Curriculum Vitae

Abridged CV

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Musical Theatre, San Diego State University

  • Thesis Project: When The Movie Meets The Musical: Cross-Pollination of Media in Bat Boy, the Musical

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre, California State University, Chico

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of San Diego, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of San Diego, Music Department

Courses taught:

  • Acting I
  • Acting for Musical Theatre
  • Theatre Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Theatre and Society
  • Senior Projects
  • Theatre and Education
  • Opera Workshop (Music Department)
  • Theatre Practicum for Majors & non-Majors

Lunchbox Series Coordinator:

  • The Art of the Audition: 10-part series of audition skills and tips
  • Musical Theatre
  • Business savvy
  • Collaboration in the Arts
  • Front-of-House contributions
  • Annual Alumni Reunion and Advise Session
  • Pop-Culture “Must-Know’s” for Theatre Artists
  • Guest presentations, workshops and panels on: Dramaturgy, Puppeteering, Viewpoints & Suzuki, Costume Design, KC/ACTF, Improvisation, Venues, Camera Acting, Alexander Techniques, and Stage Combat

Directing Credits

  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (USD, 2015)
  • The Spitfire Grill (USD, 2013)
  • Promote, Demote Gala Event (Rotary New Generations, La Jolla, CA)

Voice & Dialect Coach

The Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA

  • The Rainmaker (directed by Maria Mileaf)
  • Double Indemnity (directed by John Gould Rubin)
  • The Last Goodbye (directed by Alex Timbers)

La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego, CA

  • Glengarry Glen Ross (directed by Christopher Ashley)

Musical Directing credits

  • Anatomy of Gray (directed by Lisa Berger, University of San Diego)
  • Holiday Fun Chorale Celebration (Jack-in-the-Box Corporate, San Diego, CA)

SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS

Changemaker HUB Faculty Exchange: The Creative Entrepreneur, University of San Diego, Center for Educational Excellence: Sole presenter discussing similarities and differences between entrepreneurs and artists.  Based on teaching effective methods and strategic decision making to artists to increase their market viability and career sustainability with awareness of business success and personal fulfillment.

ATHE 2013 Conference: P[L]AY: Performance, Pleasure and Pedagogy, Orlando, FL Conference participant

Arts Management Workshop:  Guest professor for online seminar with Interlochen Center for the Arts.  Students from grades 9-12 focusing in theatre, music, film, radio, dance, creative writing, and visual arts will participate in creative project development, learn about non-profit and corporate business structures and practice professional skills (interview, persuasion, leadership, decision making, and collaboration).

Lessac Institute 2013 Annual Conference:  Conference participant

The Art of the Audition: Putting It Together:  Designer and lead presenter of a 10-part series of workshops, professional panels, presentations and showcases on etiquette, type-casting, performance anxiety, monologues, cold readings, improvisation, musical, on-camera auditions and the business of theatre.

VASTA 2012 Conference: A Voice For Good, Washington, D.C.:  Conference participant

ATHE 2012 Conference: Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate, Washington D.C.  Conference participant

Once Upon A Stage: Yesterday’s Theatre in Today’s World: Featured presenter to discuss the evolution and progression of theatre as a reflection of generational trends and society. (University of the Third Age)

History of Dance in the American Musical Theatre

  • Research Presentation: Jack Cole
  • Seminar Presentations: Bill Robinson, Ann Reinking & Savion Glover

Seminar in Dialects/Accents with Jeffrey Morrison

  • Dialects: Dublin, Russian
  • Performance Implementation: A Man Of No Importance
  •  Practical instruction: Chess, The Musical

Theatre Internship: Moonlight Stage Productions, Vista, CA

  • Performance in Musical Production: Big River (directed by Kirby Ward)

Seminar in Musical Theatre Heritage

  • Composers of the 20th Century Research Paper: Noël Coward’s Talent to Amuse
  • Seminar Presentation:  Cy Coleman

History of American Musical Theatre Seminar

  • Research Papers:  Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
  • Production Research: Original production of Finian’s Rainbow, (E.Y. Harburg & Burton Lane,1947)
  • Libretto report presentation: Little Johnny Jones, Oklahoma!
  • Historical Chronology Seminar Presentation: Broadway Musical Seasons of 1960-1969

Seminar in Theatre

  • Research and script writing: “Women in Theatre” (Production and multi-media presentation

Seminar in Dialects

  • IPA, Southern & Regional American, Queen’s English

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

Faculty Learning Community: Pedagogy of Flipping the Classroom – University of San Diego

  • Multidisciplinary faculty development series to explore, research and build pedagogical programs and strategies to introduce flipping to students and innovatively use current technology, resources and tools in developing new courses.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, College of Arts and Sciences – University of San Diego

  • Peer review of articles, papers, conference presentations, course development, and other scholarship materials for implementation, publishing and promotion of academic improvement

Graduate Design Jury – “At Home At The Zoo”, School of Theatre, Television and Film – San Diego State University

  •  Performance of scene from “Homelife” (Act One), directed by Joan Marie Hurwitt, critiqued by Edward Albee and others

Graduate Design Jury – “Madwoman of Chaillot”, School of Theatre, Television and Film – San Diego State University

  •  Performance of the “Tea Party” musical scene from Jerry Herman’s Dear World in adjudication process, directed by Omri Schein, critiqued by Edward Albee and others

Foreign Exchange Host – Gothenberg, Sweden, Office of International Programs – San Diego State University

  • Musical Theatre studies with University of Gothenberg, Artisten students.  Participated in seminars, master classes and rehearsals, culminating in a bilingual concert performance with Artisten students.

 

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