EDUCATION 

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) M.F.A. in Theatre (Acting/Directing and Theatre Pedagogy) GPA 4.0, 2009

Michael Howard Studio One Year Acting Conservatory Program, Certificate, 2003-2004

Washington University in St. Louis B.A. in Theatre (Emphasis in Acting), Magna Cum Laude, 2000

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON (August 2009-present)

Senior Lecturer in Theatre (August 2018-present)

Lecturer in Theatre (Full-time Renewable Term Appointment Fall 2013-August 2018)

Visiting Assistant Professor (Fall 2010-Spring 2013) Adjunct Faculty (Fall 2009-Spring 2010)

 

Courses:

FSEM: Solo Performance and You

THEA 111: Introduction to Theatre

THEA 112: Introduction to Acting

THEA 271B: Audition Techniques 

THEA 321: Acting One

THEA 322: Acting Two

THEA 411: Acting Styles

THEA 482: Senior Project

THEA 491: Individual Study

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (Summer 2014)

Professorial Lecturer in Theatre

 

Courses:

TRDA 1214: Introduction to Acting

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (2007-2009)

Adjunct Faculty (Spring 2008-Spring 2009)

 

Courses:

THEA 107: Introduction to Stage Performance

THEA 113: Acting One

SPCH 121: Effective Speech

THEA 491: Monologue Technique

 

Teaching Assistant (Fall 2007-Spring 2008)

 

Courses:

THEA 212: Introduction to Drama

THEA 308: History of Theatre

THEA 313: Actors’ Studio

THEA 314: Actors’ Studio

ADDITIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Imagination Stage, Summer 2011-2013

Teaching Artist

Acting Shakespeare: The Tragedies, Acting Shakespeare: The Comedies, and Acting 101.

 

Clear Space Theatre Company, Summer 2012

Director of Acting

Directed a week long all day acting intensive for ages 6-18, culminating in final performance.

City of Fairfax Theatre Company, Summer 2010

Teaching Artist

Taught six-week acting camp for ages 6-16.

The Richmond Shakespeare Company, 2007-2009

Teaching Artist

Taught various Shakespeare acting intensives for ages 8-17.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Linklater Vocal Training, 12-hour Intensive, Jen Rabbitt Ring, Fall 2019 

 

Shakespeare & Company Center for Actor Training Weekend Intensive, Fall 2018, Tina Packer 

Advanced Actor Training: Tennessee Williams Workshop, Atlantic Theater, NYC, Fall 2017, Karen Kohlhaas

 

Alliance of Acting Teachers Annual Conference, New School, NYC, Summer 2017, Karen Kohlhaas

 

Teacher Training Monologue Workshop, Atlantic Theater, NYC, Summer 2016 

Teacher Development Program, Actors Center, NYC, Summer 2011

          Slava Dolgachev; Artistic Director, New Theatre of Moscow

          Ron Van Lieu; Chair of the Acting Program, Yale School of Drama

 

On-camera acting (NYC): Alexandra Neil

 

Audition Skills (NYC): Caryn West

 

Alexander Technique for Actors (NYC): Daniel Singe

 

Movement and Lucid Body Technique (NYC): Fay Simpson

Shakespearian Verse Technique and Style (NYC and London): Elizabeth Swain, Jane Lapotaire (RSC), Patrick Spottiswoode (Globe)

Text Analysis (NYC): Slava Dolgachev, Diane Shalet

Scene Study (NYC): Ron Van Lieu, Michael Howard, Larry Singer

Improvisation (NYC): Jane Nichols, Armando Diaz

Monologue Technique (NYC): Jacqueline Brogan

Vocal Production: Make Your Voice Heard (NYC): David Wells

Vocal Training for the Stage: Janet Rodgers

International Training: Globe Theatre Program, London, England

ACTING EXPERIENCE 

Off-Broadway 

The Vagina Monologues

Ensemble

 

The Soho Playhouse
 

Off - Off Broadway 

Church

Sally

Macbeth

Push Up 1-3

Stories of Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest

 

Choir

Laura

Third Witch

Maria

Ensemble 

Lady Bracknell

 

Young Jean Lee's Theater Company/PS 122 /  Young Jean Lee

Afrikan Women’s Repertory

The Cage Theatre Company 

Desert Apple Theatre Company/ Cynthia Dillon 

Waterloo Bridge Theatre Company 

Waterloo Bridge Theatre Company

Regional 

Sense and Sensibility 

Hootenanny

The Lady and the Tyrant

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Isis and Vesco 

The Woman in Black 

Fool for All 

Plays on the American Mask 

All My Sons

MAE  (premiere ) 

The Exonerated

Agnes of God 

Count Basil (premiere )

Royal Gambit 

The Merchant of Venice

In Good Company : Sexual Icons (premiere)

Mrs. Jennings 

Samantha

Lady 

u/s (Gertrude / Tragedian)

Isis

Woman in Black 

Innamorata

Innamorata

Sue Bayliss

Beverly West 

Sandra / Sue

Dr. Martha Livingstone 

Isabella

Kathryn Howard 

Salerino and Salerio 

Madeline

 

Folger Theatre / Eric Tucker

Guillotine Theatre / 

Guillotine Theatre / 

Folger Theatre / Aaron Posner

Guillotine Theatre / 

Keegan Theatre / Mark Rhea, Colin Smith

Faction of Fools Theatre Company / 

Faction of Fools Theatre Company /

Keegan Theatre / Susan Rhea

Mead Theatre Lab / Paul Awad 

Synapse Theatre Company  / 

Rhodora Theatre Company / 

Horizons Theatre Company / Leslie Jacobson

British Players / 

Shakespeare in the Parque / 

Horizons Theatre Company / Leslie Jacobson

Readings

What Happens Stays 

Virginian Luxuries 

Virago 

Sinner - Man

The Revelation of Bobby Pritchard

Waiting Lessons 

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

Magnificent Waste

Blackmail 

Shanghai to Beijing 

That Takes Ovaries

 

She 

Permillia

Crimson Queen 

Lumberjack #1

Kathy 

Claire

Mrs. Hasty Malone

Lizzie B

Jenny and Michelle 

Sue 

Rachel 

 

Kennedy Center/Catherine Aselford

Spooky Action Theater / 

Kennedy Center / Catherine Aselford 

Theater Alliance / Clementine Thomas 

Spooky Action Theater / 

DC SWAN Day 2012 / 

CTEK Arts / Arena Stage / Margaret Van Sant

Firehouse Theatre Project / 

Playwright's Forum / 

Playwright's Forum / 

Horizons Theatre Company / 

Television

Twisted Fate 

Stolen Voices Buried Secrets

Who the Bleep Did I Marry? 

Who the Bleep Did I Marry? 

 

The Teacher 

Charlotte Woody 

Party Goer 

Patricia Cornwell 

 

Sirens Media / Lifetime

Sirens Media / Discovery 

Sirens Media / Discovery 

Sirens Media / Discovery 

Commericals 

Verizon Wireless, Nokia On-line

Independent Film

The Good Listener

The Good Guys 

 

Brokerage Agent

Festival Patron 

 

Randall Blair 

Glamorama Pictures

Corporate and Industrial Film 

The Vote Counts 

Breathe

 

Young Mom / Supporting 

Woman / Supporting 

 

Move On / PAC

Link Technologies, LLC 

New Play Workshops

Artists' Bloc,  The Green Sweater  by Hannah Rebecca Folger, March 2012

Played the role of Amy in new play workshop sessions 

Artists' Bloc,  Interconnected  by Brian Schwartz and Karen Snyder, March 2012

Played the role of Sarah in new play workshop sessions 

DIRECTING EXPERIENCE 

Tanner (reading)

God of Carnage 

Dead Man’s Cell Phone 

Steel Magnolias

Frozen

Lady Windermere’s Fan

The Miss Firecracker Contest

Chance Encounter

Four Riffs For A Sailor

Into The Woods .

Gina and Her GPS

The Glass Menagerie

Return to the Upright Position 

Minimalist Mondays 

Keegan Theatre

Keegan Theatre

University of Mary Washington

University of May Washington

University of Mary Washington

University of Mary Washington

University of Mary Washington

DC SWAN Day 

Guillotine Theatre/Kennedy Center

City of Fairfax Theatre Co. 

DC SWAN Day 

Virginia Commonwealth University

Firehouse Theatre Project

Virginia Commonwealth University

Fall 2019

Spring 2019 (Assistant Director)

Spring 2018

Spring 2017

Spring 2016

Spring 2015

Fall 2013

2013

Page-to-Stage Festival

 

2012

Assistant Director to Janet B. Rodgers

DRAMATURGICAL EXPERIENCE

The Glass Menagerie

In Good Company: Sexual Icons

Spinning Into Butter  (assistant)

Richard II (assistant)

Directed by Janet B. Rodgers

Directed by Leslie Jacobson

Directed by Scott Zigler

Directed by Robert Woodruff

VCU

Horizons Theatre

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

ART, Cambridge 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Mid-America Theatre Conference, 2009-2019

 

Paper: "Making Conventions to Break Conventions: Inventing New Rules to Succeed Artistically"

Paper:   “Spinning Out of Control: Navigating Professional Practice in the Academic Realm”

Paper:   “Overcoming the Obstacle: Less Trying and More Doing Both On Stage and Off”

Paper:   “Variety is the Spice of Something: An Examination of the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival production of Cold As Death:
                 The Lady and the Tyrant”

Paper:   “Inspiration and the Individual: Working Through A Divergent Vision"

Paper:   “Contemporizing Commedia: Re-envisioning the Renaissance”

Paper:   “Producing a Pearl: A Comparison of Community vs. Professional Theatre Work and How Myths of Creativity
                Affect the Production Process”

Paper:   “Process vs. Performance: The Work of Creating Theatre in a Results Driven Realm.”

Paper:   “The Company You Keep: Engendering Ensemble With A Diva In The Crowd”

Paper:   “Letting Go of the Luddite; Adapting Our Craft in a Technology Obsessed Culture”

Paper:   “Splintered and a Great Silence: The Production of Return to the Upright Position by Caridad Svich”

RELATED THEATRE EXPERIENCE

Advertising Associate

PR Director

Literary Intern

Literary Intern

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), NYC 

Horizons Theatre, Washington, DC

American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, MA 

Studio Theatre, Washington, DC

2006-2007

2002-2003

2000-2001

Summer, 2000

PROFESSIONAL AFFLIATIONS

Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)

Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA)

National Alliance of Acting Teachers

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)

Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC)

Theatre Communications Group (TCG)

Actors’ Center, Washington, DC

AWARDS AND HONORS

Faculty Supplemental Grant

Open Travel Grant

Graduate Assistantship

Graduate Travel Grant

University of Mary Washington

University of Mary Washington

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University

2010-2019

2009

2008-2009

2008

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

University of Mary Washington University

Freshman Seminar Committee 

Chair, Working Group for Arts and Literature General Education Curriculum Revision 

University Faculty Affairs Committee

Departmental Assessment Coordinator, Department of Theatre and Dance 

Major Advisor, Department of Theatre and Dance

First-year Advisor, College of Arts and Sciences

Virginia Commonwealth University

Orientation Advisor 

Course Scheduling and Enrollment Assistant, Department of Theatre

 

Mid-America Theatre Conference: Co-Chair Practice/Production Symposium, 2013-15

DC Metro Theater Arts: Staff Writer

Helen Hayes Awards: Reviewer

Virginia High School League: Commonwealth District Theatre Festival: Reviewer

Evergreen District One-Act Play Festival: Reviewer

Senior Booster Scholarship Program, Fairfax High School: Reviewer

2019-2020

2019

2017 - 2018

2013 - present

2011 - present

2011 - present

 

2009

2009

 

2013 - 2015

 

2010 - 2015, 2018 - present