DISNEY'S JUNGLE BOOK KIDS
Facilitating a Q&A after a performance of Sarah Ruhl's THE OLDEST BOY
Moderating a panel discussion after a performance of THE BOYS NEXT DOOR
THE JUNGLE BOOK
Showing off a tree I created for Lobby Display at the Orlando Repertory Theatre
Marin Theatre Company
Director of Theatre for Youth & Communities
June 2015- June 2017
Oversaw the Education, Engagement and Family (TYA) Series at MTC in Mill Valley, CA. Our education department offered a range of classes onsite for ages 4 to adult all year long. (While I was there I expanded the offerings to include Pre-k - 2nd grade classes, as well as musical theatre classes.) We provided year-long residencies in 3 schools, in addition to residencies of varying lengths in schools in Marin Co. We booked student matinees for every production, as well as a school tour. We created Study Guides as reinforcing material for our productions. I oversaw documentation of feedback for our continuous improvement. I implemented a data collection system to track our progress each year. We sponsored a 24 hour play festival and the Marin Young Playwrights Festival for teens all over the Bay Area. I also mentored teaching artists, as well as taught 2-3 classes. I was the Coordinator of our Intern Program, overseeing up to 8 interns, handling outreach for applications, organizing start dates, housing, & orientation; ensuring monthly check-ins & all evaluations are filled out. Our Family Series consisted of 4 productions each year. I directed one show each year in addition to choosing the season, hiring directors, aiding in casting, & handling artistic contracts. Our Engagement department worked hard to reach the community of Marin County through sponsored Community Days for Marin City, library talks all over Marin Co, pre-show discussions prior to Wed. performances, post show Q&As, & working with Literary to create lobby displays that are informative and invite patrons to respond to the work on our stages. While I was there, I also formed partnerships with the Marin County Juvenile Halll (where I facilitated weekly workshopss), Old Firehouse School (where we began to develop a Theatre for the Very Young script with Lauren Gunderson), and the Children's Dept. at the Library (where we presented classes and workshops) I was the volunteer coordinator for people who are looking to volunteer in the administration office. For all of these programs I worked closely with our Development Department; aiding in grant writing, meeting with potential donors, & keeping in contact with current donors to keep them current on what programming is happening. I oversaw all programmatic planning, as well as created & maintained the budget for the department. I also maintained the MTC Education facebook page & acted as editor of the monthly Education newsletter (both of which I launched.)
Director of Education & Community Engagement
May 2014-June 2015
Oversaw the educational and community outreach operations for Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine, FL. While at Limelight Theatre, the entire Education Department was overhauled. The old program offered four to five production performance opportunities to young people, ages 6-18. Under my leadership, we began offering classes for ages 4 to adult in creative dramatics, acting, improvisation, public speaking, and voice/singing. We also offered workshops on topics varying from Lessac Vocal Work to Stage Combat. Additionally, we offered five production performance opportunities for young people, Professional Development workshops to schools/teachers, and Arts-Integration Workshops/Residencies in schools. In fall 2014 a partnership with the Saint Augustine Youth Services was formed providing drama workshops focused on honing communication, collaboration, and empathy skills for underserved youth. I also began a partnership and program with The ARC of St. John’s County, offering workshops to the participants at the Community Center for adults with IDD and autism. The Education Department also began sponsoring panel discussions, lectures, and workshops to coincide with the mainstage productions.
University of Central Florida
Assistant to the Marketing Coordinator at Theatre UCF
Worked with the Marketing Coordinator in the Theatre Department to generate interest in Theatre UCF via online tools such as twitter and facebook. Acted as the monitor for panel discussions taking place prior to or after Theatre UCF productions. Coordinated the “tabling” events on campus to promote Theatre UCF activities.
Assistant to the Coordinator of Graduate Studies & Research
2010-2011 Academic Year
Organized and filed paperwork concerning graduate students and studies. Assisted in making copies and setting up file-sharing documents for various courses. Reviewed and edited potential graduate-level course syllabi to make them ready for approval by the Board. Assembled contact lists for current students, as well as alumni. Contacted alumni to gather information on current professional standing for recordkeeping purposes. Organized and filed materials from graduate school applicants.
Orlando Repertory Theatre
Education Graduate Assistant
2011-2012 Academic Year
Designed dramaturgical displays and student programs for various productions, including Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type, A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas, and Pinkalicious: The Musical. Created teacher resource guides to accompany various productions, including The Boxcar Children and Locomotion which included lesson plans and extended activities for the classroom. Assisted in seating for field trip shows. Collaborated in the planning and setting up lobby activities for current productions. Created student evaluations for Community Engagement workshop sessions. Assisted in planning and creating lesson plans for various workshops.
Climb Theatre Company
August 2007 - May 2008
Coordinated the work of three other actors in my troupe, making sure that all blocking and lines were correct on a daily basis, and conducted group meetings. Called all contacts at the schools, completed all paperwork by set deadlines, handled petty cash and company credit cards, reported any issues that may arise to the Producer, organized and interpreted evaluations, and acted as the voice and face of the company at show sites.