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

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

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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.


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


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

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  • Shakespeare; dialect coaching; Viewpoints

Groups & Associations

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

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