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Master of Fine Arts in Directing: Baylor University (anticipated) 2013 Written Thesis: “A Director’s Approach to Euripides’ Hecuba” Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre (Acting Emphasis): Abilene Christian University 2005
Baylor University – Waco, TX Teacher of Record Acting for Non Majors THEA 1314 Fall 2012 Non major students are given the opportunity to experience acting concepts and technique including Stanislavski method, Bogart and some improvisation. Class size 20. Theatre Appreciation Fall 2011, Spring 2012 Spring 2013 Lecture style course introducing students to fundamental theatrical components including acting, directing, design, theatrical literature and theatre history. Class enrollment 200. Guest Lecturer – Advanced Studies in THEA 4379 Spring 2012 Contemporary Theatre and Drama Invited to lead a discussion-based class on Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play. Guided conversation amongst Junior and Senior undergraduates to explore themes and ideas inherent in Ruhl’s play. Teaching Assistant – Applied Voice and Movement 1 THEA 2101 Fall 2011 Aid in the development of actor’s use of body and voice as it applies to realistic acting. Provide practical demonstrations of course techniques. Acting Shakespeare THEA 2302 Spring 2011 Aided instructor in operative words exercises, scansion, and poetical devices through practical demonstration. Administered tests to students. Theatre Appreciation THEA 1206 Fall 2010, Spring 2011 THEA 1206
Monitored students and aided in class discussion in two sections of theatre appreciation per semester. Graded students tests and quizzes. Lead lecturer for acting unit in two sections in Spring 2011. KD Studio Actor’s Conservatory – Dallas, TX Teacher Introduction to Acting November ’07-August ‘08 Instructed adult students in fundamental elements of acting and character development through the usage of improvisation, scene work, and monologues. Introduction to Acting (Teens) November ’07-August ‘08 Instructed students—ages 12-16—in the fundamentals of acting and character development. Explored the nature of theatre and acting through storytelling games and improvisation and guided students to a better understanding of acting techniques through scene work and monologues. North Mesquite High School – Mesquite, TX Teacher Theatre Arts 1 August ’05-June ‘08 Introduce students to the fundamentals of theatre. Class includes units on acting, design, improvisation and theatre history. Students are encouraged to create classroom working relationships through activities such as scene work and group projects. Theatre Arts 2 August ’05-June ‘08 Theatre Arts 2 is a continuation of Theatre Arts 1 with a greater in-depth concentration in the elements of acting. Students are challenged with more intensive scene work as well as new training in areas such as directing and Shakespeare.
Stage Combat Workshop at Louisiana Tech University Louisiana Tech Two day intensive workshop. Ten, eighty-minute classes helping students develop skills in the variety of areas of stage combat. Classes taught by certified members of the SAFD from all across the county. Master Class with John Patrick Shanley Baylor University 2011 Playwright John Patrick Shanley discusses his approach to playwriting, including influences from his own life, and steps taken to be a successful playwright.
Texas Intensive Stage Combat Workshop University of Houston 2011 Two day intensive workshop helping develop a basic skill set of common stage weapons used in the theatre. Class instructors include S.A.F.D. FM/FD/CT’s Brian Byrnes and k. Jenny Jones, S.A.F.D.
FD/CT’s Jack Young and Timothy Pinnow, CT’s Leraldo Anzaldua, Bill Lengfelder, H. Russ Brown, Matt Ellis and Mark Guinn, AAC Intern Jake Guinn. Meyerhold’s Biomechanics Texas A&M 2011 One day workshop in which students develop a basic understanding of Meyerhold’s Biomechanics. Practical application of skill set is emphasized. Workshop instructed by Kathleen Baum.
(Full Length) Hecuba (Coming November 2012) The Exception and the Rule (Co-director) Little Airplanes of the Heart (Assistant Director) Johannes, Pyotr &Marge (Assistant Director) Red Flags, Black Squares Circle Mirror Transformation Two Truths and a Lie Much Ado About Nothing (Co-director) The Actor’s Nightmare One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest* God’s Favorite Cinderella Witness for the Prosecution The Apollo of Bellac* Wait Until Dark Variations on the Death of Trotsky “Love: An Indescribable Force” “Chains”
*Indicates UIL 40-minute play competition
Euripides Bertolt Brecht Steve Feffer Jeffrey Essmann Devised Annie Baker Mary Michael Wagner Shakespeare Christopher Durang Dale Wasserman Neil Simon Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Agatha Christie Jean Giraudoux Frederick Knott David Ives Devised Devised
Baylor Mainstage 2012 Baylor Studio 2012 Baylor Mainstage 2012 Baylor Mainstage 2012 Baylor Studio 2011 Baylor Mainstage 2011 Baylor Studio 2010 Lipscomb Mainstage 2010 Lipscomb Mainstage 2008 North Mesquite HS 2008 North Mesquite HS 2007 North Mesquite HS 2007 North Mesquite HS 2006 North Mesquite HS 2006 North Mesquite HS 2005 ACU Mainstage 2005 ACU Studio 2005 ACU Studio 2003
(Scene Work) Ghosts* Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo* Henry IV, Part I* The Rivals* Proof* The Hairy Ape* I Dream Before I Take the Stand* Henrik Ibsen Rajiv Joseph Shakespeare Richard Sheridan David Auburn Eugene O’Neill Arlene Hutton Baylor Studio 2012 Baylor Studio 2011 Baylor Studio 2011 Baylor Studio 2011 Lipscomb Studio 2009 ACU Studio 2005 ACU Studio 2005
Self Torture and Strenuous Exercise* The Odd Couple (Female Version)* Spoils of War* The Cocktail Hour*
*Indicates cutting of the script
Harry Kondoleon Neil Simon Michael Weller A.R. Gurney
ACU Studio 2003 ACU Studio 2003 ACU Studio 2003 ACU Studio 2003
PLAYWRITING AND NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT
The Trapeze Artist by Mary Laws Aftermath by Thomas Ward IGrad “Shakespeare Connected” Baseball is Life A Day in the Life Don’t Eat the Soup Assistant Director of World Premiere at Baylor University (2012) Assistant Director of World Premiere at Baylor University (2012) Developed for Baylor University graduate student orientation (2011) Educational Series (Co-writer) produced by John Parker (2009) Performed at Shamblin Theatre (2008), Staged reading – Fulks Theatre (2003) Performed at North Mesquite Mainstage (2006) Performed at Briarstone Dinner Theatre (2005)
CONFERENCES AND PUBLICATIONS
“Growing Pains: Audience Response and Anna in the Tropics SETC Theatre Symposium: Wilmington, North Carolina April 2012
“Working with the Body: A Director’s Approach to Circle Mirror Transformation Mid-American Theatre Conference: Chicago, Illinois March 2012
¡Escucha! Death of a Salesman Guys and Dolls Measure for Measure Love’s Labours Lost Twelfth Night Julius Caesar Man Who Couldn’t Dance Kiss Me Kate Barefoot in the Park The Hunt Taming of the Shrew Guys and Dolls Hamlet Jekyll and Hyde For Such a Time as This Greg/Larry Happy Loman Arvide Abernathy Angelo Ferdinand Duke Orsino Octavius Eric General Harrison Howell Telephone Repairman Uriens Tranio Angie the Ox Marcellus/Priest Chorus King/Guard Nouveau 47 Lipscomb University Lipscomb University Abilene Shakespeare Festival Abilene Shakespeare Festival Abilene Shakespeare Festival Abilene Shakespeare Festival Abilene Christian University Abilene Christian University Abilene Christian University Abilene Shakespeare Festival Abilene Shakespeare Festival Abilene Christian University Abilene Shakespeare Festival Abilene Christian University Abilene Christian University
Absurd Person Singular Two Rooms Stage Manager Assistant Stage Manager Abilene Christian University Abilene Christian University
Circle Mirror Transformation One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest God’s Favorite Cinderella Witness for the Prosecution Unity Pop Show Seussical the Musical Wait Until Dark Baylor University North Mesquite High School North Mesquite High School North Mesquite High School North Mesquite High School North Mesquite High School North Mesquite High School North Mesquite High School
Circle Mirror Transformation One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest God’s Favorite Variations on the Death of Trotsky Baylor University North Mesquite High School North Mesquite High School Abilene Christian University
Circle Mirror Transformation One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest The Apollo of Bellac Baylor University North Mesquite High School North Mesquite High School
Circle Mirror Transformation Shop Foreman Julius Caesar Twelfth Night Barefoot in the Park Ragtime (Included Welding) Godspell (Included Welding) Absurd Person Singular Two Rooms Joyful Noise Lost in Yonkers Oliver Freshman Follies Costume Designer ACU Theatre Set Construction Set Construction Set Construction Set Construction Set Construction Light Console Set Construction Running Crew Light Console Running Crew Fly Rail Baylor University August 2002- May 2005 Abilene Christian University Abilene Christian University Abilene Christian University Paramount Theatre Abilene Christian University Abilene Christian University Abilene Christian University Abilene Christian University Abilene Christian University Abilene Christian University Abilene Christian University
AWARDS, GRANTS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Travel Award for Professional Meeting – Baylor University $300 award to cover expenses for trips to professional conferences in which the candidate is presenting. Director Development Research Award – Baylor University $1000 award in support of research at the Humana New Play Festival in Louisville, KY. Director Development Research Award – Baylor University $1000 award to support research of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions in New York City. Dean’s Award – Abilene Christian University Based on SAT score requirements. $6000 paid over four years. Student to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 during undergraduate time at ACU. Theatre Scholarship – Abilene Christian University $3000 paid out over six semesters. Contingent on 10 hours of work, per week, in the ACU scene shop. Student to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Spur Award – North Mesquite High School Nominated by members of the senior class, this award is given to teachers who have demonstrated the ability to mentor students onward to achieve academic success as well as provide guidance and motivational support.
Dr. Deanna Toten Beard Graduate Program Director Baylor University Theatre Deanna_toten_beard@baylor.edu Mike Fernandez Chair of Theatre Department Associate Professor of Theatre Lipscomb University Mike.email@example.com Susie Court Administrative Officer of Instruction Mesquite Interdependent School District firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Marion Castleberry Professor of Theatre Baylor University Theatre email@example.com Dr. David Jortner Assistant Professor of Theatre Baylor University firstname.lastname@example.org Thomas Ward Actor/Playwright Member of Actors’ Equity email@example.com