RESUME

DIRECTING & INTIMACY DIRECTING CV

CURRENT & UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS

What a Young Wife Ought to Know by Hannah Moscovitch

  • 2023, Director & Co-Producer, Excavation Theatre, Performance Works

Zero Heroes

  • 2023, Director, DreamRider Productions

We Deserve to Work

  • Canadian Institute for Inclusion & Citizenship with Community Living Society, Vancouver Foundation Grant recipient, collectively created by neurodiverse self-advocates

  • 2021-2023, Director, Producer & Facilitator, Massey Theatre

The Re-enactors - Surrey's True Stories

  • 2019-Present, Director & Coordinator, The City of Surrey, Heritage Services & Performing Arts Services

PAST PRODUCTIONS

In Camera Translation & Adaptation by Cory Haas | Huis Clos / No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre

  • 2022, Intimacy Director, Realwheels Theatre

Something Rotten! & We Will Rock You

  • 2022, Intimacy Director, Theatre Under the Stars

CIPHER by Ellen Close & Braden Griffiths (Calgary production)

  • 2022, Assistant Director & Co-Intimacy Director, The Arts Club Theatre Company & Vertigo Theatre, Director: Craig Hall​​​

Second Star to the Right

  • 2020, Director, Place des Arts, Summer Teen Theatre Troupe, online, adaptation of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, collectively created by 8 local youth

Together Alone by Ryan Haneman, Sara Holt, Kevin Takahide Lee & Tanya Pacholok 

  • 2020, Director, National Art Centre's #canadaperforms, online

Consensual by Evan Placey

  • 2020, Director, Co-Producer & Intimacy Director, cookies & cream collective - cancelled due to COVID-19

CIPHER by Ellen Close & Braden Griffiths (Vancouver production)

  • 2020, Assistant Director & Co-Intimacy Director, The Arts Club Theatre Company & Vertigo Theatre, Director: Craig Hall

The Windsinger by Robert Garfat

  • 2019, Director, Place des Arts, Summer Teen Theatre Troupe, TD Community Plaza, adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Tempest

Romance, Relationships & Rights

  • Canadian Institute for Inclusion & Citizenship with Community Living Society, Vancouver Foundation Grant recipient, collectively created by neurodiverse self-advocates

  • 2018-2019, Director & Facilitator

Consensual by Evan Placey

  • 2018, Director, Peninsula Productions, staged reading 

Great Theatrical Disasters: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

  • 2018, Co-Director, Theatre at UBC, Co-Director: Stephen Drover

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

  • 2018, Director, Theatre at UBC, Frederic Wood Theatre, thesis production

The Wives by Seamus Fera

  • 2017, Director, Theatre at UBC, Dorothy Somerset Studio, staged reading

Girls!Girls!Girls! by Greg MacArthur

  • 2017, Director & Producer, Excavation Theatre, The Havana Theatre

Lone Star by James McLure

  • 2017, Director, Theatre at UBC, Dorothy Somerset Studio

Savage in Limbo by John Patrick Shanley

  • 2016, Director, Theatre at UBC, Dorothy Somerset Studio

Fallout by Mily Mumford

  • 2016, Director, Shift 1 Act Festival, Firehall Arts Centre

Othello by William Shakespeare

  • 2016, Apprentice Director, Bard on the Beach, Director: Bob Frazer

Ithaka by Andrea Stolowitz

  • 2016, Director & Co-Producer, Excavation Theatre with dreamofpassion productions, The Havana Theatre

The Competition is Fierce by Sebastien Archibald

  • 2015, Assistant Director & Production Assistant, ITSAZOO, The Shop Theatre, Director: Chelsea Haberlin

Capital, Alice! by Emily Griffiths, Lau Sequins & Anoushka Ratnarajah

  • 2014, Director & Co-Producer, Excavation Theatre with Collective Hallucination, Waterfront Theatre

AFTER by Martha Herrera-Lasso                                                  

  • 2014, Director & Co-Producer, Excavation Theatre with dreamofpassion productions, The Havana Theatre

*Meanwhile by Jessica Anne Nelson

  • 2013, Director & Producer, Excavation Theatre, Vancouver International Fringe Festival

Rope of Sand by Alyssa Kostello

  • 2013, IGNITE! Theatre Festival, The Cultch

Nothing But Sky by The Only Animal

  • 2013, Workshop Assistant Director, Director: Kendra Fanconi

Leave of Absence by Lucia Frangione

  • 2011, Director & Co-Producer, ACTivist Theatre, Vancouver International Fringe Festival

EDUCATION

2016 - 2018 | Master of Fine Arts  - Theatre Direction

University of British Columbia

2006 - 2010 | Bachelor of Arts - Honours Theatre
University of British Columbia 

 

TRAINING

  • Mentorship in Direction – Craig Hall with Vertigo Theatre, Bob Fraser with Bard on the Beach, Chelsea Haberlin with ITSAZOO & Adrienne Wong with The Cultch

  • Mentorship in Theatre Creation & Devising – Kendra Fanconi with The Only Animal

  • Direction and Production – Stephen Malloy, Tom Scholte, John Cooper & Lois Anderson with the University of British Columbia

  • Styles of Direction – Stephen Heatley with the University of British Columbia

  • Collective Dreaming: Designer-Director Collaboration Masterclass Intensive – Anita Rochon & Joanna Yu with Rumble Theatre

  • Intimacy Directing Masterclass – Siobhan Richardson with Theatre Alberta & Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

  • Intimacy Directing Training with the National Society of Intimacy Professionals (Canada):

    • Leadership and Compassionate Communication  Jennifer Barroll of Leadership Life

    • Shifting our Minds: A Journey towards Decolonization – Phay Moore & Farah Fancy

    • Inner and Interpersonal Wellness on Set and Stage  Emmy Chahal & Megan Gilron

    • Representations of Intimacy Part 1: Sex & Gender in Performance, & Part 2: Sexuality & Pleasure in Performance  Megan Gilron 

    • Laban Movement Analysis for Intimacy on Stage and Screen Part 1 & 2  Natasha Martina

    • Boundaries and Consent in Performance Creation  Mia Schachter

    • Choreographing Kink  Mx. Chels Morgan

  • Intimacy Directing Training with Theatrical Intimacy Education (USA):

    • Best Practices

    • Trauma-Informed Practices

    • Intimacy Choreography

    • Foundations in Race, Intimacy, and Consent

    • Race & Choreography

    • Theatrical Studio Techniques, Policy, and Casting

    • Consent in the Acting Classroom

    • Staging Outercourse

    • Staging Sex: Power Play

    • Working with Trans & Non-Binary Actors

    • Modesty Garments, Barriers & Masking 

  • Mental Health First Aid

  • Site Specific Creation Mentorship – Kendra Fanconi and David Jordan with Vancouver Fringe Festival

  • Creating & Devising Theatre – Tom Scholte & Susan Bertoia with the University of British Columbia

  • Creating Theatre – Kim Collier with Electric Company Theatre

  • Viewpoints Theatre Creation – Cathy Burnett with the University of British Columbia

  • Bard on the Beach Theatre Artist Intensive – Scott Bellis, Jeff Gladstone, Ben Elliott, Brennan Campbell, Alison Matthews, Mary Hartman & David McCormick

  • Women in Shakespeare – Lisa Wolpe

  • Commedia Dell’Arte Workshop – Susan Bertoia

  • Masterclass in Mask Performance Workshops – The Wonderheads

  • Artistic Producing Workshop – Kim Collier with Electric Company Theatre

  • Video and Projection Workshop – Jamie Nesbitt with Electric Company Theatre

  • Maps and Memories – Vancouver Moving Theatre & Jumblies Theatre

  • Introduction to Stage Combat – Ryan McNeil Bolton & Mike Kovac

  • PTC’s Block A Playwriting & Mentorship  – Chris Gatchalian

  • 14 Day Quarantine Creativity Workshop – Haley McGee

  • Writing for the Stage Workshop – Lucia Frangione

  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Training:

    • Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Positive Approaches for Supporting Transgender, Non-Binary, and Two-Spirit Employees and Clients – Kingsley Strudwick of Ambit Gender Diversity Consulting 

    • Anti-Racist Theatre: A Foundational Course – Nicole Brewer with Antiracist Theatre (USA)

    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Foundations – Sky McLaughlin, Ph.D. CCIP with MT Consulting Group

    • Indigenous Canada – University of Alberta

    • Territorial Acknowledgements: An Interactive Introduction – Ta7talia and Nahanee Creative

    • Respectful Workplaces in the Arts: An interactive "Learn Your Rights" session – with Farah Fancy (Official Trainer of the CHRC)

AWARDS

  • Bill Millerd Artist Fund Recipient

    • 2019 | The Arts Club Theatre Company

  • Sydney J. Risk Award

    • 2017 - 2018 | University of British Columbia, for Directing

  • Yvonne Firkins Prize 

    • 2017 - 2018 | University of British Columbia

  • John Brockington Scholarship in Theatre

    • 2016 - 2017 | University of British Columbia

  • Best Site Specific Show - Meanwhile* 

    • 2013 | Vancouver International Fringe Festival