Resume

Playwriting

Playwright 2002-present

  • Staged reading of full-length play Veda in Time at La MaMa Studios in New York, January 2018; directed by Ivette Dumeng.
  • Adapted O. Henry’s Gift of the Magi for Three Cat Productions’ December 2017 production The Holiday Radio Show; conceived and directed by Jason Paul Smith.
  • Participated in the La MaMa Umbria International Playwright Retreat with Erik Ehn, August 2017.
  • Full-length play Marvelous Madeleines produced by Three Cat in November 2016 at the Berger Park Coach House in Chicago; directed by Jason Paul Smith. Developed in staged readings at Chicago Dramatists and Three Cat.
  • Full-length play The New Republic received a staged reading in Chicago Dramatists’ Saturday Series, February 28, 2015; directed by Jeri Frederickson.
  • Workshop and staged reading of The New Republic in Three Cat Productions’ Chicago New Work Festival, February 2015; directed by Jason Paul Smith.
  • Full-length play The Newlyweds included in 20% Theater Company’s Dark Room Series, with two staged readings in January, 2015 in Chicago; Jeri Frederickson, director.
  • Wrote short play The Angel Blues for collaborative show Holiday Stories, produced by Three Cat in December 2014 at Berger Park.
  • Ten-minute play Tornado Alley finalist for the 2015 Actors Theatre of Louisville Heideman Award. Produced as part of 20% Theater Company’s 2013 Snapshots Festival in Chicago; directed by Trina McGee.
  • Workshop and staged reading of The Newlyweds in Three Cat’s inaugural Chicago New Work Festival at Berger Park in May, 2013
  • Radio plays Goose Noir and A Great Cabbage recorded live at Chicago Dramatists as part of the February 2013 and
    March 2014 episodes of Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium; directed by Trina Kakacek. Plays were included in Small Fish’s Atlanta Fringe Festival programs both years.
  • 10-minute play was produced as part of 20%’s 2011 Snapshots Festival at Oracle Theater, Chicago; directed by Melissa Albertario.
  • Literary Manager, Three Cat Productions 2017-present
  • Member, Dramatists Guild 2012-present
  • Member of The Writers Studio at Chicago Dramatists 2007-present

Education

  • Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design/Marquette University Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate Work in English
  • Chicago Dramatists Will Dunne’s Scene Shop and playwriting studio classes with Roger Rueff, Alice Austen & Robert Koon
  • Piven Theatre Workshop acting workshops
  • Green Shirt Studios Meisner technique acting program

Employment

Freelance Graphic & Web Designer W.A. Schmidt Graphics 11/05 – present

Newsletter, email marketing, website & front-end, collateral, direct mail, identity, tradeshow, and advertising projects for a variety of industries, including health care, pharmaceuticals, finance, human resources, marketing, manufacturing, and the arts. Current clients include Northwestern Medicine, MRA – The Management Association, Diane Swonk Economics, policy expert Michele Wucker, MedLogix Communications and many artists and arts organizations on a project basis.

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