue Monday by Meridith Friedman | New Repertory Theatre
When Herod Came to Georgia by James McLindon | New Repertory Theatre
Harbur Gate by Kathleen Cahill | New Repertory Theatre
The Christina Experiment by Deirdre Girard | Holland Productions

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ASSISTANT AND ASSOCIATE DIRECTING

Blackberry Winter (associate) by Steve Yockey | Dir. Bridget O’Leary | New Repertory Theatre
Ring Twice for Miranda* by Alan Hruska | Dir. Rick Lombardo | NY City Center, Off-Broadway
South Pacific by R & H | Dir. Gabriel Barre | Opera North
Fiddler on the Roof by Bock & Harnick | Dir. Austin Pendleton | New Repertory Theatre
Baltimore* by Kirsten Greenidge | Dir. Elaine Vaan Hogue | BCAP/New Rep
Imagining Madoff by Deborah Margolin | Dir. Elaine Vaan Hogue | New Repertory Theatre
The Luck of the Irish by Kirsten Greenidge | Dir. Melia Bensussen |Huntington Theatre Company
Cabaret by Kander & Ebb | Dir. Rick Lombardo | New Repertory Theatre
Pieces by Zohar Tirosh-Polk | Dir. Suzana Berger | New Repertory Theatre
Amadeus by Peter Schaffer | Dir. Joseph Discher | Shakespeare Theater NJ
Giulio Cesare by G.F. Handel | Dir. Mary Birnbaum | Boston Baroque
Orfeo ed Eurydice by C.W. Gluck | Dir. David Gately | Boston Baroque
Heart of a Dog by R. Rojahn | Dir. Copeland Woodruff | Guerrilla Opera
Semele by G.F. Handel | Dir. Sam Helfrich | Opera Boston
Falstaff by G. Verdi | Dir. Heidi Lauren Duke | Boston Opera Collaborative

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

ACTING & PERFORMANCE I
Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre4 Semesters
Acting & Performance I is an introductory acting class beginning with play and exercises to develop the voice and body as expressive instruments, and leading to intensive monologue and scene study. This class focuses on observation/awareness of the self and others, development of the imagination, and the basics of Stanislavski-based analysis: action/objective, given circumstance, obstacle, and tactics. In the final week, the class culminates in final showings of partnered scenes. In addition to in-class studio work on their own and with partners, students are asked to journal regularly and to write a process paper at the end of the class which details their journey through the class. Depending on the duration of the class, the student may also be required to see a piece of theatre outside of the school setting and write a short critical response.

ACTING & PERFORMANCE II
Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre1 Semester
A continuation of the coursework above, with major differences in pace and volume of assignments, as well in styles of acting covered. The work is more independent; students present two monologues and two scenes, as opposed to one of each, and students receive a basic introduction to Shakespeare and to the business of acting.

COLLABORATIVE THEATRE ENSEMBLE
Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre2 Semesters
This beginning devising class often drew the most diverse population of students I have taught, drawing in both the conservatory and the non-conservatory populations. For the first weeks of class, focus is on theatrical game play, including improv and the the basic building blocks of an ensemble. Students who play instruments or are visual artists are encouraged to bring in their material and add it to the work. Students work together on fun projects, such as making their own music videos with no recorded sound, depicting their dreams, etc. As the class progressives, more focused ensemble building techniques are introduced, using techniques from The Viewpoints Book (Bogart/Landau) and Frantic Assembly. Students receive a basic introduction to viewpoints including working on several compositions in small groups. The class culminates in an extended devised project which involves the entire class working collaboratively.

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New Repertory Theatre/Boston University Evergreen Lecture SeriesOne 5-week course
Developed by New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, MA, this lecture course is for adult theatre-goers who want to gain a deeper knowledge of professional theatre practice. The course focuses on one play being produced at New Rep, which is read by the entire class. Topics discussed include theatre production, administration, acting, directing, and design, as they relates to that production. Although the Evergreen Lecture iteration of this course was taught in a lecture format, the class can easily be taught as a smaller, round-table discussion class. The course culminates in a trip to see the play discussed in class.

MASTERCLASS: TEXT ANALYSIS IN THE MONOLOGUE
Boston University Summer Theatre Institute
Work with two sections of 36 actors scoring and performing monologues from Kirsten Greenidge’s Baltimore.

EXPERT PANELIST: AUDITIONS FOR THE OPERA SINGER
Boston Singers’ Resource
Audition masterclass for Boston-area singers preparing for audition season

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EDUCATION & TRAINING

Boston University: M.F.A., Directing, 2015
Kenyon College: B.A. cum laude, Theatre & English, Music/Vocal Performance minor, 2007
Young Artist Stage Director: Opera North, Summer 2013
Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation Observership Class, 2015-2016

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