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Aug 2006May 2009

Master of Fine Arts

Temple University

Scenic Design and Technical Direction

Aug 1996Dec 2001

Bachelor of Arts

King's College

B.A. Elementary Education - Minor: Theare

Aug 1992Jun 1996

Williams Valley Jr/Sr High School

Advanced College Preparatory 


Andrew Laine

Marie Anne Chiment

Peter Reynolds

Todd Davidson

Theatrical Works

Design/Technical Experience

Scenic and Lighting Design

  •     King’s College; Wilkes-Barre, PA

Time Stands Still;  Director:  M. Sheileen Godwin (2018)

1776 (2015)

The Merry Wives of Windsor;  Director:  M. Sheileen Corbett (2011)

Rumors;  Director:  M. Sheileen Corbett (2012)

Two Rooms;  Director:  Richard Gillespie

The Laramie Project;  Director:  M. Sheileen Corbett

  •   Resident Scenic/Lighting Designer - Wyoming Seminary Upper School (2009-2010)

Titanic: The Musical            Director:  Jason Sherry

Letters to the Editor              Director:  John Hornung

  •   Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes-Barre, PA (2009)

Arsenic and Old Lace:                Director:  Christine E Rock

  •     Gaslight Theatre Company; Wilkes-Barre, PA (2003-present)  (Resident Designer)

Taming of the Shrew; Director:  Brandi George/Dave Reynolds (2018)

A Charlie Brown Christmas; Director:  Tim McDermott (2017)

Next Fall  Director:  Brandi George (2017)

The Pallbearers (2017)

Playroom: Garage (2016)

Drowning Ophelia  Director:  Jonathan Strayer (2016)

Bunny, Bunny   Director:  Kristen Peterman (2015)

Playroom: Master Bedroom (2015)

Playroom:  Attic (2014)

Much Ado About Nothing (2014)

Playroom:  Bathroom (2013)

PlayRoom: Kitchen (2012)

Dancing at Lughnasa

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Waiting for Godot

Twelfth Night: Or What You Will

A Moon for the Misbegotten

The Tempest

Quilt:  A Musical Celebration

Robin Hood

The Princess and the Pea;     Director:  Christina K Reynolds

Tartuffe;  Director:  Tony Gdonski

Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet;  Director:  David Reynolds, Justin Scappaticci

God;  Director:  James DeJoseph

  •   KISS Theatre

Anything Goes (2016)

A Year with Frog and Toad  Director:  Ashley Jevin (2015)

Scenic Design

  • King's College; Wilkes-Barre, PA (2010 - present)

Italian American Reconciliation  Director: M. Sheileen Godwin (2018)

The Tempest Director:  M. Sheileen Godwin (2017)

The Illusion  Director:  M. Sheileen Godwin (2015)

Moon Over Buffalo  Director:  M. Sheileen Godwin

Other Desert Cities  Director:M Sheileen Godwin

Rabbit Hole  Director:  M. Sheileen Corbett

The 39 Steps   Director:  M. Sheileen Corbett

Arcadia  Director:  M. Sheileen Corbett

Rumors   Director:  M. Sheileen Corbett

Shakespeare in Hollywood   Director:  M. Sheileen Corbett

  • KISS Theatre Company

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2015)

We are Monsters (2015)          

Titanic: The Musical (2014)

  • Gaslight Theatre Company; Wilkes-Barre, PA (2003 - present)

Playroom: Back Porch

Title of Show                        Director:  Christina Reynolds 

The Shape of Things         Director:  Sean McKeown

  •  Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, PA (Guest Artist) (2010)

The Cure at Troy              Director:  Nicco Moretti

  •  Media Theatre; Media, PA (2009)

The Wizard of Oz:            Director:  Peter Reynolds

  •   Maples Repertory Theatre Company; Macon, Missouri (2009)

Little Shop of Horrors;      Director:  Brandon McShaffrey

Charley's Aunt;                Director:  Fred Rubeck

  •     Temple University; Philadelphia, PA(2006-2009)

Caucasian Chalk Circle; Director:  Armina LaManna

Damn Yankees – MFA THESIS;  Director:  Peter ReynoldsThe Queen of Spades;  Director:  Armina LaManna

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress:  Director:  Roberta Sloan

The Time of Your Life;  Director:  Donna Snow

  •    The Northeast Theatre; Scranton, PA (2008)

Doubt: A Parable; Director:  David Zarko

  •     Philadelphia Fringe Festival (2008)

Pushkin at Boldino;  Director:  Armina LaManna

        *World Premiere

Lighting Design

  •   King's College (2010 - present)

Freckleface Strawberry (2018)

Whose Wives Are They Anyway (2016)

Henry V (2015)

The Who's Tommy (2014)

Guys and Dolls (2014)

Little Shop of Horrors (2013)

Julius Caesar;  Director:  Bro. James Miller, CSC

Antigone;  Director:  M. Sheileen Corbett

  •  Performing Arts Institure of Wyoming Seminary at the FM Kirby Center  

West Side Story;  Director:  Bill Roudebush (2012)

Two Gentlemen of Verona;  Director:  Bill Roudebush (2010)

  • Yardcat Theatre Company

Proof.  Director:  Sean McKeown (2017)

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol; Director: Sean McKeown (2016)

Technical Direction

  • Performing Arts Institure of Wyoming Seminary  (2010)                                                     
  •       Two Gentlemen of VeronaDesigner:  S Cory Palmer, Director:  Bill Roudebush
  •   Wyoming Seminary Upper School (2009)

        Titanic  Director:  Jason Sherry

        Winter Workshop Evening of One Act Plays

        Letters to the Editor  Director:  John Hornung

  •   Maples Repertory Theatre Company; Macon, Missouri (2009)

    My Fair Lady;  Designer:  Jack Smith,  Director:  Peter Reynolds

    Murder By the Book;  Designer:  Jared Rutherford, Director:  Brandon McShaffrey

    Little Shop of Horrors;  Director:  Brandon McShaffrey

    Charley's Aunt; Director:  Fred Rebuck

  • Mauckingbird Theatre Company; Philadelphia, PA (Resident TD) (2009 - 2010)

    Hedda Gabler;  Designer:  Cory Palmer,  Director:  Peter Reynolds    Never the Sinner;  Designer:  Marie Anne Chiment,  Director:  Peter Reynolds

  •     Temple University; Philadelphia, PA (2006-2009)

    In Conflict

    Designer:  Andrew Laine,  Director:  Doug Wager    *World Premiere     *Tour:  Long Wharf Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Off-Broadway –        Barrow Street Theatre    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom;  Designer:  Ji Hyoun Choi,  Director:  Charles Dumas   

  •     Gaslight Theatre Company; Wilkes-Barre, PA (2003 – present)

 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tartuffe, Waiting for Godot, Quilt:  A Musical Celebration, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Robin Hood, A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Fourth Wall, The Mistakes Madeline Made, The Princess and The Pea, God, Twelfth Night: Or What You Will, Incorruptible, Death of a Salesman

  • King’s College; Wilkes-Barre, PA (2000 – present)

Antigone;  Designer:  SeanColin Hankins,  Director:  M. Sheileen Corbett   

*All productions designed by Brother James MillerThe Children’s Hour, Picnic, Rough Crossing, Miss Julie, Hamlet, A Man For All Seasons, Alice in Wonderland, As You Like It, Henry V, Henry IV Part I

Directing Experience


  •   King’s College; Wilkes-Barre, PA (2000 – present)

The Last Five Years - 2021

The Tragedy of King Lear and His Three Daughters - 2020

The Drowsy Chaperone - 2019

Much Ado About Nothing - 2019

Ragtime - 2018

Hamlet:  William Shakespeare (2018)

A Year with Frog and Toad (2017)

Doubt: A Parable:  John Patrick Shanley (2017)

Godspell: Steven Schwartz (2016)

Macbeth:  William Shakespeare (2016)

1776:  Sherman Edwards (2015)

Henry V:  William Shakespeare (2015)

The Who's Tommy:  Pete Townshend (2014)

Guys and Dolls:  Frank Loesser  (2014)

Almost, Maine:  John Cariani  (2013)

Richard IIII:  William Shakespeare (2013)

Little Shop of Horrors:  Alan Menken and Howard Ashman (2012)

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee:  William Finn, Rebecca Sheinkin - (2012)

Picasso at the Lapin Agile - Steve Martin -  (2011)

Linda Goes to Mars - Matthew S. Hinton *World Premiere of Original Work (2010)

Dearly Departed – David and Jesse Bottrell

The Mystery of Twicknam Vicarage – David Ives

The Man With the Flower in his Mouth – Luigi Pirandello 

Babels in Arms – David Ives 

Krapp’s Last Tape – Samuel Beckett 

Sure Thing – David Ives Lives of the Saints – David Ives 

Hidden in this Picture – Aaron Sorkin

  • Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre

Angels in America: Perestroika - Tony Kushner (2018)

Angels in America: Millenium Approaches- Tony Kushner (2016)

  • KISS Theatre Company

A Midsummer Night's Dream (2021)

Sweeney Todd (2018)

Fiddler on the Roof (2017)

Anything Goes (2016)

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2015)

Titanic: The Musical (2014)

  •     Gaslight Theatre Company; Wilkes-Barre, PA (2003-present)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (2019)

All The Year *World Premiere of Original Work (2019)

Counter Counter *World Premiere of Original Work (2018)

Dinner with Osmina *World Premiere of Original Work (2018)

Taming of the Shrew (2018)

We Don't Live Here Anymore, Backyard Family Challenge *World Premiere of Original Work (2017)

The Pallbearers - original play by B. Garrett Rogan *World Premiere of Original Work (2017)

Domino (Playroom Series)- original one act plays *World Premiere of Original Work (2016)

Untitled, Out-Out (Playroom Series) - original one act plays *World Premiere of Original Work (2015)

Anyway (Playroom Series)- original one act plays *World Premiere of Original Work (2014)

Interruptions, At This Point, Rich's Well Made (Playroom Series) - original one act plays *World Premiere of Original Work (2013)

Drake Disappears (Playroom Series) - Matthew S. Hinton *World Premiere of Original Work (2012)

Quiet Cowboy - Matthew S. Hinton *World Premiere of Original Work (2011) *Grant Award Winner

Macbeth – William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare

The Actor’s Nightmare – Christopher Durang

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) - Reduced Shakespeare Company

Co-Founder of the Gaslight Theatre Company of Wilkes-Barre, PA

A 501C3 corporation with the mission of bringing classical and under-produced works of theatre to Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Since it’s inception in 2003, Gaslight has produced over fourteen plays and various events.  In 2005, Gaslight won Best Play at the Pennsylvania Association of Community Theatres Festival for our production of Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon For The Misbegotten.  We also received top honors of Best Play at the Eastern States Theatre Association Festival for the same production.

Teaching Experience

  • King's College (2000 to PRESENT)


            Served as Academic Advisor to all Design/Tech Track Theatre students.

Senior Capstone Mentor

Faculty Mentor

*Served as faculty mentor to all design/technical track students in the theatre department.Participated in guided hands on learning in all fields of design and production.

*Served as faculty mentor to directing student during production of Richard III..


Senior Capstone:  A required Theatre Course.  The capstone project serves as the culminating project for a Senior Theatre major.  Students outline the specifics of the project and faculty serves as director mentors, monitors, and critics of the work.

The Films of Stanley Kubrick:   A Core class that serves as an introduction to the study of film.  Specific attention is placed on various film techniques such as cinematography, editing, design, etc.  Students learn the basics of narrative structure and the value of interpretation, through critical analysis of the Kubrick's films.

The Films of Martin Scorsese:  A Core class that serves as an introduction to the study of film.  Specific attention is placed on various film techniques such as cinematography, editing, design, etc.  Students learn the basics of narrative structure and the value of interpretation, through critical analysis of Scorsese's films

The Films of the Coen Brothers:  A Core class that serves as an introduction to the study of film.  Specific attention is placed on various film techniques such as cinematography, editing, design, etc.  Students learn the basics of narrative structure and the value of interpretation, through critical analysis of the Coen Brothers films.

Musical Theatre:  Then & Now:  A CORE Arts course.  Students will learn the history of musical theatre, tracing its roots to Ancient Greece and paying particular attention to the American Musical Comedy.

Introduction to Theatrical Design:  A required Theatre Course.  Students learn to appreciate and understand the role of theatrical designers including:  scenic, lighting, costume, sound, video, etc.  Students will learn the history of design and technical theatre and will see how the work of the past informs the present.

Stage Management:  A required Theatre course.  Students learn the techniques, terminology and practical application of stage management.  Through a series of lecture based, hands-on, and practical activities, students gain real-world knowledge of working as stage managers in the modern theatre.

The Business of Theatre:  A required Theatre course.  Through a series of guest lectures, workshops, and practical activities, students are given the tools needed to search for and attain a position in the professional world of theatre.  **New Course that I developed

Scene Painting:  A Theatre Elective.  Students learn techniques, terminology, and practical application of scenic art, through a variety of hands on activities and work on main stage productions.

Play Analysis  :  A required Theatre course.  Studies are taught the value and necessity of analyzing play scripts.  A specific format is used and each student creates their own analysis for 7-8 scripts.

Film Studies:    A Core class that serves as an introduction to the study of film.  Specific attention is placed on various film techniques such as cinematography, editing, design, etc.  Students learn the basics of narrative structure and the value of interpretation.

Lighting Design:  A required Theatre course.  Students learn the conceptual aspects of lighting design through script analysis, study of design and designers, and hands on work on major productions.  The conceptual design becomes reality through collaboration and implementation.

Scenic Design:  A required Theatre course.  Students learn both the practical and conceptual elements of scenic design, creating design packets (hand drafted and Vectorworks), renderings, models, and research bibles.

Stagecraft:  A required Theatre course.  The foundational basics of technical theatre are explored.  Students learn basic stage carpentry, rigging, propcraft, etc.

First Year Experience (FYE):  A required course for all first year students.  The primary objective of FYE is to create an environment for the discussion of issues associated with being new to college.  Topics include; diversity, alcohol awareness, Catholic identity, academic integrity, ETC.

Theatre Experience:  A Core class that serves as an introduction to the world of the theatre.  The primary objective of the course is to increase student's interest in the theatre as a whole, and to foster in them a sense of criticism for all forms of art.Effective Oral Communication:  A Core class that serves as an introduction to public speaking.  The primary objective of this course is to enliven students abilities to speak publicly, construct effective arguments, and to use critical thinking skills.Production Lab:  A requirement class of the theatre department.  Practical, hands-on experience working in the scene shop.  Helps to foster students analytical and creative skills.  Activities include:  construction, drafting, lighting design and installation, scenic painting, properties, house management, etc.Counter-Culture in American Film:  An honors film course that I developed.  The primary objective of this course was to have student's examine some of the seminal American films of the 1960's and 1970's and discuss them critically and thoroughly. ** New Course that I developed

  • Temple University (2006-2009)

Technical Theater Production:  A requirement class of the theater department.  The primary objective of this course was to introduce theater majors to the concepts and practices of technical theater.  This was a lecture/projects based class with 30+ students per section.Technical Theater Production Lab:  A requirement of the theater department.  The primary objective of this course was to serve as a hands-on extension of the lecture portion of the class.  Students learned the proper use of tools and scene shop etiquette, as well as specialized skills, such as lighting, sound, properties.

  • KISS Theatre Summer Workshop
  • Kids at Kings Summer Theatre Workshop (2006-present)

Developed and implemented an introductory theatre course for students ages 8 - 15.  The program is a two week workshop in which we discuss the following topics:  structure of theatre, careers in theatre, acting, improvisation, creating a character, developing an aesthetic sense, developing a script, designing a production.  The two week workshop culminates in a production that is entirely created by students, with my guidance.

  • Student Teaching

I did my student teaching in a first grade classroom in the Wyoming Valley West School District.  I implemented lesson plans within the structure of the Pennsylvania State Standards of Education.  

  • Teaching Evaluations

Both faculty and student evaluations are available upon request.

Professional Development


  •   Theatre Communication Group Yearly Conference "Model the Movement"  - Boston, 2012
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology - Long Beach, 2012 
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology - Houston, 2008
  •    Stage Directions – NY, 2005
  •    Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival – Pittsburgh, 2008


  •         Model Making – Randall Parsons
  •         Scenic Art for the Theatre - Marka Suber
  •         Puppetry – Robert Smith, Mum Puppet Theatre
  •         Rigging for the Theatre - Andrew Laine

Related Skills

Mac and PC Proficient






Basic Sewing and Patterning

Master Electrician

Intelligent Fixture Operation (ETC Selador, SeaChanger, ICUE, Iris, Twin Spin)

Light Console Programming and Operation (ETC Expession and EOS)

Sound Design

Sound Console Operation

Video/Projection Design

Video/Projection Operation

Properties Master

Properties Artisan

Scenic Art

Model Making

Stage Management


Certified Driver both Standard and Automatic

Awards and Honors

Pennsylvania Association of Community Theatre Festival.  Best  Director, Best Overall Show - Angels in America (2017)

Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatre Alliance Award     Best Actor in a Drama – Richard Loeb - Never the SinnerNortheastern Pennsylvania Theatre Alliance Award    Best Featured Actor in a Musical – Nicely Nicely Johnson – Guys and Dolls

Lackawanna County Arts Grant

  Awarded grant for the development and production of the original play Quiet Cowboy by Matthew S. Hinton

  Served as director of the production at the Mellow Theatre in ScrantonMarie F. Luksic Memorial Award for Excellence in Theatre – King's College

King's College Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Innovation in Teaching Grant

    Awarded grant for the development of a new class - "The Business of Theatre"  - FALL 2011

College Service

*Serve as Chair of the Curriculum and Teaching Committee (Bi-Weekly Meetings)

            *Drafted Sub-Committee report on Assessment and Evaluation of Online Courses

*Serve as member of the Safety Committee (Academic Year and Summer; Monthly Meetings)

*Served as member of Strategic Plan Goal Three Working Group

*Serve as At-Large member of Ad Hoc CORE Curriculum Review and Revision Committee

*Serve as member of the Faculty Social Committee

*Attendance at all Faculty College Events, IE:  Honors Convocations, Convocation Masses, Baccalaureate Masses, Commencements, All Faculty Meetings, Etc.

*Chaperoned the Hispanic Outreach Program field trip to the Tenement Museum in New York City

*Developed and shared a PowerPoint show for the Multi International Club's Talk of the Square about Hurricane Katrina

Departmental Service

King's College Theatre (2010-present)

*Production Manager

*Arts CART Coordinator (Program Director for all CORE Arts courses)

*Department Rep to Waste Strategies Health and Safety Company

*Implemented weekly production meetings for each mainstage production.  All crew heads meet weekly to discuss their progress and needs.  This has made for communication across the departments and has given the students  a greater sense of ownership of the productions.

*Implemented monthly/bi-weekly meetings for the theatre department.  All faculty and staff meet to discuss the business of the theatre department

*Functioned as production manager, making sure all departments were communicating, all deadlines were met, and helping to facilitate discussion across the production departments.

*Developed and implemented a Master Production Calendar for the Theatre Department.  This calendar utilizes Google Calendar and is accessible by the entire faculty, staff, and student body of the department.  This has made for more open communication and transparency within the department.

*Suggested and oversaw the creation of a King’s College Theatre Department Facebook page

*Implemented a modern use technical rehearsal schedule including dry techs, cue to cue's, and dress runs over the course of the tech weekend.

*Trained/Mentored stage managers in the new tech schedule and the full capacity of their jobs, including rehearsal reports, running production meetings, and calling all cues during a show.

*Was a co-developer of a completely new curriculum for the theatre department, to be implemented Fall 2011.  (Curriculum available upon request)***

*Select plays for performance by season and secure performance rights.

*Served as point person for the hiring of a new Technical Director for the theatre department

*Worked on several grant applications for the theatre department

*Secured performance rights for the 2011-2012 Theatre Season

*Conceived and implemented end of semester reviews for all theatre majors and minors.

*Conceived and implemented post mortem discussions for every mainstage production

*Was selected as the faculty advisor for the King’s Players student club

*Proposed and purchased new lighting equipment, new sound equipment, new tools for the scene shop, etc.

*Designed and built a weapons storage (armory) space at the theatre.

*Created and implemented a completely new budgeting system for the theatre department (Available Upon Request)

*Created and Implemented a Booklet detailing every production job in the theatre that will be distributed to all students, faculty, and staff of the department

*Supervisor for all Work Study students in the Theatre

*Served as department liaison to CIS department senior level project to develop box office software for use by the department.

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