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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 2.5m metro region, and resident company at Blumenthal Performing Arts. One of the 70+ national members of The League of Resident Theatres, the Rep offered an annual season of three play series and a new play program with many world premieres, with a collective of resident and visiting artists including Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award©, Emmy Award©, and Academy Award© winning actors, writers and designers.

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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 synthesizing the worlds of arts, medicine and education. (Photo: Festival Stage intermission at Rhodes Center)   

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The Playworks Group LLC
Principal / Director

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. Projects are often expanded through additional education events. (Photo: intermission at "Lunch at the Piccadilly" by Clyde Edgerton and Mike Craver, a six month project about aging with attitude; sponsored by Aldersgate. 'Piccadilly' was developed in four productions.)

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