Theater/ Education  

Assistant Principal for Arts Education, Manatee School for the Arts                               2015 – present

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

Teaching: A Sampler

K-12 Courses Taught

Interdisciplinary Arts

Theater /Acting / Improvisation

Collaborative Theater

Writing for Theater

Playwriting

Dance/Theater Workshop

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

Residencies and Workshops Sampler

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

Arts and Theology Workshop Sampler

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.