Teaching & Directing Resume

 

Education

Performance Apprenticeship

The Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Kentucky, 1987 - 1988

Workshops, Activities: professional acting workshops, public performances, mainstage role in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, wrote, performed own works, set/costume construction, backstage hand to professional performances, background singer for commercials

 

Master of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing

University of North Carolina, 1987 - GPA 4.0

Courses and Activities: stage/film acting (drama, comedy, period, musical), dance (ballet, jazz, modern), voice training, symphonic chorus, readers' theatre, dialects, dramatic theory and criticism, theatre history, puppetry

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Playwriting

The Catholic University of America, 1984 - GPA 3.4

Courses and Activities: play, film, prose, poetry writing, acting, directing, voice, ear training, sight singing, voice/speech, acting/directing, chorus, lighting, scenic artistry, theatre critic

 

Current Responsibilities

Self Employed Actor, Singer, Director, and Teacher

2009 - present

Act, sing, direct, or teach for theatre, film, educational, and entertainment venues.

 

Home School Talent, Inc.

Director, teacher, workshop leader

2010 – present

Teach Acting Intensive program to prep school aged childred for performance.  Teach workshops in specific acting skills such as dialects, mime, improv. Direct final performances.

 

City of Rockville & City of Gaithersburg, Maryland

Teaching Artist

2012 - present

Teach and direct afterschool drama program for underserved public schools.

 

Montgomery College, Maryland

Teaching Artist

2010 - present

Teach theatre appreciation and writing courses for Life Long Learning Institute.

 

Teaching and other Professional Experience

Imagination Stage & Black Rock Center for the Arts

Drama/ Acting Teaching Artist

2009 - 2010

Teach a variety of classes for grades K through 12.

 

Potomac Theatre Company

Director

Dec 2009 – March 2010

Direct adults in children’s musical, Snow White and the Several Sillies..

 

McLean School of Maryland

Drama/ Humanities Teacher

2000 - 2009

Developed school’s Drama Program: K-12. Created and taught lower, middle, and upper school courses in Drama and Acting. Created and taught Film, Public Speaking, Oral Interpretation. Directed, designed, and produced after-school productions including comedies, Shakespeare, dramas, musicals. Participated in Cappies Program, Folger Secondary School Shakespeare Festival. Taught English and Literature.

 

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Communications Specialist

1993 - 2000

Developed, delivered Speaking to the Public workshops and one-on-one coaching for corporate speeches and presentations nationally and internationally. Developed interactive electronic training programs for the Internet. Developed, managed production of corporate communications and marketing materials for internal and external use. Wrote articles, speeches; co-edited internal electronic newsletter.

 

The Field School

Drama/ Art History Teacher

1990 - 1993

Designed, taught middle/high school courses in Art History, Drama, Writing, and Public Speaking. Researched, developed, adapted broad range of materials for various educational courses and functions.

Taught Shakespeare, classics, contemporary drama, improvisation, vocal skills, movement. Coached for annual English ¬Speaking Union Shakespearean monologue/sonnet competition.

Directed quarterly showcase performances. Directed, designed THE GOOD DOCTOR, THE ODYSSEY, I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY. Conducted playwriting workshop.

 

Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts

Teacher/Director/Manager

1990 - 1993

Taught acting skills, improvisation, script work, playwriting to young artists of all ages. Directed showcases including performances of students' scripts. Directed THE ICE WOLF. Managed Summer Repertory Theatre High School Program for production of musical performances. Developed and taught the course, Writing for the Stage. Managed all literary materials.

 

St. Mary's College Youth Theatre & Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Teacher/Director

1990 - 1991

Taught basic acting skills conducted scene workshops for teen-agers including Bright Futures disadvantaged youth.

Taught/coached basic vocal and movement techniques, conducted scene workshops for adults.

 

Performance Experience:  Performance resume on another site tab. 

 

Distinctions

Professional Actress 1988 - 1994, 2009 - present

 

Human Bridge Theatre Improv Workshop 1992 - 1994

 

Wrote THE GODDESS STEFANIA, and performed it as part of one-act play festival at the Actors' Theatre, Louisville, 1988

 

Wrote SIBLING BIGOTRY, was accepted, performed at Source Theatre New Play Festival, Washington, DC.

Improvisational performances with group led to this script.  1993

 

Satchel Puppeteers 1986

Co-creator of scripts and puppets that toured to children of all backgrounds.

 

Southeastern Theatre Conference Theory and Criticism Award Winner

1986 Competition for paper and its presentation

 

Acting Coach 1985 - 1987

Coached and critiqued weekly undergraduate Studio performances at UNC-G.

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