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Dedicated theatre professional seeks new challenge in Theatre. I have a proven track record of successfully directing a 501(c)(3) non-profit theatre for thirteen years, plus eight years of college teaching experience.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI – Oxford, MS
MFA, Theatre, Directing 1989
SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY
B.S. in Communications, Minor in Theatre 1986
STARLIGHT MOUNTAIN THEATRE, P.O. BOX 425, GARDEN VALLEY, ID 83622
Artistic/Executive Director, 7/99 to Present
I founded Starlight Mountain Theatre with my wife and parents in 1999 and we just finished our tenth season. Starlight is a professional summer-stock theatre company from May through September, and a community theatre company during the winter and spring. We also offer after-school youth programs and theatre classes, as well as youth productions.
• Work with the Board of Directors to develop fiscal budgets, business plans, and marketing strategies.
• Work with “Starlight Family” volunteers, delegating and overseeing essential services.
• Work with ticketing agencies.
• Oversee all programs and day-to-day operations at the theatre.
• Select shows and seasons for summer and winter.
• Procure all contracts with music houses for production royalties, rentals and rights for every show.
• Procure and/or create music soundtracks for each show.
• Design costumes, lights and sound for each show.
• Design and construct sets and set pieces for each show.
• Organize and hold auditions for each show, including our annual “Audition Tour” where we travel to several colleges and universities to audition theatre students for our professional summer-stock season.
• Cast each show and work directly with actors before and during each production.
• Direct most shows for summer and winter seasons.
• Maintain theatre web-site.
• Produce e-newsletters for theatre patrons and marketing targets.
• Design and oversee youth programs, theatre workshops and community outreach program
• Secure sponsors, advertisers and supporters for the theatre.
Show Organization Year
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (9) SMT 2000-2009
The Boyfriend SMT 2009
Footloose (2) SMT 2005, 2009
Annie Get Your Gun (2) SMT 2002, 2009
Joseph/Technicolor Dreamcoat (4) SMT 2000, 2002, 2006, 2009
Crazy for You SMT 2008
Cinderella SMT 2008
Oklahoma! (3) SMT 2001, 2006, 2008
Big River SMT 2007
Pirates of Penzance …Goes West (2) SMT 2004, 2007
State Fair SMT 2007
Hello Dolly SMT 2006
The Scarlet Pimpernel SMT 2006
My Fair Lady SMT 2005
Annie SMT 2005
Wonderful Town SMT 2005
Calamity Jane (2) SMT 2001, 2004
Grease SMT 2004
Allocating Annie SMT 2004
Guys and Dolls SMT 2003
South Pacific SMT 2003
Bye Bye Birdie SMT 2003
Honky-Tonk Angel SMT 2003
Let’s Murder Marsha SMT 2003
Fiddler on the Roof SMT 2002
Always Patsy Cline SMT 2002
Sugar SMT 2001
Sound of Music SMT 2000
Show Organization Year
Footloose SMT 2010
Little Shop of Horrors (2) SMT 2002, 2009
Death by Chocolate SMT 2009
Always Patsy Cline (2) SMT 2003, 2009
Wonderful Town SMT 2008
A …My Name is Alice SMT 2008
Love & Romance SMT 2008
The Scarlet Pimpernel SMT 2008
Gifts of the Magi SMT 2007
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown SMT 2007
Fiddler on the Roof (3) SMT 2002, 2003, 2007
The King and I SMT 2006
Anne of Green Gables (2) SMT 2005, 2006
Oliver! SMT 2005
Bye Bye Birdie SMT 2005
Sugar SMT 2004
Oklahoma! SMT 2004
Joseph/Technicolor Dreamcoat SMT 2004
Joseph/Technicolor Dreamcoat CLARKSDALE CT, MS 1988
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers OXFORD HS, MS 1987
Some Enchanted Evening VALLEY PLAYHOUSE, NV 1986
Live and Then Some! VALLEY PLAYHOUSE, NV 1985
The Boyfriend VALLEY PLAYHOUSE, NV 1985
Oliver! VALLEY PLAYHOUSE, NV 1984
Annie VALLEY PLAYHOUSE, NV 1983
YOUTH THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
Show Organization Year
High School Musical (2) SMT 2007, 2008
Joseph/Technicolor Dreamcoat SMT 2007
Grease SMT 2007
Les Miserable, School Edition SMT 2006
Aladdin, Jr. SMT 2006
Annie, Jr. MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1999
Wizard of Oz MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1998
Tumbleweeds MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1997
Joseph/Technical Dreamcoat MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1996
Joseph/Technical Dreamcoat VALLEY PLAYHOUSE, NV 1985
Show Organization Year
Land of Little Horses MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1999
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1998
Let’s Murder Marsha MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1998
Fools MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1997
Annie MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1995
Allocating Annie MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE 1994
Love with a Twist COLLEGE OF MICRONESIA 1993
Love and Romance RUST COLLEGE, MS 1990
An Evening of Broadway RUST COLLEGE, MS 1990
Joseph/Technicolor Dreamcoat RUST COLLEGE, MS 1989
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 1989
The Octet Bridge Club UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 1988
The Rink UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 1988
Mass Appeal UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 1987
Juvie UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 1987
The Public Eye UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 1986
In addition to the 73 shows listed above, I have also produced the following shows:
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas SMT 2010
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast SMT 2009
The Sound of Music SMT 2009
Alice in Wonderland SMT 2009
Disney’s The Jungle Book SMT 2009
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever SMT 2008
Disney’s 101 Dalmatians SMT 2008
Honky-Tonk Angel SMT 2005
Tumbleweeds SMT 2001
RELATED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Excellent computer skills, with great proficiency in theatre-related computer programs such as music creation, photo editing, word processing, etc.
Experience in architectural design and drafting, construction, and electrical wiring.
Experience in costume design, sewing and tailoring.
Experience in choreography.
Acting experience, both amateur and professional.
Graduate of Master Class in Lighting Design, on Broadway, New York.
MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE, 1100 Second Street, Cochran, GA 31014
Assistant Professor of Speech and Theatre, 9/94 to 7/99
Taught courses in Public Speaking, Theatre Appreciation, Acting, Theatre and Theatre Production.
Served as Technical Director for the college.
Designed sets, lights and sound for all college productions, including the Concert & Lecture Series.
Co-founded and directed a successful summer theatre workshop at the college campus for local students, grades first through ninth.
Served on school committees and task forces focused on converting college from quarters to semesters.
COLLEGE OF MICRONESIA, Kolonia, FSM
Instructor of Speech and Theatre, 5/93 to 8/94
Directed college’s first ever theatrical production.
Taught courses in Public Speaking, Listening and Speaking, Drama, and Writing.
Developed and taught instructional courses in English as a Second Language.
Served as president of the Personnel Committee for the college.
Developed Personnel Manual for College President.
RUST COLLEGE, 150 Rust Ave., Holly Springs, MS 38635
Instructor of Humanities, 9/89 to 5/90
Served as head of College Theatre Guild.
Taught classes in Public Speaking, Humanities, Theatre, Voice and Diction
Directed three musical productions.