ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Current: The Flagship Ensemble

 

EXPERIENCE DIRECTOR

2015:  Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre Los Angeles, CA

 

ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

2013-Present: Circle X Theatre CoLos Angeles, CA

2010-2011 Woman's Will San Francisco, CA

 

DIRECTOR

2017 FEFU & HER FRIENDS by María Irene Fornés Circle X Theatre Co./J.U.S.T Toys Productions  Los Angeles, CA

2017 HOLE IN THE SKY (workshop) by Octavio Solis Circle X Theatre Co.  Los Angeles, CA

2016 1984 by George Orwell (adapted by Alan Lyddiard) Greenway Arts Alliance  Los Angeles, CA

2016 THE WEB OPERA (EPISODE 3) webseries

2016 TWELFTH NIGHT Coeurage Theatre Company  Los Angeles, CA

2016 I CALL MY BROTHERS (reading) by Jonas Hassen Khemiri Circle X Theatre Co.  Los Angeles, CA

2016 SECOND SKIN by Kristin Idaszak The West/TheFlagship Ensemble La Jolla, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, CA

2016 TEN MONTHS (workshop) University of Colorado, Boulder

2015  THE WEB OPERA (EPISODE 2) webseries

2015 THE LIAR PARADOX (reading) by Kristin Idaszak EST/LA Los Angeles, CA

2014 A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM UC San Diego (Guest Artist)

2014 FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS by Meg Miroshnik (reading) Circle X Theatre Co. Los Angeles, CA

2014 A DOLL HOUSE by Henrik Ibsen UC San Diego

2013 A WILLOW GROWS ASLANT  by Kristin Idaszak La Jolla Playhouse, Without Walls Festival

2013 CASAGEMAS by Sharif Abu-Hamdeh UC San Diego, Wagner New Play Festival

2012 ELIZABETH I by Paul Foster UC San Diego

2012 CRY OLD KINGDOM by Jeff Augustin UC San Diego, Baldwin New Play Festival

2011 JESUS, SHE SAID by Charles Lerrigio ` Marin Fringe Festival

2011 BLOOD SISTERS by Robin Rice Lichtig Woman's Will, San Francisco

2011 SPEAK ROUGHLY by Stuart Bousel Bay One Acts, San Francisco

2011 ENTANGLED PLAYS by Meghan Cohen Flying Island Theatre, Palo Alto CA

2010 JEWISH ROOTS by Ellen Sandler Woman's Will, San Francisco

2010 EIGHT SHORTS (various) Play Cafe, Berkeley CA

2010 MACBETH (reading) Shady Shakespeare, Berkeley CA

2010 OTHELLO (reading) Shady Shakespeare, Berkeley CA

2009 ORLANDO  by Sarah Ruhl University of California, Berkeley

2009 ANTIGONE by Sophocles University of California, Berkeley

2009 A SEPARATE SPACE by Kate Jopson Seven Stages, Berkeley CA

2008 ON THE FRINGE (various authors) American University of Cairo, Egypt

2005 WEB OF OUR LIFE by Kate Jopson Siskiyou Performing Arts Center, Yreka CA

 

PRODUCER

2016 THE UNITED STATES OF WATER (documentary) Stick Figure Productions

2015 SOPHIE & CHARLIE Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

2015 BRUSH UP Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

2015 CHINATOWN BLUES Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre  Los Angeles, CA

2015 SPACE OPERA Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre  Los Angeles, CA

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

2014 Happy Days--Andrei Belgrader-- Theatre @ Boston Court, Pasadena, CA

2013 Danton's Death --Gabor Tompa --Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea

2013 Sideways --Des McAnuff-- La Jolla Playhouse

2013 Tonight We Improvise-- Gabor Tompa-- University of California, San Diego

2012 Bad Apples-- John Langs-- Circle X Theatre, LA

2012 Spring Awakening --Anthony Luciano-- University of California, San Diego

2011 The Storm --Larissa Lury-- University of California, San Diego

2011 Lily's Revenge--  Erika Chong-Shuch-- The Magic Theatre, SF

2010 Pastures of Heaven --Jonathan Moscone-- California Shakespeare Theatre, SF

2010 A Christmas Carol --Domenique Lozano-- American Conservatory Theatre, SF

2009 A Midsummer Night's Dream-- Aaron Posner-- California Shakespeare Theatre, SF

 

OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

2009 Founder Seven Stages Performance Collective Berkeley, CA

2008 Founder On the Fringe Cairo, Egypt

2000-2003 Founding Member Voices Unchained Siskiyou Co, CA

 

ACTOR

Theater

2012 SPRING AWAKENING-- Ilsa-- UC San Diego

2011 THE WOMAN WHO READ PROUST --Barbara-- Poor Players

2011 TWELFTH NIGHT-- Viola-- TownHall Theatre

2011 BOEING, BOEING --Gloria (emergency replacement)-- Center Rep

2010 DRACULA --Vixen-- Center Rep

2010 GOLDIE, MAX AND MILK-- Shayna/Laksmi-- Playwright’s Foundation

2010 THE TEMPEST (school tour) --Miranda/Ariel (alt.) --SF Shakespeare Festival

2010 TERRORISTKA-- Jailbird--  Threshold Theatre Project

2010 THE FAMILY MAKESPEACE-- Gwen-- Diablo Actors Ensemble

2010 PEAR SLICES-- Ranger/Molly/Alana-- Pear Avenue Theater

2009 TAMING OF THE SHREW-- Katherine-- Woman’s Will

2009 ROMEO AND JULIET--Understudy-- CalShakes

2009 FIST OF ROSES --The Woman-- UC Berkeley

2008 PLEBIANS REHEARSE THE UPRISING-- Erwin-- UC Berkeley

2007 NOISES OFF --Vicki/ Brooke-- American University of Cairo

2007 CABARET-- Frenchie-- Barestage, UC Berkeley

2006 THE FANTASTIKS-- Henry Albertson-- Barestage, UC Berkeley

2005 HAMLET-- Hamlet --Siskiyou Performing Arts Center

2005 LION IN WINTER-- Alais-- Siskiyou Performing Arts Center

2004 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF-- Hodel--  Siskiyou Performing Arts Center

Film

2010-2011 The Y! (Webisodes) Host Emerging Artist Studios/Yahoo!

2011 Lost in the Land of America Supporting-Lolita Scary Cow

2010 ReRip(Short) Lead-Meghan Berkeley Digital Film Institute

2010 True Fate (short) Lead- Halley True Fate Studios

 

CHOREOGRAPHER

2014 A Doll House UC San Diego

2012 Elizabeth I UC San Diego

2010 Dracula Center Repertory Theater

2009 A Midsummer Nights Dream (asst. choreo) California Shakespeare Theatre

 

TEACHING

2012-2014 University of California, San Diego

  • Introduction to Acting

  • Public Speaking

2011 California Shakespeare Theatre Orinda, CA

  • Movement (Summer Shakespeare Conservatory)

  • Teaching Artist--Cymbaline (Summer Shakespeare Conservatory)

2010-2011 San Francicso Shakespeare Company

  • Teaching Artist--Two Gentlemen of Verona (Midnight Shakespeare: Antioch Middle School)

  • Voice and Movement (Bay Area Shakespeare Camp)

  • Teaching Artist--As You Like It (Bay Area Shakespeare Camp)

2010-2011 American Canyon Middle School Napa, CA

  • Technical Theater (Guest Teaching Artist)

2010-2011 Gymboree (Development, Art, and Music Instructor)

2008 Alwan wa Awtar NGO (Piano and Art instructor) Cairo, Egypt

2007 Lawrence Hall of Science(Exhibits Facilitator/Science Demonstrator)Berkeley, CA

MODEL

2010 Oasis Bag Roll Out

2007 Cleo Magazine "Back to the 60's: When Retro Meets Vogue" October 2007

PLAYWRIGHT/CREATOR

2015-2016 Eleven Months Hephaestus Co.

2013 A Willow Grows Aslant La Jolla Playhouse WOW Festival

2011 Starving Hearts Woman's Will

2009 A Separate Space Seven Stages

2005 A Web of Our Life Siskiyou Performing Arts Center/ Scott Valley Theater Co.

DESIGNER

Scenic

2012 Cry Old Kingdom UC San Diego

2010 Much Ado About Nothing Woman's Will

2011 A Midsummer Night's Dream Woman's Will

Costume

2011 Speak Roughly Bay One Acts

2011 A Midsummer Night's Dream SF Shakespeare (education)

2011 The Tempest SF Shakespeare (education)

2011 A Winter's Tale SF Shakespeare (education)

 

AWARDS

2014 National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow

2014 UC San Diego Teaching Assistant Achievement Award

2011 UC San Diego Monroe Lippmann Award

2010 Marin Fringe Festival Critic's Pick: Best Director

2009 UC Berkeley Phi Beta Kappa

2005-2009 UC Berkeley Dean's Honor List

2005 UC Berkeley Kraft Scholar: 4.0 GPA

 

EDUCATION

2014  Director's Lab West

2014 Center Theatre Group Graduate Producing Intern

2011-2014 University of California, San Diego M.F. A Directing

2005-2009 University of California, Berkeley B.A Anthropology, Theater Minor

2007-2008 American University of Cairo, Egypt Exchange Program

2008 California Shakespeare Theatre Artistic Learning Intern

2010 London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art Shakespeare Intensive

2003 California Summer School for the Arts Acting Intensive

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

Arabic, Swedish, Spanish, Singing, Ukulele, Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Accordion, Ballet, Tap, Belly Dance, Irish Dance, Oil Painting, Welding, Carpentry, Rock Climbing

 

DIRECTING REFERENCES

Andrei Belgrader, Freelance Director

Gabor Tompa, Artistic Director Hungarian Theater of Cluj

Jack Reuler, Artistic Director Mixed Blood Theatre

(Contact info available upon request)