Graduate Student Instructor, University of Washington School of Drama, Seattle, WA

2015 - 2017

  • Led classes of 18 that gave undergraduate students a solid foundation to basic acting techniques and vocabulary.  Over the course of a 10-week class, students each worked on open scenes, monologues, and scenes taken from contemporary plays.

  • Developed studio lesson plans that worked to implement themes introduced in weekly lectures.

  • Introduced students to business basics (where to look for an audition, how to prepare headshot/resume, audition techniques).

  • Led students through warm up techniques and improvisation games designed to prepare an actor for rehearsals and auditions, create a true ensemble, and work though a fear of performing.

  • Planned field trips to see shows both at UW School of Drama and within the larger Seattle theatre community; Kept students up-to-date about shows and artists within the theatre community; encouraged an active participation in the arts.

  • Applied acting techniques to other “real-world” applications (i.e. job interviews, public speaking).

Teaching Assistant, University of Washington Study Abroad, Edinburgh, Scotland

August 2016

  • Assisted in a month-long drama study abroad program designed to introduce students to global theatre at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival & The Edinburgh International Festival.

  • Assisted in the selection of shows attended to ensure students were introduced to vital and exciting contemporary art from a wide artistic range.

  • Acted as a 24-hour point person for students; lived with them and created schedules/implemented logistics to ensure living operations went smoothly.

  • Sole chaperone for a weekend excursion through the Scottish Highlands.

Assistant Directing

  • Orlando - adapted by Sarah Ruhl, dir. L. Zane Jones. Glenn Hughes Playhouse, University of Washington, Seattle WA, 2017. 

  • Pippin - dir. by Moises Castro. Cabaret Series, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2016. 

Education

University of Washington, Professional Actor Training Program

MFA Acting

Awarded Frank & Martha Ackerman Scholarship, 2015

 

New York University, Tisch School of the Arts

BFA Theatre

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