EDUCATION

2006 - 2008                           Royal Academy for Dramatic Arts Graduate Diploma – Theatre Design, London England
2005                                      New York University Abroad Course: Modern British Drama in London
2004                                      Henry Ford Community College: Advanced Technical Theatre Course
1998 - 2002                            College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI: Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2013                                       Page Award, Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Design, A Little Night Music
1997                                       Gold Key - “Best of Show” Scholastic Art Show
1997                                       Portfolio Scholarship - College for Creative Studies

THEA

2017                                       Set and Props Designer, Life Sucks, Director: Joe Bailey, The Ringwald Theatre                                                        2017                                       Set and Props Designer, Rocky Horror Show, Director: Joe Bailey, The Ringwald Theatre                                          2017                                       Props Designer, Skeleton Crew, Director: Steve Broadnax, Detroit Public Theatre                                               2017                                       Set and Props Designer, Rocky Horror Show, Director: Joe Bailey, The Ringwald Theatre                                          2017                                       Set Designer, The Ladies Foresome, Director: Lynn Wilde, Tipping Point Theatre                                                 2017                                       Set and Props Designer, Silence! The Musical, Director: Joe Bailey, The Ringwald Theatre                                         2017                                       Set and Props Designer, Detroit The Musical, Director: Shawn Handlon, Planet Ant Theatre                               2017                                       Set and Props Designer, Macdeath, A Rock Opera, Director: Shawn Handlon, Planet Ant Theatre                             2017                                       Set and Props Designer, Hand To God, Director: Brandy Joe Plambeck, The Ringwald Theatre                                   2017                                       Set Designer, Noises Off, Director: Tobin Hissong, Encore Musical Theatre Company                                                 2017                                       Props Designer, The Holler Sessions, Detroit Public Theatre                                                                              2016                                       Set and Props Designer,  3C, Director: Joe Bailey, The Ringwald Theatre                                                                   2016                                       Set and Props Designer, Campfire, Director: Brandy Joe Plambeck, The Ringwald Theatre
2016                                       Set Designer, Don’t Dress For Dinner, Director: James Kuhl , Tipping Point Theatre
2016                                       Set and Props Designer, Alone With Friends, Director: Kelly Komlen, Planet Ant Theatre
2016                                       Set and Props Designer, Heathers The Musical, Director: Brandy Joe Plambeck, The Ringwald Theatre
2016                                       Set Designer, Dancing Lessons, Director: Chris Bremer, The JET Theatre
2016                                       Set Designer with Tommy Leroy, Mr Burns a post-electric play, Director: Joe Bailey, The Ringwald Theatre       
2016                                       Set, Costume, Props, and Makeup Designer, Antenna, Director: Mike McGettigan, Planet Ant Theatre
2016                                       Set and Props Designer, I’ll Eat You Last, Director: Jamie Richards, The Ringwald Theatre
2016                                       Set and Props Designer, Buyer and Cellar, Director: Brandy Joe Plambeck, The Ringwald Theatre
2015-16                                   Set and Props Designer, Santaland and Seasons Greetings, Director: Brandy Joe Plambeck, The Ringwald Theatre
2015                                       Props Designer, The Odd Couple, Tipping Point Theatre
2015                                       Set and Props Designer, The Light in the Piazza, Director Joe Bailey, Two Muses Theatre
2015                                       Set and Props Designer, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Performance Network
2015                                       Set Designer, Invasive Species, Tipping Point Theatre
2015                                       Set and Props Designer, Seance 13, Planet Ant Theatre
2015                                       Props Designer and Scenic Artist, Salvage, The Performance Network
2015                                       Set Designer, See You Next Doomsday, Planet Ant Theatre
2015                                       Props Designer and Scenic Artist, Stones in His Pockets, The Performance Network
2015                                       Set Designer, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Ringwald Theatre
2015                                       Set Designer, The Boys in the Band, The Ringwald Theatre
2014                                       Set and Props Designer, Santaland and Seasons Greetings, Director Jamie Richards, The Ringwald Theatre
2014                                       Set Designer, How I Became A Pirate. Etico Productions, City Theatre                                                                     2013                                       Set Designer, The Scullery Maid, A World Premiere, Director: Joseph Albright, Jet Theatre
2013                                       Set Designer, 4000 Miles, Director: Christopher Bremer, Jet Theatre
2013                                       Set Designer, The Sisters Rosensweig, Director: David Magidson, Jet Theatre
2013                                       Set Designer, A Little Night Music, Director: Harold Jurkiewicz, Players Guild of Dearborn
2013                                       Set and Props Designer, Photograph 51, Director: David Magidson, Jet Theatre
2012                                       Scenic Artist, The Tales of Hoffmann, MSU Opera Theatre
2012                                       Props Designer and Scenic Artist, Ruined, Director: Gary Anderson, Boll Family ymca Theatre
2012                                       Set and Props Designer, Race, Director: Chris Bremer, Jet Theatre
2009                                      Assistant Set Designer, Underground, Director: Owen M. Smith, Designer: Jay  Rohloff : Beckett Theatre, Theatre                                                      Row, NY  (Nominated for a Drama Desk Award)

Design and Technical            Set and costume designer, Much Ado About Nothing, Director: Wilson Milam Theatre: GBS Theatre
Experience at RADA              Set and costume designer for Ursula, Director: Melanie Jessop Theatre: John Gielgud Theatre
2006-2008                             Assistant Designer - Little Women, The Musical, Director:  Geoff Bullen Theatre:  Vanbrugh Theatre
                                              Set and Costume work experience, Heaven’s Eyes, Pop-up Theatre Company Director:  Michael Dalton
                                              Scenic Art Assistant, The Beggar’s Opera, Theatre: Vanbrugh
                                              Hair Stylist, Barbarians, Theatre: GBS Theatre Designer: Keith Orton

2007                                      Scenic Artist, Happy Days, The National Theatre, London
2005                                      Meadow Brook Theatre Co., Oakland University – Scenic Artist, And Then They Came For Me; Remembering the                                                  World of Anne Frank
2004                                      Hillel Day School - Set Designer and Makeup Artist - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Director:                                                      Robin Lash


THEATRE SKILLS                   Technical drawing, model making, scenic art, prop making, hairstyling, costume construction

COMPUTER SKILLS                Auto Cad, Vectorworks, Photoshop


WORK EXPERIENCE

2004-2006                             Janice Charach Epstein Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI: Gallery Assistant
2004                                      Batista Gallery, Ferndale, MI: Gallery Assistant
2002-2003                             Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI: Gallery Assistant
2001                                       College for Creative Studies: Summer School Art Assistant       
2000                                      College for Creative Studies, Children Art Class: Teacher’s Assistant
1999                                       Mars Advertising Agency: Graphic Department Assistant

 

SELECTED ART EXHIBITIONS

2011-2012                               Designer, Tales of Our Tribes, Shalom Street Children’s Museum, Mi
2011                                       Designer, From Pharaoh’s Rule To Freedom, Shalom Street Children’s Museum, Mi
2011                                       20th  Anniversary Exhibition, Janice Charach Gallery, West Bloomfield, Mi, 
2010-2011                               Designer, The Streets of Shushan, Shalom Street  Children’s Museum, Mi                                     
2010                                       Art From the Heart Exhibition, Janice Charach Epstein Gallery, West Bloomfield, Mi
2010                                       Michigan Fine Arts Competition, April - May, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Mi
2010                                       Chamsa Exhibition,  Janice Charach Epstein Gallery, West Bloomfield, Mi
2009                                      Janice Charach Epstein Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI
2008                                      RADA Graduate Design Exhibition, July 4-July 12, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Foyer
2005                                      The Cichorium Café, Franklin, MI - “Solo Show”
2004                                      College for Creative Studies Fine Art Gallery, Detroit, MI - Art Exchange
2003                                      Janice Charach Epstein Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI - “Emerging Artists”
2002                                      Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI
2000                                      College For Creative Studies - art purchased for “Traveling Art Show”

        
SELECTED ART COMMISSIONS

2012                                       Designer for The Tamarack Camp’s Alumni Mezuzah Project for 110th year Anniversary
2011                                       Mural- The Motor Room, The Friendship Circle, West Bloomfield, MI
2011                                       Mural- Water Room, The Friendship Circle, West Bloomfield, MI
2010                                       Mural- Weinberg Village, The Friendship Circle, West Bloomfield, Mi
2010                                       Mural- Florene and Edward Elkus Memorial Gym, The Friendship Circle, West Bloomfield, Mi
2005                                      Mural - Kaufman Children’s Center for Speech Language and Sensory Disorders, Inc. West Bloomfield, Mi                
2004                                      Detroit Jewish Federation’s Shalom Street Museum, West Bloomfield, MI  

REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

2016                                        “3C” satirizes “Three’s Company” and 1970s sensibilities about gay life",  by Frank Anthony Polito, Encore Michigan      2016                                        “Campfire” at The Ringwald delivers chills and Stephen King-like thrills", by Frank Anthony Polito, Encore Michigan 2016                                        "Tipping Point romps with “Dinner” bedroom comedy farce", by Patrice Nolan, Encore Michigan2016                                        “Alone with Friends” is a party…in the writer’s head", by Amy J. Parrent, Encore Michigan                                           2016                                        "Cult hit “Heathers: The Musical” will slay you gently with a chainsaw at the Ringwald, by Jenn McKee  Encore                                                         Michigan                                                                                                                                                         2015                                       "Performance Network's 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf' is a must-see", by Jenn McKee, MLive2015                                       "Tipping Point’s ‘Invasive Species’ is a pure Michigan delight",  by John Monaghan Detroit Free Press2015                                       "Invasive Species: A fish called Toothy", by Martin F. Kohn Encore Michigan                                                           2015                                       "Ringwald's 'Glengarry Glen Ross' turns up the intensity" by John Monaghan Detroit Free Press2015                                   The Boys in The Band: Hell, hell the gang’s all here, by John Quinn Encore Michigan2013                                        "JET's 'The Scullery Maid' a triumph of rich staging and suspense”, By John Monaghan Detroit Free Press” 
2013                                        “JET’s 25th  Season”  by Vivian DeGain My Jewish Detroit
2012                                        “Race”,  The Rogue Critic
2012                                       “Mamet's 'Race' a sobering commentary on ethics and morals”, by John Quinn Encore Michigan
2009                                       “An Open Door Policy”, Detroit Jewish News
2008                                       “Director/ Designer’s notes”, RADA’s Magazine, Issue 5 2008
2006                                       "Kaufman Children’s Center Expands”, West Bloomfield Beacon
2005 – Present                        Creating a book with Arnold Shay on his collection of holocaust artwork and my artwork based on his biography.

                                                              References upon request