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Audience Services Manager - Teatro Vista
June 2023 - present
Manage complimentary tickets for production members, staff members, production sponors, and Jeff Awards members. Conduct regular outreach connection betwen Teatro Vista and local organizations. Create necessary audience related materials upon request. Manage the Teatro Vista box office email. Represent Teatro Vista in a positive manner by providing above and beyond customer care.
Director - Hit the Wall
Co-Directed a staged reading of Ike Holter's Hit the Wall in honor of LGBTQ History Month with Magdiel Carmona.
Assistant Director/Assistant Choreographer - Gay Card
November 2013 - July 2015
Collaborated with the director (Jay Espano) and choreographer (Britta Schlicht) on the Chicago debut of Gay Card. Assisted with scheduling, role assignments for the ensemble, and choreographed several numbers throughout the show.
Director - ONE IN TWO
December 2022 - March 2023
Directed a production of Donja R Love's ONE IN TWO at Pride Arts. Worked with actors to overcome the many obstacles that came from producing a show where all actors needed to learn all of the roles. Collaborated with talented designers and actors to bring this piece to life. Advocated for the proper treatment of production team members.
Assistant Director/Assistant Choreographer - Godspell
May 2023 - June 2023
Assisted both the director and choreographer in building their individual visions into a fun and whimsical production of Godspell at Theo Ubique.
Associate Audience Services Manager - Windy City Playhouse
September 2021 - August 2022
Perform as both Leading and Assistant House Manager for Windy City Playhouse's productions of A Recipe For Disaster and Sons of Hollywood. Sold in third party tickets using Total Info software. Pulled the daily will call list for each performance. Assist in processional services while working on A Recipe For Disaster. Managed patrons with dietary restrictions. Opened the house for each performance and provided a daily house report for WCP admins. Managed audience needs and COVID safety before, during, and after performances.
Director/Editor - The Former Kings Of Clutch City
March 2022 - May 2022
Directed and edited The Former Kings of Clutch City for Lime Arts Production's 2022 Twenty By Twenty Fringe Festival. Coordinated and ran rehearsals with actors and stage manger from alll over the US.
Director/Playwright - Fugitives In America
Directed a virtual reading of my play Fugitives In America with Pride Arts Chicago. Scheduled rehearsals and conducted them. Collaborated with actors to make an entertaining experience through zoom. Coordinated with the theater's artistic director to promote the show.
Assistant Director/Media Designer - The Things I Could Never Tell Steven
July 2021 - September 2021
Assisted in directorial decisions for the cast. Ran understudy rehearsals. Took notes of blocking for future reference. Assisted with anything the director needed.
Director - Chicago Dramatists' Network Playwright 10 Min Play Festival
Directed two new 10 minute plays (It's About Issues and Water On Mars) as apart of the Chicago Dramatists' Network Playwright 10 Min Play Festival. Coordinated with actors, playwrights, and stage direction readers to schedule rehearsals. Engaged with actors to developed their characters for optimized storytelling.
Director/Choreographer/Others - Gay Card
December 2019 - May 2021
Produced, directed, choreographed, and edited a zoom/movie musical production of Gay Card by Ryan Korell and Jonathan Keebler. Reserved spaces for and scheduled all production rehearsals and filming. Guided the actors and production team throughout the process of the production. Conducted rehearsals for blocking, choreography, and filming.
Playwright/Literary Artistic Team - Theatre Studies New Work Festival: Fugatives In America
November 2020 - April 2021
Collaborated with an amazing team of students to create the first Theatre Studies New Work Festival. Worked with the rest of the literary artistic team in selecting three plays to produce staged readings of. Wrote Fugatives in America. Worked with director Jacqueline Moreno and Alexis Webb to produce the first live production of Fugatives in America!
Assistant to the Director - Cabaret
September 2019 - February 2020
Documented blocking and character work notes. Performed as a separate set of eyes for the director, Latrelle Bright. Directed Perfectly Marvoulous alongside Anusha Bansal. Assisted with any dramturgical or production work that needed to be completed outside rehearsals.
Assistant to the Director - Gem of the Ocean
April 2019 - October 2019
Assisted Chuck Smith by documenting blocking, and giving continuous feedback on character choices, motivation, and sight lines throughout the production process. Provided input during the casting process. Created closed captioning for the production.
Casting/Producing Intern - Victory Gardens Theater
March 2017 - present
Assisted with casting Victory Garden's main stage production of "The First Deep Breath" and the 2019 Ignition Festival. Provided outreach to actors and agencies when casting said productions. Prioritized diversity, inclusivity, and appropriation in casting decisions. Created new guidelines for future casting/producing interns, while keeping in mind how theaters can become more inclusive.
Resident Producer/Director - Prospect High: Brooklyn
March 2019 - April 2019
Casted and directed a staged reading of Prospect High: Brooklyn by Daniel Robert Sullivan and Roundabout Theatre Company. Conducted rehearsals for the production. Managed the production budget and space reservations.
Director/Playwright - Love Life
January 2019 - March 2019
Wrote and directed the New Revels Player's production of Love Life. Worked with a diverse cast of 22 people. Scheduled and conducted rehearsals. Choreographed fight scenes including rapiers and hand to hand combat.
Assistant to the Director - Marat/Sade
April 2018 - October 2018
Assisted with casting a diverse and purposeful ensemble to take on a challenging piece of theatre. Recorded notes on blocking and group discussions on world building and character choices. Gave constant feedback to Laura Hackman (the director) on her decisions and influenced a lot of the final product. Blocked some sequences in the production.
Director/Choreographer/Others - Songs For A New World
January 2018 - April 2018
Cast, directed and choreographed the first Allen Hall Theatre Bum's production of Songs For A New World by Jason Robert Brown. Conducted rehearsals, served as choreographer, and worked with actors on character work. Organized weekly schedules and space reservations. Designed set, costumes and media.
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