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Director, writer, actor, teacher. Highly intelligent leader and team player with years of experience in the creative field in front of and behind the scenes. Looking for a collaborative creative position where I can bring productivity and positivity.
1993-1997 – New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York
BFA in Acting, Playwrights Horizons Theater School
2002 Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London
Certificate in Acting Shakespeare
2017 Director’s Lab West, Los Angeles/Pasadena
2018-05 – present
Theater and Arts Journalist
Gia On The Move
Reviewer and videographer/editor for local theatrical and artistic productions, conferences, festivals, and seminars.
2018-09 – present
Taught three-hour intensive focusing on the unique challenges of directing projects utilizing limited resources, space, and time.
Gifft Hill School
Taught four-day filmmaking mini-mester in St. John, USVI
working with 6th-11th graders going from concept to completing three five-to-eight-minute shorts.
Films shown and lauded by general public and invited guests at the local art gallery.
2017-08 – present
Director’s Lab West
Assisted Steering Committee with ideas and themes for eight-day Directing Intensive. Found core texts, helped with participant selection, and local productions to explore.
2017-08 – 2019-06
Taught acting to K-8th grade classes focusing on theater basics adhering to LAUSD standards, as well as directing students in three major school productions per year.
2009 -05 – 2016 -09
Big Brother” Seasons 11 – 18
Worked in concert with three other librarians using FileMaker Pro and PilotWare data entry for series of XDCam, Beta, MiniDV and DVDs for archive and assisting production staff. Included production dubbing, black and coding, DVD label and reproduction, filing, and interfacing with story and production. Plus: I made coffee.
2008-10 – present
Read, assessed, and provided written and oral feedback to writers, producers about screenplays and story pitches focusing on motivations, story structure, dialogue, grammar, and spelling.
2010-01 – present
Organized independent theatrical and cinematic productions: kept schedules, budgets, interfaced with production team (publicity, unions, insurance), hired actors, crew, and designers and worked with them to create cohesive conceptual productions.