Theatre Professional

Resume posted by starlighttheatre@msn.com in Theatre.
Desired position type: Any.

starlighttheatre@msn.com
Tel:
208-409-7514

Summary

Dedicated theatre professional seeks new challenge in Theatre. I have a proven track record of successfully directing a 501(c)(3) non-profit theatre for thirteen years, plus eight years of college teaching experience.

Skills

    Education

    EDUCATION
    UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI – Oxford, MS
    MFA, Theatre, Directing 1989

    SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY
    B.S. in Communications, Minor in Theatre 1986

    Experience

    EXPERIENCE
    STARLIGHT MOUNTAIN THEATRE, P.O. BOX 425, GARDEN VALLEY, ID 83622
    Artistic/Executive Director, 7/99 to Present
    I founded Starlight Mountain Theatre with my wife and parents in 1999 and we just finished our tenth season. Starlight is a professional summer-stock theatre company from May through September, and a community theatre company during the winter and spring. We also offer after-school youth programs and theatre classes, as well as youth productions.

    KEY CONTRIBUTIONS:
    • Work with the Board of Directors to develop fiscal budgets, business plans, and marketing strategies.
    • Work with “Starlight Family” volunteers, delegating and overseeing essential services.
    • Work with ticketing agencies.
    • Oversee all programs and day-to-day operations at the theatre.
    • Select shows and seasons for summer and winter.
    • Procure all contracts with music houses for production royalties, rentals and rights for every show.
    • Procure and/or create music soundtracks for each show.
    • Design costumes, lights and sound for each show.
    • Design and construct sets and set pieces for each show.
    • Organize and hold auditions for each show, including our annual “Audition Tour” where we travel to several colleges and universities to audition theatre students for our professional summer-stock season.
    • Cast each show and work directly with actors before and during each production.
    • Direct most shows for summer and winter seasons.
    • Maintain theatre web-site.
    • Produce e-newsletters for theatre patrons and marketing targets.
    • Design and oversee youth programs, theatre workshops and community outreach program
    • Secure sponsors, advertisers and supporters for the theatre.
    DIRECTING EXPERIENCE
    PROFESSIONAL SUMMER-STOCK
    Show Organization Year
    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (9) SMT 2000-2009
    The Boyfriend SMT 2009
    Footloose (2) SMT 2005, 2009
    Annie Get Your Gun (2) SMT 2002, 2009
    Joseph/Technicolor Dreamcoat (4) SMT 2000, 2002, 2006, 2009
    Crazy for You SMT 2008
    Cinderella SMT 2008
    Oklahoma! (3) SMT 2001, 2006, 2008
    Big River SMT 2007
    Pirates of Penzance …Goes West (2) SMT 2004, 2007
    State Fair SMT 2007
    Hello Dolly SMT 2006
    The Scarlet Pimpernel SMT 2006
    My Fair Lady SMT 2005
    Annie SMT 2005
    Wonderful Town SMT 2005
    Calamity Jane (2) SMT 2001, 2004
    Grease SMT 2004
    Allocating Annie SMT 2004
    Guys and Dolls SMT 2003
    South Pacific SMT 2003
    Bye Bye Birdie SMT 2003
    Honky-Tonk Angel SMT 2003
    Let’s Murder Marsha SMT 2003
    Fiddler on the Roof SMT 2002
    Always Patsy Cline SMT 2002
    Sugar SMT 2001
    Sound of Music SMT 2000

    COMMUNITY THEATRE
    Show Organization Year
    Footloose SMT 2010
    Little Shop of Horrors (2) SMT 2002, 2009
    Death by Chocolate SMT 2009
    Always Patsy Cline (2) SMT 2003, 2009
    Wonderful Town SMT 2008
    A …My Name is Alice SMT 2008
    Love & Romance SMT 2008
    The Scarlet Pimpernel SMT 2008
    Gifts of the Magi SMT 2007
    You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown SMT 2007
    Fiddler on the Roof (3) SMT 2002, 2003, 2007
    The King and I SMT 2006
    Anne of Green Gables (2) SMT 2005, 2006
    Oliver! SMT 2005
    Bye Bye Birdie SMT 2005
    Sugar SMT 2004
    Oklahoma! SMT 2004
    Joseph/Technicolor Dreamcoat SMT 2004
    Joseph/Technicolor Dreamcoat CLARKSDALE CT, MS 1988
    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers OXFORD HS, MS 1987
    Some Enchanted Evening VALLEY PLAYHOUSE, NV 1986
    Live and Then Some! VALLEY PLAYHOUSE, NV 1985
    The Boyfriend VALLEY PLAYHOUSE, NV 1985
    Oliver! VALLEY PLAYHOUSE, NV 1984
    Annie VALLEY PLAYHOUSE, NV 1983

    YOUTH THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
    Show Organization Year
    High School Musical (2) SMT 2007, 2008
    Joseph/Technicolor Dreamcoat SMT 2007
    Grease SMT 2007
    Les Miserable, School Edition SMT 2006
    Aladdin, Jr. SMT 2006
    Annie, Jr. MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1999
    Wizard of Oz MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1998
    Tumbleweeds MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1997
    Joseph/Technical Dreamcoat MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1996
    Joseph/Technical Dreamcoat VALLEY PLAYHOUSE, NV 1985

    COLLEGE PRODUCTIONS
    Show Organization Year
    Land of Little Horses MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1999
    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1998
    Let’s Murder Marsha MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1998
    Fools MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1997
    Annie MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1995
    Allocating Annie MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1994
    Love with a Twist COLLEGE OF MICRONESIA 1993
    Love and Romance RUST COLLEGE, MS 1990
    An Evening of Broadway RUST COLLEGE, MS 1990
    Joseph/Technicolor Dreamcoat RUST COLLEGE, MS 1989
    The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 1989
    The Octet Bridge Club UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 1988
    The Rink UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 1988
    Mass Appeal UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 1987
    Juvie UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 1987
    The Public Eye UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 1986
    PRODUCING EXPERIENCE
    In addition to the 73 shows listed above, I have also produced the following shows:
    Show_________________________Organization__________________Year
    Irving Berlin’s White Christmas SMT 2010
    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast SMT 2009
    The Sound of Music SMT 2009
    Alice in Wonderland SMT 2009
    Disney’s The Jungle Book SMT 2009
    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever SMT 2008
    Disney’s 101 Dalmatians SMT 2008
    Honky-Tonk Angel SMT 2005
    Tumbleweeds SMT 2001
    RELATED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
    — Excellent computer skills, with great proficiency in theatre-related computer programs such as music creation, photo editing, word processing, etc.
    — Experience in architectural design and drafting, construction, and electrical wiring.
    — Experience in costume design, sewing and tailoring.
    — Experience in choreography.
    — Acting experience, both amateur and professional.
    — Graduate of Master Class in Lighting Design, on Broadway, New York.

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

    MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE, 1100 Second Street, Cochran, GA 31014
    Assistant Professor of Speech and Theatre, 9/94 to 7/99
    Key Contributions:
    — Taught courses in Public Speaking, Theatre Appreciation, Acting, Theatre and Theatre Production.
    — Served as Technical Director for the college.
    — Designed sets, lights and sound for all college productions, including the Concert & Lecture Series.
    — Co-founded and directed a successful summer theatre workshop at the college campus for local students, grades first through ninth.
    — Served on school committees and task forces focused on converting college from quarters to semesters.

    COLLEGE OF MICRONESIA, Kolonia, FSM
    Instructor of Speech and Theatre, 5/93 to 8/94
    Key Contributions:
    — Directed college’s first ever theatrical production.
    — Taught courses in Public Speaking, Listening and Speaking, Drama, and Writing.
    — Developed and taught instructional courses in English as a Second Language.
    — Served as president of the Personnel Committee for the college.
    — Developed Personnel Manual for College President.

    RUST COLLEGE, 150 Rust Ave., Holly Springs, MS 38635
    Instructor of Humanities, 9/89 to 5/90
    Key Contributions:
    — Served as head of College Theatre Guild.
    — Taught classes in Public Speaking, Humanities, Theatre, Voice and Diction
    — Directed three musical productions.