Resume

Playwriting

Playwright 2002-present

  • Participated in the La MaMa Umbria International Playwright Retreat with Erik Ehn, August 2017
  • Full-length play Marvelous Madeleines was produced by Three Cat Productions in November, 2016, at the Berger Park Coach House, Chicago. It was commissioned in 2015 and 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
  • The New Republic was workshopped in Three Cat Productions’ Chicago New Works Festival, with a staged reading on February 7, 2015
  • Full-length play The Newlyweds was included in 20% Theater Company’s Dark Room Series, with two staged readings in January, 2015 in Chicago
  • Wrote short play The Angel Blues for collaborative work Holiday Stories, produced in Three Cat Productions’ 2014-2015 season at Berger Park Coach House, Chicago
  • Ten-minute play Tornado Alley was a finalist for the 2015 Actors Theatre of Louisville Heideman Award, and was produced as part of 20% Theater Company’s 2013 Snapshots Festival in Chicago
  • The Newlyweds had a workshop and staged reading in Three Cat Productions’ Chicago New Works Festival at Berger Park in May, 2013
  • Radio plays Goose Noir and A Great Cabbage were recorded live at Chicago Dramatists as part of the February 2013 and March 2014 episodes of Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium, and were included in Small Fish’s Atlanta Fringe Festival programs both years.
  • 10-minute play ChuckleChips was produced as part of 20%’s 2011 Snapshots Festival at Oracle Theater, Chicago
  • Literary Manager, Three Cat Productions • 2017-present
  • Member, Dramatists Guild • 2012-present
  • Member of the Writer's 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, Curtis Industries, Advantage RMI, and many artists and arts organizations on a project basis.

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