Directing

As You Like It, St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival (2018)
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Tarragon Theatre Extraspace, Chekhov Collective(2018)

Man of Destiny Merriman Theatre Co. Latchmere Theatre, London

Kiss and Tell (co-director) Merriman Theatre Co. UK tour with Kate O’Mara

 

Producing

Executive Producer, Strolling Player: Toronto, 2012-present.

Responsibilities include Arrangement of co-productions; fundraising; creation of marketing and advertising plans; hiring of staff; the arrangement of all artistic and administrative contracts as well as copyright and other legal arrangements; the research, writing, and implementation of all grants; technical liaison with all presenting organizations.

 

Associate Artist, Aquila Theatre Company: New York City, 2001-2012. Responsibilities included: Creation and implementation of educational curricula as well as pre-show lectures and activities to support seasonal programming and educational outreach.

 

Co-Founder Merriman Theatre Company: London, UK, 1991-1994. Responsibilities included: Development of seasonal outreach and programming; fundraising for individual productions and the company at large; the arrangement of co-productions and touring locations; liaising with the board on artistic vision and budgetary issues; creation of marketing and advertising plans.

 

Teaching

Kaufman Arts Centre, Kitchener, ON October 2012 – Acting Masterclass Sudbury Secondary School, Sudbury, ON March 2011 - Shakespeare Masterclass Sudbury Theatre Centre, Sudbury, ON November 2010 - Acting Masterclass Addison Repertory Theatre, Middlebury, VT 2005, 2006 - Two week-long institutes on Shakespeare in Performance

Aquila Theatre Company, New York, NY2001-2008 - Over 80 Shakespeare & drama workshops, preshow lectures, and masterclasses at universities throughout the US, including among others:University of Richmond, VA St. Mary's University, IN Hillsdale College, MI Michigan Tech University, MI Buena Vista University, IA Luther College, IA University of Wisconsin, WI University of Maryland, MD Wells College, NY Plymouth State University, NH Queens College, NY Delaware State University, DE Penn State University, PA University of Maine, ME Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville

Two summer courses on The Ensemble and Shakespeare: New York UniversityTwo-day professional development workshop for teachers at the Omaha Nation School: Lied Center for the Performing Arts and University of NebraskaThree-day Institute for students and staff on Shakespeare, drama, and physical theatre: Omaha Nation School, sponsored by the Nebraska Arts Council, the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program and the Lied Center for the Performing ArtsShakespeare workshop: The Globe Theatre, Neuss, Germany

 

Writing

Boy Beatle for Compass Theatre Productions

Strolling Player co-writer for Compass Theatre Productions

Kiss and Tell two-hander for Merriman Theatre Co. UK tour with Kate O’Mara

 

 

 

 

 

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