PROFESSIONAL PROFILE                                                                                A 30-year career as a professional artist in the performing arts arena  • A strong body of work that reflects a career of intense commitment, originality and risk taking.  • A multi-disciplined professional with extensive experience as a director, designer, playwright and performer.  A dedicated educator with a proven track record of success in the classroom  • A teacher-scholar experienced in building successful educational programs.  • A teacher who strongly believes in a learner centered instructional technique.  • A faculty member who is nurtures collegiality and teamwork across all disciplines.  Seasoned in conceiving and building strong theatre programs  · Demonstrated competencies in administrative leadership, project and program management and staff development.  · An effective communicator with excellent planning, organizational, and negotiation skills. An ability to lead, reach consensus, establish goals, and achieve results.     EDUCATION                                                                                                Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois  M.F.A. Theatre – Performance Emphasis  Coursework  Advanced Musical Theatre Performance Advanced Vocal Techniques (Linklater) Advance Movement for The Stage Acting core work (Stanislavski Technique) Script Analysis Theory of Acting and Directing  World Theatre History and Analysis Advance Vocal Technique  Acting Styles (Shakespeare) Professional Semester (Audition Technique Advance Stage movement (Physical and Devised Theatre)     TEACHING EXPERIENCE                                                                                  Donnelly College, Kansas City Kansas                                                                         Current Adjunct Professor  · Public Speaking  · Art History  · Intro to Theatre    Kansas City Kansas Community College  Continuing Education Department  Adult Education GED Reading, Language Arts Instructor                                       Current  The Art Institutes International – Kansas City                                                     2015 - 2017   Adjunct Professor to the Humanities   Courses   · Effective Communication  · Digital Performance (Acting for the Camera)  · Costume History  · Dress culture and Society    Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina Kansas                                                               2007 – 2014 Director of Theatre, Associate Professor of Communication Speech and Theatre Arts Courses Taught  • The Art of Physical Acting ( Taught in two sections 1 per semester. Intermediate: circus skills, Grotowski work and combat. Advanced: Suzuki, Viewpoints )  • Techniques of Acting ( Stanislavski )  • Techniques for Acting II ( Verse drama and Shakespeare )  • Acting For The Camera ( employing the Meisner technique )  • Modern Directing  • Multimedia Performance and Design  • Devised Theatre  • Theatre History ( seminar class )  • Senior Project – Directing Intensive  • Introduction to The Theatre  • Principles of Stage Design  • Stage Management  • Arts Management  • Intro to Art ( seminar humanities class )  • Art History (From ww2 to present)  • Two-Dimensional Design  • Three-Dimensional Design  • Introduction to Composition  • Writing for the stage    RELATED UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE                                                          Accomplishments  • Directed over 20 university theatrical productions  • Designed costumes, lighting, set, sound and visual media for 20 productions  • Participated in the design and staging set-up of 10 gallery exhibitions  • Produced and designed five operas in collaboration with the Salina Symphony  • Participated in the creation of the Arts and Healing Committee through the Salina Arts and Humanities Commission  • Served with distinction on the Human Communications Committee, which implemented a successful redesign of the liberal art’s core curriculum  • Served with distinction on the Faculty Affairs Committee, which implemented a successful revision of the Faculty Handbook  • Worked with the Education Committee, which helped shepherd over 40 students into successful secondary and elementary teaching positions in Kansas  • Initiated design and funding for a complete redesign of the main performance space    Academic Honors and Awards  • Tenured Professor 2013  • Received rank of Associate Professor 2013  • Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award 2012  • Irene Ryan regional award winner    UNIVERSITY SERVICE    · Faculty Affairs Committee  · Teaching Faculty Committee  · Education Committee  · Facility & Technology Committee  · Student Conduct Board  · Freshman Experience Committee  · Academic Community Committee  · Member of Human Communications Committee advising on Liberal Studies Change    INVITED TALKS                                                                                                Kansas Music Educators Conference Friends University  Wichita, Kansas 2012   Insecurity and Self-consciousness: blocks to learning and creating     Kansas Music Educators Association Salina, Kansas 2011  Professional Development for Educators:   Building an Ensemble     Kansas Thespian Festival Wichita, Kansas 2010   Working as a unit: Ensemble performance     Kansas Thespian Festival Wichita, Kansas 2009   Non verbal Physical Theatre intensive     The Southeastern Theatre Conference Charlotte, North Carolina 2007   Augusto Boal Theatre of the Oppressed: Devised performance   Missouri University of Science and Technology 2008   How to build a strong cooperative ensemble       PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE    Freelance Professional Performing Artist                                                          1986 – Present  • Equity actor performed in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and Orlando  • Directed 71 plays and musicals  • Produced 85 stage productions  • Produced four world premieres  • Designed sets, lighting and sound for 80 productions  • Produced and co-directed 12 original adaptations for Children’s Theatre  • Adapted the novel  Red Badge of Courage  for the stage  • Wrote and produced three original scripts for the stage  Artistic Director   Founder of The Great Plains Theatre Festival May 1995 – Jun 2006   • Auditioned, contracted and directed yearly creative staff (directors, performers, musicians and support staff)  • Curated an annual 8 show season  • Created and managed first professional children’s theatre in central Kansas  • Created and managed a yearly musical concert season  • Created, implemented and supervised a large successful volunteer recruitment program  • Guided the theatre through 10 years of positive financial growth  • Created and managed a summer youth performing art program for the economically disadvantaged students  • Received 10 Kansas Arts Commission Operations Grants 1996–2006  • Received two Abilene, Kansas Community Foundation Grants 2005 & 2006  • Received Kansas Tourism Grant 1998  • Received Kansas Arts Commission Technical Grant 2003     Playwright Experience   Representation of original work and work adapted to the stage:  · Adaptation: Red Badge Of Courage  workshop  Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach FL 1993  · Adaptation: Doctor In Spite Of Himself  production  Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, MO 1993  · The Adventurers  production  Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, MO 1993  · Orphan Train  production  Great Plains Theatre Festival, KS 2001  · Divine Call  production  Great Plains Theatre Festival, KS 2003  ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS    · Actor’s Equity Association  (1987-present)   · Dramatist Guild Member  COMMUNITY SERVICE                                                                                      · Volunteer on the Council of Art and Healing at The Salina Arts and Humanities (2014)  · Volunteer theatre teacher for St Mary’s Elementary School of Salina (2009–2014)  · Organizer, Salina Equality Coalition (2012–2013)  · Volunteer technical advisor, Salina Symphony (2007–2014)  · Tutor for at risk youth, The City Organization, Salina Kansas (2010–2011)  · Volunteer environmental cleanup at the Lakewood Center, Salina Kansas (2008)  · Tutor for 21st Century Program Solomon after school program (1999)  · Volunteer events manager for the Abilene Kansas Arts Council (1996–2000)  · Directing advisor for the Abilene Community Theatre (1998)

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Acting Resume

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