Resume

Education
Ph.D. Fine Arts, emphasis in Theatre History/Theory and Playwriting. Texas Tech University.  2013. Dissertation: The Anti-Hero as Social Critic: Two Original Plays.

M.A. Theatre, emphasis in Playwriting. Texas State University. 2004. Thesis: Furious: A Modern Greek Tragedy.

B.F.A. Theatre Education. Texas State University. 2002.

Writing (Drama)
Flies in the Ice.
Workshop Production: Southwest Texas State University. Directed by Patrick Crowley. 2001.
Premier: Southwest Texas State University. Directed by Patrick Crowley. 2001.
Non-Equity Production: The Renaissance Guild. Directed by Jenelva Carter. 2004.
Winner “Featured One-Act Play” Act-One Playwriting Contest. The Renaissance Guild. 2004.

The Kings of Denmark.
Staged Reading: SWTSU. Directed by John Fleming. 2003.
Staged Reading: Steven Stoli Playhouse. Directed by Steven Stoli. 2004.

The Rosary.
Workshop production: Rogues and Renegades 24 Hour Play-Out. Directed by Bridgette Fiarras. 2004.
Premier: Texas State University. Directed by Gwendolyn Balboa. 2013.

Furious.
Staged Reading: Texas State University. Directed by Chris Navarro. 2004.
Premier: Texas State University. Directed by Chris Navarro. 2004

The Hard Way.
Premier: TTU Raider Red’s One Act Play Festival. Directed by Daniel Ballard. 2007.

The Solution.
Premier: Texas Tech University. Directed by Cheramie Howe. KC/ACTF participating entry. 2007.

Almost Aesop’s Fables.
Premier: The Victoria College. 2009.

Roll To Break Up.
Runner Up – Cracked.com Sketch Competition. February 2011.

Writing (Prose)
Contributing Writer. The Hard Times. http://www.thehardtimes.net 2015-present
Selected articles:
“Oi! Band Explores Themes of Violence/Alcoholism In New Album” co-written with Alex Petralia.
“Police Use Axe Body Spray to Break Up Crust Punk Protest” 2/11/15
“Man Trampled to Death in One-Man Mosh Pit” 4/1/16
“Family of Missing Punk Desperately Searching for Less Embarrassing Photo.” 7/3/15
“Old School Guy Doesn’t Plan of Having Any Fun at Tonight’s Show.” – 5/1/15

“High School Theatre.” Featured article Cracked.com. 3/19/10.

“Remain Calm, Don’t Panic.” Short Story. Death Head Grin Magazine. 2/1/2012.

Scholarly Publications
Book Review: Playwriting: Brief and Brilliant by Julie Jensen and The Blunt Playwright by Clem Martini. Theatre Topics. v18.2. September 2008.

“Dissertations in Progress.” Co-edited with Michael Novak. Theatre Journal. V 60.2: May, 2008.

Workshop Presentations
Triple Threat Theatre Summer Camp. Directed high school students in workshop production of Seussical Jr. Theatre Victoria, 2010.

Short Plays for Short Attention Spans: A high school teacher’s guide to playwriting. Texas Educational Theatre Association conference, 2007.

Moderator: Texas Tech Debut Scholar Panel. Texas Tech University, 2007.

Awards/Accomplishments
2011 Cracked.com Sketch Comedy Contest. “Roll To Break Up.” Runner-up.
2011 Vickie Award. Small Part/Big Impact. Theatre Victoria.
2007-2008 Intro to Cinema voted Best Class on campus. Daily Toreador. Texas Tech University.
Script Raiders. Student playwriting club. Texas Tech University. President 2006-2007.
2006-2007 Outstanding Graduate Part-Time Instructor Award. Texas Tech University. Spring 2007.
Created and produced The TTU 24 Hour Sideshow. Presented Spring 2006.
Flies In The Ice: Winner – Act-One Short Play Competition. Renaissance Guild. San Antonio, TX. 2005.
Texas State 24 Hour Rogues and Renegades Play-Out Playwriting Contest. Guest writer 2004.

Courses Taught
College:
Introduction to Theatre
Acting 1-4
Theatre History I
Theatre Practicum
Introduction to Cinema

Secondary:
Theatre I
Acting
Technical Theatre

Affiliations
Texas Educational Theatre Association.
Southwest Theatre and Film Association.
Dramatist’s Guild

Service
Advising Assessment Team –Texas State University, current.
Victoria College Film Club. Co-sponsor. – Victoria College. 2008-2011
Faculty Development Committee – Chair: Cindy Buchholz. Victoria College. 2009-2011
Faculty Search Committee. Texas Tech University. 2007-2008.
Graduate Part-time Instructor Mentor. Texas Tech University. 2006-2008.

Directing

Lysistrata The City Theatre 2019
Making God Laugh Wimberley Players 2017
Lost In Yonkers Wimberley Players 2016
Shades of Grey Austin Children’s Theater 2012
(w/ Talena Martinez)
The House of Blue Leaves Victoria College 2011
Zoo Story Victoria College 2011
The Vagina Monologues Victoria College 2011
(w/ Lisa DeVrise)
The Heidi Chronicles Victoria College 2010
Seussical Jr. T3 Camp, Theatre Victoria 2010
Almost Aesop’s Fables Victoria College 2010
Tartuffe Victoria College 2009
The Dumb Waiter Victoria College 2009
Proof Victoria College 2009
All In the Timing Victoria College 2008
Tartuffe Tom. C. Clark High School 2005
A Clearing In The Woods Tom C. Clark High School 2005
The God’s Honest: An Evening of Lies Southwest Texas State U. 2004
Accidental Friends UIL One-Act Competition 2002
Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander Southwest Texas State U. 2002

Dramaturgy
*Die, Already! by David Yeakle Tongue and Groove Theatre. 2014
*Sweet by Harrison Rivers. Tx. State Black & Latino Playwright’s Conference. 2014
*Shades of Grey by Erin Fleming Austin Children’s Theatre. 2011
Company by Steven Sondheim. Texas Tech University. 2007

* – Denotes world premiere production.

Acting Experience (stage)
Snowman in Texas Uncle Bob Austin Children’s Theatre
Shades of Grey Shadowy Man Austin Children’s Theatre
Plaza Suite Waiter Theatre Victoria
Betrayal Jerry Texas Tech University
Glengarry Glen Ross Moss Lubbock Community Theatre
Three by Charms Father Texas Tech University
Crazy For You Everette Texas Tech University
Waiting For Lefty Agate Tom C. Clark High School
The Jewish Wife Fritz Texas State University
Gladiator Bill Southwest Texas State U.
Harvey Gaffney Victoria College
All My Sons George Victoria College
The God’s Honest: An Evening of Lies Malcom Victoria College
The Wind in the Willows Prosecutor Victoria College

Film
Acting
When The Cat’s Away (1999) Jerry (Principle role) Dir: Aaron Marshall
The New Guy (2002) Extra Dir: Ed Decter

Production
S.U.C.K. Co-Director w/ Abigail Hinajosa
Premier: 88.1 KTXT Short Film Festival, Lubbock, 2006

Radio/ Voice Over
95.1 KVIC Victoria, TX. “Popcorn Plus/ Ice Cream Depot” Radio Advertisement. 1996.
KLRN TV San Antonio, TX. “Auction Watch” Television campaign. 2003
KLRN TV San Antonio, “Auction Watch” Television campaign. 2004.
“Brother’s Jewelry.” Lubbock, TX. Radio Advertisement. 2007.
I’m Batman. Narrator. Texas Tech University. Lubbock, TX. Stage play. 2008.