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CREDITS

UPCOMING PROJECTS
Always...Patsy Cline   /   Williams Street Repertory, Chicago, IL   /   Director

Matilda   /   Williams Street Repertory, Chicago, IL    /   Director

PAST DIRECTING CREDITS (SELECTED) - OPERA/MUSICAL THEATRE

Wozzeck (D. McVicar production)   /   Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, Finland   /   Hannu Lintu, conductor

Barber of Seville   /   Sugar Creek Opera, Clifton, IL   /   Bruce Stasyna, conductor

Die Zauberflöte (B. Kosky production)   /   Cincinnati Opera, OH   /   Christopher Allen, conductor

Die Zauberflöte (B. Kosky production)   /   Opera Philadelphia, PA   /   David Charles Abell, conductor

Wozzeck (D. McVicar production)   /   Grand Théâtre de Genève, Switzerland   /  Stefan Blunier, conductor

Double Exposure (evening of new work)   /   Opera Philadelphia, PA   /   Edward Poll, conductor

Opera scenes of David Hertzberg and David T. Little

Die Zauberflöte (B. Kosky production)   /   Komische Oper, Berlin, Germany   /  Henrik Nánási, conductor

Don Pasquale (sensory friendly children's performance)  /   Palm Beach Opera, FL   /   Greg Ritchie, conductor

Daughter of the Regiment  (sensory friendly children's performance)   /   Palm Beach Opera, FL   /   Greg Ritchie, conductor

Griffelkin   /   Project Opera, Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN   /   Dale Kruse, conductor

The Shoes for the Santa Niño   /   Project Opera, Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN   /   Kevin Ying, conductor

A Little Night Music   /   Weekend Theatre Company, Little Rock, AR

Blood Brothers   /   Weekend Theatre Company, Little Rock, AR

Great American Horror Movie Musical   /   Minnesota Fringe Festival   /   Lab Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

PAST DIRECTING CREDITS (SELECTED) - THEATRE

The Elephant Man   /   Williams Street Repertory, Chicago, IL

The Odd Couple   /   Lyric Arts Main Stage Theatre, Anoka, MN

Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas   /   Lyric Arts Main Street Theatre, Anoka, MN

The Beaux’ Stratagem   /   Theatre in the Round, Minneapolis, MN

Dancing With Joy (Off-Broadway premiere)   /   Epic-Rep, DR2 Space, NYC

Scarlet Woman (area premiere) / Gremlin Theatre, St. Paul, MN

Scarlet Woman   /   Edmonton Fringe Festival   /   Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Scarlet Woman   /   Winnipeg Fringe Festival   /   Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Spring of Freedom, Summer of Fear (premiere)   /   Lowry Lab, St. Paul, MN

At the End of the Day (premiere)   /   Minnesota Fringe Festival   /   Loring Playhouse, Minneapolis, MN

Sweet Release (premiere)   /   Love Creek Productions, Creative Space Theatre, NYC

Migration Blues: First Night   /   Tischman Auditorium, New School University, NYC

What Friends Do (premiere)   /   ASDS (Actors Studio), Bleecker Street Theatre, NYC

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)   /   ASDS Bleecker Street Theatre, NYC

Traindog (premiere)   /   ASDS, Bleecker Street Theatre, NYC

Pruning Rachel Rose (premiere)   /   ASDS, Bleecker Street Theatre, NYC

Migration Blues: Woman of Oz (premiere)   /   Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Center, NYC

Waltz to Eternity (premiere)   /   DAP Ensemble, Producers’ Club, NYC

Painting Churches   /   Phoenix Theatre Company, Little Rock, AR

Crimes of the Heart   /   University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

The Elephant Man   /   Weekend Theatre Company, Little Rock, AR

The Sum of Us   /   Weekend Theatre Company, Little Rock, AR

PAST DIRECTING CREDITS (SELECTED) - CABARET/CONCERT/SYMPHONY POPS

Goyescas (semi-staged)   /   Palm Beach Opera, FL

Cabaret: Escape to 1920s Berlin   /   Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN

Cabaret: On the Air – A 1940s Radio Show   /   Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN

Stay Tuned   /   Conceived by Daniel Ellis & Five By Design   /   Touring Production

Performed with 40+ companies including: Arkansas Symphony (premiere), Anderson Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Colorado Springs Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Edmonton Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, Huntsville Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic, Terre Haute Symphony, Utah Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony

Spooky Opera (Scenes of the Supernatural)   /   Opera of Astoria, Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, NJ

PAST ASSISTANT DIRECTING CREDITS (SELECTED) - OPERA

Wozzeck (new staging)   /   Lyric Opera of Chicago, IL   /   Sir David McVicar, director

Lucia di Lammermoor  /   Lyric Opera of Chicago, IL   /   Graham Vic, director 

Marriage of Figaro (new staging)  /   Lyric Opera of Chicago, IL   /   Barbara Gaines, director

La Traviata   /   San Diego Opera, CA   /   Marta Domingo, director
Florencia en el Amazonas   /   San Diego Opera, CA   /   Candace Evans, director

Hansel and Gretel   /   San Diego Opera, CA   /   Brenna Corner, director

Turandot   /   San Diego Opera, CA   /   Keturah Stickann, director
Samson et Dalila (new staging)   /   Dallas Opera, TX   /   Bruno Berger-Gorski, director

Enemies (premiere)   /   Palm Beach Opera, FL   /   Sam Helfrich, director
Die Zauberflöte
 /   Minnesota Opera, MN (B. Kosky production)   /   Tobias Ribitzki, associate director

The Dream of Valentino (new staging)   /   Minnesota Opera, New Works Initiative   /   Eric Simonson, director

Macbeth (new staging)   /   Minnesota Opera, MN   /   Joel Ivany, director

Arabella   /   Minnesota Opera, MN   /   Tim Albery, director

Manon Lescaut   /   Minnesota Opera, MN   /   Michael Cavanagh, director

Turandot   /   Minnesota Opera, MN   /   Renaud Doucet, director

Hamlet   /   Minnesota Opera, MN   /   Thaddeus Strassberger, director

Doubt (premiere)   /   Minnesota Opera, New Works Initiative   /   Kevin Newbury, director

Anna Bolena (new staging)   /   Minnesota Opera, MN   /   Kevin Newbury, director

Nabucco  /   Minnesota Opera, MN   /   Thaddeus Strassberger, director 

L’italiana in Algeri (new staging)   /   Portland Opera, OR   /   Christian Rath, director

The Barber of Seville  /   Michigan Opera Theatre, MI   /   Christopher Mattaliano, director 
Tosca (new staging)   /   Mill City Summer Opera, MN   /   David Lefkowich, director

Don Pasquale   /   Palm Beach Opera, FL   /   Fenlon Lamb, director

La Boheme   /   Palm Beach Opera, FL   /   Fenlon Lamb, director
La Fille du Règiment   /   Palm Beach Opera, FL   /   Dona Vaughn, director

Carmen   /   Palm Beach Opera, FL   /   John de los Santos, director

AWARDS

2nd Place – American Prize for Directing   /   The Beaux’ Stratagem   /   Theatre in the Round, MN

Best Overall Production – Lavender Magazine's Year in Review   /   The Beaux’ Stratagem   /   Theatre in the Round, MN

3rd Place – American Prize for Directing   /   Griffelkin   /   Project Opera, Minnesota Opera

Best of Fest – Winnipeg Fringe Festival   /   Scarlet Woman   /   Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Best of Fest – Edmonton Fringe Festival   /   Scarlet Woman   /   Edmonton Fringe Festival

Best in Fringe – Minneapolis Fringe Festival   /   Great American Horror Movie Musical   /   Lab Theatre, MN

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
United States Opera Directing Debut   /   Die Zauberflöte (B. Kosky Revival) Cincinnati Opera, 2017 Season

Director - European Debut of Production   /   Wozzeck (D. McVicar Revival) Grand Théâtre de Genève, Switzerland 2017

European Opera Directing Debut   /   Die Zauberflöte (B. Kosky Revival) Komische Oper, Berlin, Germany - 2016

Resident Artist   /   Stage Director   /   Minnesota Opera - 2012-2014 Seasons

Member of Loudmouth Theatre Collective, Minneapolis, MN

“Working Finalist” for Lifetime Membership at the Actors Studio

SCRIPT WRITER (EDUCATION CONCERTS)

Carnival of the Animals (premiere)   /   Monterey Symphony, CA

Pulcinella: A Symphonic Story   /   Monterey Symphony, CA

Pulcinella: A Symphonic Story (premiere)   /   Palm Beach Symphony, CA

The Fantastic Symphony (premiere)   /   Orange County Philharmonic Society, Irvine, CA

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Pipe   /   Monterey Symphony, CA

The Earth and the Environment: Forces of Nature (premiere)   /   Orange County Philharmonic Society, Irvine, CA

I’ve Got Rhythm (premiere)   /   Orange County Philharmonic Society, Irvine, CA

Birthdays and Celebrations (premiere)   /   Orange County Philharmonic Society, Irvine, CA

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Pipe (premiere)   /   Orange County Philharmonic Society, Irvine, CA

Kinderconcert: A Musical Concert   /   Ft. Worth Symphony, TX

EDUCATION

Minnesota Opera

Resident Artist Program – Stage Director

New School for Drama (AKA Actors Studio Drama School), New School University, NYC

Masters of Fine Arts – Directing

Acting / Shakespeare: Carlin Glynn, Barbara Poitier, Gene Lasko, Stuart Vaughan, Arthur Storch, Andreas Manolikakis

Directing: Jack Gelber, Gene Lasko, Andreas Manolikakis, Lloyd Richards, Arthur Storch, Stuart Vaughan

Design: Tony Walton, Shawn Lewis (Scenic), Donald Holder (Lighting), William Ivey Long (Costume)

Theatre History: Bill Coco, Gary Vena

Voice Training: Nova Thomas, Christopher Arneson

Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas

Bachelors of Science – Psychology / Minor: Theatre Art

References available upon request

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