As a stage manager and theatre-maker, I enjoy interesting theatrical challenges and getting to tackle the unexpected. From performing as a sentient newt to designing lighting for Hillary Clinton, my interdisciplinary background constantly informs my work as a stage and production manager and allows me to better support those around me.
I have worked with Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Kennedy Center, The Second City, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Urban Arias, The National Theatre Institute, The Laboratory for Global Performance & Politics, Arts on the Horizons, and the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. In addition, I have worked internationally with 27 Degrees and Tacky Pioneer and have brought work to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
I am a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where I studied history and theatre and performance studies. My research focused on the history of institutions and the way people organize themselves to produce culture. While at Georgetown, I served as the Executive Producer of the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society, the oldest continually-operating student theatre company in the country. I am a proud alumnus of the Professional Training Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
In addition to stage and production management, I work as a theatrical lighting designer and write about history and performance for Six by Eight Press.
Photo Credit: Justin Philalack
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Dir. Kevin Asselin
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks