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Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts now in it’s 30th season. Also, founder of Fringe Fort Myers now in it’s second season.
Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts | Fort Myers, Fl
Producing Artistic Director | 01/1993 – Present
Manage all aspects of the organization’s business and administrative operations through the Board of Directors, including marketing / communications, finance, and development. Provide the vision and implementation of artistic and educational
programming and community engagement. Produced over 220 productions, Managed an International New Play Contest as well community concerts and other performing arts events. Handled contracts for touring artists and special hire AEA artists.
Fringe Fort Myers | Fort Myers, Fl
Founder/Producer | 06/2019 – Present
Financial, operational and administrative management of the 4 day festival. Controlling festival finances, managing relationships with key stakeholders, preparing budgets and financial information for Board Members and funders, executing artists contracts, building relationships with the talent, managing volunteer staff and organizing venues for performances.
Experienced Theatre Professional with Proven Leadership:
Production Expertise: Orchestrated the creation of over 200 successful theatre productions, showcasing exceptional creativity and adept organizational skills.
Artistic Mastery: Directed and designed more than 100 productions, skillfully blending artistic vision with technical expertise to deliver compelling performances.
Pandemic Response: Guided the Alliance for the Arts through the complexities of the pandemic by pioneering the shift to outdoor productions. Designed a novel outdoor venue with precise social distancing measures, ensuring patron safety and sustaining the organization’s visibility and revenue flow during challenging times.
International Recognition: Established and curated a prestigious global new play contest, drawing a remarkable 700+ submissions annually. This initiative not only nurtured emerging playwrights but also enhanced the organization’s global standing.
Advocate for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: Led organizational initiatives to expand audiences and on-stage performances to include diversity of storytelling and faces. Integrated audio description technology to serve the visually impaired and committed to production of work integrating equitable stories. Secured local and NEA funding to continue audience expansion and training the next generation of artists of color
Community Impact: Founded Fringe Fort Myers, a pivotal annual performing arts festival with the potential to become the cornerstone of our regional arts landscape, as well as, a significant economic driver for the region. Fringe Fort Myers provides a vital platform for artists and significantly enriches the cultural fabric of the community. Proudmember of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals.
Strategic Collaboration: Fostered seamless collaboration across departments, working closely with marketing and project management teams. Together, we developed innovative ideas and initiatives that elevated the organization’s efficiency, fostering a dynamic and forward-thinking approach.
- Leadership, Time Management, Communication Skills, Event Scheduling, Event Management,
- Theatre Production, Hockey, Theatre Design, Customer Service, Carpentry,