My expertise is based on over thirty-five years of professional experience in the world of performing arts. As a professional Stage Manager and member of Actors Equity Association, I have been involved in producing theatre events across the country throughout my career. I have multi-disciplinary production experience in Dance, Live Music, Festivals and Special Events. My continued growth as a professional in this field is exploring, expanding and modeling a value-based, work ethic skill set, that knows no boundaries in how a student applies themselves in crafting a career through relationship-building and crafting their individual skill set. I am also driven by the exploration of successful collaboration in the arts.
performing arts, stage management, production coordination, special event production, touring, music festival stage management, visual arts festival production
DNCE 1012 - Dance Production
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Provides the dancer with an introduction to the types of performance venues available today, and their technical systems and equipment. It will also establish an awareness of how technical theatre design arts may be utilized by a choreographer.
THTR 3045 - Stage Management
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
Covers stage management from the inception of a production concept through the process of mounting aproduction, focusing on the interrelationships of the various artists involved, management and scheduling of time, and the psychology of handling a wide range of personalities.
THTR 3149 - Professional Orientation: Exploring Professional Potentials for THTR & DNCE Majors
Explores and identifies a wide range of professional opportunities connected to personal strengths and interests in theatre and dance by studying current professional practices, trends and cross-disciplinary connections. Instructor will: provide information/learning needed from representative professionals; open avenues to find/create employment opportunities towards internship consideration/post-graduation; and mentor structured self-assessment/professional development.
THTR 4149 - Theatre Internship
Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
Provides opportunities for theatre majors to explore career opportunities in theatre fields other than, or in addition to, those with performance emphasis. Students apply knowledge and skills developed in their major studies to a practical work experience. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended requisite: 30 credit hours in THTR.