Professional Experience

Founding Artistic Director, Custom Made Theatre Co, 1996-present

Instructor, Heald College,  (Areas of instruction: Humanities, Business, Computer Applications, English) 2008-Present

Instructor, Improv for Adults; Marin Theatre Co. 2014

Directing Experience

Slaughterhouse-Five                                        Kurt Vonnegut             Custom Made

Next To Normal                                               Kit/Yorkley                  CMTC/PCP

(nom: Best Overall Production <99 seats, SF Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle)

The Play About the Baby                                 Edward Albee              Custom Made

(winner: Best Overall Production <99 seats, SFBATCC)

Bright Room Called Day                                  Tony Kushner              Custom Made

(nom: Best Director <99 seats, SFBATCC)

Candide of California+                                   Voltaire; adpt Brian Katz  Custom Made

Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell                Spalding Gray              Custom Made

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot*                Stephen Adly Guirgis   Custom Made

Red Light Winter*                                           Adam Rapp                 Custom Made

A New Brain*                                                   William Finn               Custom Made

Two by Woody!*                                               Woody Allen                 Custom Made

The Love Song of …Oppenheimer*                   Carson Kreitzer           Custom Made

Slavs!                                                               Tony Kushner              Custom Made

The Old Neighborhood*                                   David Mamet               Custom Made

Assassins*                                                       Sondheim/Weidman     Custom Made

The Water Engine (co-direct)                            David Mamet               Custom Made

The Soldier of the Sorrowful Face+                   Nick Leitner (adtp)      St. Mary’s College

Candalous, Commissioner                               Daniel Gerould            Custom Made

An Accident of Identity                                     Ian Walker                  Second Wind

The Orestia                                                     Aeschylus                     St. Mary’s College

The Heidi Chronicles                                        Wendy Wasserstein     Custom Made

Marie de France+                                             Marie de France            St. Mary’s College

All That’s Good+                                              John Levine                 Three Wise Monkeys

Finding the Sun                                               Edward Albee              Custom Made

Temptation                                                      Vaclav Havel                Custom Made

When Josh Googled Susan…+                         Elliot Kopstein             Three Wise Monkeys

Bye-bye, bin Laden!+                                       Sublet/Labes               Custom Made

The Temple of Dionysus*                                 James Venhaus            Killing My Lobster

Speed-the-Plow                                                David Mamet               La Vachee Engragee

Bobby Gould in Hell                                         David Mamet               Custom Made

Doctor Faustus Lights ….                                Gertrude Stein             Custom Made

Commit Me to Memory+                                   Karen Macklin             Three Wise Monkeys

St. Joan of the Stockyards                               Bertolt Brecht              Custom Made

Love’s Fire                                                        Kushner, Guare           La Vachee Engragee

Animal Farm                                                   George Orwell              Custom Made

Black Snow                                                      Keith Redding              Custom Made

Vinegar Tom                                                    Caryl Churchill             Custom Made

The Memorandum                                           Vaclav Havel                Custom Made

Women and Wallace                                        Jonathan Sherman      Bailiwick Theatre

+ World Premiere

* Regional Premiere

 

Assistant Director

Pericles, Joel Sass, California Shakespeare Theatre, 2008

Pre-Paradise, Sorry Now, Hangar Theatre, Ithaca, 1994

Sincerity Forever, Hangar Theatre, Ithaca, 1994

 

Dramaturgy

Assistant Dramaturge, Mary Zimmerman, Journey to the West,

Goodman Theatre, 1995

 

Awards and Prizes

Best Director (Nomination), A Bright Room Called Day, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critic’s Circle, 2012

Best Overall Production (Winner), Edward Albee’s The Play About the Baby, SFBATCC

Top-Ten Productions of the Year awarded to Custom Made’s productions of Assassins  and By-Bye, bin Laden San Francisco Bay Guardian

Productions produced that were nominated for Bay Area Critic Circle Awards include: Little Brother, A Bright Room Called Day, The Merchant of Venice,  M. Butterfly, Cotton Patch Gospel, Red Light Winter, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You, A Delicate Balance, A New Brain

27 Broadwayworld.com nominations in 2012 for Custom Made

 

Miscellaneous

Member, Theatre Bay Area Theatre Services Committee, 2004-present

TITAN Award committee, Theatre Bay Area, 2011-present

TITAN mentor, Theatre Bay Area, 2013

 

Education

MA in Humanities, USC Dominguez Hills, expected graduation 2016

Internship in Dramaturgy; Tom Creamer Goodman Theatre; Chicago, IL

BA in Theatre Literature and Criticism Clark University; Worcester, MA

Internship in Directing, Center Theatre; Chicago, IL

Assistant Director; Robert Moss The Director’s Lab; Ithaca, NY