Freelance Theatrical Artist

2012 - present

  • Primarily based on the New Hampshire, U.S. seacoast

  • 7 full productions as director

  • 15+ shows as an actor

  • 65+ full productions as lighting designer

  • Miscellaneous experience as producer, fight choreographer, master electrician, and production designer

Technical Director, Players' Ring Theatre

2015 - 2017

  • Served as technical liaison to the Board of Directors

  • Oversaw implementation of new light board, dimming system, and DMX control distribution

  • Completely overhauled scene shop and prop storage

  • Oversaw inventorying and reorganization of costume stock

  • Taught basic theatre safety, sound and light board operation, and carpentry to many production companies

  • Remodeled the theatre lobby

B.A., University of Vermont

2005-2009

  • Triple-Major in Theater, Political Science, and English

  • Honors College Graduate

  • Magna Cum Laude

  • Given the 2008 Edward J. Feidner Award (for an outstanding third-year theater student)

  • Given the 2009 George B. Bryan Award for Theater Scholarship

  • Given the 2009 Willard B. Pope Award (for excellence in the study of Romantic Literature)

  • President of the University Players theatre club

  • Theatre History teaching assistant for three years

  • Worked in the theatre box office for three years

M.Sc., University of Edinburgh

2009-2010

  • Master of Science, European Theater Studies

  • Earned Distinction

  • Wrote dissertation on the continuing influence of the Theater of the Absurd on the works of Sarah Ruhl and Martin McDonagh.

  • Completed long form essays including a refutation of the labeling of Peter Brooks’ production of "Marat/Sade" as Theater of Cruelty and an exploration of acting/directorial approaches to the play-within-a-play-within-a-play format of Pirandello’s "Tonight We Improvise."

Cucurriculum Vitae

An abbreviated timeline

About Me

At age 15, I made my theatrical debut as Benvolio in my high school's production of "Romeo and Juliet."

In the 15 years since, I have been a part of over 200 productions, predominantly working as a director, actor, and lighting designer. I've also stage managed, worked in a box office, built costumes, painted sets, and constructed flats. In short, I'm ready for anything the theatre can throw at me.

Check out my resume below!

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