RESUME

AWARDS AND ARTISTIC AFFILIATIONS

• 2013 Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award, The Michael Merritt Awards, Chicago
• 2013 Finalist team award, Opera America Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase.  Silent Night, dir. George Cederquist
• 2013 Nominee, Joseph Jefferson Award for Lighting Design, The Iron Stag King, The House Theatre of Chicago
• 2011 Joseph Jefferson Award for Lighting Design, Scorched, Silk Road Rising
• Collaborating artist, Yellow House (interdisciplinary performance collective)
• Artistic Affiliate, American Blues Theater
• Member, United Scenic Artists Local 829

DESIGNS (selected work, 2005-present)

The Scene, by Theresa Rebeck, Writers Theatre, March 2017, dir. Kimberly Senior
Straight White Men, by Young Jean Lee, Steppenwolf Theatre, February 2017, dir. Young Jean Lee
Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth, by Doug Hara, Lookingglass Theatre, December 2016, dir. Doug Hara
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, by Lauren Gunderson and Margaret Melcon, Northlight Theatre, November 2016, dir. Jessica Thebus
The City of Conversation, by Anthony Giardina, Northlight Theatre, September 2016, dir. Marti Lyons
Dutchman, by Amiri Baraka, and TRANSit, by Darren Canady, American Blues Theater, September 2016, dirs. Chuck Smith and Lisa Portes
The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, by Scott Carter, Northlight Theatre, May 2016, dir. Kimberly Senior
Moby Dick, adapted by Blair Thomas, Blair Thomas & Co., April 2016, dir. Greg Allen
Butler, by Richard Strand, Northlight Theatre, March 2016, dir. Stuart Carden
The New Sincerity, by Alena Smith, Theatre Wit, March 2016, dir. Jeremy Wechsler
Cocked, by Sarah Gubbins, Victory Gardens Theatre, February 2016, dir. Joanie Schultz
Le Switch, by Philip Dawkins, About Face Theatre, January 2016, dir. Stephen Brackett
Pocatello, by Samuel D. Hunter, Griffin Theatre, November 2015, dir. Jonathan Berry
Love and Information, by Caryl Churchill, Remy Bumppo Theatre, September 2015, dir. Shawn Douglass
The Rainmaker, by N. Richard Nash, American Blues Theater, September 2015, dir. Edward Blatchford
Last Train to Nibroc, by Arlene Hutton, Haven Theatre, July 2015, dir. Jason Gerace
The Who and the What, by Ayad Akhtar, Victory Gardens Theater, June 2015, dir. Ron OJ Parson
Don’t Go Gentle, by Stephen Belber, Haven Theatre, June 2015, dir. Cody Estle
Doubt: A Parable, by John Patrick Shanley, Writers’ Theatre, May 2015, dir. William Brown
Martyr, by Marius von Mayenburg, Steep Theatre, April 2015, dir. Joanie Schultz
Oblivion, by Carly Mensch, City Theatre (Pittsburgh PA), March 2015, dir. Stuart Carden
The Diary of Anne Frank, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman, Writers’ Theatre, February 2015, dir. Kimberly Senior
Samsara, by Lauren Yee, Victory Gardens Theatre, February 2015, dir. Seth Bockley
Amahl and the Night Visitors, by Gian Carlo Menotti, Ash Lawn Opera, November 2014, cond. Kate Tamarkin, dir. Andrea Dorf McGray
The Hundred Flowers Project, by Christopher Chen, Silk Road Rising, October 2014, dir. Joanie Schultz
Luce, by JC Lee, Next Theatre, October 2014, dir. Keira Fromm
The Commons of Pensacola, by Amanda Peet, Northlight Theatre, September 2014, dir. Robin Witt
Women Beware Women, by Thomas Middleton, Two Pence Theatre, September 2014, dir. Kathryn Walsh
Methtacular!, by Stephen Strafford, About Face Theatre i/a/w Justin Brill, August 2014, dir. Adam Fitzgerald
Othello, by William Shakespeare, The Gift Theatre, July 2014, dir. Jonathan Berry
Grounded, by George Brandt, American Blues Theater, June 2014, dir. Lisa Portes
The Wild, Walkabout Theater at Steppenwolf’s Garage Rep, March/April 2014, dir. Thom Pasculli
Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, Prologue Theatre at Steppenwolf’s Garage Rep, March/April 2014, dir. TaRon Patton
reWILDing Genius, The New Colony at Steppenwolf’s Garage Rep, March/April 2014, dir. Andrew Hobgood
Tom Jones, adapted by Jon Jory, Northlight Theatre, January 2014, dir. William Brown
Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and JR Sullivan, Northwestern University, November 2013, dir. Jessica Thebus
Port Authority, by Conor McPherson, Writers’ Theatre, November 2013, dir. William Brown
Motortown, by Simon Stephens, Steep Theatre, September 2013, dir. Robin Witt
The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, Court Theatre, September 2013, dir. Ron OJ Parson
Invasion, by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles, Silk Road Rising, August 2013, dir. Anna Bahow
How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes with 199 People You May or May Not Know, conceived by Michael Rohd, Northwestern University, May 2013, dir. Michael Rohd
The Elephant and the Whale, by Seth Bockley with music by Kevin O’Donnell, Redmoon Theatre w/ Chicago Children’s Theatre, April 2013, dirs. Frank Maugeri and Leslie Buxbaum Danzig
Lake Effect, by Rajiv Joseph, Silk Road Rising, April 2013, dir. Timothy Douglas
Collected Stories, by Donald Margulies, American Blues Theater, April 2013, dirs. Maryann Thebus and Jessica Thebus
Waiting for You on the Corner of (13th and Walnut), Sojourn Theatre (Portland OR) and the Team (NYC) at Kansas City Rep, January 2013, dirs. Michael Rohd and Rachel Chavkin
The Art of Murder, by Joe DiPietro, Fox Valley Rep, January 2013, dir. Jason Gerace
i put the fear of mexico in ’em, by Matthew Paul Olmos, Teatro Vista, November 2012, dir. Ricardo Gutierrez
Night over Erzinga, by Adriana Sevahn Nichols, Silk Road Rising, October 2012, dir. Lisa Portes
Moment, by Deirdre Kinahan, Theatre Wit, September-October 2012, dir. Jonathan Berry
Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, Writers’ Theatre, September 2012, dir. Michael Halberstam
The Iron Stag King, (co-design with William C. Kirkham), by Nathan Allen and Chris Mathews, House Theatre, September 2012, dir. Nathan Allen (2013 Jeff nomination for Lighting Design)
Moment, by Deirdre Kinahan, Steep Theatre, July 2012, dir. Jonathan Berry
Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Christina Calvit from the novel by Jane Austen, Lifeline Theatre, March 2012, dir. Elise Kauzlaric
The Houdini Box, by Hannah Kohl, music by Mark Messing, based on the book by Brian Selznick, Chicago Children’s Theatre, January 2012, dir. Blair Thomas
Black Pearl Sings!, by Frank Higgins, Northlight Theatre, January 2012, dir. Steve Scott
Goodnight Moon, by Chad Henry, based on the book by Margaret Wise Brown, original illustrations by Clement Hurd, Chicago Children’s Theatre, October 2011, dir. David Kersnar
The Kid Thing, by Sarah Gubbins, Chicago Dramatists and About Face, August 2011, dir. Joanie Schultz.
They’re Playing Our Song, book by Neil Simon, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager, music by Marvin Hamlisch, Fox Valley Repertory, August 2011, dir. Jonathan Berry.
Yellowface, by David Henry Hwang, Silk Road Theatre Project, June 2011, dir. Steve Scott
Festen, by David Eldridge, based on the film and play by Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov and Bo hr. Hansen, Steep Theatre, May 2011, dir. Jonathan Berry
Arnie the Doughnut, adapted by Frances Limoncelli from the book by Laurie Keller, music by George Howe, Lifeline KidSeries, March 2011, dir. Elise Kauzlaric
Shadowlands by William Nicholson, Provisions Theater, January 2011, dir. Tim Gregory
The New Electric Ballroom, by Enda Walsh, A Red Orchid Theatre, January 2011, dir. Robin Witt
Into the Big Green Meadow, Music of Sergei Prokofiev featuring “Peter and the Wolf”, additional text by David Kersnar, Lookingglass Theatre with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, November 2010, conductor Sarah Hicks, dir. David Kersnar.
Scorched, by Wajdi Mouawad, translated by Linda Gaboriau, Silk Road Theatre Project, October 2010, dir. Dale Heinen (2011 Jeff Award for Lighting Design)
Wuthering Heights, adapted by Christina Calvit from the novel by Emily Brontë, Lifeline Theatre, September 2010, dir. Elise Kauzlaric
Suicide, Incorporated, by Andrew Hinderaker, The Gift Theatre, June 2010, dir. Jonathan Berry
Girls vs. Boys, by Nathan Allen, Chris Mathews, Jake Minton, music by Kevin O’Donnell with Nathan Allen, House Theatre, April 2010, dir. Nathan Allen
The Blue Shadow, by Nambi E. Kelley, Lifeline KidSeries, March 2010, dir. Ilesa Duncan
Dancing at Lughnasa, by Brian Friel, Seanachai Theatre, February 2010, dir. Elise Kauzlaric
Wilson Wants It All, by Michael Rohd and Philip Klapperich, House Theatre, February 2010, dir. Michael Rohd
The Last of the Dragons, by David Bareford, Lifeline KidSeries, January 2010, dir. Dorothy Milne
The Wind in the Willows, by Douglas Post, City Lit Theatre, November 2009, dir. Douglas Post
Mojo Mickybo, by Owen McCafferty, Seanachai Theatre, October 2009, dir. Jeff Christian
Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesselring, Northwestern University, October 2009, dir. Frank Galati
Bye Bye Birdie, by Stewart/Strouse/Adams, Summer Music Festival, Northwestern University, July 2009, dir. Dominic Missimi
Girls vs. Boys, by Nathan Allen, Chris Mathews, Jake Minton, music by Kevin O’Donnell, American Musical Theatre Project with the House Theatre, July 2009, dir. Nathan Allen
Little Brother, adapted by Bill Massolia from the novel by Cory Doctorow, Griffin Theatre Company, June 2009, dir. Dorothy Milne
Merrily We Roll Along, by Furth/Sondheim, Wheaton College, April 2009, dir. Mark Lewis
Reagan’s Children: An Opera/Oratorio by Eric Reda, Northwestern University, May 2009, dir. George Cederquist
Parlour Song by Jez Butterworth, Steep Theatre Company, April 2009, dir. Robin Witt
Mariette in Ecstasy adapted by Christina Calvit from the novel by Ron Hansen, Lifeline Theatre, March 2009, dir. Elise Kauzlaric
Tell Me Something Good conceived by Ron Himes, St. Louis Black Repertory Company, January 2009, dir. Ron Himes
The Christmas Schooner, Bailiwick Repertory, November 2008, dir. Mary Gearen
Gilgamesh, Silk Road Theatre Project at the Museum of Contemporary Art, October 2008, dir. Jen Shook
On the Shore of the Wide World by Simon Stephens, Griffin Theatre Company, October 2008, dir. Jonathan Berry
Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief, by Paula Vogel, The Mill, July 2008, dir. Jaclyn Biskup
Bowery Boys (workshop premiere) by David H. Bell, American Musical Theatre Project, June 2008, dir. David H. Bell
Not a Game for Boys by Simon Block, A Red Orchid Theatre, March 2008, dir. Robin Witt
Spunk, by George Wolfe, Northwestern University, February 2008, dir. Tony Horne
Burn This, by Lanford Wilson, Northwestern University, December 2007, dir. Kathryn Walsh
Marisol, by Jose Rivera, Northwestern University, October 2007, dir. David Kersnar
A Dream Play, adapted from August Strindberg by Jaclyn Biskup, The Mill, July 2007, dir. Jaclyn Biskup
A Perfect Relationship, NU Summer Music Theatre Festival, July 2007, dir. Dominic Missimi
Chicago Sound Connection conceived by David H. Bell, NU Summer Music Theatre Festival, June 2007, dir. David H. Bell
Stone Cold Dead Serious, by Adam Rapp, Northwestern University, March 2007, dir. Jonathan Mazer
Venus, by Suzan Lori-Parks, The Mill, September 2006, dir. Jaclyn Biskup
Shakespeare’s R & J, NU Summer Theatre Festival, July 2006, dir. David Downs
The Robot Show, by Dennis Webber, Agnes Nixon Playwrighting Festival, May 2006, dir. Kit McKay
Tremble devised with Michael Rohd, Northwestern University, May 2006
Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, St. Louis Shakespeare Company, June 2005, dir. Donna Northcott
Levee James by Sheri Shephard-Massat, St. Louis Black Repertory Company, April 2005, dir. Clyde Ruffin
Stories about the Old Days by Bill Harris, St. Louis Black Repertory Company, February 2005, dir. Ron Himes.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Willamette University, Visiting Instructor, Fall 2017
• Fundamentals of Stage Lighting, Lighting Studio, Stage Management seminar

Northwestern University, adjunct lecturer, 2009-2016
• Intro. to Stage Design, Lighting Design I, Lighting Design II, Collaboration, MFA design mentor

Columbia College Chicago, adjunct faculty, 2010-2014
• Lighting Design I, Lighting Design II, Vectorworks

North Central College, adjunct faculty, 2011-2012
• Lighting Design I

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, Stage Design (emphasis Lighting Design), Northwestern University, 2008.
• John Woodbridge Williams Award

Bachelor of Arts, Theatre, Missouri State University, 2002.