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Student, MFA Creative Producing – Royal Central School of Speech and Drama – London, England.                                                               expected completion June 2017

Central’s two year Master of Fine Arts in Creative Producing course provides training in arts, event and festival management, marketing/public relations, development/fundraising, finance and entrepreneurial enterprise.

Current Projects and Placements:

Production placement with the BEAM Festival produced by Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network. BEAM aims to showcase and introduce new musical works in various stages of development to industry professionals.

Sponsorship & Partnership Placement with the AVA Festival, Belfast produced by Up Productions. The Audio Visual Arts Festival provides a platform for the star creators and producers of house and techno music to deliver their best and latest work to fans of the music’s genre.

Producer for 8Squared: A Night of New Writing. 8Squared is a platform for the students of Central’s MA/MFA in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media to present new short works to the public in the format of a rehearsed reading. This event is completely student led and produced.

Work History

20112015

★Centre Stage – South Carolina, Greenville, South Carolina.

Associated with organization from:

Centre Stage is a 285-seat, thrust stage venue that produces 14 plays/musicals, 1 New Play Festival and hosts several externally produced shows a season. A non-profit arts organization, Centre Stage maintains a staff of 6 and contracts freelance guest artists for productions.

20142015

Production Manager

Centre Stage - South Carolina

Human Resources/Hiring, Project & Team Management, Best Practices/Procedure Development & Implementation, Quality Assurance, Programming, Production Planning & Scheduling, Budget Monitoring, Sourcing, Customer Service, Sales

During my 18 month term as the first PM at Centre Stage, I managed 18 live stage productions and 2 play festivals from pre-production through to post-production. Major achievements include: Streamlined the production processes, established procedures & practices and initiated online platforms for improved communication and documentation with freelance guest artists. 

20132015

Director (Program) – New Play Festival

Centre Stage - South Carolina

Human Resources/Hiring, Project & Team Management, Best Practices/Procedure Development & Implementation, Programming, Production & Event Planning & Scheduling, Budget Monitoring, Hospitality/Artist Management, Fundraising

During my tenure as Centre Stage's New Play Festival Director I managed 2 play festivals from pre-production through to post-production and 1 through the pre-production process. Major achievements include: Recruited over 30 qualified script evaluators from 3 countries to adjudicate script submissions. Optimized script submission and evaluation procedures via initiation of online platforms resulting in a submissions boost from around 100 to over 400 submissions. Conceptualized and produced a one day Yard Sale fundraiser event that raised $1500.

20112015

Director/Actor

Centre Stage - South Carolina

Director: Project Management, Creative Design & Problem Solving, Artist Management and Coaching, Rehearsal Scheduling

Actor:  Performance Development & Execution, Collaboration, Memorization, Time Management

During my years associated with Centre Stage, I directed 2 successful productions, 1 bare-bones Fringe show and 1 full-production-value musical complete with a moving pickup truck on stage. Both were well reviewed and attended. As an actor, I was contracted for and performed in 7 productions and 1 reading. 

20122014

★Warehouse Theatre – South Carolina, Greenville, South Carolina.

Associated with organization from:

The Warehouse Theatre is a small professional theatre, housed in a convertible black box, produces 6 plays/musicals a season and boasts a reputable theatre education department that offers artist training, outreach programs and school visits.

20122014

Teaching Artist

Warehouse Theatre’s Education Program

Lesson Planning, Workshop Delivery 

As a teaching artist I educated children and teens through the delivery of activity based workshops. In an effort to help 4th graders understand Shakespeare's text, I invented a new learning game based on established program tools.

20082010

★Education Break.

Glasgow, London, Greenville

Pursued and obtained first masters degree, freelance artist and customer service employment.

20042008

★The Beanstalk Group, New York City.

Associated with organization from:

Beanstalk is a global leader in trademark/logo licensing and maintains a client base of world-renowned brands and celebrities.

20072008

Contract Administrator, Legal Department/Contract Administration

The Beanstalk Group
20042007

Administrative Assistant, Legal Department/Contract Administration

The Beanstalk Group
20032004

★Samuel French Inc., New York City.

Associated with organization from:

Samuel French was established in 1830 and remains a world leader in play/musical publishing and performance rights licensing/royalty accounting.

20032004

Amateur Leasing Agent/Customer Service Representative

Samuel French, Inc.
2003

Submissions Evaluator/New Play Festival Judge

Samuel French, Inc.


2003

Receptionist/Switchboard Operator

Samuel French, Inc.


Education

2009

Master of Arts

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (F/K/A the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) - Glasgow, Scotland
2001

Certificate

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy - New York, NY

Professional Training Certificate in Musical Theatre Performance

1998

Bachelor of Arts

Converse College - Spartanburg, SC

BA in Theatre

Skills

Production Management


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Dramaturgical, Casting/Hiring, Technical Production, Season Prgramming


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