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TRAINING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE EVALUATIONS & REFERENCES

LANGUAGES

 

 

 

2021 M.F.A.

Directing Program

Department of Theatre and Dance, UC San Diego

2020 Ph.D.

Joint Ph.D. Program

Department of Theatre and Dance, UC San Diego

Department of Drama, UC Irvine

 

2006 B.A., Muhlenberg College: Theatre Arts

Minor in Religion: Asian Studies


 

Teaching Associate in Theatre, University of California San Diego, 2018-2021

Promotions Manager/Webmaster, UC San Diego, 2014-2020

Guest Lecturer, Muhlenberg College, 2018-2019

Adjunct Professor, Penn State University Lehigh Valley, 2018

 

Dissertation

Proximal and Reminiscent Nostalgias: Queer Potentiality in

Postwar Japan and the Post-Method American Theatre, published

December 2020

M.F.A. Thesis

Theory Generation Toward Directorial Practice: UC San Diego’s

2016 Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika by Tony Kushner,

under consideration June 2021

2019

Review The Use of Asian Theatre for Modern Western Theatre: The Displaced Mirror, by Min Tian. Modern Drama, vol. 62 no. 4, Winter 2019, p. 579-581.

 

2017

Review “Buried in Layers of Construction: a review of Sledgehammer Theatre’s adaptation of Under Construction: An American Masque by Charles L. Mee,” TheatreForum, Winter 2017.

 

2016

Review “Queen of Carthage: Nihilism Haunting an Ocean View,” TheatreForum, Winter 2016. Review “Sight Without Vision: Expanding Sensorial Experience in OjO and Rhodopsin 2.0,” TheatreForum, Winter 2016.

 

Reviews Assorted Theatre reviews, San Diego Reader (2015-2018). Available upon request.

 

2016

ATHE Panel Moderator for Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel, Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Annual Conference, Chicago, August 2016.

 

Presentation of “The Witches That Were: Japan’s Abridged Wicked and the

Negotiation of Interculturalism” paper as part of the “Opening Doors: The Labor of Musical Theatre Translation in Asia” panel, Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Annual Conference, Chicago, August 2016.

2015

ATHE Presentation of “Intercultural Theatre Groups of Japan and the History of International Performance Collaboration in Tokyo” paper as part of the Association of Asian Performance Focus Group, Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Annual Conference, Montreal, August 2015.

 

Panel member for “What is Asian Theatre?” panel discussion as part of the Association of Asian Performance Focus Group, Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Annual Conference, Montreal, August 2015.

 

2021

Director, Prepared (Green): new audio drama developed for the 2021 Wagner New Play Festival about boy scouts surviving the apocalypse, UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance, La Jolla.

 

2020

Dramaturg, Letters From Cuba (Fornés): a Zoom-based production, directed by Juliana Kleist-Mendes, utilizing OBS and animation for live and video elements, UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance, La Jolla.

 

2019

Production, Orestes 2.0 (Mee): a dark vision for the play Consultant directed by Joseph Hendel set in a bombed out resort pool filled with trash and mental

patients, UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance, La Jolla.

 

2018

Director, The Skriker (Churchill): unique adaptation of the dark fantasy about women and how the world treats them with undergraduate students, UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance, La Jolla.

2017

Director, Baby Teeth (Geyer): new play developed for the 2017 Wagner New Play Festival exploring modern relationship dynamics, UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance, La Jolla.

2016

Director, Scenes from an Execution (Barker): department project exploring the relationship between art and politics with undergraduate students, UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance, La Jolla.

 

Director, Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika (Kushner): studio project combining media and live-action exploring queerness and ego in collaboration with MFA Acting students, UC San Diego Department of Theatre and

Dance, La Jolla.

 

Director, Boston Marriage (Mamet): a modern queer interpretation with an all-male cast in collaboration with MFA Acting students, UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance, La Jolla.

 

2015

Asst. Director/Dramaturg, The Cherry Orchard (Chekhov): an adaptation exploring concepts of memory and nostalgia directed by MFA Directing 

candidate Emilie Whelan, UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance, La Jolla.

Asst. Director/Dramaturg, Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches (Kushner): first-year student collaboration directed by MFA Acting candidate Zora Howard, UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance, La Jolla.

 

Asst. Director/Dramaturg, Borealis (Fisher): assisting development of the play for the Wagner New Play Festival directed by MFA Directing candidate Jesca

Prudencio, UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance, La Jolla.

 

2014

Actor, Golden Boy (Odets): portrayal of Frank and Mickey in original concept production directed by MFA Directing candidate Emilie Whelan, UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance, La Jolla.

 

2013

Director/Choreographer, Into the Woods (Sondheim, Lapine): new  Bollywood-inspired production concept, Tokyo International Players, Tokyo.

 

2012

Producer/Director, TIP Comedy Festival of One-Acts  (Various artists): original festival production concept, Tokyo International Players, Tokyo.

 

Director, Fall Student Showcase (Various artists): production for cosmetology and design student showcase, Yamano College of Aesthetics, Tokyo.

 

Actor, The Wizard of Oz (Langley, Ryerson, Woolf): portrayal of The Cowardly Lion in stage version of the film directed by Jonah Hagans, Tokyo International Players, Tokyo. 

 

2011

Director/Choreographer, A Kabuki Christmas Carol (Perlman): world

premiere script and production concept for English-language Kabuki version of the Dickens novel, Tokyo International Players, Tokyo.

 

Director/Choreographer, Once Upon a Mattress (Rodgers, Barer, Thompson, Fuller): new production concept incorporating popular culture and Bunraku

elements, Tokyo International Players, Tokyo.

 

2010

Director/Choreographer, Pippin (Schwartz, Hirson): new production and choreography for Japan-inspired design, Tokyo International Players, Tokyo.

 

 

2021

Instructor, Introduction to Play Analysis, Department of Theatre

& Dance, University of California San Diego, La Jolla.

 

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Theatre, professor Todd

Salovey, Department of Theatre & Dance, University of California

San Diego, La Jolla.

 

2020

Instructor, Introduction to Play Analysis, Department of Theatre

& Dance, University of California San Diego, La Jolla

 

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Theatre, professor Todd

Salovey, Department of Theatre & Dance, University of California

San Diego, La Jolla

 

2019

Professor of Record, Japanese Theatre History, Department of

Theatre & Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown (Fall semester)

 

Professor of Record, Theatre & Society, two sections of lecture

and laboratory, Department of Theatre & Dance, Muhlenberg

College, Allentown (Fall semester)

 

Professor of Record, Early-Modern Dramaturgy & Play Analysis,

Department of Theatre & Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown

(Fall semester)

 

Professor of Record, Theatre & Society, two sections of lecture

and laboratory, Department of Theatre & Dance, Muhlenberg

College, Allentown (Spring semester).

2018

Professor of Record, Japanese Theatre History, Department of

Theatre & Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown.

Professor of Record, Pan-Asian Theatre, Department of Theatre &

Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown.

Professor of Record, Dramaturgy & Play Analysis, Department of

Theatre & Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown.

Professor of Record, Introduction to Theatre, Department of Arts

& Humanities, Pennsylvania State University Lehigh Valley

campus, Center Valley.

Professor of Record, Introduction to Theatre, Department of

Theatre & Dance, University of California San Diego, La Jolla.

Professor of Record, A Glimpse Into Acting, Department of

Theatre & Dance, University of California San Diego, La Jolla.

 

Professor of Record , Great Performances in Film: Spirit of Anime,

Department of Theatre & Dance, University of California San

Diego, La Jolla.

Instructor, Departmental Production: The Skriker, Department of

Theatre & Dance, University of California San Diego, La Jolla.

2017

Instructor, Introduction to Play Analysis, Department of Theatre

& Dance, University of California San Diego, La Jolla.

Teaching Assistant, Shakespeare on Film, professor Ursula Meyer,

Department of Theatre & Dance, University of California San

Diego, La Jolla.

Teaching Assistant, Indigenous Theatre and Performance,

professor Dr. Julie Burelle, Department of Theatre & Dance,

University of California San Diego, La Jolla.

2016

Instructor, A Glimpse into Asian Acting, Department of Theatre

& Dance, University of California San Diego, La Jolla.

Instructor, Introduction to Play Analysis, Department of Theatre

& Dance, University of California San Diego, La Jolla.

Teaching Assistant, A Glimpse into Acting, professor Kim

Rubinstein, Department of Theatre & Dance, University of

California San Diego, La Jolla..

2015

Teaching Assistant, Cult Films, professor Julia Fulton, Department

of Theatre & Dance, University of California San Diego, La Jolla.

Teaching Assistant, Theatre History 23: Twentieth-Century

Theatre, professor Dr. John Rouse, Department of Theatre &

Dance, University of California San Diego, La Jolla.

Teaching Assistant, Theatre History 22: Theatre 1500-1900,

professor Dr. Janet Smarr, Department of Theatre & Dance,

University of California San Diego, La Jolla.

2014

Teaching Assistant, Theatre History 21: Ancient and Medieval

Theatre, professor Dr. Julie Burelle, Department of Theatre &

Dance, University of California San Diego, La Jolla.

2018

Guest Lecturer on Kurosawa and Throne of Blood, Shakespeare on

Film, professor Ursula Meyer, Department of Theatre & Dance,

University of California San Diego, La Jolla.

2017

Guest Lecturer on Kurosawa and Throne of Blood, Shakespeare on

Film, professor Ursula Meyer, Department of Theatre & Dance,

University of California San Diego, La Jolla.

2016

Guest lecturer on Japanese demonstrative acting, A Glimpse Into

Acting, professor Kim Rubinstein, Department of Theatre &

Dance, University of California San Diego, La Jolla.

2015

Guest lecturer on M Butterfly, Theatre History 23: Twentieth-

Century Theatre, professor Dr. John Rouse, Department of Theatre

& Dance, University of California San Diego, La Jolla.

Guest lecturer on kabuki and bunraku theatre, Theatre History 22:

Theatre 1500-1900, professor Dr. Janet Smarr, Department of

Theatre & Dance, University of California San Diego, La Jolla.

2014

Guest lecturer on noh theatre, Theatre History 21: Ancient and

Medieval Theatre, professor Dr. Julie Burelle, Department of

Theatre & Dance, University of California San Diego, La Jolla.

2017-present

Communicating Your Research workshop demonstrations, UC San Diego EPIC Postdoc Program, Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs, UC San Diego, La Jolla.

2017-present

Training the Trainers workshops for Moore Foundation grant with

Prof. Kim Rubinstein, Graduate Division, UC San Diego, La Jolla.

2016-present

Talking Research: Dialogue and Connection workshops for faculty and post-doctoral fellows with Prof. Kim Rubinstein, Graduate

Division, UC San Diego, La Jolla.

2015-present

Communicating Your Research workshops for graduate students

with Prof. Kim Rubinstein, Graduate Division, UC San Diego, La Jolla.

 

2010-2013

Meisner Acting Technique workshops, Tokyo

2011-2012

Fundamentals of Directing workshop, Tokyo

 

2011

How to Audition workshop, Tokyo

UC San Diego

 

2016-2020

Website Designer for TheatreForum magazine, UC San Diego

Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla

 

Website Designer for Marianne McDonald, UC San Diego

Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla

2015-2016

Research Assistant to Dr. Nadine George-Graves, Department of Theatre and Dance, University of California San Diego, La Jolla

 

2015

Website Designer for Dr. Nadine George-Graves, UC San Diego

Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla

 

 

Muhlenberg College

2019

Faculty Mentor, Student Directed Blackbox Productions,

mentorship for undergraduate directors, Muhlenberg Theatre

Association, Muhlenberg College, Allentown

 

2006

Part-Time Staff Appointment by Office of the President

(“Presidential Assistant”)/Marketing Associate, Department of

Theatre & Dance

2005

Marketing Assistant, Department of Theatre & Dance

 

2004

Marketing Assistant, Department of Theatre & Dance

 

2003

Asst. Business Manager, Muhlenberg Theatre Association

UC San Diego

 

2020-present

Graduate Mentorship Program for undergraduate Directing students, UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla

 

2016-2017

PhD Student Representative, UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla

 

2015

Organizer, Graduate Lounge Improvement Initiative, UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla

2014-2017

Representative for the Department of Theatre & Dance, Graduate Student Association, La Jolla

 

Muhlenberg College

2019

Independent Study, Advanced Dramaturgy & Play Analysis, pro

bono research supervision with three senior students, Department

of Theatre & Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown

 

2005

Program Manager, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival XXXVII

Publicity Manager, Muhlenberg Theatre Association

 

2004

Program Manager, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival XXXVI

 

Publicity Manager, Muhlenberg Theatre Association Community

 

2015-2016

Graduate Student Representative, Performance Studies Focus

Group, Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)

2008-2013 Board Member, Tokyo International Players, Tokyo

 


Performance Studies international (PSi)- Treasurer, Executive Board member

American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)

Association for Theater in Higher Education (ATHE)

Association for Asian Performance (AAP)

Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDCS)

The Japan Society

 

2021

Freeing the Voice, professor Ursula Meyer,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

 

Directed Studies: Performance as Research, professor Dr. Jade

Power-Sotomayor, UC San Diego Department of Theatre &

Dance, La Jolla.

Directing Seminar: Visualized Methodologies, professor Vanessa

Stalling, UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

Canadian Theatre, professor Dr. Julie Burelle,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

Directing Process, professor Jennifer Chang,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

Directing Seminar: Western Theatrical Movements 1800s-1930,

professor Dr. Danielle Amaro, UC San Diego Department of

Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

2020

Gender and Asian Performance, professor Dr. Emily Roxworthy,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

Theatre and Dreams, professor Dr. Tony Kubiak,

UC Irvine Department of Drama, Irvine.

Thesis Research and Production, professor Vanessa Stalling,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

2018

Directing Process Studio, professor Gabor Tompa,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

Directing Seminar: The Concept, professor Gabor Tompa,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

Foucault and Baudrillard, professor Dr. Bryan Reynolds,

UC Irvine Department of Drama, Irvine.

2017

Directed Studies: Writing Development, professor Dr. Jim

Carmody, UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

Design Studio I: Lighting Design, professor Alan Burrett,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

Design Studio I: Sound Design, professor Steven Leffue,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

 

2016

Directing Process Studio, professor Gabor Tompa,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla

 

Directing Seminar: Troilus and Cressida, professor Gabor Tompa,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla

 

Theatre of War, professor Dr. Julie Burelle,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla

 

Becoming: Shaman, professor Dr. Tony Kubiak,

UC Irvine Department of Drama, Irvine

 

Early Modern Theatricalities, professor Dr. Ian Munroe,

UC Irvine Department of Drama, Irvine

 

Directing Seminar: Great Directors, professor Gabor Tompa,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla

 

Directed Studies: Post-WWII Gender Performance, professor Dr.

Marianne McDonald, UC San Diego Department of Theatre &

Dance, La Jolla

 

2015

Introduction to Performance Theory, professor Dr. Steven Barker,

UC Irvine Department of Drama, Irvine

 

Documentary Theatre, professor Dr. Emily Roxworthy,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

 

Theatre and Nationalism, professor Dr. Julie Burelle,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

 

Brecht and Modernism, professor Dr. John Rouse,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

 

Madness in Renaissance Culture, professor Dr. Janet Smarr,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

 

Shamanic Performance, professor Dr. Tony Kubiak,

UC Irvine Department of Drama, Irvine.

 

Directing Seminar: Kantor, professor Gabor Tompa,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

 

Directed Studies: Yukio Mishima, professor Dr. Marianne

McDonald, UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance,

La Jolla.

 

Directed Studies: Japanese Female Performance in Film, professor

Dr. Daisuke Miyao, UC San Diego Department of Literature,

La Jolla.

 

2014

Introduction to Doctoral Studies, professor Dr. Emily Roxworthy,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

African American Performance, professor Dr. Nadine George-

Graves, UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

Directed Studies: Noh theatre, professor Dr. Marianne McDonald,

UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance, La Jolla.

2011

Kabuki actor training, instructors Yajuro Bando and Matanosuke Nakamura, Shochiku Corporation, Tokyo.

 

2006

Major Directors – Brecht, professor Dr. James Peck, Muhlenberg College.

Vocal Training, professor Ed Bara, Muhlenberg College.

 

2005

Process of Production in Development, professor Charles Richter,

Muhlenberg College.

Fundamentals of Directing, professor Dr. James Peck, Muhlenberg College.

Movement Workshop for Men, professors Robert La Fosse and Ed

Augustyn, Muhlenberg College.

Costume Design II, professor Constance Case, Muhlenberg College.

Vocal Training, professor Ed Bara, Muhlenberg College.

2004

Acting II, professor Dr. Beth Schachter, Muhlenberg College.

Costume Design I, professor Constance Case, Muhlenberg College.

Vocal Training, professor Ed Bara, Muhlenberg College.

2003

Acting I, professor Dr. Beth Schachter, Muhlenberg College.


Available upon request.

English (Native), Japanese (Advanced), Mandarin Chinese (Basic)