Tulane University

Department of Theatre and Dance

2013 - 2015

Graduate Teaching Assistant / Student Technical Director / Scene Shop Supervision

 

 

 


 

Courses Taught:

THEA 3311 Scene Shop Practicum -

provide the student with practical production experience in the area

of set construction and scene painting.

 

THEA 3340 Theatre Production and Design I - 
An integrated introduction to the disciplines of scenic, costume,

and lighting design coupled with the practical considerations of

construction and execution of the design process.

First of two semester course with Theatre 3350.

THEA 3350 Theatre Production and Design II -

A continued exploration of the disciplines of scenic, costume,

and lighting design coupled with the practical considerations of

construction and execution of the design process. A finished final

presentation will be required. Second semester in the sequence of

Theatre Production and Design.

Tulane University is one of the nation's most prestigious educational and research institutions. Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Tulane offers degrees in architecture, business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, the sciences and engineering, and social work.

 

The Master of Fine Arts degree in Design at Tulane University offers an in-depth study of theatrical design areas with an emphasis on preparing the student for a career in the professional theatre or as a teacher of a specialized field at the university level. Applicants to the program must have completed an undergraduate degree in theatre or have had equivalent training and experience.

The Master of Fine Arts degree in Design places concentration and emphasis on design as a collaborative process with equal emphasis on technical and creative skills as learned both through classwork and practical production.

 

 

 

Other Teaching Experience:

 

            ·   Student Assistant  - University of Tenn. Chattanooga - Scene Shop / Technical Theater  - 1996 - 1999

            ·   Mask Building and Character Movement Workshops – various School and Arts organizations - Chattanooga TN – ’97- ‘99 

            ·   Technical Director/Shop Foreman - Southeastern Inst. Theater Education- Chattanooga TN- 1997

            ·   Lighting Design for Dance - Barking Legs Theatre - Chattanooga TN - 1999

            ·   Scenic Design Workshop - Dekalb School for the Performing Arts - Atlanta, GA. - 2000

            -   Creating a Dynamic Season - U.S.I.T.T. - Ft.Worth, Tx 2012  

 

 

Awards and Recognitions:

           - North Springs Charter High School - Teacher of the Year 2007

          - North Springs Charter High School - Star Teacher 2011

          - North Springs Charter High School - Distinguised Leadership Award 2013

 

            - Georgia Theatre Conference -               Marat / Sade - Best Director

            - Georgia Theatre Conference –              MacBeth     - Best Set / Best Costumes  –

            - Georgia Theater Conference –              Antigone     - Best Show/Best Set/Best Costumes /Excellence in Scenic Design-

            - Southeastern Theatre Conference -         Antigone     - Runner-up show / Best Set –

            - Georgia Theater Conference –              Urinetown, the musical   - Runner-up Show –

            - American High School Theatre Festival

                 International Fringe Festival.              Urinetown, the musical    - National Finalist

                 Edinburgh Scotland -                                                             

            - Georgia Theater Conference –              Bat Boy, the musical   - Runner-up Show –  

            - American High School Theatre Festival

                 International Fringe Festival.              Bat Boy, the musical - National Finalist

                 Edinburgh Scotland -

            - Georgia Thespian Society -                   Bat Boy, the musical - Showcase Show

            - Alliance for Theatre Education -             Bat Boy, the musical - Showcase Show

 

            - Recipient of 12+ grants awarded by the Fulton Educational Foundation / The Junior League of Gwinnet and North Fulton /

               the Friends of North Springs Foundation / and the state of Gerogia Department of Education

North Springs Charter School for the Arts and Sciences

Performing Arts Magnet Academy                    

2003 - 2013                 

Faculty / Resident Designer / Technical Director 

 

 

North Springs Charter School  is located just north of the city of Atlanta

and is a conversion charter school. The school is the proud home of

Fulton county's magnet school for the Perfroming Arts, an audition-only program

that is available to the residents of the metro-Atlanta area, and also students

of any county that borders Fulton. The school boasts an incredibly diverse student population, in both socio-economic factors and ethnicity, as well as a vibrant community of international students. 

 

The Performing Arts Magnet Academy is a pre-professional training program

that offers 4 years of training in Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Visual Arts,

Film and Broadcast Video, Dance, and Theatre Arts. The faculty is structured

with a faculty that holds high academic degree, but are also working professionals

within the Arts community.

 

The Performing Arts Magnet produces annually:

3 - 4 Mainstage theatrical productions

2 Studio theatrical productions

2 Dance concerts

4 Visual Art gallery shows

4 Mainstage Music Dept. concerts

   and dozens of class showcases and individual student projects.   

 

The Theatre Arts Department has been awarded many local, regional

and national awards, as well as international acclaim for their work abroad.

 

I take great pride that, in the Theatre Arts magnet, our students were given the opportunity to complete as close to 100% of the production work as possible.

From conception to construction... to the end of production, my students were asked to consider themselves a professional theatre company...

and the results were magical.  

 

 

 

     

Courses Taught:

 

Technical Theatre 1 - Intro to Stagecraft / Theatre Appreciation

Technical Theatre 2 - Intro to Design / Intermediate Stagecraft

Technical Theatre 3 - Design and Management for the Stage, its Theory. and Practical Application

Technical Theatre 4 - Advanced Design and Management for the Stage

 

Theatre Fundamentals - Theatre Appreciation / Intro to Acting

Acting 1 - Audition Technique / Improv / The Monologue / The System

Acting 2 - Meisner, Adler, Hagen, Meyerhold and Viewpoints

 

Advanced Drama 1    - Intro to Directing (the Hodge method)

Advanced Drama 1B  - Intro to Playwriting

Advanced Drama 2    - Advanced Audition and Prodution Techniques 

Advanced Drama 2B - Senior and Honors Production Projects

- Please click the NSCHS logo below to see an example of the work we were able to create -  

NSCHS VPA

Loyola University - New Orleans

Department of Theatre and Dance

2017 - present

Extraordinary Faculty / Technical Director / Resident Designer

 

 

 


 

Loyola University New Orleans is a privateco-educationalJesuit university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Loyola is one of 28 member institutions that make up the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Loyola University New Orleans is ranked as the tenth best institution among Southern regional universities offering masters and undergraduate degrees in the 2017 issue of the annual America's Best Colleges issue and guidebook published by U.S. News & World ReportThe Princeton Review also features Loyola University New Orleans in the most recent editions of its annual book, The Best 371 Colleges. 

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre is an undergraduate degree building upon the liberal arts foundation of the theatre arts major by combining it with intensive training in acting, vocal performance, and dance. Students are exposed to casting directors, production managers and other theatre professionals through student forums.

 

 

Courses Taught:

 

THEA M103 / 104 / 105  /106 - Stagecraft I and II / and Lab I and II

a full-scope training in theatrical production, with an emphasis in practical

application. Semester 2 then introduces the design process across the same spectrum.

 

THEA M390 Computer-Aided Drafting and 3D Modeling

Through the use of software such as Vectorworks, AutoCad, and SketchUp,

students learn to visualize theatrical design ideas through two dimensional

drawings, three dimensional interactive  models, and drafting for

construction and planning.

 

THEA M430 Scenic Design

Scenic Design is the craft of creating an adequate and appropriate 3-dimensional

environment for theatrical action. The course is intended to introduce to students

the principles of composition, the creative process and their applications

in the production process for the stage. Students become acquainted with

the practical basics of scenic design as a profession and learn to appreciate

Scenography as a form of artistic expression and visual interpretation of

literary texts in the context of modern theatre. 

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