Ever since I attempted to hold recess rehearsals for my own version of 'Airplane' in the second grade, I have had a passion for directing. Since the launch of my professional directing career with Janus Theatre's 2003 production of 'True West', I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to direct full scale musical comedies, intimate Cabarets, Shakespeare performances for children, Sketch shows, Improv showcases, and many contemporary plays. I pride myself on my dedication to the ensemble building process; for artists both on and off the stage.
After directing 2019's sold out production of "Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein" at ECC Musical Theatre in Elgin, Illinois, I was back again at the beginning of 2020 directing "Kiss Me Kate". The show opened February 22 and closed just as the pandemic was changing the 2020 face of theatre in America.
Had Covid-19 not hit the planet, I was contracted to spend Summer 2020 traveling to Benzie County Michigan where I was to be directing "Julius Caesar" for Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre, which was to be presented in rep with "Merry Wives of Windsor", in which I had been cast as Mistress Ford. This does not mean the end of Lakeside Shakes! They will be back soon for more outdoor theatre fun!