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Master of Arts in Directing
University of London, Goldsmiths College: Graduated with Distinction

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Drama
Queen’s University: Graduated with Distinction

Artistic Director Designate, Thousand Islands Playhouse 2012 – current
Starting Nov 2012, AD of theatre with 2 venues, 8 shows per season, 40,000+ audience  
Urjo Kareda Emerging Artist Residency, Tarragon Theatre, Toronto 2010 – 2011
Season residency focused on Artistic Direction  
Artistic Producer, Theatre Smash, Toronto 2005 – current
Founding member of company which produces contemporary works with a global twist  
Directed 4 mainstage productions & 2 workshops; produced 1 mainstage production  
Co-Artistic Director, Beyond Chutleigh Productions, Kingston & Toronto 2000 – 2005
Founding member for company committed to the work of emerging artists  
The Brothers Grimm     Dean Burry Canadian Opera Company (upcoming)
Die Fledermaus     Johann Strauss II Cowtown Opera Company
Isis & The Seven Scorpions     Dean Burry Canadian Opera Company
The Venetian Ball     Large Scale Opera / Pop Gala Villa Charities – Four Seasons Centre
Cinderella (original adaptation)     Rossini/Massenet Canadian Opera Company
Cinderella (remount)     Rossini/Massenet Canadian Opera Company
The Bear     William Walton Canadian Opera Company
Luna at Roy Thompson Hall     Opera Gala Luminato Festival  
The Futures Market     Njo Kong Kie & D. Rodger The Wrecking Ball  
25th Annual Putnam County…     Rachel Sheinkin & William Finn Western Canada Theatre
Gay Heritage Project     D. Atkins, P. Dunn, A. Kushnir Buddies in Bad Times – Rhubarb Fest
The Ugly One     Marius von Mayenburg Theatre Smash  
Third Floor     Jason Hall Summerworks Festival
Tom’s A-Cold     David Egan Next Stage Festival  
The Jungle Book     Kipling (adp. by Tracey Power) Resurgence Theatre  
The Secret Garden     F. Hodgson-Burnett/D. Danson Resurgence Theatre  
Limes from Sicily     Pirandello (ad. by Paula Wing) Canadian Stage Festival of New Ideas
Bedtime Story     Seán O’Casey Shaw Festival  
Short Story Long     Joel Fishbane Toronto Fringe Festival – Best of…
A Boy Called Newfoundland     Graeme Gillis Theatre Smash  
Tijuana Cure     Layne Coleman Theatre Smash  
Tiny Dynamite     Abi Morgan Theatre Smash  
The Play About the Baby     Edward Albee At the Battersea Arts Centre, UK
The Bus     Lukas Bärfuss Theatre Smash / Goethe-Institut
Try Anything     Layne Coleman Tarragon Spring Arts Fair
A Boy Called Newfoundland     Graeme Gillis Gateway Theatre – SceneFirst
Moo     Sally Clark Beyond Chutleigh Productions
Electronic City     Falk Richter Goethe-Institut  
Plighted Troths     Elmar Maripuu Foundry Theatre  
Be Kind to Mimes     Allison McWood Alumnae Theatre  
Haunted     S. Sankaran & L.Treen Driftwood Theatre  
Sad, Lion     Graeme Stewart Driftwood Theatre  
Jabberwocky     Lewis Carroll Studio 102  
The Barber of Seville Director: Dennis Garnhum Vancouver Opera
Fidelio Director: Tim Albery Opera North, UK
Die Zauberflöte Director: Diane Paulus Canadian Opera Company
Der Fliegende Holländer Director: Andreas Baesler Städtische Bühnen Münster
Idomeneo Director: F. de Carpentries Canadian Opera Company
Fidelio Director: Andreas Baesler Canadian Opera Company
Don Giovanni Director: Robin Guarino Canadian Opera Company
Romeo et Juliette Director: John Fulljames Opera North, UK
Tosca (2008 & 2012) Director: Paul Curran Canadian Opera Company
La Traviata Director: Dmitri Bertman Canadian Opera Company
Faust Director: Nicholas Muni Canadian Opera Company
Das Rheingold Director: Michael Levine Canadian Opera Company
Die Walküre Director: Atom Egoyan Canadian Opera Company
Siegfried Director: François Girard Canadian Opera Company
Götterdämmerung Director: Tim Albery Canadian Opera Company
Brief Encounters Director: Jackie Maxwell Shaw Festival
Albertine in Five Times Director: Micheline Chevrier Shaw Festival
Afterplay Director: Daryl Cloran Shaw Festival
No Great Mischief Director: Richard Rose Tarragon Theatre
Romeo and Juliet Director: Mark Wilson Theatre By the Bay
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Director: Daryl Cloran Theatre By the Bay


2010 Canadian Actors Equity Association / Magnetic North: Directors’ Masterclass
10 day intensive, focusing on collaboration, Chekhov and the Greeks

2010 Canadian Stage: BASH!
7 month program explores directorial approaches to large-scale contemporary performance

2009 Nightwood Theatre: Penelopiad Directors Lab
Week-long lab culminating in showcase of 10 female directors’ work

2009 Shaw Festival: Neil Munro Intern Directors Project
8 month program, directed Seán O’Casey’s Bedtime Story and assistant directed two productions

2007 International Theatre Institute / Goethe-Institut: Guest Artist, Berlin
4 month directing Residency at Maxim Gorki Theater. Shadowed Intendant (Artistic Director) Armin Petras on rehearsals for Der Schimmelreiter, Der Biberpelz & Heaven

2006/07 Canadian Opera Company: Intern Stage Director, Ensemble Studio
The Ensemble Studio is a blend of advanced study and practical experience over one year

2005 Lincoln Center Theater: Directors Lab
Intensive 3 week study & collaborative sessions: masterclass, rehearsals, discussions, workshops

2003 Theatre Ontario Professional Theatre Training Grant
Self-directed two month theatre mentorship program; assisted Daryl Cloran at the Shaw Festival


Shortlisted: Pauline McGibbon Award, 2012
Given to a member of Ontario's professional theatre community in the early stages of his or her career, who has displayed a unique talent and a potential for excellence

Nominee: Dora Mavor Moore Award, Outstanding Direction, 2012
Awards celebrating Toronto's performing arts, nominated for The Ugly One

British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chevening Scholarship
Competitive international scholarship, worth $25,000

Lorne Greene Award, Queen’s University
Presented upon graduation for outstanding achievement in the practical and performing aspects of theatre