Teaching & Directing Resume
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
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
2012 - present
Teach and direct afterschool drama program for underserved public schools.
Montgomery College, Maryland
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
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)
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
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
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.
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.