Jim Fritzler - CURRICULUM VITAE
 

EDUCATION:

M.F.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1979 (Theatre Production) - terminal degree in the Theatre Discipline

B.A., Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska 1976 (Drama-Speech, English Linguistics, Education), Cum  Laude, With High Distinction in Drama/Speech

 

THESIS PROJECT:

M.F.A., Theatre — Direction and Design and written Thesis of Seascape by Edward Albee (with the assistance of Mr. Albee)

 

M.F.A. EXAMINATION FIELDS:

Directing, Theatre History and Criticism, Costume History and Design, Scenic History and Design, Acting

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Dramatists Guild of America – 2004 – present

Theatre Communications Group – 2004 - present

Association for Theatre in Higher Education – 1999 – Present

Austin Federation of Musicians Local 433, Austin, Texas – 1985-1990

 

SPECIALIZED TRAINING:

Great Plains Theatre Conference – Omaha, Nebraska – 2006-2010

Butoh Techniques - Sankai Juku, Austin, Texas — 1995

Performance as Propaganda, U.S. Out of El Salvador- Bread & Puppet Theatre, New York, New York—1982

Performance Art Workshop - Led by Mark Russell at P.S. 122, New York, New York — 1982

Studio Performance and Discussion of Bertolt Brecht’s The Round Head & The Pointed Heads - Martha Schlamme, New York, New York — 1981

Contact-Improv - The Open Movement Project at P.S. 122, New York, New York — 1980-1982

Production Development and Playwriting- Edward Albee, Austin, Texas — 1979

Clogging/Theatre Dance - JoAnne Cady, Omaha, Nebraska — 1979-1980

Costume Distressing, and Dye Techniques - Sherryl Lyn (Guthrie Theatre), Austin, Texas — 1978

Modern Dance Technique - Sharon Vasquez, Kay Braden, Barbara Hoffrenning, Austin, Texas — 1977-1985

Directing - Dr. Francis Hodge, Austin, Texas — 1977-Present

Ballet - Igor Youskevitch, Austin, Texas — 1977

Grotowski Performance Workshop - Members of the Polish Theatre Lab, Austin, Texas — 1977

Dance Master Class Accompanist - San Francisco Ballet, Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Martha  Graham, Igor Youskevitch, Leon Danellian, Austin, Texas —1977-1982

Puppetry and Dance - Jean Erdman Dance Company, Hastings, Nebraska — 1976

Audition Workshop - John Benedetti, California School for the Arts, Chicago, Illinois - -1976

Traditional Chinese Theatre Movement - Sue Lan, Hastings, Nebraska — 1975

Improvisation - The Nebraska Theatre Caravan, Hastings, Nebraska — 1975

Puppetry Building and Performance - Bill Baird of Baird Marionettes, Hastings, Nebraska — 1975

Linguistics/IPA - Dr. Dwayne Strasheim, Hastings, Nebraska — 1974-1976

Master Movement Classes - The Acting Company, Hastings, Nebraska — 1974

Piano Study of Nadia Boulanger’s Approach to Aaron Copland’s Passacaglia — Jo Boatright (Dallas Symphony and student of Ms. Boulanger), Sterling, Colorado — 1970

Found-Art Workshop - Reinhold Marxhausen, Sterling, Colorado — 1970

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Theatre:  Directing, Playwriting, Acting, History, Dramaturgy

Musical Theatre:  Acting, Voice, Staging, History, Accompanying

Performance Studies

Piano, Accompanying (Theatre and Dance)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska

Professor (1999 – Present)

Directing, Acting, Performance Studies, Theatre of Diversity, Introduction to Theatre, Playwriting, Musical Theatre, Theatre History

With Production Responsibilities of: Directing, Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design and Crew Management

Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas

Visiting Artist (1988)

Adjunct Professor (1989-1991)

Part-Time Assistant Professor (1991-1999):

Writing for the Theatre, Oral Interpretation, Performance Studies, Directing, Musical Theatre, Theatre History, Contemporary Drama, Introduction to Acting, Stage Director

Guest Lecturer, Fall, (1998), French Theatre Class, “Ionesco and His Milieu”

Guest Lecturer, Spring, (1998), Preliminaries to The Brown Symposium, “Drawing and Crossing Boundaries:  The Roots of Texas Music — The Austin Music Scene in the Eighties”

Guest Lecturer, Fall, (1996), Classical Languages, “Fellini’s Satyricon

St. Edward’s University, Department of Theatre, Austin, Texas

Adjunct Professor (1987-1989):  Theatre History, Acting I, Musical Theatre, Sound Design and  Composition.

Nebraska Theatre Caravan

Touring Workshop Leader, (1979-1980):  “The Effects of Sound”

Fullerton High School, Fullerton Nebraska

Instructor, (1976-1977):  Freshman and Sophomore English, Theatre, Directing

 

HONORS:

Guest Faculty Lecture - Artist Lecture Series - Hastings College, 2001

Faculty Advisor -  Artist Lecture Series Student Symposium – Hastings College, 2002

B. Iden Payne Awards for Theatre in Austin

Best Director of a Play- 5 Awards, 12 Nominations

Best Director of a Musical - 1 Award, 3 Nominations

Best New Play - 1 Award, 2 Nominations

Austin Critic’s Circle Awards

Best Director of a Play - 2 Awards, 4 Nominations

Best Director of a Musical - 1 Award, 2 Nominations

Best New Play - 2 Nominations

Austin Chronicle “Best Of” Awards

 Best Director in Austin - 2 Awards

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Advisory Board Member, Cultural Warriors, 1996-1998

Co-Presenter, The Creator and the Creation (With Barbara McCandless of the Amon Carter Museum of  Western Art) Community College Humanities Association Regional Meeting, Ft.Worth, Texas - 1998

Presenter, Theatre Across the Disciplines, Tarrant County Junior College Humanities Division, Ft. Worth, Texas - 1997

Board Member, Austin Circle of Theatres, 1994-1995

Artistic Director and Founding Member, Big State Productions, Austin, TX – 1984-1999

Founding Member of Open Channels producing Dixon Place, New York, NY – 1982 (with continued involvement)

 

ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES:

Director - 44 Plays for 44 Presidents - Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2012

Stage Manager/Cast Member - Gianni Schicchi - Wendy Taucher Dance Theatre - Martha's Vineyard, MA - 2012

Scenic Designer - Exit the King by Eugene Ionesco - Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2012

Director - Assassins by Stephen Sondheim - Hastings College, Hastings, NE  - 2012

Co-Director with Wendy Taucher - The Club by Eve Merriam - Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2012

Director/Lighting Designer – The Good Person of Setzuan by Bertolt Brecht – Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2011

Pianist – Omaha Cabaret Theatre – 1999 and continuing

Scenic Designer - Charley's Aunt - Brandon Thomas - Hastings College - Hastings, NE - 2011

Performance Workshop Leader – The Sevens  - A performance piece and art installation – Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2011

Director - Almost, Maine by John Cariani - Hastings College - Hastings, NE  2010

Director - Fortune's Child (Staged Reading) by Mark Scharf - Great Plains Theatre Conference - Omaha, NE  2010

Director/Adapter - Tragedy of Tragedies: or The Life and Death of Tom Thumb The Great by Henry Fielding - Hastings College, Hastings, NE  2010

Director -  The Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin – Hastings College – Hastinsg, NE  2010

Scenic/Lighting Designer - Book of Days by Lanford Wilson - Hastings College - Hastings, NE  2009

Contributing Playwright - I ♥ Walmart – Capital T Theatre – Austin, TX - 2009

Director - Over The River and Through the WoodsS by Joe Dipietro - Theatre West - Scottsbluff, NE - 2009

Scenic Designer - The Misanthrope by Moliere - Hasings College - Hastings, NE - 2009

Facilitator - FREE MUSIC / OPEN BAR an original Performance Piece - Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2009

Director/Lighting Designer  The House of Blue Leaves by John Guare - Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2008

Pianist - An Evening at the Purple Peacock - Baby D Productions - Omaha, NE  2008

Director - Holy Ghosts by Romulus Linney - Hastings College - Hastings, NE - 2008

Director/Line Director - OFF STAGE:  The East Village Fragments - Peculiar Works - New York, NY - 2007

Assistant to the Artistic Director - Dixon Place, New York, NY - 2007-2008

Pianist - The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown - Hastings Community Theatre, Hastings, NE - 2007

Scenic Designer – Translations by Brian Friel, Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2006

Director – The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder, Hastings College, Hastings, NE – 2006

Director/Choreographer/Conductor – Hollywood Pinafore by George S. Kaufman, Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2006

Director/Designer – In The West by Various Authors, Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2005

Director/Lighting Designer – Merton of the Movies by George S. Kaufman, Hastings College, Hastings, NE -    2005

Scenic Designer – Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw, Hastings College, Hastings, NE – 2004

Sound Assistant – The Lisbon Traviata by Terrence McNally, Shelterbelt Theatre, Omaha, NE - 2004

Guest Speaker – Los Angeles Texas Exes 18th Annual Hollywood Film and Television Seminar, Los Angeles,   CA –  2004

Director/Lighting Designer - Children of Eden - Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2004

Pianist – The King and I by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Dundee Dinner Theatre, Omaha, NE - 2004

Guest Musician (Accordion) – Big Apple Ranch – New York, NY – 2004

Narrator – Music Theatre Ensemble – Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2004

 Director/Lighting Designer – Endgame, Come and Go, Play by Samuel Beckett, Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2004

 Scenic Designer – Hot L Baltimore by Lanford Wilson, Hastings College, Hastings, NE  - 2003

 Reader – Annual Halloween Performance, Hastings College, Hastings, NE  - 2003 to present 

Guest Musician – Balance Dance Theatre, Boise, ID – 2003

Director – Arsenic and Old Lace  by Joseph Kesselring, Theatre West, Scottsbluff, NE – 2003

Assistant Scenic Artist – The World Goes Round by Kander & Ebb, Dundee Dinner Theatre, Omaha, NE -     2003

Scenic Designer – Twelfth Night  by William Shakespeare, Hastings College, Hastings, NE – 2003

Lighting Designer – Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, Hastings Community Theatre, Hastings, NE - 2003

Director/Lighting Designer – Abundance by Beth Henley, Hastings, College, Hastings, NE – 2002

Director – Starting Here, Starting Now by Maltby and Shire, (Musical), Dundee Dinner Theatre, Omaha, NE - 2002

Guest Visual Artist – Celebrity Crushes Project performances and visual art compiled by Cyndi Williams, Austin, TX - 2002

Director/PianistWorking the musical from the book by Studs Terkel, Musical Theatre Ensemble, Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2002

Scenic Designer – Gulliver In A Tree by Darrel Lloyd (Premiere), Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2002

Pianist – Closer Than Ever by Maltby and Shire, (Musical) Dundee Dinner Theatre, Omaha, NE - 2002

Director/Pianist – The Cradle Will Rock by Marc Blitztein, (Opera/Musical) Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2002

Director – Women and Their Words, Music Theatre Ensemble Performance, Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2001

Director – Reckless by Craig Lucas, Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2001

Musical Director – Clue: The Musical, Theatre West, Scottsbluff, NE - 2001

Director – Scapin by Mark O’Donnell and Bill Irwin, Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2001

Associate Producer/Performer - Willa and the West - With Radio Artist - Ginger Miles, for National Public Radio, New York, NY and Red Cloud, NE - 2000 (To be aired on NPR in 2001)

Co-Director – Neurotica written and performed by Sally Sockwell and Carolin Brown, (Premiere) Dixon Place, New York, NY - 2001

Director - Musical Theatre Ensemble , Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2000

Performer - Henry Humbleton’s Holiday - With Mark LaChance on Trombone, Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2000

Scenic Designer - Smash by Jeffrey Hatcher, Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2000

Director/Designer - Baby (Musical) by Maltby and Shire, Dundee Dinner Theatre, Omaha, NE - 2000

Director/Musical Director/Playwright - Ragtime Revue (Musical), Theatre of the American West, Republican City, NE - 2000

Director/Musical Director - Li’l Abner (Musical), Theatre of the American West, Republican City, NE - 2000

Director/Pianist - Our Town, Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2000

Director/Musical Director/Pianist - Six Women With Brain Death, Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2000

Scenic Designer/Pianist/Conductor - The Fantasticks (Musical), Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 2000

Scenic Designer/Musical Director/Musician - Mother Courage, Hastings College, Hastings, NE - 1999

Playwright- The Real True Adventures of Febold Feboldson - Commissioned by Theatre of the American   West, Republican City, NE - 1999

Musical Director/Performer - The Music Man (Musical) by Meredith Wilson, Theatre of the American West,    Republican City, NE - 1999

Director - Cowpeople (Premiere) by Cyndi Williams, Austin Scriptworks, Austin, TX - 1999

Director - Anything Goes (Musical) by Cole Porter, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas - 1999

Director - Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas - 1998

Producer, Director, Playwright - Tex-O-Rama (Premiere) Co-written With Seven Students, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas - 1995 and 1998

Director - Carousel (Musical) by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas - 1998

Director, Designer, Choreographer, Musical Director - Hello Dolly! (Musical) by Jerry Herman, Vive Les Arts, Killeen, Texas -1998

Director, Lighting Designer - Nimrod Soul by John Hawkes, Theatre/Theatre, Los Angeles, California -1998

Film Director, Soundtrack Composer - Nimrod Soul by John Hawkes Two-Camera Digital, Nimrod Productions, Los Angeles, California - 1998

Director, Designer, Choreographer, Music Director - Nunsense (Musical) by Dan Goggins, Dundee Dinner Theatre, Omaha, Nebraska - 1998

Production Manager, Emcee - Dixon Place, New York, New York, 1997

Pianist - Naughty Austin (Satirical Cabaret) - Austin, Texas, 1997 to Present

Dance Accompanist - National Ballet Association Anniversary Convention and Competition, Houston, Texas - 1997

Producer, Playwright, Director, Designer - Burnin’ Hope (Premiere), John Henry Faulk Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1997

Director - Wings by Arthur Kopit, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas - 1997

Co-Producer, Director, Playwright - In The West by Various Authors, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas -1997

Assistant Musical Director, Accompanist - Naughty Austin (Review), Austin, Texas - 1997-1998

Director - Nightwatch by Lucille Fletcher, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas - 1997

Production Designer-Film - Riff-Raff by John Vondrak, D.O.D. Productions, Austin, Texas - 1995-1996

Director, Lighting Designer - Nimrod Soul (Premiere) by John Hawkes, Theatre/Theatre, Los Angeles, California - 1996

Producer, Director, Designer - Du Durang Rang Rang, Du Durang, Rang by Christopher Durang, Public Domain, Austin, Texas, 1996

Assistant Musical Director - Soul Sisters (Musical Review), Zachary Scott Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1996

Director - Bare foot in the Park by Neil Simon, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas - 1996

Director, Musical Director, Scenic Designer - The Cow Patties (Musical Premiere) by C.K. McFarland, Joy Cunningham, and Donna Stevens, Barter Theatre, Abingdon, Virginia, 1995

Director, Scenic Designer - Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (Musical Starring Ernestine Jackson and  Clem Moorman) by Lanie Robertson, Capitol City Playhouse Austin, Texas, -1995

Sound Designer - Great Expectations adapted by Bob Tolaro, St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas -1995

Production Designer, Co-Writer, Actor - Deep In The Heart (Film) directed by Stephen Purvis, Brazos Productions, Los Angeles, CA - 1995

Scenic and Properties Design - Jeffrey by Paul Rudnik, Capitol City Playhouse, Austin, Texas - 1995

Director - Dinny and the Witches by William Gibson, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas - 1995

Director, Sound Designer - Whodunnit by Anthony Shaffer, St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas - 1995

Assistant Musical Director - Rockin’ Christmas (Review), Paramount Theatre/Zachary Scott Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1994-1995

Founding Member and Artistic Director and Producer - Big State Productions, Austin, Texas, 1983-1994

Director, Music Director - Falsettos (Musical) by William Finn, Zachary Scott Theatre, Austin, Texas -1994

Producer, Playwright, Director, Designer - Tinker’s Dam (Premiere) - Frontera Theatre/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1994

Music Director, Composer - Fuente Ovejuna by Lope de Vega, St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas - 1994

Director - Machinal by Sophie Treadwell, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas- 1994

Music Director - Big River by William Hauptman and Roger Miller, Southwestern University, Georgetown,  Texas - 1994

Actor - A Perfect World Directed by Clint Eastwood - 1994

Sound Designer - Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas - 1994

Sound Designer - The Illusion adapted by Tony Kushner, Zachary Scott Theatre , Austin, Texas - 1994

Music Director - The Company (Annual Musical Revue), Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas - 1992-1994

Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter - Mornice & Milas - Super 8mm Film, Northloop Productions, Austin,    Texas - 1994

Music Director - Beehive (Review), Paramount Theatre and Zachary Scott Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1993-1994

Director - A Tale of Two Cities by Everett Quinton, Zachary Scott Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1993

Director, Designer - Halcyon Days by Stephen Dietz, Frontera Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1993

Co-Producer, Director, Scenic Designer, Sound Designer - The Road To Nirvana by Arthur Kopit, Zachary     Scott Theatre Center/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1993

Scenic Designer - Light Up The Sky by Moss Hart, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas - 1993

Producer, Director, Designer - Little Miss Lou Lou (Premiere/Commissioned) by Jo Carol Pierce and Blackie White, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas and Chicago House/Big State       Productions, Austin, Texas - 1992 and 1993

Music Director - Guys and Dolls (Musical) by Frank Lessor, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas - 1993

Director, Composer, Sound Designer - The Cave Dwellers by William Sarroyan, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas - 1993

Sound Designer - Othello by William Shakespeare - St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas - 1993

Writer - Voices of Home , Dance-Text Commissioned by Septime Webre Dance, New York, New York - 1993

Dance Composer - Process choreographed by Kay Braden, Austin, Texas - 1993

Scenic Designer - Fathering Moon (Premiere), Zachary Scott Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1993

Sound Designer, Composer - The Bad Seed     by Maxwell Anderson, Hyde Park Theatre, Austin, Texas -1992

Director, Music Director, Six Women With Brain Death (Musical) by Six Various Authors, Zachary Scott Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1992 and 1993

Co-Producer, Director, Designer, Compose - Our Town by Thornton Wilder (Adaptation), Zachary Scott Theatre/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1992

Director, Designer - Boy Problems (Musical) by Robert Jacks and Shelby Brammer, Vortex Theatre/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1992

Co-Producer, Director, Scenic Designer, Sound Designer - Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll by Eric Bogosian,  Zachary Scott Theatre/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1992

Music Director - Three Penny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Southwestern University,  Georgetown, Texas - 1992

Music Director - The Roar of the Greasepaint (Musical) by Anthony Newley, Southwestern University,  Georgetown, Texas - 1992

Director - Sweetwater (Premiere) by Gene Fowler, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas - 1992

Director, Scenic Designer - Harvey by Mary Chase, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas - 1992

Dance Composer - Decisions of Sight Choreographed by Kay Braden, Austin, Texas - 1992

Dance Composer - 7th Inning Stretch Choreographed by Sara Breuer, Austin, Texas - 1992

Co-Producer, Director, Co-Playwright, Actor - In The West (Premiere) by 21 Authors, Ten Different Theatres/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. - 1985-1991

Director, Designer - The Lisbon Traviata by Terrence Mcnally, The Rose Theatre/Inversion Repertory, Austin, Texas - 1991

Music Director - Damn Yankees (Musical) by Richard Adler, Jerry Ross, George Abbott and Douglas Wallop, Zachary Scott Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1991

Director, Designer - On Borrowed Time by Paul Osborne, Navasota Theatre Alliance, Navasota, Texas, - 1991

Director, Music Director - Noel, Noel (Musical) by Noel Coward, Southwestern University, Georgetown,  Texas - 1991

Music Director - The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Musical) by Larry L. King and Carol Hall,  Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas - 1991

Music Director - Gypsy (Musical Starring Shani Wallace) by Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas - 1991

Music Director - Godspell (Musical) by Stephen Schwartz, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas -  1991

Dance Composer - Single Carrick Bend Choreographed by Kay Braden, Austin, Texas - 1991

Dance Composer - My Name is Sam My Name is Ella Choreographed by Kay Braden, Austin, Texas - 1991

Producer, Director, Designer - The Frog Prince by David Mamet, Chicago House/Big State Productions,  Austin, Texas - 1990 and 1991

Actor - Music Video for THE STANDING WAVES Directed by Don Hartack - 1990

Director, Actor - The Miss Firecracker Contest by Beth Henley, Flagstaff Festival of The Arts, Flagstaff, Arizona - 1990

Director - Frankie and Johnnie In The Claire de Lune by Terrence McNally, Flagstaff Festival of the Arts,  Flagstaff, Arizona - 1990

Producer, Director, Designer - Wild Phil Puried Alive (Premiere) by Gene Fowler, Live Oak Theatre/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas, 1990

Producer, Director, Designer - Eureka Rapture (Premiere) by Gene Fowler, Live Oak Theatre/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1990

Producer, Director, Designer - Boy Trouble (Premiere Musical) by Robert Jacks and Shelby Brammer, Vortex Theatre/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1990

Producer, Director, Designer - The Well of Horniness by Holly Hughes, Chances and The Velveeta Room/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1990

Scenic Design - Monsters (Children’s Musical Premiere), Live Oak Theatre/Real Kids Acting, Austin, Texas - 1990

Director, Music Director - Cavalcade (Musical Review) by Various Authors, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas - 1990

Producer, Director, Designer, Actor - Ashes by David Rudkin, Synergy Studio/Big State Productions, Austin,   Texas - 1989

Producer, Director, Designer - The Council of Love by Oskar Panizza, Synergy Studio/Big State Productions,   Austin, Texas - 1989

Producer, Director, Designer - Surrender the Moon (Premiere) by Suzanne Chesshire, Mexi-Carte Gallery Theatre/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1989

Co-Producer, Director, Composer, Dancer - Unusual Occupations (Musical/Dance Premiere) Text by Julio  Cortazar with choreography by Kay Braden, St. Edward’s University Mary Moody Northen Theatre/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas, and the Houston International Festival of the Arts, Houston, Texas - 1989                                                                        

Director, Costume Designer - The Blood Knot by Athol Fugard, Live Oak Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1989

Assistant Music Director - Irma La Douce (Musical), Live Oak Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1989

Director, Scenic Designer - God’s Favorite by Neil Simon, Live Oak Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1989

Dance Composer/Dancer - If It’s Not One Thing It’s An Other Choreographed by Kay Braden, Austin, Texas - 1989   

Director, Music Director - A Thurber Carnival by James Thurber, Live Oak Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1988

Producer, Director, Designer - Josephine the Mousesinger by Michael McClure, Laguna Gloria Art Gallery/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1988

Producer, Director, Designer - Marie and Bruce by Wallace Shawn, The Acting Studio/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1988

Assistant Music Director - Anything Goes (Musical) by Cole Porter, Live Oak Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1988

Producer, Director, Designer - The Woods by David Mamet, The Acting Studio/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1988

Producer, Director, Designer - Rain of Terror by Frank Manley, Chicago House/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1988

Producer, Director, Playwright - Couch Potato (Premiere), Chicago House/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1988

Co-Producer, Director, Designer, Composer - The Adding Machine by Elmer Rice, Dougherty Arts Center/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1987

Producer, Director, Designer - Adding Machine, by Elmer Rice, Super 8mm Film, Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1987

Assistant Music Director - Carnival (Musical), City of Austin Summer Musical, Austin, Texas - 1987

Costume Designer, Composer, Music Director - Texarkana Tanzi (Musical) adapted by Charles Ney, St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas - 1987

Co-Producer, Composer, Actor, Music Director - Papergirls (Musical Premiere) by Various Authors, Dougherty Arts Center/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1987

Costume Designer - The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt, Live Oak Productions , Austin, Texas - 1987

Dance Composer - Gathering (4 Dances) Choreographed by Kay Braden, Austin, Texas - 1987                      

Producer, Director, Designer, Composer, Actor - Seven Were Hanged (Premiere) by David Crespy, Live  Oak Theatre/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1986

Producer, Film Director - Seven Were Hanged by David Crespy, Super 8mm, Austin, Texas - 1986

Assistant Music Director - Camelot (Musical) by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, City of Austin  Summer Musical, Austin, Texas - 1986

Costume Designer - Lilith (Premiere) by Larry Wright, Live Oak Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1986

Display/Interior Design - Texas Sesquicentennial Campaign, Neal Spelce Agency, Austin, Texas - 1986

Dance Composer - Stew Choreographed by Kay Braden, Austin, Texas - 1986Director, Composer - Out/In The World by Ellie Covan (Premiere) Open Channels, New York, New York - 1985 and 1986

Co-Producer, Director, Designer - And Things That Go Bump In The Night by Terrence McNally, Voltaire’s Basement/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1985

Director - Pancho Villa’s Wedding Day (Premiere) by Edwin Shrake, Zachary Scott Theatre/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1985

Assistant Music Director - The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Musical) by Richard Morris and Meredith Wilson, City of Austin Summer Musical, Austin, Texas - 1985

Industrial/Stage Design - Westinghouse: Factory in a Factory , Neal Spelce Agency , Austin, Texas – 1985

T.V. Commercial Set Design - Yesterday/Today , Neal Spelce Agency, Austin, Texas - 1985              

Music Director - My Partner, The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville, Oceano, California - 1985

Music Director - The Streets of New York, The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville, Oceano, California - 1985

Dance Composer - Solo Choreographed and Performed by Steven Marcello, University of Texas, Austin,  Texas - 1985

Producer, Director, Designer, Composer - Our Town by Thornton Wilder (Adaptation), Vortex Theatre/Big State Productions, Austin, Texas - 1984

Director, Designer - Penny Dreadful by David Crespy , Austin Melodrama Theatre, Austin, Texas, 1984

Building Interior/Exterior Co-Design with Jim Enos - Austin Melodrama Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1984

Dance Composer - Solo - Choreographed and Performed by Rose Davis, University of Texas, Austin, Texas -1984

Dance Composer - Liaison Choreographed by Phoenix Dance Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1984

Co-Producer, Director, Designer - Hostel by Michael Slattery (Premiere), Theatre 22, New York, New York - 1983

Producer, Director, Designer - The Council of Love by Oscar Panizza, Capitol City Playhouse/Raw Materials, Austin, Texas - 1983

Dancer - Impacts of Detail Choreographed by Barbara Hoffrening, Austin, Texas and New York, New York - 1984

Director, Designer, Choreographer - Little Red (Musical Premiere) by Louis Maloney and David Hershman, Austin Melodrama Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1983

Soundtrack Composer - Miss You My Dear (Short Film) Directed by Don Hartack, Austin, Texas - 1983

Director, Designer, Music Director - Lil Red by David Hershman and Louis Maloney, Video Commercial  P.S.A., Austin, Texas - 1983

Music Director - Dandelion, Project Interact (Touring), Austin, Texas - 1983

Music Director - A Christmas Carol, Project Interact (Touring), Austin, Texas - 1983

Dance Composer - Dancescape Choreographed by Judy Dillen, Austin, Texas - 1983

Dance Accompanist - Alvin Ailey School, New York, New York, - 1983

Actor - Project Interact (Children’s Touring), Austin, Texas - 1982-1983

Head of Dance Accompanists - The University of Texas, Austin, Texas - 1982-1983

Co-Producer, Director, Designer - Kennedy’s Children by Robert Patrick, Wylie’s Bar and The Hole in the Wall/Raw Materials, Austin, Texas - 1982

Sound Designer, Composer - Born On A Sunday (Premiere) by T. J. Walsh, University of Texas, Austin,  Texas - 1982

Director, Designer, Music Director - A Christmas Carol (Musical) by Chuck Ballo, Comic Cabaret Unlimited, Hartford, Connecticut- 1982

Head of Dance Accompanists - The Hartford Ballet, Hartford, Connecticut, Head of Accompanists - 1981-1982

Founding Member and Artistic Director - Open Channels, New York, New York, 1981-1982

Dance Accompanist - Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut - 1981-1982

Musical Director - Love Rides the Rails, Comic Cabaret Unlimited - Hartford, Connecticut - 1982

Associate Producer - Gline’s 2nd Annual Gay Arts Festival, New York, New York - 1981

Assistant Manager - Comic Cabaret Unlimited, Hartford, Connecticut - 1980

Artistic Director - Austin Melodrama Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1980

Scenic Designer - The Three Musketeers by Sean O’Hare, Austin Melodrama Theatre, Austin, Texas -1980

Director, Designer - Star Warps (Premiere) by Sean O’Hare, Austin Melodrama Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1980

Accompanist, Actor, Dancer - Diamond Studs (Touring Musical) by Jim Wann, Nebraska Theatre Caravan, Omaha, Nebraska - 1979-1980

Accompanist, Actor, Dancer - Robber Bridegroom by Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman, Nebraska Theatre Caravan, Omaha, Nebraska - 1979-1980

Actor, Demetrius - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Touring) by William Shakespeare, Nebraska Theatre Caravan, Omaha, Nebraska - 1979-1980

Production Manager - Austin Melodrama Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1978-1980

Musical Director - Gaslight Gaieties (Review), Austin Melodrama Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1979

Actor - Rise And Fall Of The Austintatious Bar And Grill (Premiere Musical) by John Garrison, Sniper Theatre - Austin, Texas - 1979

Actor - The Blackguard of Black Rock, Austin Melodrama Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1979

Dance Accompanist - The University of Texas, Austin, Texas - 1977-1979      

Musical Director - Tara, Tara, Tara or Gone With the Breeze (Musical) by Chuck Ballo, Austin Melodrama Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1978

Producer, Director - Chains (Premiere) by John Amber, Texas Union Theatre, Austin, Texas - 1978

Director, Designer - Queen of Hearts (Premiere) by Katherine Stinson, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas -1978

Music Director - The Seven Deadly Sins (Ballet) by Bertolt Brecht, University of Texas, Austin, TX - 1978

Director, Music Director - Side by Side by Sondheim by Stephen Sondheim, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas - 1977

Composer - David and Lisa, L.B.J. High School, Austin, Texas - 1977

Actor, Freddy - My Fair Lady by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, Minot Summer Theatre, Minot, North Dakota - 1977

Actor - Brigadoon by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, Minot Summer Theatre, Minot, North Dakota - 1977

 

COLLEGE SERVICE:

SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Writer, Director, Musician - "A New Door ont he Path" (Capitol Campaign Fundraiser) - 1998

SING Accompanist - 1998

Writer, Director, Musician - "Southwestern Then & Now"  (Capitol Campaign Fundraisers) - 1995-1996

Student Publications Committee, 1994-1996

Member, Southwestern University Gospel Choir - 1992-1994

Tour Director, New York Fall Trip - 1993

Theatre Department Accompanist - 1989- 1999

 

HASTINGS COLLEGE

Faculty Sponsor – GLBT Violence Prevention Workshop – Presented by Thousand Waves - 2010

Member - Sociology Department Search Committee - 2009

Member - Permanent Committee on Faculty Evaluation - 2008-2009

Secretary – Faculty Senate – 2003-2004

Member/Secretary – Curriculum Committee – 2003-2004

Member - Admissions Committee

Faculty Advisor – Artist Lecture Series – 2002-2003

Faculty Mentor for Debra Keyes – 2003-2004

Faculty Advisor – The Alliance

Faculty Advisor – Eta Phi Lambda - 1999-2006

Faculty Advisor – Alpha Psi Omega

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Volunteer Organizer – AIDS Walk Nebraska – 2003 to 2007

Volunteer – Kool Aid Days – 2004 to Present

Volunteer Designer – Hastings Community Theatre – 2003 to present

Member – Board of Directors for Hastings Community Concerts - 2000-2004

Volunteer – Hastings Symphony – 2001-present

Assistant Designer, “Stars” Benefit, Mary Lanning Hospital, Hastings, NE – 2000, 2001

Participant, Community Revitalization, Austin Institute for Learning - 1996-1997

Volunteer, Wesleyan Nursing Home, Georgetown, Texas - 1997

Participant, Annual AIDS Walk - 1988-present

Participant, Election Canvassing, Austin, Texas - 1982-1999

Member, Highland Neighborhood Association, Austin, Texas - 1995-1999