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Theatre Chair (Aug. 2018 - Present) Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts (SLSPA,) Salt Lake City, Utah, 84106
My primary duties are providing comprehensive arts and program administration for the school’s theatre department. This includes budget and artistic management, faculty mentoring, curriculum development, and recruitment, as well as teaching and directing. I teach Acting, Directing and Playwriting, coach competition teams, and supervise student projects. Of the successes I have had here, the most fulfilling has been the placement of students in several high ranking undergraduate programs, including the University of Utah’s Actor Training Program, The University of Hartford, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Criminal Information Tech II (Jan. - Aug. 2018) Bureau of Criminal Identification, Salt Lake City, Utah
Responsible for processing expungement applications. This includes processing, researching State and Federal databases, approving or denying applications, and processing appeals. The position required customer service, computer and research skills, and demands a high level of confidentiality. Internet Sales Manager/Sales Associate (Oct. 2015 - Oct. 2017) Findlay Volkswagen, St. George, Utah
Responsibilities included; Active listening to determine customer wants and needs, demonstrating vehicle features and benefits, managing expectations, collecting necessary information, working with management to negotiate terms and closing sales, giving effective follow up service, ongoing sales training and product knowledge development. I was also responsible for responding to all internet leads, and following up with them as needed.
Achievements include reaching “Elite Sales Associate” status in my first three months, consistent top scores on customer evaluation surveys, and consistently meeting sales goals.
Professor (Aug. 2000 - Feb. 2015) Dixie State University, St. George, Utah
My primary duties were divided between teaching acting and voice classes, and directing productions. I researched and produced the performance curricula, assisted with recruiting for the department, and served on campus committees. I developed the model "eportfolio" for the program, and in the summer of 2013 led a travel study group to London and Edinburgh. While at the Edinburgh Fringe we performed The Trojan Women.
Director of Theatre (Aug. 2000 - May 2011)
As the program administrator my responsibilities included program administration, artistic and financial management, recruiting, advertising and promotions. I oversaw the transition from a two year to a four year degree granting program, worked on several regional KCACTF and was site coordinator and host for a KCACTF conference. Two of my students have won national KCACTF competitions including the Irene Ryan acting competition in 2010, and the Alcone makeup design competition in 2008.
In 2009 I founded DSU's Comedy Storm, a repertory summer theatre program, housed in the Fine Arts Center's black box theater.
THEA 1013 Intro to Theatre Studies THEA 1020 Intro to Drama THEA 1023 Understanding Movies THEA 1223 Stage Makeup THEA 1113 Voice and Diction THEA 1033 Acting I THEA 1900 Private Applied Theatre: Acting THEA 2033 Acting II THEA 2043 Acting III THEA 2053 Classical Acting THEA 2900 Independent Study Theatre THEA 3042 Acting Studio: Acting for the Camera THEA 3113 Accents and Dialects THEA 3720 Theatre History & Literature I THEA 3720 Theatre History & Literature II THEA 4033 Acting Studio: Masks
Assistant Professor - Extension (1992 - 2000) Utah State University - Uintah Basin Branch Campus, (USU-UBBC), Vernal, Utah
The primary responsibility of this position was to serve as Producing Artistic Director of the Outlaw Trail Theater, co-sponsored by USU-UBBC and the Uintah County Arts Council. The theater had an annual operating budget of approximately sixty thousand dollars. I was responsible for artistic, financial and personnel management, advertising, promotions and grant writing.
Other responsibilities included service as a theatre instructor and director for University shows presented during the school year, and as a resource coordinator between the USU-UBBC and the local arts organizations in Vernal and Roosevelt.
USU 1330 Civilization: Creative Arts THEA 1010 Theater Appreciation THEA 1400 Acting I THEA 1430 Stage Movement THEA 1530 Makeup THEA 1020 Understanding Movies THEA 2740 Shakespeare and Classical Acting Techniques THEA 5900 Women's Voices, Contemporary Female Playwrights THEA 5900 The Plays of Horton Foote, Tennessee Williams and Romulus Linney THEA 5900 Directed Readings - Acting Theory I THEA 5900 Directed Readings - Directing Theory THEA 5900 Vocal Theory
Instructor - (Sabbatical Replacement) (9/91-6/92) College of Eastern Utah, Price, Utah
Th 101 Theater Appreciation Th 109 Voice I Th 121 Beginning Acting I Th 122 Beginning Acting II Th 158 Contemporary Drama Th 205 Forms and Modes of Drama Th 209 Voice II Th 221 Intermediate Acting I Th 222 Intermediate Acting II
Instructor - (Adjunct) (09/90- 03/91) Utah State University, Department of Theater, Logan, Utah
ThArt 432 History of Theater II, (Elizabethan to 19th Century) ThArt 105 Introduction to Theater Studies I
Instructor - (Sabbatical Replacement) (01/89 - 06/89) Utah State University, Department of Theater, Logan, Utah
ThArt 121 Fundamentals of Acting (Non-majors) ThArt 121 Fundamentals of Acting (Majors) ThArt 109 First Year Voice ThArt 209 Second Year Voice ThArt 316 Dialects in Performance ThArt 692 Projects in Theater
Master of Fine Arts 9/85 - 6/88 The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio.
Bachelor of Science - Theatre 9/82 - 6/85 Southern Utah University Cedar City, Utah
EDNET Faculty Training Certificate 5/99 Vernal, Utah
· KCACTF Excellence in Theatre Education Award 2011.
· Theater, Moab, Utah, Western States Playwrighting Contest, 1998, for John Wesley Powell: The Last American Adventure.
· Community Service in the Arts award, The Uintah Arts Council, 1998.
· Professor of the Year, 1988-89. USU Department of Theater.
· Professor of the Quarter, Spring Quarter, 1989. USU Department of Theater.
· Graduate Assistantship, OSU, 1985-88. Tuition and fees plus salary.
WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS
· “Why the Folio is Your Best Friend.” A one hour workshop introducing actors to the advantages of working with Folio copies of Shakespeare’s plays. Utah Shakespearian Festival High School Acting Competition, 2007, 09, Cedar City, UT.
· “Mormons and Theatre.” A lecture/discussion delivered to St. George chapter of The Sons of the Utah Pioneers. Delivered October, 2005, St. George, UT.
· “Shot Through the Heart: The Death of the Western Movie.” A lecture/discussion about the cultural influences behind the demise of the genre Western. Presented several times for Utah Valley State College Elderhostel and the Utah Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, 1999-00.
· John Wesley Powell: The Last American Adventure. A performance/discussion about Powell’s adventures exploring the Green and Colorado Rivers. Presented several times for Utah Valley State College Elderhostel, the Utah Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, Northern Arizona University Elderhostel, with ongoing presentations by Dixie State College of Utah Elderhostel.
· “Neutral Mask,” a series of three two hour workshops designed to introduce participants to the neutral mask. Session one is the construction of the mask. The second session focuses on internal work. The third session focuses on external characterization. Presented at the 1997 Rocky Mountain Theater Conference, Twin Falls, ID.
· “Audition: A one man/woman show,” a one hour workshop covering the elementary aspects of theatre and film auditioning. This includes basic presentation skills, what to expect from your auditors and how to not sabotage your audition. Presented at the 1994 Utah Theater Association Conference, Logan, Utah and the 1993 Rocky Mountain Theater Conference, Rock Springs, WY.
· “Losing that Twang,” a voice workshop directed at un-learning regionalisms by use of Lessac methodology and various other techniques. Presented at the 1994 Rocky Mountain Theater Conference, Ogden, UT.
· “A Fighting Chance,” a series of workshops geared as a crash course in stage combat. Especially useful for scene extras who need to be able to self-direct their fights. Tumbling, hand to hand combat, foil work and basic fight notation can be covered. Presented many times for the Utah Theater Association and also Tuacahn High School Summer Theatre Institute, Ivins, UT, USU- UBBC, Vernal, UT, CEU Theater Dpt. Price, UT, and USU Theater Dpt., Logan, UT.
COMMITTEES AND SERVICE
· Respondent, Irene Ryan Acting Competition, KC/ACTF Regional Conference, 2012-15.
· Chair, DSU Retention, Tenure and Promotion Appeals Committee 2011-Present.
· DSU Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Fine Arts Representative 2010-2012.
· Founding Director, The Space Between Theatre Company, 2006 - 2008. St. George, Utah. Co-Chair of the “inner circle” charged with the Artistic management and direction of this alternative theatre company.
· DSU Student Services Council, 2001-present. Recommends approval of meal rates, housing rates, and all auxiliary charges to students; to deal with policy issues related to student costs, including tuition, fees, refunds and bookstore costs.
· DSU Rebel Awards Committee, 2003-present. Plans, organize and administer the Rebel Awards Program each year, to include outstanding student, faculty and staff awards. Was responsible for major re-visioning of awards and processes.
· Committee Member, While at DSU I have also served on several hiring committees and also an academic discipline committee.
· Director, KC/ACTF 10 Minute Play & New Play Development Workshops, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 regional conferences
· Circuit 8 Coordinator, KC/ACTF Region 7, Coordinates performance respondents for all productions in Utah. 2004 - 2010.
· Theatre Advisory Panelist, Utah Arts Council. 2005-2007 cycles. An appointment to the States’ board which reviews grant applications from theatre organizations to the Utah Arts Council.
· Coordinator, USU-UBBC Program Evaluation Committee, 1999. Committee developed a report outlining the strengths, challenges and potential of the degree and certificate programs at USU-UBBC.
· Nominating Committee for the Governor’s Awards in the Arts. 1996-1999 cycles. The committee meets annually to review award nominations in various Arts categories.
· Graduate Committee, Carolyn Gwyther, USU MFA Directing candidate, 1998.
· Community Arts Council Advisory Panelist, Utah Arts Council. 1995-1998 cycles. An appointment to the States’ board which reviews grant applications from Community Arts Councils to the Utah Arts Council.
· Vice President, Uintah Arts Council, Vernal, Utah. Responsible for overseeing project budgets, grant writing, theater, and promotions, liaison with USU-UBBC and the Basin West 2000 Fine Arts Council.
· Founding Member, Basin West 2000 Fine Arts Council, Roosevelt, Utah, (serves Duchesene County). Responsible for coordinating Arts Council theatre events, general management and assisting in grant writing.
- Savage/Love, SLSPA, Auditorium Theatre, March, 2022 - Tragedy Averted, SLSPA, Black Box Theater, February, 2022 - What Was Good, (Premier) Black Box Theatre, March, 2021 - Lear, SLSPA, Laboratory Theater, January 2020 - Into the Woods, SLSPA, Black Box Theater, November 2019 - Start Your Engines, Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival, Gateway Center, July 2019 - Love and Information, SLSPA, Black Box Theater, March 2019 - Antigone, SLSPA, Laboratory Theater, December 2018 - Jekyll and Hyde, The Musical, Stage Door, The Electric Theater, October 2017 - Moonlight and Magnolias, St. George Musical Theatre, The Old Opera House, February/March 2015 - Sunday in the Park with George, DSU. FAC Main Stage, March 2014 - Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music, DSU's Comedy Storm. FAC Black Box, June/July 2014 - The Trojan Women, C Nova, Studio 0, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 2013 - Dancers, DSU's Comedy Storm, FAC Black Box, June/July 2013 - The Gondoliers, DSU. FAC Main Stage, February/March 2013 - The Goodbye Girl, The Neil Simon Festival. Festival Hall, Cedar City, UT, July/August 2012 - Fiddler on the Roof, DSU. FAC Main Stage, March 2012 - The Foreigner, DSU. FAC Main Stage, Oct. 2011 - Run For Your Wife, DSU’s Comedy Storm, FAC Black Box, June/July 2011 - The Trojan Women, DSU. FAC Black Box, April, 2011 - Blithe Spirit, DSU. FAC Black Box, Sept/Oct, 2010 - Almost, Maine, DSU. FAC Black Box, Sept 2009 – KCACTF Regional Conference, Feb. 2010 - A Bedful of Foreigners, DSU’s Comedy Storm, FAC Black Box, June/July 2009 - 110 in the Shade, DSU. FAC Main Stage, April 2009 - Dancing at Lughnasa, DSU. FAC Main Stage, Sept/Oct 2008 - As You Like It, DSU. FAC Black Box, Jan/Feb, 2008 - Sweeney Todd, DSU. FAC Main Stage, Nov, 2007 - Betrayal, The Space Between Theatre Company, May/June 2007 - Sleuth, DSU. FAC Black Box Theatre, Feb. 2007 - Crimes of the Heart, DSU. FAC Main Stage, Oct. 2006 - Gianni Schicchi, (Starring Michael Ballam) DSU. FAC Main Stage, April, 2006 - The Mikado, DSU. FAC Main Stage, Nov, 2005 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, DSU. FAC Main Stage, April, 2005 - Jekyll and Hyde, DSU. FAC Main Stage, Nov. 2004. KCACTF Regional Conference, Glendale Community College, Phoenix, AZ. Feb., 2005 - The Boys Next Door, DSU. Gardner Ballroom, March 2004 - Deathtrap, DSU. Gardner Ballroom, Oct, 2003 - Pippin, DSU Amphitheater, April 2003 - The Cripple of Innishman, The Cox Auditorium, Oct, 2002 - The Glass Menagerie, DSU. Graff Black Box, Feb, 2002 - The Imaginary Invalid, DSU. Graff Black Box, Sept/Oct, 2001 - Godspell, Graff Theater, DSU. April, 2001 - Romeo and Juliet, Graff Theater, DSU. Feb, 2001 - Little Women: Part First, Graff Theater, DSU. Dec, 2000 - Harvey, Graff Theater, DSU. Oct, 2000 - Brighton Beach Memoirs, Geary Theater, CEU. Feb, 1999 - Joyful Noise, USU-UBBC Multi-Purpose Room & Vernal Middle School Auditorium. Produced by The Basin West 2000 Fine Arts Council. Also designed and constructed the sets. Dec, 1998 - The Dining Room, USU-UBBC Multi-Purpose Room, Roosevelt, UT. Produced by USU-UBBC. April, 1998 - As You Like It, USU-UBBC Multi-Purpose Room & Vernal Jr. High Auditorium. Produced by USU-UBBC, Basin West 2000 Fine Arts Council, Uintah Arts Council and The Uintah Recreation Association. Also designed and constructed the sets for this touring production. Feb/Mar, 1997 - Love Rides the Rails or Will the Mail Train Run Tonight? Western Park Amphitheater, Vernal, UT. Produced by The Uintah Arts Council and USU-UBBC. June/July, August, 1997 - CASSIDY: The Mostly True Story of Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, Western Park Amphitheater, Vernal, UT. Produced by The Uintah Arts Council and USU-UBBC. June/July, 1995-96 seasons. - Romeo and Juliet, Union High School Auditorium, Roosevelt, Utah, Duchesene High School Auditorium, and Vernal Jr. High Auditorium. Produced by USU-UBBC, Basin West 2000 Fine Arts Council, Uintah Arts Council and The Uintah Recreation Association. Designed and constructed the sets for this touring production. Feb, March, 1996 - Robin Hood, by Don Nigro. Union High School Auditorium, Roosevelt, Utah. Produced by Union High School Theater Department. Nov, 1995 - Arsenic and Old Lace, Union High School Auditorium, Roosevelt, Utah. Produced by the Basin West 2000 Fine Arts Council. Designed stage set. Oct, 1993 - Rawhide and Lace, Western Park Amphitheater, Vernal, Utah. Produced by The Uintah Arts Council and USU-UBBC June/July, 1993 - Dancers, USU-UBBC Multi-Purpose room. Produced by USU-UBBC. Jan, 1993 - Love's Labor's Lost, Geary Theater, CEU. Also designed stage set. April, 1992 - The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, Studio Theater, CEU, Dec, 1991 - The Feaste of Saint Nicholas, CEU Ballroom, An Elizabethan feast produced by the Price Vocal Ensemble. Scripted, directed, choreographed fights and appeared as Lord of the Manor. Russell Wilson, Music Director. December, 1991 - Star Spangled Girl, Lyric Theater, Logan, Utah. Produced by the Vagabond Theater Company. August, 1991 - Star Spangled Girl, Stage Stop Theater, Collinston, Utah, June, 1991 (First guest director at theater.) - Dylan Thomas Loved His Father, USU's Laboratory Theater, April, 1989
Companies worked for:
· Guest Artist, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT . Pinnacle Acting Company, Salt Lake City, UT · Guest Artist, DSU Theater Department · The Neil Simon Festival, Cedar City, UT · The Space Between Theatre Company, St. George, UT · The Pioneer Theater Company, Salt Lake City, UT · Wyoming Summer Theater, Laramie, WY · Old Lyric Repertory Theater, Logan, UT · Scioto Society, Chillicothe, OH · The Playmill Theater, West Yellowstone, MT
· DSU Theatre Model ePortfolio: A webpage showing the format and content of the eportfolio that students are expected to create and maintain while at DSU. It can be found at: www.dsctheatreeportfolio.weebly.com
· John Wesley Powell: The Last American Adventure, a one man show based on Powell’s life and experiences exploring the Green and Colorado rivers.
· “The Eccles Fine Arts Center: a Masterpiece for Dixie.” Southern Utah Homeowners Magazine, Issue 4, Elite Publishing Services, St. George, UT.
· Developed scenario and assisted in re-writes of Tim Slover’s script, CASSIDY: The Mostly True Story of Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch.
· The Feaste of Saint Nicholas, a renaissance feast produced in 1991. (See DIRECTING)
· Richard, a one man show adapted from historical research and dialogue from Shakespeare's Richard II. (MFA Thesis Production)
· The George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation. 1996 - $2000, 1997 - $2500, 1998-99 - $3000, for expanded advertising and support of the UAC’s Outlaw Trail Theater.
· The Utah Arts Council, 1993 to 1996, $2000. 1997 - $2100. 1998 - $2700. 1999 - $3000. For general support of the UAC’s Outlaw Trail Theater.
· Utah Power. 1993 - $3000. 1994 - 96, $5000. 1997 - 99, $3000. For support of UAC’s Outlaw Trail Theater.
· The US West Foundation. 1993 to 1996. $3000 each year for support of the UAC’s Outlaw Trail Theater.
· The Utah State Centennial Commission. 1994. $15000 to be used over three years, (1994-96), to upgrade the Outlaw Trail Theater’s set, props and costumes.
ANCILLARY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Retail sales, Freelance costume design and construction, specializing in mask design/construction and millinery. Lapidary and silversmithing, visual artist. Theatre Specialist, DSU Elderhostel Theatre Tours, 2005-2009
· Eric Young, Emeritus Faculty, DSU, Chair - CTE and Media, SLSPA. 2291 S. 2000 E. Salt Lake City, UT 84106, (435)862-4168.
· Richard Bugg, Southern Utah University, 351 W. University Blvd. Cedar City, UT 84720, (435)865-8365.
· Dr. Colin Johnson, Former Chair USU Department of Theater, P.O. Box 26405, Logan, UT 84322, (435) 797-3046.
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