Directing

I like my plays vital and visceral, I cherish both language and movement, and I love to help actors shine.

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FSM rehearsal during the BAPF photo by Jim Norrena

FSM rehearsal during the BAPF
photo by Jim Norrena

Brahman/i: A One-Hijra Stand-Up Comedy Show photo by Pak Han

Brahman/i: A One-Hijra Stand-Up Comedy Show
p
hoto by Pak Han

Cat in the Hat photo by Joshua Posamentier

Cat in the Hat
photo by Joshua Posamentier

Hunting Love photo by Karla Hargrave

Hunting Love
photo by Karla Hargrave

The Clean House photo by mellopix.com

The Clean House
photo by mellopix.com

Click Clack Moo photo by Joshua Posamentier

Click Clack Moo
photo by Joshua Posamentier

Pericles photo by Elizabeth Allen

Pericles
photo by Elizabeth Allen

Good Person of Szechuan photo by Erin Merritt

Good Person of Szechuan
photo by Erin Merritt

Lord of the Flies photo by Elizabeth Allen

Lord of the Flies
photo by Elizabeth Allen

Selected Directing Experience (download full PDF)

***Winner, Top Ten Productions of 2005, Oakland Tribune

**Winner, Top Ten Productions of 2002, SF Examiner

† World premiere

Regional premiere


Related Experience

Producer (see Producing & Arts Administration Consultant page)

Adaptor/Translator (see Adaptations page)                               

 

 


Actor   1991 – 2005  (Download PDF)


Other Representative Projects:

Researcher Cleopatra Blu-Ray (added-value Docs)  Felt Films for FOX Searchlight, LA, CA

Brecht coach Doing Good   SF Mime Troupe, SF, CA

Dramaturg (before NNPN Rolling Premiere) Grounded  Bay Area Playwrights Festival, SF, CA

Production Dramaturg/Brecht coach Arturo Ui  Unconditional Theatre, SF, CA

Production Dramaturg/Russian coach  Uncle Vanya   Shotgun Players, Berkeley, CA

Assistant Director A Steady Rain  Central Standard Theatre, KC, MO

Asst Dir/SM/Dramaturg Arturo Ui  Bay Package Prods, SF CA

Stage Manager  1996 – 1999    (substitute SM: var. concerts)  Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Stage Manager  1990 – 1991    Bar None  ODAAT Productions, SF CA

Fight Choreographer  

Woman’s WillGood Person (2008), As You Like It (2004), Lord of the Flies (2004), Othello (2003), Comedy of Errors (2001), Merchant of Venice (2001)

Other TheatersTheatreFIRST, Berkeley: Making Noise Quietly; Signal Theatre, SF: Our Lady of Fatima; UMKC: Drums in the Night; Palo Alto High School: Big Love and The Fantasticks; California Shakespeare Theater Summer with Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar

Coriolanus, Erin in title role Photo by Pietro Calogero

Coriolanus, Erin in title role
Photo by Pietro Calogero


Drums in the Night, UMKC Dept of Theater Photo by Jeff Rumens

Drums in the Night, UMKC Dept of Theater
Photo by Jeff Rumens

Telling: KC The Telling Project. Photo by Erin Merritt

Telling: KC
The Telling Project. Photo by Erin Merritt

Education & Training

BA Theatre, Reed College (Phi Beta Kappa)
Thesis: Logical Brecht: what he did, why he did it, how we do it.*

Teaching/Curriculum Development         
          Russell Blackwood/numerous teachers | SF Shakes Fest/Berkeley/Oakland USDs

Directing/Playwriting                          
          Craig Clinton | Reed College

Verse
          Dakin Matthews/Julian López-Morillas | California Shakespeare Theater

Theatre History
          Gail Chugg California Shakespeare Theater
          Craig Clinton | 
Reed College

Stage Combat                                      
          Richard Lane & Bob Borwick | Academy of the Sword
          Michael Cawelti | California Shakespeare Theater
          Tony Simotes |
Shakespeare & Co., Massachusetts
          J.R. Beardsley
| Drama Studio Berkeley

Acting Technique                                  
          Tony Taccone | California Shakespeare Theater
          Kathleen Worley | Reed

Voice                                                    
           Penny Kreitzer
California Shakespeare Theater
           Andrea Haring, Ariel Bock | Shakespeare & Co. 

Movement                                              
           Art Manke California Shakespeare Theater
           Karen Beaumont, Susan Dibble | Shakespeare & Co.

Viewpoints                                            
           Ellen Lauren | SITI Company at Fools Fury, SF

Butoh dance                                          
            Paige Sorvillo | Temescal Arts Center

*used as text for coursework at Reed College 1990 - 2013