curriculum vitaé

education

Master of Fine Arts, Dramatic Art, University of California, Davis
Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Installation, University of Southern California
Bachelor of Arts, San Diego State University

academic experience

present

Professor—Las Positas College

courses

  • THEA 1A Theory/Practice of Acting: techniques and theories of acting, explored through improvisation, exercises and scene study, development of the physical and psychological resources for acting including relaxation, concentration, creativity, believability, and commitment.
  • THEA 14 Bay Area Theatre: Appreciation of theatrical performances through reading, evaluating and attending live productions.
  • THEA 47 ABCD Performance in Production: instruction and supervised participation in theatre rehearsal and performance.
  • THEA 48 ABCD Technical Theatre in Production: practical experience in the application of production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, properties, costume, lighting, sound, and running crews.
  • THEA 50 Stagecraft: introduction to technical theatre and the creation of scenic elements, basic concepts of design, scenic painting and construction, set movement, prop construction, backstage organization
  • THEA 50L Introduction to Lighting Design: study and execution of stage lighting with emphasis on design, physics of light, color, electricity; components of basic lighting technology; comprehensive overview of the art of theater lighting design
  • THEA 52 Fundamentals of Theatrical Design: survey of the design and history of scenery, lighting, sound, costumes, makeup, properties, theatrical equipment and construction techniques through demonstration, and laboratory experience.

2014-2016

Adjunct Assistant Professor—University of San Diego

courses

  • THEA 230 Acting 1: fundamentals of acting including improvisation, monologue, and scene work, technical methods in voice, physical action, and text analysis.
  • THEA 305 Technical Theatre with Lab: covers the primary technical process, the behind-the-scenes work, necessary to mount a theatrical production.
  • THEA 111 Theatre and Society: theatre as an art form and examines the historical role of theatre in the world and its significance as a cultural force.
  • THEA 499 Independent Study: directing a production of No Such Cold Thing

2012-14

Associate Instructor—University of California, Davis

courses

  • DRA 298 Group Study: Devising and Adaptation, an adaptation of Ursula K. LeGuin novel Voices for the stage
  • DRA 298 Group Study: Ensemble Methods of Theatre Making, ensemble theatre creation using text, music, and movement
  • DRA 298 Group Study: directing a production of Heaven on Earth
  • DES 14 Design Drawing: drawing as a tool for design. Basic skills in objective observation and representation
  • DES 16 Graphic Design and Computer Technology: introduction to digital tools with emphasis on graphic design including theory, practice and technology
Teaching Assistant—University of California, Davis

courses

  • DRA 24 Visual Aspects of Dramatic Art: understanding and appreciation of the visual aspects of dramatic art
  • DRA 25 Technical Aspects of Dramatic Art: technical principles of dramatic production emphasizing the three areas of scenic, costume and lighting
  • DRA 26 Performing Arts Production Management: theoretical study of performing arts administration and backstage operations from audition through performance.
  • DRA 124C Principles of Theatrical Design, Lighting: theories of lighting the stage, equipment and control systems, execution of lighting plots.

2001-2013

Tenured Instructor—Cuesta College

courses

  • ART 220 2-Dimensional Design: Introduces the basic design elements and principles common to all visual art forms.
  • ART 221 Beginning Drawing: Presents an overview of the art of drawing in an historical and contemporary context by introducing the basic practice and theories of drawing as ane art.
  • ART 247 Digital Video Editing: Presents an overview of digital non-linear video editing, editing and film theory and visual composition.
  • ART 248 Digital Video Effects: Presents the art and science of digital compositing for visual effects and 2D animation
  • ART 253-254 Digital Art and Intermediate Digital Art
  • ART 255, 256 Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
  • ART 257 Digital Painting: Presents an introduction to digital painting using Adobe Photoshop, with a focus on basic painting techniques, methods and vocabulary.
  • ART 258 Adobe InDesign: Introduces digital prepress production involving preparation of pages for reproduction on any kind of press or printing system.
  • ART 260 Conceptual Blockbusting: An exploration of the mental and emotional factors involved in the creative process
  • ART 266-267 Graphic Design and Intermediate Graphic Design
  • ART 293 Portfolio Presentation: Develops basic skills in resume formulation, selecting, mounting and photographing art work for portfolio presentation to future college or vocational agencies.

selected performance and technical theatre

Director | Devisor

The Drowsy Chaperone (D) | Las Positas College, Livermore, CA | 2018
Under Construction 
(D) | Las Positas College, Livermore CA | 2018
Jubilee
(D) | B8 Theatre Company, Concord, CA | 2018
No Such Cold Thing
(D)  |  Strata Plaza, San Diego, CA  |  2016
Already Done to You (D)  |  Arena Theatre, Davis, CA  |  2014
Oracle of the Western Shore (DV)  |  Wyatt Pavilion, Davis CA  |  2014
Heaven on Earth (D)  |  Arena Theatre, Davis, CA  |  2013
Don’t Make Me Choose (D)  |  University Club, Davis, CA  |  2013
The Bacchae (AD)  |  Wright Theatre, Davis, CA  |  2012
The Three Musketeers (AD)  |  CPAC, San Luis Obispo, CA  |  2011
Pop (DV)  |  CPAC, San Luis Obispo, CA  |  2011
The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (D)  |  CPAC, San Luis Obispo, CA  |  2012

Playwright

Already Done to You  |  Arena Theatre, Davis, CA  |  2014
Oracle of the Western Shore  |  Wyatt Pavilion, Davis CA  |  2014
Extraordinary Mysteries  |  Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre, Berkeley, CA  |  2013
Don’t Make Me Choose  |  University Club, Davis, CA  |  2013
Even at a Funeral   |  Arena Theatre, Davis, CA  |  2012

Actor

Don’t Make Me Choose  |  University Club, Davis, CA  |  2013
Even at a Funeral (The Playwright)  |   Arena Theatre, Davis, CA  |  2012
Fete De Le Nuit (Street Sweeper)  |   Interact Theatre, San Luis Obispo, CA  |  2005
Cabaret (Herr Schultz )  |  Interact Theatre, San Luis Obispo, CA  |  2004

Technical Direction

The Addams Family (TD) | Las Positas College, Livermore, CA | 2016
Acquainted with the Night (ATD)  |  The Old Globe/USD,  San Diego, CA  |   2016
The Seagull
(ATD)  | The Old Globe/USD, San Diego, CA  |  2016
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
(ATD)  |  University of San Diego, San Diego, CA  |  2015
ART (ATD)  | University of San Diego, San Diego, CA  |  2015
Twelve Angry Women (ATD)  | University of San Diego, San Diego, CA  |  2015
Clybourne Park (ATD)  | The Old Globe/USD, San Diego, CA  |  2014
A Streetcar Named Desire (ATD)  |  University of San Diego, San Diego, CA  |  2014
A Raisin in the Sun (TD)  |  Kinckerbocker Theatre, Holland, MI  |  2014
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible,No Good, Very Bad Day (ATD)  |  Studio Theatre, Holland, MI  |  2014
The Matchmaker (ATD)  |  Dewitt Theatre, Holland, MI  |  2014
Hot Mikado (ATD)  |  Dewitt Theatre, Holland, MI  |  2014
The Sound of Music (ATD)  |  Dewitt Theatre, Holland, MI  |  2014
The Three Musketeers (TD)  |  CPAC, San Luis Obispo, CA  |  2011
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (ATD)  |  CPAC, San Luis Obispo, CA  |  2011
Fete De Le Nuit (ATD)  |  Interact Theatre, San Luis Obispo, CA  |  2005
Romeo and Juliet (ATD)  |  Interact Theatre, San Luis Obispo, CA  |  2003

Scenic/Production Design

Titanic, the Musical (SD) | Las Positas College, Livermore, CA
Silent Sky
(LD/SD) | Las Positas College, Livermore, CA | 2016
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
(SD) | Las Positas College, Livermore, CA | 2016
The Rocky Horror Show (PM)  |  Ray of Light Theatre, San Francisco, CA  |  2015-16
Parlour Song (LD)  |  Backyard Renaissance/ION Theatre, San Diego, CA  |  2015
ART (LD)  |  Vassiliadis Black Box, San Diego, CA  |  2015
Amilie (SA)  |  Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA  |  2015
Peter and the Starcatcher (PM)  |  Burbank Theatre, Santa Rosa, CA  |  2015
Tartuffe (PM)  |  Nelson Theatre, Santa Rosa, CA  |  2015
Emma (PM)  |  Nelson Theatre, Santa Rosa, CA  |  2015
South Pacific (PM)  |  Burbank Theatre, Santa Rosa, CA  |  2015
Little Shop of Horrors (PM)  |  Burbank Theatre, Santa Rosa, CA  |  2015
Anton Shorts (LD)  |  Vassiliadis Black Box, San Diego, CA  |  2014
Dracula (SD)  |  CPAC, San Luis Obispo, CA  |  2014
Grapes of Wrath (ALD)  |  Wright Theatre, Davis, CA  |  2014
Xanadu (SC)  |  CPAC, San Luis Obispo, CA  |  2011
The Three Musketeers (SD)  |  CPAC, San Luis Obispo, CA  |  2011
RENT (ALD)  |  CPAC, San Luis Obispo, CA  |  2011
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (SD)  |  CPAC, San Luis Obispo, CA  |  2011
Fete De Le Nuit (SD)  |  Interact Theatre, San Luis Obispo, CA  |  2005
Romeo and Juliet (SD)  |  Interact Theatre, San Luis Obispo, CA  |  2003
Big Love (SD)  |  Interact Theatre, San Luis Obispo, CA  |  2002

selected solo visual art exhibitions

In the Quiet Black, Merced College Art Gallery, Merced, CA.
Crush and Hum, GALA Center Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA.
Time, Sex, and Entropy, GALA Center Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA.
Marking Time and the Perception of Slight Details, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV.
Evidence of the Day Before, ArtSpace Gallery, Fresno City College, Fresno, CA.
Already Have I Once Been, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA.
Time, Sex, and Entropy, Fresno City College, Fresno, CA.
At a Loss for Words, Weisman Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR.

selected group visual art exhibitions

Faculty Exhibition, Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA.
23rd Annual McNeese Works on Paper Exhibition, Abercrombie Gallery, Lake Charles, LA.
Hungry, Food and Art, The Eclipse Gallery, Algoma, WI.
Desire .10, Logsdon Gallery 1909, Chicago, IL.
Postcards from the Edge, VisualAIDS Gallery, New York, NY.
Environs, The Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, LaGrande OR.
Earth,  The Second City Council, Long Beach, CA. (juror Kim Ables)
Changing Currents—Altered Landscapes, University Art Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula, MT.
Snapshot, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Annual Juried Show, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA.
Global ARTlook, The Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
ECO2, Fallkirk Cultural Center, Marin, CA.
In Other Words, The Second City Council, Long Beach, CA. (juror Patricia Morgan)
Interesting. But is it Art?, The Second City Council, Long Beach, CA. (juror Noel Korten)