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Present and Previous Employment:

THEATRE ARTS TEACHER & DIRECTOR - Hopewell HS, Huntersville, NC 2001-2016 Retired

GUEST STAGE DIRECTOR - CPCC Summer Theatre, Charlotte, NC 2006 - 2018

GUEST STAGE DIRECTOR – Winston-Salem Symphony, Winston- Salem, NC - 2015

GUEST STAGE DIRECTOR – Portland Symphony Orchestra, Portland, ME - 2015

GUEST STAGE DIRECTOR - Opera Carolina, Charlotte, NC 1989 & 2015

GUEST STAGE DIRECTOR - Teatro De La Opera, San Juan, PR 2000 & 2002

GUEST STAGE DIRECTOR - Städtischen Theatre Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany 2000

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR & STAGE DIRECTOR - Central Piedmont C. C. 1990-2001; 2017-2019

GUEST STAGE DIRECTOR - Davidson Community Players, Davidson, NC 2007

LECTURER - University of North Carolina at Charlotte 1993-94

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR - Shorter College . Rome, GA 1991-93

PRODUCER/STAGE DIRECTOR - Shorter Summer Theatre 1991-9

STAGE DIRECTOR - Brevard Music Center , Brevard, NC 1991

FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL STAGE DIRECTOR - Charlottetowne Players , Charlotte, NC 1976-88

ASSOCIATE STAGE DIRECTOR - Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia, PA 1979-88

PRINCIPAL STAGE DIRECTOR - Opera North, Philadelphia, PA 1987-89

VISITING PROFESSOR - Davidson College , Davidson, NC 1989, 2001; 2007; 2009; 2012; 2017; 2018 Rice University , Houston, TX 1990, 1996, 2000; Baylor University, Waco, TX 1988

CONSULTANT & INTERIM DIRECTOR -Florida State University Opera. Tallahassee, FL 1982-83


Opera Productions Directed For:

Portland Symphony Orchestra - Portland , ME: DIALOGUE DES CARMELITES, Robert Moody, Conductor

Winston-Salem Symphony – Winston-Salem, NC: DIALOGUE DES CARMELITES, Robert Moody

Teatro de la Opera - San Juan, Puerto Rico: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE. Genesio Riboldo: OTELLO. Anton Coppola

HGM Productions - Hilton Head, GA: TOSCA. Robert Moody; LA BOHÈME. John Deene

Städtischen Theatern Chemnitz - Chemnitz, Germany: KISS ME KATE. Eckehard Stier

South Carolina Opera - Newberry, SC: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. Nicolas Smith

Canton Symphony Orchestra - Canton, OH: THE IMPRESARIO / THE TELEPHONE. Gerhardt Zimmermann

North Carolina Symphony - Raleigh, NC: DON GIOVANNI. Gerhardt Zimmermann, THE IMPRESARIO. Gerhardt Zimmermann; COSÌ FAN TUTTE. Gerhardt Zimmermann

Opera North (Opera Ebony) - Philadelphia, PA: LA BOHÈME. Everett Lee; AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS. David Lofton; PORGY AND BESS. Everett Lee; AIDA. Everett Lee

Opera Theater of Northern Virginia - Arlington, VA: DIE DREI PINTOS. John Edward Niles

Jacksonville Lyric Theater - Jacksonville, FL: PORGY AND BESS. David Stahl

Opera Delaware - Wilmington, DE: TOSCA. Christofer Macatsoris; LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR. Stefan Kozinsky; IL TROVATORE. Christofer Macatsoris

Camerata Opera - Cherry Hill, NJ: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE. Rita Dreyfus

Minikin Opera - Wilmington, DE: THE IMPRESARIO. Steve Mosteller

The Charlottetown Players - Charlotte, NC: DON PASQUALE. Mary Nell Saunders; LA BOHÈME. Mary Nell Saunders; THE BOOR / THE IMPRESARIO. DeWitt Tipton; SUSANNAH. Mary Nell Saunders; STREET SCENE. Mark Tysinger; GIANNI SCHICCHI / R.S.V.P.. Kirk Trevor; SUOR ANGELICA / THE SEASONINGS. Mary Nell Saunders; THE MEDIUM. Phillip Bush; THE APOTHECARY. John-Palmer Smith

Pennsylvania Pro Mus

ica - Philadelphia, PA: DIDO AND AENEAS. Franklin Zimmerman; THE FAIRY QUEEN. Franklin Zimmerman

Virginia Opera Association - Norfolk, VA: BUFFA!. Michael Carson music director (Educational Program)

Opera Carolina - Charlotte, NC: OPERA POPS… AND SIZZLES!. Charles Rosekrans; NOYE’S FLUDDE. Ben Outen

The Academy of Vocal Arts - Philadelphia, PA: L'ELISIR D'AMORE. Richard Raub; IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA. Christofer Macatsoris; L'HEURE ESPAGNOLE. Christofer Macatsoris; THE PEASANT / COFFEE CANTATA. Thomas Jaber; THE CONSUL. Thomas Jaber; LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD. Jeffrey Eschelman; DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL. Christofer Macatsoris; THE TOYSHOP. Thomas Jaber; LA FINTA GIARDINIERA. Christofer Macatsoris; DIE FLEDERMAUS. ChristoferMacatsoris; A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Thomas Jaber; THE SEAGULL. Thomas Jaber

Florida State University Opera - Tallahassee, FL: THE GONDOLIERS. Steve Tyn Eck; COSÌ FAN TUTTE. Alan Thomas; THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. Jim Croft; IL TABARRO. Suzanne Acton

Rice University - Houston, TX: THE CONSUL. Thomas Jaber; THE TENDER LAND. Larry Ratchleff; A MASQUE OF ANGELS. Thomas Jaber

Davidson College - Davidson, NC: OPERA SCENES FOR WOMEN. Diane Thornton; GALLANTRY/SWEET BETSY FROM PIKE. Diane Thornton; THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. Jacque Culpepper; HMS PINAFORE. Jacque Culpepper; THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. Jacque Culpepper; SUSANNAH. Jacque Culpepper; THE MAGIC FLUTE. Jacque Culpepper

Baylor University - Waco, TX: IL MATRIMONIO SEGRETO. James Benner

Brevard Music Center - Brevard, NC: THE BARTERED BRIDE. Julian Dawson; THE GONDOLIERS. Julian Dawson

Shorter College Opera Workshop - Rome, GA: TROUBLE IN TAHITI. Paul Hamilton; A GAME OF CHANCE. Wei Dong

Gaston College - Gastonia, NC: DON PASQUALE. DeWitt Tipton

Appalachian State University - Boone, NC: SUSANNAH. David Blackburn; CHANTICLEER. Carroll Stegal


Musical Theatre Productions Directed For:

Hopewell Headliners - Huntersville, NC: CHICAGO; LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM CO. SPEELING BEE; DREAMGIRLS: CINDERELLA; SEUSSICAL (Music Director); RUTHLESS; OKLAHOMA; 1940'S RADIO HOUR; THE MEDIUM {NCTC Regional Winner}; INTO THE WOODS; THE APPLE TREE (Act I ) {NCTC Regional Winner}; THE FANTASTICKS; CHILDREN OF EDEN;

Evansville Symphony - Evansville, IN: THE MUSIC MAN

Shorter College Summer Theatre - Rome, GA: OLIVER!; THE FANTASTICKS

Shorter College Theatre - Rome, GA: PIRATES OF PENZANCE; 1940'S RADIO HOUR; THE THREEPENNY OPERA; SOMETHING'S AFOOT

CPCC Summer Theater - Charlotte, NC: GREASE; 42nd STREET; SOUTH PACIFIC; SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS; CAMELO

Central Piedmont Community College - Charlotte, NC: BRIDGES OF MADISON CO.; ONCE UPON A MATTRESS; A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC; "1776"

The Charlottetowne Players - Charlotte, NC: PIRATES OF PENZANCE; CARNIVAL; THE FANTASTICKS; THE MOST HAPPY FELLOW; 110 IN THE SHADE; A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC; THE APPLE TREE

Musicana Enterprises - Indian Harbour Beach, FL: THE MOST HAPPY FELLOW (National Tour)


Theatre Productions Directed For :

Hopewell Headliners - Huntersville, NC: Workshop of THE BREAKFAST CLUB original screenplay by John Hughes adapted by 2003 & 2016 Honors Theatre; TWO ROOMS; LOVE/SICK (Distinguished Honorable Mention NCTC State}; A PIECE OF MY HEART; THE DINING ROOM; …AND THE RAIN CAME TO MAYFIELD {Runner-up NCTC Regional}; OTMA; DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL; THE DISPOSAL; ALMOST MAINE; ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS; LIVING OUT; THE EFFECTS OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS; A MIDSUMMERS/JERSEY; NECESSARY TARGETS{Runner-up NCTC Regional}; LETTERS TO SALA; MORE FUN THAN BOWLING; GABRIEL{NCTC Regional Winner};THE CHRISTMAS BELLES; THE AUDITION; LET ME HEAR YOU WISPER; 12th NIGHT OR WHAT YOU WILL; VERONICA’S ROOM; THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO { NCTC Regional Winner}; THE DIVINERS; BLITHE SPIRIT; EMMA”S CHILD; THE ODD COUPLE (female version); GENERAL GORGEOUS; KINDERTRANSPORT {NCTC Regional Winner}; PRIDE AND PREJUDICE; WAVING GOODBYE; SYLVIA; WAITING AT TOBOLSK {NCTC Regional Winner}; SMELL OF THE KILL; ELEEMOSYNARY; LIVING OUT; CAT'S PAW {NCTC Regional Winner}; DADDY'S DYIN' (Who's Got The Will); A PIECE OF MY HEART; NOISES OFF; THE DINING ROOM; A SHAYNA MAIDEL; ASCENSION DAY; DRACULA(Dietz); THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940

(Full productions of ALMOST, MAINE and LOVE/SICK by John Cariani were the 1st licensed productions in NC)

Davidson Community Players - Davidson, NC: BEAU JEST

UNCC Department of Dance and Theatre - Charlotte, NC: GOD'S COUNTRY

Shorter College Theatre - Rome, GA: MORE FUN THAN BOWLING; TERRA NOVA; CRIMES OF THE HEART

Shorter College Summer Theatre - Rome, GA: I HATE HAMLET

Central Piedmont Community College - Charlotte, NC: MORE FUN THAN BOWLING; DADDY'S DYIN'(Who's Got the Will)

CPCC's Summer Theater - Charlotte, NC: OUT OF ORDER; THE RAIN MAKER; WAIT UNTIL DARK; BAREFOOT IN THE PARK; NOISES OFF; OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS; DEATHTRAP; BOEING, BOEING; COMEDY OF TENORS


Assistant Director For:

Virginia Opera Association - Gian Carlo Menotti & David Farrar, stage directors; The Academy of Vocal Arts Opera Theater - Dino Yannopoulos, stage director; Corfu International Festival, Greece - Dino Yannopoulos, stage director; Florida State University Opera - Robert J. Murray, stage director; The Brevard Music Center - John R. McCrae and James Hawthorne, stage directors


Education:

Florida State University, MM Opera Production 1979 ; Converse College, 1977-78

Appalachian State University, BM Voice Performance

1976-77; Cincinnati Conservatory of Music 1975; Florida State University 1972-74


Courses Taught:

Academy of Vocal Arts - Acting; Fencing; Stage Make-up

Brevard Music Center - Stage Make-up; Stage Combat/Fencing; Opera Workshop

Central Piedmont C.C. - Acting I-II; Class Voice; Theatre Appreciation; Student One- Acts

Davidson College - Opera Workshop

Hopewell High School - Theatre I-IV; Honors Theatre III-IV; Tech Theatre I-III

Shorter College - Acting I-IV; Audition Techniques & Materials; Class Voice (BFA freshman);History of Musical Theatre; Opera Workshop; Show Choir; Student Directed One-Acts; Techniques for the Theatre; Voice for the Theatre

University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Directing I-II; Introduction to the Theatre; Student Directed Projects


Coaching/Master Classes/Seminars:

Baylor University; Davidson College; Florida State University; Rice University; Peace College; Western Carolina University; Wake Forest University


Awards:

4 - time Teacher of the Month; 5 - time Distinguished Teacher Award; Time Warner Teacher of the Year; Hopewell HS Auditorium named: “The Carey Kugler Center for the Performing Arts” ; Honored Retiree 2016 with 15 years of service


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