Education / Honors
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

May 2009

  • Bachelor of Arts:  Theater

  • Magna Cum Laude, Honors Program

  • Dean's List (All Semesters 2005 - 2009)

  • GPA:  3.71

Performing for students in Monterrey, Mexico.
Honors
Irene Ryan Regional Finalist, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

April 2009

Eagle Award, Boy Scouts of America

September 2005

Skills

Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Comfortable with PC and Mac

Conversational Spanish

Adapts easily in new environments

Physically fit (can lift 50+ lbs)

US Drivers License and Passport

Well traveled, passion for travel planning

Excellent customer service

Consistent and dependable time management skills

Founder / Tour Manager; The Connecting Routes Project, Chicago, IL;
September 2019 - Present
  • Founder of a new touring arts collective that shares the work of Chicago artists with communities outside our city, utilizing the railway network that connects us.

  • Connects and builds partnerships with communities in the tri-state Chicagoland area on Metra train lines; Organizes and manages performances in non-traditional theater spaces such as libraries and museums. Future plans include touring cross-country on Amtrak, and to expand network.

  • Organizes tour venues and travel plans; Coordinates fundraising (crowdfunding, grants, sponsorships); Stage manages rehearsals and performances.

Assistant Stage Manager, Theatre at the Center, Munster, IN

July 2017 - August 2017

  • Worked with Theatre at the Center on their production of The Tin Woman as both an understudy and Assistant Stage Manager.

  • Set up and cleaned for rehearsals and performances, assisted in prop lists and staging notes, acted as the contact point backstage for all actors, and assisted the stage manager and directing in any additional capacity requested.

Box Office Manager, A Stoop on Orchard Street, Philadelphia, PA

August 2012- December 2012

  • Coordinated and Managed Will-Call ticket booth for the Nashville-based production of A Stoop on Orchard Street, which ran for five months at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Old City, Philadelphia.

  • Worked directly with producer, company manager, patrons, museum and security staff.

  • Handled walk-up sales, using an online ticketing system; greeted patrons upon arrival, answering questions regarding the performance and museum; problem solved ticket exchanges, completed daily sales reports.

Associate Company Member / Theatre for Youth Administrative Assistant / Teaching Artist, Playhouse on the Square, Memphis, TN

September 2010 - July 2011

  • Performed in 5 main-stage productions, and toured an educational show.

  • Designed and researched materials for each production’s Educator Study Guide; Co-facilitated and co-directed the Teens in Theatre performance group and Summer Conservatory classes.

  • Facilitated pre-performance acting workshops with students focused on basic acting skills, production-specific activities, and group discussion.

  • Organized volunteer event at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN. Arranged a free performance on location of our touring children's show for patients.

Company Management Apprentice,
Disney's The Lion King National Tour, Washington D.C.

June 2008

  • Shadowed “Gazelle” Company Manager, Alan Kosher, throughout Opening Week as tour transferred from Tampa, FL, to Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center for an extended engagement.

  • Observed running operations of professional theater administration including: tour company move-in and office installation; coordinating travel logistics; facilitating company members’ payroll; communications with Disney Executives (Marketing and Technical) and Lion King staff (Director Julie Taymor, Stage Management, Dance Captain, Resident Director).

Artistic Intern, Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA

May 2008 - September 2008

  • Worked directly with Artistic Director, Terrence J. Nolen, and Artistic staff to cast the '08-'09 season.

  • Primary Responsibilities:  assisted in scheduling auditions with local actors and NYC agences;  monitored NYC and Philadelphia auditions;  assisted the administrative department on various tasks.

Managing Director, Insomniak Theatre Company, Nazareth, PA

April 2006- March 2008

  • Leader of Lehigh Valley theatre company focusing on innovative and thought-provoking theatre.

  • Responsible for communications with artists, fundraising, public relations, advertising, various administrative tasks.

  • Produced first-ever Greek Theatre Festival in local park. Refurbished unused amphitheater for evening performances of Oedipus Rex, and arranged a pre-performance parade from town center to venue. During daytime festival, art activities were offered and local groups invited to perform.

Teaching Artistry

Actor / Teaching Artist, Artspot Educational Theatre,
Buenos Aires, Argentina

January 2013 - Present

  • Performed original musicals for English Language Learners in grades K-12 and universities; Traveled to 14 countries throughout the Middle East, South America, Asia, and Central America; Have performed in 5 different productions with the company to date.

  • Greeted and interacted with the student audiences, entertaining them and practicing conversation skills in English. In addition to the performance, we set-up and break-down our scenery and technical elements, loading and unloading our transportation vehicle at each venue.

  • Facilitated workshops to hundreds of teachers and students in Shanghai, China, and throughout Taiwan. Workshops illustrated the benefits of integrating drama games into lesson plans to inspire creative thinking in the classroom.

  • Coordinated day trips and weekend excursions with cast to explore nearby cultural experiences; expanding organizational and travel planning skills, foreign language knowledge and group communication skills.

Teaching Artist, Emerald City Theatre, Chicago, IL, 
July 2018 - August 2019
  • Facilitated creative drama and musical theater summer camps and in-school workshops with students ages 3-13. Directed and choreographed the final show presentations; and led the children through all aspects of their day, from drop-off to pick-up.

  • Summer Camp sessions were themed around: Moana, Frozen, Freaky Friday, The Wizard of Oz and Grease.

  • Facilitated after-school theater programs, led post-show discussions and workshops with students.

Company Member / Teaching Artist, Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville, TN

January 2012 - Present

  • Performed leading and featured roles in 16 productions to date.

  • Designed and facilitated monthly theater classes at Fort Campbell, working with home-schooled students ages 5-17 living on the Army base. Classes focused on ensemble building, creating characters, elements of theater, stage directions and terminology.

Teaching Artist, Maples Repertory Theatre, Macon, MO

August 2009

  • Designed and facilitated an ensemble-building workshop, modified for three different age groups.

  • Focused on creativity / imagination exercises; trust games; picture building; working as an ensemble.

Arts Administration 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Updated January 30, 2020.

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