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diRector actor producer

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current city

Cedar Falls, IA

Current project

The Christians

current show #

25

 Director & Producer

Making shows, telling stories, doing the most.

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My Work

 

Hi folks! I’ve directed and produced tiny, intimate plays and unique empowerment cabaret. Acting has taken me from windowless basements to 1000-seat auditoriums, doing everything from mime to Stanislavski. I’ve stage managed and assistant directed dozens of original works, so I’ve been up close and personal with the revising process from draft to delivering a show. Most glamorous of all — helping Broadway actors on tour do wardrobe quick changes. There’s nothing like armloads of sweaty costumes :).

Directing

 

2019


2018


The Christians, So I Could Be Macbeth (Scene D Theatre Project)

Stop Kiss (Scene D Theatre Project)

co-founder, scene d

Scene D is an independent theatre project.

Our focus is art with edge. A dash of boundary-pushing. The spark of an ignited conversation. We seek to shine light on the stories that aren’t being told, centering on material that's unafraid of real life.

(scened.org)

producer

Making it happen — raising funds, selecting scripts, marketing.

director

Collaboratively leading teams to create authentic, intentionally sculpted stories.

 
 
 
 
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acting

2018

The Fair’s in Town (Cellar Door Productions)

2017

Mother Courage and Her Daughters (University of Northern Iowa), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Waterloo Community Playhouse)

2016

God’s Ear (Yes, And Creative Perceptions), Facing Our Truth (University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre)

Shows prior to 2016: The Waiter, Christmas Stew, Reality Check, Superheroes, Toys in the Attic, Variety de l'Amour, Charles Dickens' The Chimes, A Piffledywiff Christmas, The Accused, Pyrates, Fool's Gold, Modern Anxieties (all with Lampost Theatre Co).

professional experience

 

2019


2018 - 2019


2017 - 2019


2015 - 2018


2008 - 2015


Intern to the Executive Director — Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Social Media ManagerG — Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Education Coordinator — University of Northern Iowa Gender and Sexuality Services, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Stagehand Supervisor and Tech Office Manager — Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Assistant Director and Stage Manager — Lampost Theatre Company, Cedar Falls, Iowa

 

Contact me! — risk@Uni.edu

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