Producing Artistic Director
Directing Repertory Theatre of Iowa: The Diary of Anne Frank, That Championship Season; Des Moines Playhouse: A Streetcar Named Desire; Duluth Playhouse: Singin' In the Rain; Yellow Tree (MN): Expecting Isabel; Williamston (MI): Five-Course Love; Guthrie Theatre (Studio): Hopscotch; Other Professional: Seven Year Itch, Jesus Christ Superstar, I Do! I Do!, Any Wednesday, Noises Off, Lysistrata the Bluegrass Musical!, Mother Courage, Night at the Carlton With Ray Charles; Guest Residencies; The 39 Steps, One Man-Two Guvnors, On The Razzle, As You Like It, Charley's Aunt, Antigone; Simpson College: Peer Gynt, Love Letters, Learned Ladies, Henry 5, Into the Woods, Rumors, Trojan Women, Love's Labour's Lost, Godspell, Quilters, The Woman in Black, Twelfth Night; Other Academic: Machinal, The Winter's Tale, The Marriage of Figaro; The Bacchae, Jesse and the Bandit Queen, Tom Sawyer, The Woolgatherer.
Production Management/Chair (Academic) University of South Dakota, Simpson College, Doane College.
Artistic Direction Lyric Theater, Inc. now Jon Hassler Theater (Founding Co-Artistic Director).
Other Management ACTION Talent Group (Founder/CEO), Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Regional/National Officer), C.G. Craig, Inc. dba Eastern Onion (General & Sales Mgr).
Acting Goldfinch Theatre: Macbeth; Stagewest: Time Stands Still; Other: Taming of the Shrew, The Glass Menagerie, Desire Under the Elms, The Matchmaker, Brigadoon, Carousel, My Fair Lady, Equus, A Flea In Her Ear, Mister Roberts.
Awards John F. Kennedy Center Gold Medallion for theatre and education; Simpson College: Outstanding Junior Faculty Member.
Education Intern (Directing/Stage Management): Guthrie Theater; PhD (Theatre): University of Nebraska; MFA (Directing): Minnesota State University, Mankato; BS (Communications and Theatre): South Dakota State University.
PRODUCTION/BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Des Moines Social Club, Historic Valley Junction Foundation, Theatre Simpson STAGE MANAGEMENT Theatre Simpson: A Year With Frog And Toad, The Learned Ladies, Festival of Short Plays 2010; THEATRE DESIGN Repertory Theater of Iowa: That Championship Season; Theatre Simpson: Festival Of Short Plays, The Servant Of Two Masters; ACTING Theatre Simpson: Push-Up 1-3, The American Dream, Back Story, Spring Awakening, Fall From Grace
Audience Services & Communications
GRAPHIC/AD DESIGNER Carroll Daily Times Herald, The Graphic Edge, Kingman Row Entertainment, Carroll Library, Donna Reed Foundation, AUDIENCE SERVICES Simpson College: Box Office Manager, House Manager, Audience Services (Undergraduate Assistant.) THEATRE DESIGN Theatre Simpson: Eurydice, Festival of Short Plays, A Year With Frog and Toad; ACTING/DIRECTING Theatre Simpson: Spring Awakening, Necessary Targets, Henry 5, The American Dream, Pride and Prejudice; Carroll Community Theatre: Steel Magnolias, Wizard of Oz, Annie, Peter Pan (Director); Kuemper Catholic High School: Speech Coach, Assistant Musical Director.
Literary Management & Dramaturgy
LITERARY PUBLICATIONS Every Day Fiction: Mannequin Hand; The Flat Water Rises: An Anthology of Short Fiction by Emerging Nebraska Writers (WSC Press): Small-Town Still; Collective Unrest: Three Things You Should Know About Jarod J. Brinkley III; Midwestern Gothic: Centennial Seamstress. DIRECTING Break A Leg Productions, NYC: Pierre and Marie, Infancy, From Bed to Worse; Actors’ Showcase, NYC: True Stories, The Dead Monkey; Studio Theatre, Inc. (Playtime Series): Felicia’s Talk with God; Sioux City Community Theatre: Wizard of Oz; Doane College: The Lesson, Parallel Lives. Other Academic: Sherlock Holmes in Wonderland, Alien Fish, The Devil & Daniel Webster; Nightmare, Electra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Good-bye to the Clown, A Moment in Time. THEATRICAL/STAGE MANAGEMENT American Musical and Dramatic Academy-NYC (Assistant Director-Admissions); Paul Dick Productions, NYC: Wuthering Heights: A Romantic Musical, Theatre West (NE): My Fair Lady; Doane College: Cabaret, Happy Birthday, Wanda June. Brownville Village Theatre: Company Member (actor/box office); OTHER LEADERSHIP Shickley High School, McCool Junction High School, Central Catholic High School-West Point (Head Speech Coach); HONORS Best of the Net Nomination: Three Things You Should Know About Jarod J. Brinkley III; Mari Sandoz Emerging Writer. EDUCATION MFA (Creative Writing): University of Nebraska-Omaha; MAEd (Curriculum & Instruction): University of Nebraska-Kearney; BA (Theatre): Doane College.
Board of Directors
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