Stage Directing

Musical Premieres

Myths & Hymns by Adam Guettel with narrative by Elizabeth Lucas (narrative premiere) for Prospect Theatre featuring Linda Balgord, Ally Bonino, Matthew Farcher,Donell Foreman, Anika Larsen, Bob Stillman, Lucas Steele with music, dance and designs by Ann Bartek, Emily DeAngelis, Herrick Goldman, Rob Meffe, Wendy Seyb, Katya Stanislavskaya

Bigfoot by Mark Hollman & Adrien Royce (world premiere) for Perseverance Theatre, Juneau

Bigfoot by Mark Hollman & Adrien Royce for Perseverance Theatre, Anchorage

Zapata! by Peter & Ana Edwards (premiere) for The New York Musical Theatre Festival featuring Natalie Toro, Enrique Acevedo, Andrew Call, Eliseo Roman , Maria Eberline, Blanca Camacho, Tony Castellanos, Victor Hernandez, Jen Anaya, Erin Maya, Grisel Pren Monje, Henry Gainza, Nick Duckart, Carlos Gonzalez, Sasha Hollinger

Footloose (wrote & directed 90-minute casino adaptation) for Trump Plaza, Atlantic City

Jekyll & Hyde (wrote & directed 90-minute casino adaptation) for Trump Plaza, Atlantic City

Plaisir D’Amour by Terrence McNally & Skip Kennon (world premiere) for Summer Shorts at 59E59, NYC featuring Stephanie d’Abruzzo, Rita Harvey, Johnathan Kaplan, Neal Mayer

The Cure by Mark Weiser (world premiere) for The New York Musical Theatre Festival featuring Michael Buchanan, Gregg Goodbrod, Kyle Harris, Manu Narayan, Zak Resnick, Jen Sese

The Last Starfighter by Skip Kennon & Fred Landau for The New York Musical Theatre Festival

Wild About Harry by Susan DiLallo (dance musical world premiere) for Dance Break & The New York Musical Theatre Festival

Captain Gravy’s Wavy Navy by Jeffrey Katz & David Cooper (premiere) for The New York Musical Theatre Festival

Hello Again by Michael John LaChiusa (midwest premiere) for Bailiwick Repertory

The Frog & the Witch by Sammy Buck & Dan Acquisto (world premiere) for Vital Theatre

The View From Here by Timothy Huang and Elizabeth Lucas (world premiere) for The New York Musical Theatre Festival

The Kugelmass Affair by Jon Karp & Seth Weinstein (world premiere) for Musical Writers’ Playground

The Bus to Buenos Aires by Curtis Moore & Tom Mizer (midwest premiere) for Door County Opera

Broadway Scares, A Killer Cabaret by Sammy Buck for Red Sand Media

Classic Musicals

Ragtime for Cape Repertory

Kiss of the Spider Woman for Gallery Players

Victor/Victoria for Surflight Theatre

Jekyll & Hyde for Surflight Theatre

My Fair Lady for Surflight Theatre

Rapunzel by David Crane, Marta Kauffman & Michael Skloff for Marriott’s Lincolnshire Theatre

Through the Storybook & The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf for Buffalo Grove Park District

The Fantasticks for Wallis Theatre

NINE for Northwestern University

Plays

Catholicism & Sour Cream by Gabrielle Bayme for The Women of Color Arts Festival at La MaMa & The Public

The Soul Song of la Loba by Gabrielle Bayme for The Women of Color Arts Festival at La MaMa & The Public

Art for Surflight Theatre

The Gin Game for Surflight Theatre

The Moth and Ghengis Khan (world premiere) at 78th St Theatre Lab, NYC

Above the Glass Ceiling by Nicole Hollander for Pegasus Players

Opera, Operetta, Concert and Choral

Holidays Around the World staged concert with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City at Carnegie Hall

Crossing the Divide staged concert with Rob Kapilow and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City for the Bank of America Celebrity Series at the Tsai Performance Center in Boston

Hansel und Gretl one-hour touring production Chicago Opera Theatre

The Old Maid and the Thief for Door County Opera

Fruit of the Vine (writer & director of narrative musical review) for Light Opera Works

An Evening in Waltz Time (writer & director of narrative musical review) for Light Opera Works

Bastian und Bastienne (Mozart Opera) for Kids Fare at Pick Staiger Concert Hall

Readings & Workshops

The Cure screenplay adaptation by Mark Weiser featuring Yassmin Alers, Will Chase, Gregg Goodbrod, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jeremy Kushnier, J Mark McVey, MD Mark Hartman, produced at the historic club venue Le Bar Bat

The Legend of Stagecoach Mary by Curtis Moore & Tom Mizer for producer Isaac Robert Hurwitz featuring Heather Ayers, Jimmy Bennett, Stacia Fernandez, Romain Frugé, Bonita Hamilton, Andy Kelso, Kelvin Moon Loh, Gary Marachek, Cass Morgan, Kristin McDonald, T. Oliver Reid, Sheri Sanders, Savanah Wise

Most Likely to Die by Christopher Barnes & Ryan Mercy at The New York Musical Theatre Festival

The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown by Kate Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk at Makor

Anna the Storyteller by Michael Cuevas, Donna Presnell, David Shenton Erin Shields & Douglas Braverman for Whitehurst Media, LLC & Daniel Wallace, Ltd.

Mall Story by Sanford Cohen & Stan Baker for The York Theatre Company

The Expanding Sky by Stan Peal for The EST/Sloan Project First Light Festival of New Work Exploring Science and Technology

The House of the Seven Gables by Curtis Moore & Tom Mizer for Bailiwick Repertory

The Money Tree by Harriett Belkin & Norman Belkin for New Tuner’s Stages Festival

Rah Rah Rahway! by Tom Kleh at The Players Club, NYC

The Bus to Buenos Aires by Curtis Moore & Tom Mizer

Halloween by John B. deHaas

The Second Life of Gideon Finn by Bryan D. Leys

Galileo and the Incredible Helium Woman at The Theatre Building, Chicago

Heart Land by Bryan D. Leys & Kevin Kuhn at 14th St Y, NYC

Threshold by Maureen Barnes for Anchor Arts/Creative Television of Rhode Island

Screen Directing

Features

Clear Blue Tuesday feature-length movie musical devised by Elizabeth Lucas and Cast

In the course of seven incredible Tuesdays over seven tumultuous years, eleven New Yorkers are transformed by love, desire, art, ambition, fury, grief, faith, fear, hope and, ultimately, connection with each other in the rousing indie rock musical drama, CLEAR BLUE TUESDAY. Up-and-coming director Elizabeth Lucas and a cast of actor-singer-songwriters drawn from the worlds of the rock scene, comedy clubs and Broadway stage have created a wholly unique musical motion picture experience about the persistence of love and the resilient heart of a city in the face of catastrophe. Bursting with pop melodies, sly humor and stirring emotions, CLEAR BLUE TUESDAY is a fresh, impassioned testament to everyday transcendence.

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Red Hook feature-length horror movie by Sammy Buck

Agoraphobic freshman in New York City must join a scavenger hunt to save her boyfriend from a murderous gamemaster

Featuring Kelli BarrettAlex BrightmanChristina BrucatoTate EllingtonBryan FenkartTerrence MannKarla MosleyDebargo SanyalHollis ScarboroughFrankie ShawBrian SmithKarissa StaplesShonn Wiley

Fade to White feature-length Science Fiction movie

Unforeseen consequences of lost love echo tragically across generations…

First Sign of White: The year is 2019. Memories of love lost, and future destinies, are frozen in time.

featuring Jesse Swenson, Margie Stokely and written by Alex Goldberg

White Knuckle: The year is 2070. Echoes of past generations chill the forces of the future.

featuring Ryan Bronz, Rick Busser and written by Sammy Buck

Heaven is White: The year is 2130. From the safety of an underground shelter, siblings are propelled into a snow-dusted apocalypse.

featuring Santino Fontana, Liz Holtan, Tom Gualtieri, and written by Erin Hill

Shorts

Isabella Rico Award-Winning Short Film 2001

’Til Birth Do Us Part Raw Impressions 16-day movie musical challenge, by Rob Kutner, Sheryl Zohn & Scott Ethier

EXIT comedy short written by Laura Henry featuring Alison Cimmet and Graham Rowat, score by Skip Kennon, casting by Michael Cassara, produced by Brad Rubenstein

The Audition, comedy short by Bob Johnson featuring Sue Lawless

Documentary about the Musical Writers’ Playground

Producing and Organization Building

Stage Producing

New Spire Arts Founding Creative Director

I am the Director of Artistic Programming and Founding Creative Director of New Spire Arts, a new performing arts venue and education center in downtown Frederick, MD.

The New York Musical Theatre Festival Founding Producer

I am proud to have been on the ground floor of launching what is now a New York institution. I participated every year for the first decade in a variety of roles – as a Founding Producer, Director, Jurist, Producer, Marketer and occasional special project help.

The New York Musical Theatre Festival Movie Musical Screening Series

I produced and curated a Movie Musical Screening Series at the AMC in Times Square that included sixteen screenings, Q&As with Rah Digga and John Cameron Mitchell, and a panel discussion that included Maggie Molina (MTV) and Neil Meron (Storyline).

The Cure, by Mark Weiser

A concert reading featuring Yassmin Alers, Will Chase, Gregg Goodbrod, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jeremy Kushnier, J Mark McVey produced at the historic club venue Le Bar Bat

The Ambition Bird, by Matthew Sheridan (premiere)

A one-woman concert musical featuring Victoria Clark at the 14th St Y in NYC

Door County Opera Founder and Artistic Director

Connecticut Grand Opera Production Manager

Chicago Directors’ Forum Founder

Screen Producing

Clear Blue Tuesday Lead Producer for Award-Winning Movie Musical

Red Hook Associate Producer for Award-Winning Science Fiction Feature

Fade to White Associate Producer for Award-Winning Science Fiction Feature

Isabella Rico Lead Producer for Award-Winning Short Film

Assistant Directing and Dramaturgy

Assistant Directing Musicals

Dreamgirls dir. Mark S. Hoebee at Paper Mill Playhouse and featuring Curtiss Cook, Herb Downer, LaTonya Holmes, Angela Robinson, Marshall Titus, Alton Fitzgerald White, Sharon Wilkins

Baby dir. Mark S. Hoebee at Marriot’s Lincolnshire Theatre and featuring Kate Baldwin, Jordan Leeds, KC Lupe, John Reeger, Kathy Santen, Paula Scrofano

Gypsy dir. Dominic Missimi at Marriot’s Lincolnshire Theatre and featuring Kate Buddeke, Tesha Buss, Julie Ann Emery, Joel Hatch, Anne Jacoby, Heidi Kettenring, Carol Kuykendall, Iris Lieberman, Alene Robertson

Guys & Dolls dir. Dominic Missimi at Marriot’s Lincolnshire Theatre and featuring Stephen Bogard, Kate Fry, Don Forston, Angela Iannone, Ron Keaton, Steve Pickering

Kismet dir. Dominic Missimi at Marriot’s Lincolnshire Theatre

Wonderful Town dir. Johnathon Field at Light Opera Works (Evanston, IL)

The Golden Apple dir. Phil Kraus at Light Opera Works (Evanston, IL)

Of Thee I Sing (staged concert benefit) dir. Charlie Repole at Chicago Humanities Festival

Pajama Game (staged concert benefit) dir. Roy Hine at Chicago Humanities Festival

Tenderloin (SSDC Observer) dir. Walter Bobbie at Encores at City Center, NYC

Passion (Midwest premiere) dir. Warner Crocker at Pegasus Players

The Christmas Schooner dir. David Zak at Bailiwick Repertory

Gershwin Review dir. Dominic Missimi at Pick Staiger Concert Hall

Bravo Bernstein! dir. Dominic Missimi Pick Staiger Concert Hall featuring Greg Edelman

Bernstein’s Mass dir. Dominic Missimi Northwestern University

Assistant Directing Theatre

Compleat Female Stage Beauty, by Jeffrey Hatcher (premiere) dir. Walter Bobbie at Philadelphia Theatre Company and featuring Jenny Bacon, Brandon Demery, Stephen DeRosa, Marcy Harriell, Tom Nelis, Steven Skybell, Robert Stanton, Lauren Ward

Neil Simon at the Neil Simon (celebrity benefit) dir. Walter Bobbie at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and featuring Hank Azaria, Roger Bart, Mark Blum, Charles S. Dutton, Jennifer Ehle, Calista Flockhart, Rosemary Harris, Julie Kavner, Robert Klein, Nathan Lane, Leigh Lawson, Robert Sean Leonard, Eugene Levy, Natasha Lynne, Marsha Mason, Debra Monk, Bebe Neuwirth, Bronson Pinchot, Ron Rifkin, John Ritter, Jean Smart, Lynne Thigpen, Mary Louise Wilson

Assistant Directing Opera & Operetta

Lizzie Borden, by Jack Beeson (premiere) dir. Rhoda Levine at Glimmerglass Opera

La Callisto dir. Simon Callow at Glimmerglass Opera

Orpheus Descending, by Bruce Saylor & J.D. McClatchy (premiere) dir. Rhoda Levine at Lyric Opera of Chicago Center for American Artists

Ariadne auf Naxos dir. Carl Ratner at Chicago Opera Theatre

Don Giovanni dir. Charlie Newell at Chicago Opera Theatre

Hansel und Gretl dir. John Pascoe at Chicago Opera Theatre

The Jewel Box (Mozart) dir. Carl Ratner at Chicago Opera Theatre

Die Fledermaus dir. Phil Kraus at Light Opera Works (Evanston, IL)

Trouble in Tahiti dir. Sheila Saperstein at Northwestern University

Albert Herring dir. Rhoda Levine at Northwestern University

A Hand of Bridge dir. Sheila Saperstein at Northwestern University

Dramaturgy

Just Like Magic, by Christopher W. Barnes, Cameron Cole & Ryan Mercy at The New York Musical Theatre Festival

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur dir. Cecilie Keenan at Northlight Theatre

Plagued, by Vynnie Meli & Casey Filiaci at The New York Musical Theatre Festival

A Bump in the Road, by Carole Lonner in Workshops

Additional Private Clients

Professional Qualifications

Education

Bachelor of Lyric Theatre from Northwestern University
Certificate in Film from New York University SCPS

Arts Advocacy

Maryland Citizens for the Arts Trustee

Stage

Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers
League of Professional Theatre Women
Commercial Theatre Institute 14-Week Program
Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab
Producer Development Program of the League of American Theaters

Screen

Women in Film & Video Executive Member
New York Women in Film & Television
Berlin Film Festival Talent Campus