Stoddard Professional CV
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As John F. Kennedy said, “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” As the director, I am responsible for not only connecting the audience to the story and experience, but for creating an artistic vision that challenges and inspires the production team, actors and audience. Theatre should nourish our creativity and do so with bold invention and originality.
o Accomplished career distinguished by success as both an Executive Director and a faculty member at the secondary and advanced level. Excellent rapport with colleagues and collaborators—from fellow administrators and faculty, to students, donors, staff, parents and community theatre professionals.
o Proven leadership, mentoring and programming success. Extensive experience in development of theatre companies, educational programming for schools and communities, mentoring of actors of all ages, and leadership in design, budgeting, strategic planning and implementation of traditional and integrated arts experiences.
o Excellent communicator with highly effective planning, facilitation, team building and organization background. Ability to lead diverse groups to establish and realize high-level goals and strategic plans; implement and reflect on programming and productions, evaluate progress and attain outstanding monetary and audience experience results.
EDUCATION: Masters in Theatre Education and Arts Integration, May 2008: Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre Performance, May 2001: Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH
Executive and Artistic Director, Creator
Miami Theatre Works, Miami FL 2020 – present
o Developed Miami’s newest semi-professional theatre company including all business documentation along with a strong mission and vision for the company.
o Solicit and secure all financial backing and donation for each production.
o Develop and plan each summer production in line with the mission of Miami Theatre Works. o Work alongside a PR firm to develop all press and marketing strategies. Assist with the management of all social media campaigns.
o Hire and manage 10 – 20 independent contractors working on the production.
o Create and maintain contracts and proper paperwork for each contractor.
o Organize, follow and maintain all federal and state documents for contractors, insurance, non-profit status and tax withholdings.
o Collaborate with producers and sponsors to secure and maintain appropriate budgets. Ensure a balanced summer budget by tracking all expenses and wages during production and planning meetings.
o Take on additional production roles as needed such as artistic directing, choreography or a design role. o Locate and negotiate rental contracts at local venues that align with each unique production need. o Work alongside the producers to build and strengthen relationships with local businesses and patrons.
Executive Team and Playwright
Musicals Made Easy, Milwaukee WI 2020 – present
o Working alongside three other members of the administrative team developing original one – hour musicals for children ranging in grades from 2 – 12.
o Assist with the branding of the company and realization of goals for the official launch in 2022. o Libretto or lyricist for all new productions.
o Creator of all Integrated Arts materials available for free for teachers to integrate into school lesson plans. o Choreographer of included rehearsal videos available for all licensees to use.
Executive and Artistic Director
Community Theatre Works (CTW), Milwaukee, WI 2008 – 2016
o Direct 80 – 100 show participants ranging from middle school-age students to adults in a full-scale production. o Create parent letters and public relations materials to promote the summer program to middle school students across the metro-Milwaukee area.
o Hire and manage the Theatre Technical Director, Box Office Manager, Summer Interns and Production Assistant. o Hire and supervise summer independent contracted production members. Musical Director, Choreographer, Conductor, Carpenters, Costume, Lighting, and Sound Designer.
o Collaborate with the business office monitoring online registrations and fees of all participants. o Create and ensure a balanced summer budget by tracking all expenses and hourly wages.
o Manage marketing, program website and public relations.
Theater and Production Manager
Hansen Family Fine Arts Theatre: DSHA Campus: Milwaukee, WI 2008 – 2016
o Create and oversee operating budget for the Hansen Family Fine Arts Theatre and attached scene shop (750-seat theatre), the black box Arena Theatre (seating varies) and the Quad (400 seat capacity function room). o Monitor and schedule maintenance and repair on the Hansen Theatre, Quad, scene shop and Arena Theatre. o Manage the full-time Theatre Technical Director.
o Manage all outside/community organizations theatre rentals and events.
o Assist with set-up and running in-school assemblies, Masses, and events in the Hansen Theatre, Arena Theatre and Quad.
o Prepare and negotiate rental contracts and associated fees with outside community organizations. o Collaborate with the Technical director and Maintenance Director scheduling staff members to work outside community events.
- Artistic Director, Executive Director, Program Development, Theater Management, Theatre Education
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