My primary area of research is the adaptation and restructuring of classical material to make it accessible and relevant for modern audiences. Utilizing found spaces, non-traditional structures, and bilingual texts, I seek to reframe classical material to heighten its value for the theatre of the 21st century.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Professional Roots: Seventeen years of professional New York acting experience on stage, film, and television and continued work in regional markets.
Embrace of Diversity: Experience teaching highly diverse student bodies at three different universities.
Producing Artistic Director: Artistic Director of the successful Madeline Park Shakespeare Festival; with experience in fundraising, grants, and all aspects of organizational management.
Innovative Director and Adapter: Demonstrated success creating groundbreaking theatre including immersive and devised theatre; also skilled in stage combat choreography.
Collaborative Contributor: Strong service background including recruiting, curriculum reform, bylaw reform, and season selection.
Dynamic Instructor: Proven track record guiding students from diverse backgrounds to success; specialties include Audition Technique, Stage Combat, On Camera, and Classical Material.
Bringing Action to the Song National Association of Teachers of Singing – Workshop March 2021
Keeping Distance: Creating Live Performances During the Covid Pandemic Hawaii University International Conferences June 2022
A Christmas Carol en La Frontera: Producing Bilingual Work During Quarantine Hawaii University International Conferences June 2021
A Christmas Carol en La Frontera: An Examination of the Utilization of the Frontera to Rejuvenate a Dickens Classic. International Research Conference, Venice Italy - Winner “Best Presentation, Theatre and Drama” April 2021
Regional Building Comunidad, Bilingual Theatre Co-Presentation KC/ACTF region 6 February 2020
Fear Factor, Leveraging Halloween to Make Shakespeare Accessible Co-Presentation KC/ACTF region 6
February 2020 A Christmas Carol en La Frontera: Refreshing a Classic KC/ACTF region 6 February 2019
Shakespeare’s Verse for Actors, KC/ACTF region 6 Spring 2017
A Christmas Carol en La Frontera: Updating a Classic for the Border Community Midwest Association for Latin American Studies November 2018
Shakespeare’s Verse for Actors Masterclass 7 Encuentro Teatral, Universidad de Las Americas Puebla (Mex) October 2021
Lectura Domados: Universidad de las Americas Puebla March 2020, in person – Postponed due to Covid to April 2021 via zoom
Stage Combat Masterclass: Congreso Teatral, Universidad de las Americas Puebla March 2020*, 2019, 2018 * - Postponed because of Covid 19
A Christmas Carol en La Frontera: Making A Dickens Classic Relevant on the US/ Mexican Border International University Global Theatre Experience, Austria December 2020
National Techniques for Tackling Heightened Text Challenges: How to teach the tough stuff – Rediscover or Reimagine? ATHE, Panel Member August 2021
Bilingualism as a Driver of 21st Century American Theatre: ATHE – Presenter and Panel Coordinator July 2020
See Curriculum Vitae for additional Master Classes, Workshops, and Conference experience.