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CREDITS

UPCOMING/IN PRODUCTION

Tosca

Assistant Director

Dallas Opera, TX

Always...Patsy Cline

Director

Williams Street Repertory, Chicago, IL

Heart of Stone

Director

Independent Short Film

Shaun Baer, producer

Matilda

Director

Williams Street Repertory, Chicago, IL

PAST DIRECTING CREDITS (SELECTED) - OPERA/MUSICAL THEATRE

Wozzeck 

(D. McVicar production)

Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, Finland

Hannu Lintu, conductor

Die Zauberflöte

(B. Kosky production)

Cincinnati Opera, OH

Christopher Allen, conductor

Wozzeck

(D. McVicar production)

Grand Théâtre de Genève, Switzerland

Stefan Blunier, conductor

Die Zauberflöte

(B. Kosky production) 

Komische Oper, Berlin, Germany

Henrik Nánási, conductor

Daughter of the Regiment  

(sensory friendly children's performance) 

Palm Beach Opera, FL

Greg Ritchie, conductor

The Shoes for the Santa Niño

Project Opera

Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN 

Kevin Ying, conductor

Blood Brothers

Weekend Theatre Company

Little Rock, AR

Barber of Seville

Sugar Creek Opera, Clifton, IL

Bruce Stasyna, conductor

Die Zauberflöte

(B. Kosky production) 

Opera Philadelphia, PA

David Charles Abell, conductor

Double Exposure (evening of new work)
Opera scenes of David Hertzberg & David T. Little

Opera Philadelphia, PA

Edward Poll, conductor

Don Pasquale 

(sensory friendly children's performance)

Palm Beach Opera, FL

Greg Ritchie, conductor

Griffelkin

Project Opera

Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN 

Dale Kruse, conductor

A Little Night Music

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

Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas

Lyric Arts Main Street Theatre, Anoka, MN

Dancing With Joy (Off-Broadway premiere)

Epic-Rep, DR2 Space, NYC

Scarlet Woman

Edmonton Fringe Festival

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Spring of Freedom, Summer of Fear (premiere) 

Lowry Lab, St. Paul, MN

Sweet Release (premiere)

Love Creek Productions,

Creative Space Theatre, NYC

What Friends Do (premiere)

ASDS (Actors Studio) Bleecker Street Theatre, NYC

Traindog (premiere) 

ASDS, Bleecker Street Theatre, NYC

Migration Blues: Woman of Oz (premiere)

Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Center, NYC

Painting Churches

Phoenix Theatre Company, Little Rock, AR

The Elephant Man

Weekend Theatre Company, Little Rock, AR

The Odd Couple

Lyric Arts Main Stage Theatre, Anoka, MN

The Beaux’ Stratagem 

Theatre in the Round, Minneapolis, MN

Scarlet Woman (area premiere)

Gremlin Theatre, St. Paul, MN

Scarlet Woman

Winnipeg Fringe Festival

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

At the End of the Day (premiere)

Minnesota Fringe Festival

Loring Playhouse, Minneapolis, MN

Migration Blues: First Night

Tischman Auditorium

New School University, NYC

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) 

ASDS Bleecker Street Theatre, NYC

Pruning Rachel Rose (premiere)

ASDS, Bleecker Street Theatre, NYC

Waltz to Eternity (premiere) 

DAP Ensemble, Producers’ Club, NYC

Crimes of the Heart

University of Central Arkansas, Conway, 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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