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Artistic Director/Theatre Educator

Resume posted by crnhrn in Theatre.

Desired position type: 'Full-Time/ Part-Time/ Contract'
Location: Woodbridge Virginia, United States

caren.hearne@gmail.com
Tel:
703-282-4769
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Summary

Professional actress and director who has served as Artistic Director of Studio 3 TYA and also been a Theatre Educator in Northern Virginia public schools.

Education

1982-1986 Bachelor of Arts; Theatre, Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music
2004 Non-degree; Masters of Education courses, George Mason University
2005 Non-degree, Teacher Certification, University of Phoenix

Experience

2008- 2012 Artistic Director Studio 3 Theatre for Young Audiences, Youth Arts Education Director, Workhouse Arts Center
 Served as casting director, producer, and digital media contact for Studio 3 Theatre for Young Audiences
 Developed and implemented casting database for Studio 3 Theatre for Young Audiences and Workhouse Theatre
 Set and maintained a yearly budget for all performances
 Set and maintained calendar of events for Studio 3 Theatre for Young Audiences
 Developed and began implementation as Artistic Director of 5 year plan for Studio 3 Theatre for Young Audiences; including development of various SOP manuals.
 Hired, trained and managed all staff for theatre productions and student apprentice program
 Designed and implemented advanced performing ensemble for students aged 16-19;with an eye to future apprenticeships within the Arts Center Theatre Programs
 Maintained Educational Outreach program with Fairfax and Prince William County Schools in both visual and performing arts visiting artists
2004- 2008 Theatre Director, Woodbridge Senior High School; Center for the Fine and Performing Arts
* Designed and implemented advanced curriculum in technical theatre, directing and acting; both realism and classical
* Coordinated all aspects of a production including casting, directing, hiring mentors and musicians and working with student design staff
* Set and maintained a yearly budget for all performances
* Developed all SOP manuals to be used for all performance types within the performing arts department
* Developed strategies to encourage recruitment within the Specialty School; for example, specialized workshops to further education and field trips
2000-2004 Drama Director/Thespian Coordinator, Mt. Vernon High School
* Set and maintained a yearly budget for all performances
* Coordinated all aspects of a production including casting, directing, hiring mentors and musicians and working with student design staff
* Developed strategies to encourage recruitment within the Thespian chapter; for example, specialized workshops to further education and field trips
1997-2002 Drama Department Head, Dance Etc School of the Arts
* Developed curricula that incorporates the mission of the Studio
* Explored outreach possibilities for senior students to perform in the community
1993-2002 Managing Director, West End Rising Star Theatre Camp
* Selected, taught and directed age and talent level appropriate performance material
* Insured a safe and orderly environment
* Hired and managed all employees including teachers, musicians and counselor staff
* Marketing design and implementation

Skills

  •  Casting on professional and educational levels
  •  Proficiency in budget management
  •  Professional performer for over 20 years including tours of the United States and Western Europe
  •  Comprehensive knowledge of technical theatre
  •  Proficiency in Microsoft Office products with basic InDesign knowledge
  •  Knowledge of National and Virginia State Standards of Learning in Theatre and Visual Arts

Groups & Associations

    Actors' Equity Association, Choreographers Association, Stage Directors

Spoken Languages

    English

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