Directing

Resume posted by Kathi E.B. Ellis in Theatre.

Desired position type: Freelance
Location: Louisville Kentucky, United States


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Summary

I am an independent theatre director working in a variety of genres including Shakespeare, musicals, new works, devised works, classics, etc. I work at professional theatre companies throughout the US.

Education

MFA Directing, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.
BA American History and Linguistics, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England.

Experience

Representative Equity Theatres:
New Theatre – Cymbeline, Winter’s Tale (Miami, FL)
Cortland Repertory Theatre – Man of La Mancha (Cortland, NY)
Kentucky Repertory Theatre – Light Up The Sky, The Mousetrap (Horse Cave, KY)
Country Dinner Playhouse – Catch Me If You Can, Arsenic and Old Lace (Denver, CO)
Arena Stage (Asst Dir) – Ghosts directed by Livui Cuilei (Washington DC)
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Asst. Dir.) – The As If Body Loop by Ken Weitzman, Humana Festival of New Plays, directed by Susan Booth; Spunk directed by Seret Scott

Representative Other Theatres:
Broward Stage Door – Jekyll & Hyde, West Side Story (both Carbonell Nominated) (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Looking for Lilith Theatre Company – original devised works: Fabric, Flames, and Fervor: Girls of the Triangle (also toured to Centennial of Triangle Fire); What My Hands Have Touched; Crossing Mountains. Other productions: Alice in Black and White (world premiere); Beyond the Blue Mountains (theatrical adaptation of poetry); Much Ado About Nothing (all female production) (Louisville, KY)
ShoeString Productions – The Zoo Story, Art, The Glass Menagerie, Stones in his Pockets (Louisville, KY)
Josephine Summerstage – Macbeth (all female production), The Tempest, As You Like It (Josephine Sculpture Park, Frankfort, KY)
The Alley Theatre – Women Behind Bars, Eurydice, The Yellow Boat (Louisville, KY)
Public Theatre of Kentucky – Hamlet (Bowling Green, KY)
Balagula Theatre – A Steady Rain, E.G.O.: The Passions of Eugene O’Neill (world premiere) (Lexington, KY)

Representative New Works:
Juneteenth Legacy Theatre – Driving While Black, Habeas Corpus, Faith, Hope, and Charity the Mary McLeo Bethune Story by Samuel Kelley; Stonethrower by Graham Bronson ; The Color of Justice by Cheryl Davis; Here Am I Send Me by Benard Cummings (Louisville, KY)
Bard’s Town Theatre – The Snowflake Theory by Nancy Gall-Clayton (Louisville, KY)
Pandora Productions – Dog (Run) Diaries by Andrew Kramer

Request full resume – theatrekate@gmail.com

Skills

  • Shakespeare; dialect coaching; Viewpoints

Groups & Associations

    Lincoln Center and Chicago Directors' Labs Member, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Associate Member

Spoken Languages

    English

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