Director/Producer

Résumé

Photo: Kristin Hoebermann
 

Upcoming

Stage Director, Hydrogen Jukebox, Chautauqua Opera

 

Stage Director, Street Scene, Loyola University New Orleans

 

Stage Director, Hansel and Gretel, Tri-Cities Opera

 

Assistant Stage Director, La Boheme, Portland Opera

 

July 2017

 

January 2017

 

November 2016

 

April/May 2017

Past

September 2016

Stage Director, Educational Touring Version of Hansel and Gretel, Tri-Cities Opera

Staged a 45-minute, abridged touring version of Huperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.

 

Summer 2016

Stage Director & Assistant Director, The Chautauqua Opera Company

  • Educational outreach show, Stage Director
  • Opera Scenes featuring Chautauqua Studio Artists, Stage Director
  • La Traviata, Assistant Director – Keturah Stickann, Director
  • The Mikado, Assistant Director/Archival & additional Choreography – Ned Canty, Director

 

May 2016

Showcase Director, OPERA America New Works Sampler

  • Directed and supervised a full production team as producer/director for pre-production and one full day of tech and performance including IATSE crew, and a stage manager, assistant stage manager, and titles operator.
  • In collaboration with Fort Worth Opera, American Opera Projects, and Cincinnati Opera, coordinated all logistics including hiring all artists, managing budgets, and curating program materials and supertitles, coordinating travel and rehearsals.
  • Stage director for Cincinnati Opera’s excerpts from Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star
 

March 2016 – May 2016

Assistant Director, Fort Worth Opera Festival

Assisted Lawrence Edelson on Buried Alive and Sam Helfrich on Embedded

 

Summer 2016

Stage Director & Assistant Director, Chautauqua Opera

  • Educational outreach show (name tbd), Director
  • Opera Scenes featuring Chautauqua Studio Artists, Director
  • La Traviata, Assistant Director – Keturah Stickann, Director
  • The Mikado, Assistant Director – Ned Canty, Director
 

October 2015 – January 2016

2016 OPERA America New Works Forum videos

Director and Producer of a series of short videos exploring the creation of new operas

 

August 2015 – March 2016

Writer, Director, and Producer of C.I.T. with Hup! ProductionS

Writer, director and producer of a narrative short film that has already been selected to screen at 8 festivals

 

August 2015

Guest Director, Chautauqua OPERA

Directed the Studio Artists Scenes Program

 

June/July 2015

DIRECTing Fellow, OPERA Saratoga

  • Assistant Stage Director to David Schweizer for World Premiere of The Long Walk
  • Prepared covers for cover run of The Long Walk
  • Dramatic coach for the Young Artists
  • Created supertitles and cueing score for The Long Walk

 

January 2015

Director, OPERA America New Works Forum Showcase

  • Stage Director for a staged libretto reading of a new opera Vincent by Bernard Rands and J.D. McClatchy
  • Producer/Director for three days of concerts at The National Opera Center of New Work
  • Produced five videos for the showcase that explored the creation of the five operas

 

Guest Lecturer, Boston University Opera Institute

Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

  • Taught acting for opera singers classes for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate Opera Institute students
  • Directed an undergraduate double cast, double bill of Ned Rorem’s Fables and Douglas Moore’s Gallantry
  • Directed a scenes program featuring the Opera Institute students pursuing their Masters degree
 

Assistant Director, American Opera Projects at BAM Fisher

August – September 2014

As One, Assistant Director – Kenneth Cazan, Director

 

Assistant Director & Director, Chautauqua Opera

Summer 2014

  • Madama Butterfly, Assistant Director – Jay Lesenger, Director
  • The Ballad of Baby Doe, Assistant Director – Jay Lesenger, Director
  • Opera Scenes featuring Chautauqua Studio Artists, Director
 

Director and Producer, Aftermath, an original dance theater opera

September 2013

Presented by Hup! Productions at The National Opera Center

 

Producer, OPERA America’s New Works Forum Videos and Showcases

2013 – 2015

 

Producer, MINORapocalypse’s short film “Bowes Academy"

August 2012 - 2014

This film made its world premiere at the 2014 Interfilm Berlin International Short Film Festival

 

Supervising Producer, OPERA America Songbook CD

June 2012 - September 2012

 

Artistic Services Manager, OPERA America

June 2012-February 2013

 

External Affairs Manager, OPERA America

March 2011-June 2012

 

Producer, 2011 NEA Opera Honors Award Ceremony

June 2011 – October 2011

 

Producer, 2009, 2010, 2011 NEA Opera Honors Tribute Videos

May – October 2009, 2010, 2011

 

PRODUCER, 2011 & 2013 Jazz Masters TRIBUTE VIDEOS

August - December 2010, 2012

 

Education

B.A. in Dramatic Art and Dance at U.C. Berkeley

B.M. in Vocal Performance at SUNY Fredonia        

Apprentice, Williamstown Theater Festival            

Summer Training Congress at the American Conservatory Theater

Scene Studies with Michael Howard and Gene Frankel

Role Preparation class with Martina Arroyo