Honk! Jr.

We’ve had a wonderful week of performances for Honk! Jr. here are at Quincy Community Theatre.  There’s one performance left tomorrow.  If you’re not in the area, check out these awesome photos by Chet Coonrod Photography. It’s been a very special process through my QCT debut.  Auditions for the next one – Snowflakes – are…

Feature in the Quincy Herald-Whig

Greetings from Quincy!  I’ve been settling into my new job as Head of Education/Director of Student Theatre at Quincy Community Theatre.  So far I’ve been in rehearsals for Honk! Jr. (tickets are on sale now!), doing outreach workshops in local public schools, and prepping for the slate of spring classes that are starting next month….

Honk Jr.

Happy New Year!  Tomorrow I’m so glad to be starting work as the Head of Education/Director of Student Theatre at Quincy Community Theatre.  My first big project is directing Honk Jr. with a talented cast of student actors.  I attended their auditions this December (via Skype – thank goodness for modern technology!) and couldn’t be more…

Quincy Community Theatre

I’m so glad to share news of my latest adventure: in January, I’ll be moving to Illinois to join the Quincy Community Theatre as their new Head of Education/Director of Student Theatre.    QCT does a lot of excellent work with QCT does a lot of excellent work with first rate local talent.  I can’t…

Act One: One Act Play Festival

Greetings from Syracuse!  I’ve been working hard among a group of 12 talented teaching artists as we assemble and teach arts-infused curriculum in the Syracuse City School District.  Right now I’m using modern dance to cover topics like teamwork, weather, addition and subtraction, the food chain, and the water cycle.  It’s a very exciting program….

Red House Arts Center

Hello all – This week I’m moving to beautiful, Syracuse, New York, to start work with the Red House Arts Center. I’ll be working on some exciting new projects with their education department. I am looking forward to this great new chapter!

Tarzan at the Rose

This summer I’m working on Tarzan at the Rose Theater.  I’m having a blast as one of the apes swinging through the jungle.  We opened this weekend (read more about that here) and run through June 22nd.  Be sure to get your tickets soon!

Spring Update

It’s almost spring here in Omaha.  Here’s what I’m working on right now: This week I begin performances of Nebraskaland – one of the Metro Tours with the Omaha Theater Company.  This one explores the history of Nebraska for fourth grade audiences.  I play a slew of famous Nebraskans. In a few weeks, Pride Players…

Last chance for The Grocer’s Goblin and the Little Mermaid

It’s closing weekend for The Grocer’s Goblin and the Little Mermaid.  I’ll be sad to see this one go – it’s certainly been a very special production.  Here’s a video I made with a behind-the-scenes look at some of the puppetry in the show: For tickets, visit the Rose Theater’s website.  Hope to see you…

The Grocer’s Goblin and the Little Mermaid on TV!

KMTV here in Omaha did a very nice piece on our show!  I love the footage from the side – it gives a really cool view of how we do some of the shadow puppetry.  Check it out here. Only one more week of this very special show at the Rose Theater.  I hope to…

Press for The Grocer’s Goblin and the Little Mermaid

We had an excellent opening weekend for The Grocer’s Goblin and the Little Mermaid.  Our audiences seem to be really enjoying it.  Plus, take a look at what the Omaha World-Herald had to say. There are a few pictures below.  Don’t miss our run through February 16 at the Rose Theater – this is definitely…

Mermaid Hijinks

This week I started rehearsals for The Grocer’s Goblin and the Little Mermaid.  This show is unique because it incorporates several different styles of puppetry – Bunraku puppets, object puppets, and some spectacular shadow puppets.  There’s a lot to learn but it’s been a lot of fun so far.  We open January 31st at the…