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Charlotte Repertory Theatre
Founder & Artistic Director

Founded as Actors Contemporary Ensemble, Charlotte Rep grew to become the leading professional theatre in its metro region, one of the state's two LORT theatres, and resident company at Blumenthal Performing Arts. One of the 70+ national members of The League of Resident Theatres, the Rep developed three performance series, a new play program, and a collective of resident and visiting artists including Pulitzer Prize winning playwrights Tony Kushner and Beth Henley, and Academy Award winning actor Olympia Dukakis.

Rep chronology    Plays directed at the Rep






Festival Stage
Creative Director

Formed in 2009, the non-profit Festival Stage was established to create performance, development, education and arts events opportunities. It began with a LORT-level series of new plays, contemporary classics, and collaborations including ones with Wake Forest University Theatre and the Wake Forest Health ALS Center, among them projects merging the worlds of arts, medicine and education. (Photo: Festival Stage at Rhodes Center)   

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Playworks Group LLC
Director / Principal

Playworks is a project-oriented production group that has produced and toured stage and film/video projects and special events, and collaborates with other companies and sponsors. Part of its work is also to find ways of connecting the projects' content to everyday life. (Photo: the recent production of "Lunch at the Piccadilly,"  sponsored by Aldersgate, a six month project with a staff of 60, that was the catalyst for an education project about aging with attitude)




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