Curriculum Vitae

Education

PhD Candidate (2016-present)

  • University of Huddersfield

  • Dissertation-in-progress: Embodying Shakespeare: A Psychophysical Approach

Master of Fine Arts: Acting, The British Tradition (2016)

Birmingham School of Acting, Birmingham City University; Birmingham, UK

  • Dissertation: ‘4 Psychophysical Shakespeare Pieces: Integrating a Psychophysical Approach to Performing the Bard’s Text’ (Distinction)

  • Graduated with Distinction

Bachelor of the Arts, Theatre (2006)

Northwestern State University; Natchitoches, LA

  • Minors in Philosophy & English

  • Performance Thesis: ‘The Jacket I Need’

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Bachelor of the Arts- Liberal Arts (2005)

Louisiana Scholars’ College; Natchitoches, LA

  • Concentration in Humanities and Social Thought

  • Thesis: ‘Time Travel is Not Going Anywhere: The Rhizomorphous Nature of Time Travel in Post-Structuralist Science Fiction’

  • Graduated with Highest Distinction

Specialist Training

Linklater Vocal Training (2014-2016)

  • Freeing Shakespeare’s Voice progression with Simon Radcliff

  • Freeing the Natural Voice progression with Francoise Walot

Estill Singing & Voice (2014-2016)

  • Instructors: James Grimsby & Kerri Peterson

Speech & Dialect: Received Pronunciation (2014-2015)

  • Instructor: Phylida Furst

Laban Efforts, Acting ‘Energies,’ Commedia, Animal Work, etc. (2014-2016)

  • Instructors: Keith Barlow & Louise Papillion

Certified Actor Combatant: Unarmed; Rapier & Dagger (2015-2018)

  • British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat

  • Instructor: Roger Bartlett

Voice & Text Training

Movement

Workshops & Continuing Education

An Introduction to Pre-Performative Psychophysical Training for Performers through Asian Martial Arts & Yoga : Beginner (2018)

  • Tyn y parc Studio, Wales

  • Instructor: Phillip Zarrilli, Professor Emeritus University of Exeter

Bringing Shakespeare to Life (2018)

  • Company of Wolves, Glasgow

  • Instructor: Ewan Downie

Certified Actor Combatant : Unarmed; Rapier & Dagger (2015-2018)

  • British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat

  • Instructor: Roger Bartlett

Birmingham School of Acting, Birmingham, UK

  • David Jackson: “Michael Chekhov” (2016)

  • Two-session practical: Fundamental Actions, Psych Gesture, etc.

  • Clifford Milner: “Acting for the Camera” (2016)

  • One-week intensive course

  • BSA: Voice Department -Voice Day (2015)

  • Alex Taylor: “Applied Alexander Principles”

  • Sarah Case: “Voice & Text”

  • Cicely Berry: “Shakespeare and Voice” (2015)

  • Barbara Houseman: “Shakespeare and Voice” (2015)

  • Alison Bomber: “Shakespeare and Voice” (2015)

  • Andy Yau: “Introduction to Cantonese Opera” (2015)

Shakespeare’s Globe, London, UK

  • Kate Webster: “Movement and Performance on the Globe Stage” (2014)

Chicago, IL

  • Susan Hart & Jeffrey Carlson: “Shakespeare Monologue Class” (2014)

 

New Stage Theatre, Jackson, MS (2007)

  • Rus Blackwell: “Television Acting”

 

Northwestern State University Theatre, Natchitoches, LA

  • Kevin Gray: Master Class (2006)

  • Mary Sue Price: “Soap Opera Writing”- 3-Day Course (2005)

  • Gary Logan: “Voice Technique” (2004)

Performance Experience

Rev. Timms                                

Canon Throbbing                  

Otto Fallon                               

Ghost; Player Duke                 

Pauncefort ‘Pawnie’ Quentin  

Bob Acres                                      

Gratiano; Tubal                        

George Tesman                           

Angelo; ensemble                    

Oxford/Northumberland            

King Henry II; Block                    

Bilioso                                           

Ensemble                                     

Mowbray; Clarence; Feeble    

Vincentio; Curtis                       

John Dory                                      

Carroll; English Merchant      

Ensemble                                   

Gary Gauger                                 

Vinny; ensemble                      

Christmas Present                       

Matt Friedman                              

Overdone; Froth; Abhorson    

Peter                                          

Cannipflit                                      

Narrator; Christmas Future        

Badger                                   

Fezziwig                          

Marshal Willard                  

Templeton; Ensemble     

Charles; Corin         

Caged                                 

Habeas Corpus                

Gethsemane                 

Hamlet (Quarto 1)    

The Vortex                  

The Rivals                      

Merchant of Venice     

Hedda Gabler              

Comedy of Errors         

3rd Henry VI                

Look About You           

The Malcontent           

Trick to Catch the Old One

2nd Henry IV                 

Taming of the Shrew   

Wild Oats                      

Fair Maid of the West   

Othello                          

Exonerated                   

Welcome to the Moon 

A Christmas Carol         

Talley’s Folly                   

Measure for Measure  

Zoo Story                      

Babel’s In Arms             

A Christmas Carol       

Wind in the Willows     

A Christmas Carol          

The Crucible                 

Charlotte’s Web          

As You Like It              

Proper Job Theatre Company   

Birmingham Hippodrome         

Crescent Theatre                  

Crescent Theatre                

Crescent Theatre                         

Patricia Yardley Studio                    

Birmingham School of Acting       

City Lit Theatre                                 

American Shakespeare Centre

American Shakespeare Centre

American Shakespeare Centre

American Shakespeare Centre

American Shakespeare Centre

American Shakespeare Centre

American Shakespeare Centre

American Shakespeare Centre

American Shakespeare Centre

American Shakespeare Centre

New Stage Theatre                   

New Stage Theatre

New Stage Theatre                  

Michigan Tech (Guest Artist)       

Kentucky Shakespeare Festival    

New Stage Theatre                      

New Stage Theatre                      

New Stage Theatre             

New Stage Theatre             

New Stage Theatre                     

New Stage Theatre                 

New Stage Theatre           

Kentucky Shakespeare Festival    

Ben Wilson

Chris Monks

Murray

Stephen Simms

Tony Casement

George Scott

David Jackson

Pawel Grajnert

cast

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cast

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Ralph A. Cohen

Jim Warren

Jim Warren

Jim Warren

Jim Warren

Tony Poston

Turner Crumbley

Chris Roebuck

Roger Held

Kurt Toftland

Chris Roebuck

Sam Sparks

Kate Roselle

Kate Roselle

Sam Sparks

Francine Reynolds

Kate Roselle

Kurt Toftland

Teaching Experience

School of Music, Humanities, Media & Drama, University of Huddersfield

Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018) Psychophysical Acting Workshop

  • Director/Instructor

Titus Andronicus; (2017) Acting Classical Text

  • Director/Instructor

 

Program for the Exceptionally Gifted at Mary Baldwin College

Love’s Labour’s Lost (2009); student scenes

  • Co-Director

 

New Stage Theatre, Jackson, MS

  • A Christmas Carol (2009)

    • Dialect Coach

  • “Shakespeare & Performance”- Intern Training Workshop (2008)

    • Coach

  • 3rd Grade Theatre Residency Program (2007)

    • Co-Director/Playwright

  • Children’s Beginner Level Acting Course (2006)

    • Instructor 6-Session Weekend Course

  • Elementary School Tour- Acting Workshop (2006-2007)

    • Instructor

  • High School Tour- Acting Workshop (2006-2007)

    • Instructor

 

ADVANCE Program for Young Students

  • Introduction to Stage Combat Workshop (2003-2004)

  • Instructor

 

Northwestern State University

  • World Religions: “Buddhism” (2005)

  • Substitute Lecturer

Coaching, Classes, & Workshops

Guest Lecturer

Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

“Hamlet: ‘To Be or Not To Be…’- Meaning and Ambiguity” (2013)

“Othello: Justifying Iago on the Stage” (2012)

 

University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

“Using Stephen King’s ‘New Tarot’: Archetypes in Zombie Fiction” (2009)

“Science Fiction in American Literature” (2008)

 

Louisiana Scholars’ College, Natchitoches, LA

“Science Fiction: Genre History” (2006)

“Frankenstein and the Birth of Science Fiction” (2005)

Administration & University Service

Administrative Intern, New Stage Theatre (2006-2007)

 

ADVANCE Program for Young Students

  • Coordinator of Residential Life (2005)

  • Head Residential Advisor (2004)

  • Residential Advisor (2002-2003)

 

Louisiana Scholars’ College Freshman Mentor (2001-2002)

Louisiana Scholars’ College Forum Council Representative (2000)

Research & Art Pieces

 

A Barker World (2015)

  • MFA Voice & Movement Devised Theatre- Performance Final

“Mile of Wolves”– Short film (2007)

  • Crossroads Film Festival: Jackson, MS (2008)

  • Adapted to the screen by Turner Crumbley and Paul Jannise

 

The Jacket I Need- Undergraduate Theatre & Performance Thesis (2006)

  • Writer/performer of “Musings”(monologue)

  • Performer of “Molecules” by Eric Bogosian (monologue)

  • Director of Matthew by Eric Duhon (one-act)

  • Performer of Mr. Theatre Comes Home Different by Will Eno (brief one-act)

 

“Unstuck in Time and Other Psychological Afflictions” (2005)

  • Presentation at Northwestern State University Research Day

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