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
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.
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.
University of Washington, Professional Actor Training Program