Public Theater

Assistant Line Producer, Mobile Unit – September–December 2013

         Much Ado About Nothing, Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah

  •  Booked 3-week tour at non-traditional venues around 5 boroughs; including but not limited to maximum security prisons, homeless shelters, juvenile correctional facilities, recreation centers, and inmate re-entry centers
  • Maintained and distributed daily tour venue documents
  • Acted as liaison between all 18 venues and Public Theater
  • Was given 20 discretionary tickets each night for the run at the Public to distribute to community groups we could not visit on tour
  • Worked closely with marketing and graphics on touring materials, including writing show copy and coordinating photo shoots
  • Delivered curtain speeches both on tour and at the Public

Producing Fellow– September–December 2013

  • Maintained and distributed readings and workshops documents
  • Assisted on readings and workshops
  • Represented producing department at production meetings for Apple Family Plays
  • Assisted on Apple Family Plays tapings for WNET / PBS

 

 

Clubbed Thumb

Associate Production Manager– Summerworks Festival 2013

  • Supervised load-ins and strikes for all three productions as well as the festival
  • Ran production meetings when Production Manager was unavailable
  • Supervised installation of art exhibit in the lobby
  •  Managed production intern team
  • Created and maintained tech schedules for each production
  • Festival was presented at The Wild Project and featured the following plays:
  •  Baby Screams Miracle, Written by Claire Barron, Directed by Portia Krieger
  • Phoebe in Winter, Written by Jen Silverman, Directed by Mike Donahue
  • La Brea, Written by Greg Moss, Directed by Adam Greenfield

 

 

New York University - Tisch School of the Arts

Production Facilities Supervisor– February 2013-Present

  •  Supervise load-ins and strikes as well as day-to-day activity in the rehearsal and performance spaces throughout the Tisch School of Drama.
  • Help students solve production problems

 

 

City Hall Comedy

Director – January 2010-Present

  • Currently in open-ended residency at The PIT
  • Write jokes and punch-up for sketches
  • Direct performances at venues all over New York City, including UCB, UCBeast, Ha! Comedy Club, The Stand, and the Broadway Comedy Club, as well as in Boston, Miami, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Montreal.
  • City Hall Comedy has headlined the Empire Comedy Festival in New York City, the Sarasota Improv Festival in Sarasota, FL., The Atomic Comedy Festival in Arlington VA., and the Adirondack Comedy Festival in Gloversville, NY.   Other festival appearances have included the Los Angeles Comedy Festival, The Miami Improv Festival, and Snubfest. 
  • Winner, Jackpot Sketch Competition, 2010, 2011
  • Nominee, INNY Awards, Best Sketch Group, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Full-length productions include:
  • Yearly Christmas Musicals:
  • City Hall’s Live Radio Christmas Spectacular
  • City Hall’s Hobo Cyborg Jugband Christmas
  • City Hall’s 12 Steps of Christmas
  • The Feature-Length Sketch Triptych Experiment Musicals:
  • City Hall’s The Fifth Man
  • City Hall’s Jailbait
  • City Hall’s Hijinks on the High Seas

 

 

The Throwbacks

Consulting Producer – July 2013

  • Worked on the ground in NYC with creative and production team (academy award winning writer Tom Rickman, composer Barbara Rottman, and director Dianne Edson) while they were in LA on the NYMF-selected staged reading at the Signature Theater
  • Hired production and design team and ensemble performers
  • Coordinated rehearsal space and various resources

Co-executive Artistic Director – April 2010 – July 2013

  • Got a 20,000 sq. ft. raw factory space on the fourth floor of a warehouse in Sunset Park Brooklyn listed in Time Out New York’s 50 Reasons to Love NYC Theater 2013 in less than two years
  • Before being granted the space through chashama, produced several events (4 full-scale productions, a 6-month long monthly workshop series, 2 concerts, and a film festival) in spaces such as 3LD, Joe’s Pub, and The Tank.
  • Received a chashama space grant for 6 months. At 3 months, landlord offered an 18-month lease. In the space, we produced 6 full-scale productions with runs of at least 3 weeks, as well as several one-night engagements.
  • In addition to our own work, we gave space through various residencies to hundreds of artists*, who made work that went on to the Under the Radar Festival, Ice Factory Festival, New Orleans Fringe, Montreal Comedy Festival, Edge Arts in Lisbon, Canal Brasil, and Amsterdam Fringe.
  • Developed a production model based on site-specific branding to rentals which eliminated the need for outside funding
  • Managed a small office staff of 2 associate producers and 2 interns as well as a house staff of 10-15 volunteers
  • Negotiated all rentals for film/video shoots

Theater Curator – July 2009-April 2012

  • Curated over 100 events between 2 spaces at the 45th St. Theater**
  • House managed several shows a week
  • Slung beer at several shows a week
  • Teched and Ran light and/or sound board for several shows a weeks
  • I was the janitor there for a while, too. Times were tight and it gave me a pretty profound ownership of the space, which was important, because:
  • I was there an awful lot. 

 

 

City Council Meeting

Performer – September-November 2011, June 2012, April-May 2013

  • HERE Arts residency by Aaron Landsman, directed by Mallory Catlett, designed by Jim Findlay

 

 

National Comedy Theater

Performer – October 2008-2011

  • Member of NCT’s New York team
  • Winner, INNY Award Best Short Form 2009, 2010

 

 

Full Circle Theatre Company

Artistic Director – June 2002-October 2004, September 2008-December 2009

  • Founded company (as one does) with other graduates of the New Actors Workshop
  • Directed our founding production, a tiny production of Paul Rudnick’s Jeffrey, which extended long enough to fund our second show, The Savior of Fenway, which won the Excellence in Playwriting award at the 2002 nycfringe Festival.
  • Conceived and produced the Public Domain 6-month series (which I brought with me to Magic Futurebox), which received a Cultural Development Fund grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs

 

 

Origivation magazine

Managing Editor – February 2007-September 2008

  • Released a 30-page monthly local music magazine in the greater Philadelphia area
  • Managed a team of 40+ freelance writers, 20+ freelance photographers and 3 layout designers
  • Wrote all cover copy
  • Wrote a monthly letter from the editor for publication
  • Edited all features and criticism
  • Shifted focus from independent metal and punk to a wider range of local musicians
  • Increased distribution from 5,000 to 15,000
  • Had my first office, and was pretty stoked about that

Album Reviewer – March 2005-February 2007

  • Wrote 10-20 album reviews monthly

Reviews Editor – July 2005-February 2007

  • Edited 30-50 album reviews, and 3-5 live performance reviews monthly
  • Wrote 5-10 album reviews monthly

 

 

Easily Amused

Bass player, lead singer, songwriter – 1999-2007

  • Released 2 LPs and 4 EPs, as well as several live recordings
  • Single “Ugly” recorded on MPress Records played in regular rotation on Y100, 93.3wmmr, and 104.5 in the Philadelphia area
  • Self-titled LP recorded and released on MPress Records available on iTunes
  • Toured moderately with a bunch of bands, a couple of which you may have heard of, but probably don’t like very much