curriculum vitae [pdf format]
|Lion in the Streets||Lily, Rhonda, Scarlett||Alternate Theater|
|The Resurrectory||Movement Direction||Liminal|
|No Exit||Inez||Columbia University|
||Classic Stage Company
| A Murder of Crows
||NY Theater Workshop - LES
||One Arm Red
|Krapp’s Last Tape
|Three Plays, Five Lives
||Angela, Deb, Mrs. Finch
|Objects for the Emancipated Consumer
||A. Boekelheide/movement direction
||Monique the Mosquito
|The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other
|The Jungle Book
||Mowgli, Akela, Bagheera, Monkeys
||Tears of Joy
||Bread & Puppet
|The Dutch Courtesan
Articulated Physicality/Mutual Physicality, 1999-present
New York/Portland, Oregon
Lead yearly intensive theatre workshops in conjunction with Liminal and other Portland and NYC artists/theaters. Teach continuing adult workshops and classes in various movement topics in New York, Portland and elsewhere.
Liminal Performance Group, 1997-present
Lead actor with the company. Created & implemented movement program & direct movement work in rehearsal. Teach corporeal mime, improvisation & Laban dynamics. Developed physical technique of company.
The Catlin Gabel School, 1999-2003
Created Acting I & II classes focusing on physical, vocal, & textual exploration in performance with study ranging from classical theatre to improvisational games. Directed yearly productions including Top Girls, Our Country's Good, Macbeth.
Physical Theatre/Corporeal Mime, 1999
Portland, Oregon/Vancouver, BC
Facilitated Portland workshop for internationally recognized performer, writer and teacher, Thomas Leabhart. Assistant taught Vancouver workshop at Tooba in composition, corporeal mime technique and improvisation.
Institut International de l'Acteur, 1997
Assistant to Thomas Leabhart, Chair, Department of Theatre, Pomona College. Taught composition, corporeal mime, & improvisation. Directed & performed in international workshops.
New York, New York
Working toward an MFA in Acting at the School of the Arts. Will graduate in May '06.
Portland State University
Continuing theater education through the now defunct Portland International Performance Festival.
Ecole de Mime Corporel Dramatique
Six months corporeal mime technique, repertoire, improvisation & composition.
Grants and Awards
Columbia University Fellowship for Graduate Study 2004-2005
Artist in Residence - International House NYC 2003-2004
Thomas E. Leen Memorial Scholarship 2003
Portland Drammy Award Outstanding Achievement in Choreography 2003
Regional Arts and Culture Council Grant for Individual Artists 2002
Portland Civic Theater Guild Fellowship 2002
Catlin Gabel Professional Development Grants 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Portland International Performance Festival Assistance Grants 2000, 2001
Portland Drammy Award best Original Production 2001
Virginia Princehouse-Allen Acting Award, Curtain Raisers Grant 1997
Thomas Leabhart, Department of Theatre, Pomona College. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom has been my mentor since college. He knows my physical and acting work, and like all truly astute life-guides, perhaps knows me better than I know myself.
Bryan Markovitz, Liminal Performance Group, Artistic Director. email@example.com
Bryan and I have worked in collaboration for the last eight years. He has intimate knowledge of my creative working process as an actor, the way I direct actors, and my skills in leading a group.
Michael Griggs, Freelance Director, Former PIPfest Artistic Director,
Michael has directed me, employed me, seen my performance work, and observed me as a student in Portland International Performance Festival classes. We have known each other seven years.