I'm very excited to announce that I have been appointed as Artistic Director of the Delaware Shakespeare Festival. Read about the announcement here. I will be directing A Midsummer Night's Dream for DSF in the summer of 2012.
This spring, I will direct Miss Nelson Is Missing for the Walnut Street Theatre for Kids Series.
Throughout the 2011-12 season, I will serve for the second year as lead Education Consultant for Walnut Street Theatre's Seeing the Stage Through Our Eyes! program. 30+ Philadelphia area high school students write feature articles connected to Walnut productions. Selected pieces are published by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
In October, I directed Arthur Miller's classic All My Sons for Delaware Theatre Company. Read the review from the Philadelphia Inquirer here. View pictures from the production here or watch a short video preview here.
In September, at the request of Delaware Governor Jack Markell and First Lady Carla Markell, I directed Rach and Roll--A Tribute To Gerret and Tatiana Copeland. This event honored two of the leading lights in the Delaware cultural philanthropic landscape. You can read about the special night here.
Also in September, I directed the 2011 Walnut Street Theatre Outreach Tour production of Go Green. Besides touring the Greater Philadelphia region, this production will also have a special Earth Day performance on the Walnut Street Theatre mainstage.
In May, I finished a residency for the Folger Shakespeare Library as a teaching artist in residence at the Camden Creative Arts High School, preparing students to participate in Shakesperience:NJ. The Camden students won the "Spirit of the Festival" award.
In March, I got married!!! That production rocked, although critics were not invited.
In January, I directed the regional premiere of Damien Atkins' Lucy for Delaware Theatre Company. This intense and lyrical drama about the relationship between a mother and her thirteen year-old daughter with autism was featured on Dr. Dan Gottlieb's "Voices In The Family." Check out this short preview video or read this blog entry about the production by autism expert Dr. Robert Naseef. For a review of the production, click here.
In February, I culminated five months of work on Hidden Rivers II: The Courage to Change, a community-created oral history event co-produced by Theatre Horizon and Montgomery County Community College. I directed the piece as well as compiled the final script.