Directing

My philosophy on directing is the same as that for facilitating: everyone in the room holds wisdom that I don’t have. The force inside an actor’s body that naturally compels them to move is beautiful. The sum of each person’s wisdom, natural movements, and idiosyncrasies in the room adds up to something more creative and interesting than my stand-alone vision. My job is to help my fellow creators come to their most honest expressions of the work, and to create ways for all of these elements to come together harmoniously. My style is to approach everyone with reverence and invite them to play with me.

Whether I am working with professional actors, enthusiastic non-actors, people with special needs, or children, this way of working helps us to create freely and in a strong ensemble environment.

 

Directing credits:

 

A Little Fire

Abalone Productions & Theatre of the Beat

TACTICS Ottawa, Arts Court Theatre, 2016

 

It Only Takes a Spark

Theatre of the Beat

Touring production 2015

 

Grain of Salt

Abalone Productions

Ottawa Fringe Festival 2014

co-directed with Kelly Rigole

 

Mabel’s Last Performance

Abalone Productions

Ottawa Fringe Festival 2012

Atlantic Fringe Festival 2014, Memorial University of Newfoundland -Grenfell Campus 2015 (with Directing Consultant Mary Ellis)

 

Freud’s Last Session, Creative Consultant

9th Hour Theatre Company

2013 Ottawa Tour

 

PowerPlay

Just Kiddin’ Theatre

Metcalfe Community Centre, 2013

 

Crime & Punishment

9th Hour Theatre Company

March 22nd to 31st, 2012, at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre

 

Assistant Directing:

Antony & Cleopatra, a Company of Fools 2011

Children’s Letters to God, 9th Hour Theatre Company, 2011

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