January 20, 2018
The staged reading of Lauren Gunderson's The Taming was a part of the 2017 Inauguration Project, which was done across the nation on January 20th, 2017 (The 2017 Presidential Inauguration). This was my first directing feat that was produced in a week. It was a pleasure to direct this all female cast in an amazing female written political farce.
Broken Bones, a one-act written by Scott Swan and Drew McWeeny, was an intense depiction of an abusive relationship and was voted "Best One Act" at the 2018 Vickie Awards. I worked with incredible actors and created set pieces and technological aspects to present this hyper-realistic show. We worked with a certified fight choreographer to ensure the actor's safety. I am so proud of the work the entire team put into this heart-wrenching depiction of a terrible situation.
My most recent project, Parliament Square by James Fritz, was the Midwestern Premiere of this show. This was a passion project, completely produced by students at Missouri State University. The content of this show is more relevant that ever in our politically heated climate. I had a big vision for this show, and was able to make it come true through teamwork and determination with talented and like minded individuals.