Assistant Principal for Arts Education, Manatee School for the Arts 2015 – 2017
Ocean Avenue Elementary School,guest theater artist 2015
Theater Guest Instructor, Meadville Lombard 2014-2015
Director: The Living News Theater Project, all ages Chicago, IL 2010 – present
Director and Teacher, Dance/Theater Projects, K-12 Portland, ME 2008 – 2015
Affiliate Artist and Guest Director, Portland Stage Company, Portland, ME 2002 – 2012
Guest Director, International Writing Program, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2002 – 2012
Interim Executive Director, The Children’s Theater of Maine, Portland, ME 2007
Interim Executive Director, The Center for Cultural Exchange, Portland, ME 2006
Artist-in-Residence, Andover Newton Theological School 2002 – 2003
Literary and Education Director, Portland Stage Company, Portland, ME 1999 – 2002
Artistic/Executive Director, Children’s Theater of Maine, Portland ME 1991 – 1998
K-12 Courses Taught
Theater /Acting / Improvisation
Writing for Theater
Higher Ed Courses Taught
The Living News, an interdisciplinary course fusing theater and journalism
Bringing Text Alive, vocal and physical tecnique and performance
Voicing the Spirit, using actors’ techniques of performance and analyzing text to revivify sacred texts
Theater Making: Practice, Risk and Transformation, a performance studies and production class
Bringing Texts to Life, vocal and physical technique, ritual studies and performance
New Millenium Studies, a portfolio-based course for first year students
First-Year Seminar, an interdisciplinary arts and humanities course for first year students
Oral Expression, public speaking using theater techniques to find powerful voices
Effective Public Speaking, for students in dentistry and marine sciences
Dance/Theater Projects, Portland, ME
Guest Director and Teacher - Taught acting technique to students, ages 6 – 16. Directed numerous productions
Chicago HOPES, Chicago Illinois
Tutor and Theater Arts Collaborator - Tutored at Cornerstone Community Outreach, a homeless shelter in Uptown. Created and implement arts enrichment activities for K-8 students at Cornerstone
Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Center, MA
Artist-in-Residence - Created and taught courses, directed small works and full production, curated community art shows and coffee houses, performance consultant for orientation and commencement.
Taught playwriting to local high school group, Newton Center, MA.
Guest Faculty: Summer Institute on Theology and the Arts; Faith, Health and Spirituality Summer Institute, and Faith Youth Institute.
University of Iowa, Theater Program, Iowa City, IA
Visiting Artist, International Writing Program, and undergraduate playwriting class
Guest Panelist, graduate program playwriting festival
Guest Lecturer, undergraduate “Collaboration” class, Theater Department
The Children’s Theater of Maine
Taught numerous acting and performance workshops for children and teenagers, ages 8 – 18
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, New England Synod, 2003 & 2004Workshop Leader, Out Loud: Exploring Voice and Storytelling, Women in Ministry retreats CT
First Baptist Church, Newton Centre, MA, 2003 Workshop Leader, Teen group creation and performance of “The Prodigal Daughter”
The Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA, 2002 and 2003Teacher/Consultant, Guided clergy and lay leaders to weaving the arts into intergenerational worship.
Catholic Church, New England at LaSallette Shrine, Attleboro, MA, 2003Workshop Leader: Scriptures to Life, a full day intensive retreat for clergy and lay lectors
The New Massachusetts Universalist Convention Annual Meeting, Medford, MA, 2003Workshop Leader: Bringing Text Alive for clergy and lay leaders.
New England Unitarian Universalist Conference, Cape Cod, MA, 2003Workshop Leader: Voicing the Spirit for clergy and church members.