DIRECTOR – SDC

Representation: Paradigm Talent Agency
Allison Schwartz | 212.897.6400 | aschwartz@paradigmagency.com


DIRECTING EXPERIENCE selected credits (** world premiere, * regional premiere)

THE 5th AVENUE THEATRE (Seattle, WA)
Shrek: The Musical, music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire (Nov 2020)

ADIRONDACK THEATRE FESTIVAL (Glen Falls, NY)
Eastbound, music and lyrics by Cheeyang Ng, book and lyrics by Khiyon Hursey (Jul 2020)

PEOPLE’S LIGHT (Malvern, PA)
Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata (Mar 2020)

STUDIO THEATRE (Washington DC)
White Pearl by Anchuli Felicia King* (Nov 2019)

SOUTH COAST REPERTORY (Costa Mesa, CA)
M Butterfly by David Henry Hwang (May 2019)

GUTHRIE THEATER (Minneapolis, MN)
The Great Leap by Lauren Yee* (Jan 2019)

PITTSBURGH PUBLIC THEATRE (Pittsburgh, PA)
Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill, adapted from the novel by Jane Austen* (Oct 2018)

HERITAGE THEATRE FESTIVAL (Charlottesville, VA)
Harvey, by Mary Chase (Jul 2018)

SEATTLE PUBLIC THEATRE (Seattle, WA)
The World of Extreme Happiness by France Ya-Chu Cowhig* (Oct 2017)

ACT THEATRE (Seattle, WA)
King of the Yees by Lauren Yee* (Sep 2017)

CALIFORNIA SHAKESPEARE THEATER (Berkeley, CA)
As You Like It by William Shakespeare (May 2017)

PLAYMAKERS REPERTORY COMPANY (Chapel Hill, NC)
The Crucible by Arthur Miller (Oct 2016); We Are Proud to Present a Presentation… by Jackie Sibblies Drury* (Feb 2016); 4,000 Miles by Amy Herzog* (Apr 2015); Hairspray: music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman, book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan (Young Conservatory, Jul 2014)

CROWDED FIRE THEATRE COMPANY (San Francisco, CA)
Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them by A. Rey Pamatmat (Mar 2015); The Hundred Flowers Project by Christopher Chen** (Oct 2012); Exit, Pursued by a Bear by Lauren Gunderson** (Aug 2011)

WASHINGTON ENSEMBLE THEATRE (Seattle, WA)
Hunter Gatherers by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb* (Feb 2010)

SEATTLE REPERTORY THEATRE (Seattle, WA)
The Winter’s Tale by Wililiam Shakespeare, Public Works adaptation by Lear deBessonet and Todd Almond* (Aug 2020); Constellations by Nick Payne* (Jan 2016)

SEATTLE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (Seattle, WA)
MacBeth by William Shakespeare (Apr 2020); Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (Mar 2018); Measure For Measure by William Shakespeare (Jan 2015)

SEATTLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE (Seattle, WA)
Snow White by Greg Banks* (Feb 2020); The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559 by Naomi Iizuka* (Jan 2018)

ALLEY THEATRE (Houston, TX)
Vietgone by Qui Nguyen* (Oct 2019)

INTIMAN THEATRE (Seattle, WA)
Caught by Christopher Chen (Feb 2019)

BALTIMORE CENTER STAGE (Baltimore, MD)
King of the Yees by Lauren Yee* (Nov 2018)

AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE CENTER (Staunton, VA)
Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare (Aug 2018)

AZEOTROPE (Seattle, WA)
Building the Wall by Robert Schenkkan* (Dec 2017); Sound by Don Nguyen** (Sep 2015); 25 Saints by Joshua Rollins* (Oct 2013); Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph* (July 2013); Jesus Hopped the A Train by Stephen Adly Guirgis* (Jun 2012); Red Light Winter by Adam Rapp* (Oct 2010)

LONG WHARF THEATRE (New Haven, CT)
Smart People by Lydia Diamond* (Mar 2017)

BOOK-IT REPERTORY THEATRE (Seattle, WA)
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki, adapted by Laura Ferri** (Sep 2016)

OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL (Ashland, OR)
The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare (Jun 2016)

SHOTGUN PLAYERS (Berkeley, CA)
Heart Shaped Nebula by Marisela Traviño Orta** (May 2015)

AURORA THEATRE COMPANY (Berkeley, CA)
Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo* (Sep 2014)

IMPACT THEATRE (Berkeley, CA)
Bread & Circuses (an evening of short plays)** (Mar 2014); Crevice by Lauren Yee** (May 2012); Disassembly by Steven Yockey** (May 2011); MilkMilkLemonade by Joshua Conkel* (Sep 2010); Ching Chong Chinaman by Lauren Yee** (Aug 2008)

Additional Credits: THEATREWORKS Young Playwrights Project (Palo Alto, CA); DRAMA LEAGUE DIRECTORFEST (New York, NY), INTIMAN THEATRE Living History School Tour (Seattle, WA); SAN FRANCISCO ONE MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (San Francisco, CA)

Assistant Directing: OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL (Ashland, OR); PLAYMAKERS REPERTORY COMPANY (Chapel Hill, NC); RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATRE (New York, NY); ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY (Tucson, AZ); ACT THEATRE (Seattle, WA)


NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT selected credits

AZEOTROPE / SEATTLE PUBLIC THEATRE  (Seattle, WA)
This is Not (Y)Our History: a play with music about race relations in the women’s suffrage movement by Rachel Atkins, music by Bithyah Israel and Janelle Lawrence (Dec 2019) 

VILLAGE THEATRE (Issaquah, WA)
Eastbound, book and music by Cheeyang Ng, book and lyrics by Khiyon Hursey (Aug 2019)

PLAY ON SHAKESPEARE, co-production with CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY (New York, NY)
Much Ado About Nothing by Ranjit Bolt; Antony and Cleopatra by Christopher Chen (Jun 2019)

PLAYWRIGHTS FOUNDATION (San Francisco, CA)
Endangered Species by Nilan Johnson (Jul 2017); The World of Extreme Happiness by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig (Mar 2013); The Hundred Flowers Project by Christopher Chen (July 2012); Hong Kong Dinosaur by Amelia Roper (July 2011)

MAGIC THEATRE (San Francisco, CA)
Hookman by Lauren Yee (Mar 2013)

THEATRE LATTE DA (Minneapolis, MN)
Half The Sky, music by Tidtaya Sinutoke, book and lyrics by Isabella Dawis (Jul 2019) 

PLAYPENN (Philadelphia, PA)
Archipelago by Amy Witting (Jul 2019)

PLAYWRIGHTS REALM INK’D FESTIVAL (New York, NY)
Everything that Never Happened by Sarah B. Mantell (Apr 2018)

KANSAS CITY REPERTORY THEATRE (Kansas City, MO)
Unreliable by Dipika Guha (Feb 2018)

ACT THEATRE (Seattle, WA)
King of the Yees by Lauren Yee (Aug 2015)

PROFILE THEATRE (Portland, OR)
Buena Vista by Edith Freni (Apr 2014)

OSF PRESENTS (Ashland, OR)
Behfarmaheen (if you please) by Barzin Akhavan (Sep 2013)

Additional Credits: Dramaturg, HEDGEBROOK WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL (Seattle, WA); Dramaturg, Antony and Cleopatra, PLAY ON! Oregon Shakespeare Festival; OSF Midnight Projects and OSF Presents (Ashland, OR); Playground SF (San Francisco, CA); Z SPACE STUDIO (San Francisco, CA); ASIAN AMERICAN THEATRE COMPANY New Works (San Francisco, CA)

Selection Committee / Reader: PLAYWRIGHTS FOUNDATION (San Francisco, CA); PLAYWRIGHTS CENTER Jerome Fellowship (Minneapolis, MN); AURORA THEATRE Global Age Project (Berkeley, CA); GOLDEN THREAD PRODUCTIONS ReOrient Festival (San Francisco, CA); THE PLAYWRIGHTS REALM Writing Fellows Program (New York, NY); PLAYGROUND SF (San Francisco, CA) 


UNIVERSITY / EDUCATIONAL DIRECTING selected credits (** world premiere, * regional premiere)

CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS (Seattle, WA)
It Can’t Happen Here by Tony Taccone and Bennett Cohen, adapted from the novel by Sinclair Lewis (Oct 2017); Anon(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka (Nov 2015); She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen* (Oct 2014); Summertime by Charles Mee* (Oct 2010); The Thugs by Adam Bock* (Nov 2009)

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (Seattle, WA)
People Sitting in Darkness by Clarance Coo (workshop) (Apr 2016); The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard (Oct 2013); Big Love by Charles L. Mee (MFA Thesis) (Feb 2009)

OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY (Ada, OH)
Proud Son by Shu Matsui, trans. Andy Bragen and Kyoko Yoshida** (Apr 2013)


AWARDS / AFFILIATIONS selected credits

PRINCESS GRACE AWARD Robert and Gloria Hausman Theater Honor

STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY Executive Board Member
CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS Affiliated Adjunct Professor in Theatre

VILCEK PRIZE FOR CREATIVE PROMISE IN THEATRE

STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY FOUNDATION
Sir John Gielgud Directing Fellow, King Lear, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR
Denham Award Finalist, The Hundred Flowers Project by Christopher Chen
Directing Observership: Paradise Lost, Intiman Theatre, Seattle, WA

TRIANGLE LAB ARTIST-INVESTIGATOR (2013) (CAL SHAKES / INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS)
THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP Young Leader of Color, Leadership U Finalist
DRAMA LEAGUE Director’s Project Fall Directing Fellow
LINCOLN CENTER THEATER DIRECTORS LAB, New York, NY and DIRECTORS LAB WEST, Pasadena, CA


ARTS LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

AZEOTROPE, Co-Founder and Resident Director (Seattle, WA) (2010-present)
Lead artist, producer and resident director in one of Seattle’s most-watched theatre companies. Azeotrope’s mission is to produce new and contemporary work about the invisible and marginalized.

IMPACT THEATRE, Associate Artistic Director (Berkeley, CA) (2005-2010)
Develop and maintain relationships with local and national emerging playwrights and agents; Work with Artistic Director and Literary Manager in overseeing script submissions; Direct one show per season; Assist with season planning

PLAYGROUND Resident Director (San Francisco, CA) (2012)
Dramaturgical support for resident playwrights and development of commissions. Direct Monday Night PlayGround evening of short plays

Additional Assistantships: MARK TAPER FORUM New Works Festival Literary (Los Angeles, CA); TWO RIVER THEATER COMPANY Education/Dramatugy (Red Bank, NJ), CALIFORNIA SHAKESPEARE THEATER Artistic Learning (Berkeley, CA)


EDUCATION / TRAINING

MFA Directing: University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
BA Integrative Biology and Dramatic Art: University of California at Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)