Director / Manager / Theatre Maker

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Desired salary: $40,000.00
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I am a theatre maker, educator, and creative manager who’s work spans theatre, movement, music, film, sustainable design as well as business, non-profit, and project management. My work is largely generative and collaborative; communicating across multiple disciplines, seeking to illuminate, challenge, ponder, and reimagine the experience of being alive.


The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre And Dance Austin, TX 2010
Master of Fine Arts in Directing Theatre

The University of Puget Sound, School of Music and Theatre Department Tacoma, WA 2003
Bachelor of Art in Music, Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Cum Laude



Partner/Company Manager, TreeCycle Arborists/Artists
Northampton, Boston, Norwell, MA 2012-Current
*Cooporatively formed an innovative business that operates like an ecosystem; cyclically utilizing the processes of arboriculture to serve the environment, the community and the arts

Program Coordinator, Handshouse Studio’s Making/History Program
Norwell, MA/Poland 2011-2012
*Coordinated the students, faculty and workshop leaders in all schedules and preparations necessary to successfully execute the replication of the Gwozdziec Synagague Roof and Ceiling painting for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw Summer 2011 in Poland.

Collaborative Director “In Search of Eden” created with TRIIIBE
Boston, MA 2010
*Exhibited Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA 2016
*Originally created for and exhibited 808 Gallery Boston University Boston, MA 2010
*Selected works traveled to Dodge Gallery New York, NY 2011
*nominated “Best Photography” New England Arts Awards 2011

Co-founder/Director, The Psyche Ensemble
Austin, TX 2007-2010
*Formed an interdisciplinary collaborative ensemble of theatre makers *Organized the collaborative creation of a full-length play *Self-produced the play twice last year and am in process of producing a third development workshop and run at the Blue Theatre in Austin, TX for Summer 2010

Office Manager/ Registrar/ Recruiter, Coyote Central,
Seattle, WA 2005-2006
*Managed all aspects of registration for a non-profit arts education organization Literary Assistant Internship, The Empty Space Theatre 2005 Seattle, WA

Official Respondent, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
KCACTF Region 1: New England
*Certified as an official respondent after a one-week intensive offered at the KCACT Festival for Region 1.


Faculty, Massachusetts College of Art Advanced Puppet Workshop, Boston, MA
Co-teaching w/ Charles Stigliano Sp2013, Sp 2016

Artists in Residence, The Putney School, TheTinyDance Project, Putney, VT
Teaching/performing/developing new work Sp 2015, 2016, 2017

Artists in Residence, Hamilton College, TinyDance Project, Hamilton, NY
Teaching company technique classes/ performing Fall 2016:

Guest Artist, The Williston Northampton School, performing, Easthampton, MA
Q/A of the Tinydance creative process Fall 2015

Faculty, Chester College of New England, Chester, NH
Dusting Off Heirlooms: A Makers Look at Theatre History Spring 2012

Faculty, Chester College of New England, Chester, NH
Inside Out/Outside In: An Intro to Acting Fall 2011

Assistant Instructor, Massachusetts College of Art
Puppet Construction, taught by Charles Stigliano Spring 2012

Course Instructor, University of Texas, Austin, TX
The Fundamentals of Acting: Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010


Company Collaborator The TinyDance Project founded by Kelly Silliman
Northampton, MA 2014-2017

Director 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Musical,
Northampton High School: Northampton, MA 2017

Director Urinetown, The Musical,
Northampton High School: Northampton, MA 2016

Assistant Director As You Like It, directed by Lamar Legend,
Plimoth Players, Plimoth Plantation, MA 2013

Director Belly Buttons, a collaboration with students of
Mass College of Art, Advanced Puppetry Boston, MA 2013

Director Almost, Maine by John Cariani, The Chester College
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Associate Production
Chester, NH 2012

Co-Creator The Nomadic Dream Project with Alison Heryer, et. al.
The Prague Quadrennial Prague, CZ 2011

Director 1-Page Play Experiment, Not A Box New Festival,
GAN-e-meed Theatre Project Boston, MA 2011

Director/Co Creator re: PSYCHE, co-created with Jenny Connell, Tom Truss,
The Blue Theatre Austin, TX 2010
*received “Best Original Script” The Austin Theatre Examiners Award, The Austin

Director Our Town by Thornton Wilder, Main Stage Season productio
University of Texas Austin, TX 2010

Director/Co Creator The Psyche Project, by Jenny Connell, Main stage Season Prod.
University of Texas Austin, TX 2009
*Ranked one of “Top 9 of ‘09” by The Austin Chronicle
*Voted “Best of Festival” The Cohen New Works Festival Univ. of Texas

Acting Coach “Let me Entertain You” by solo performer Jill Pangallo,
Fiesta Gardens Austin, TX 2009

Assistan. Director, Shooting Star written & directed by Steven Dietz,
The ZACH Scott Theatre Austin, TX 2009

Writer/ Director, Full as the Moon, short film produced by Trillium Studios
viewable at Norwell, MA 2009

Co Director, Unmoored short film by Jenny Connell, produced Trillium Studios
Monteray, MA 2009
*Drama Audience Award Winner Online New England Film Festival 2010
*Audience Award for Dramatic Woods Hole Film Festival 2009 Woods Hole, MA
*featured in: Dances with Films Festival 2009 Los Angeles, CA
Woodstock Film Festival 2009 Woodstock, NY
George Eastman House Film Festival 2010 Rochester, NY

Artistic/Costume Design, Trillium Studios; Canon Image Press promotion
Graphis Photography Annual Award for “Red Man” Canon Image Press
Promotional Photo


  • Managing Business/Non profit (10 Yrs)
  • Teaching (15+ Years experience)
  • Directing Theatre (20 years experience)
  • Project Management (15+ Years experience)
  • Performing (25+ years experience)
  • Designing/Making/Creating/Building with my hands (30+ years experience)


    Collaboration, Creative Problem Solving, Designing and Creating, Directing, Interdisciplinary Coordination, Organization, Public Speaking, Sustainability, Team Management

Groups & Associations

    Chester College of New England, Coyote Central, HandsHouse Studio, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Massachusetts College of Art, Northampton High School, TheTinyDance Project, TreeCycle Arborists/ Artists, Triiibe, Trillium Studios, University of Puget Sound, University of Texas at Austin

Spoken Languages

    English, Music, Spanish

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