I directed my first show in my backyard as a child, but that was only the beginning of what was to come. By my freshman year in high school, I was writing and directing for a local children's theater company in my hometown outside of Dallas, Texas.
I have directed and produced assorted cabarets, concerts, musicals, plays, children’s theater productions (some of which some have been nominated and won awards) for numerous theater companies; served as Artistic Director for 4th Wall Theatre 2004-2010, managed the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College from 2006-May of 2014, and currently serve as the Theater Manager for the historic Irvington Theater in Irvington, NY in Westchester County.
Some stage shows I have directed include: [title of show], The Life, I Do! I Do!, Dessa Rose, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Big River, The Music Man, Tiny Island, La Cage Aux Folles, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, and Betty’s Summer Vacation. While serving as Artistic Director of 4th Wall Theatre, I acted as producer on several productions and helped launch the M.I.D. (Musicals-in-Development) Stage Series in 2006 that presented new musical works from emerging composers and writers while the works were still in development phases.Have a project looking for a director? Contact me!
As someone who has produced, directed, and written for the stage, I've always wanted to expand into the world of film. I've spent several years creating videos for shows I would direct or produce. Writing them, editing them, sometimes directing how I wanted them to turn out. I took great enjoyment in creating these small marketing tools. In 2006 I directed a stage production of the musical Kiss of the Spider Woman and because of the main character of Molina's obsession with film being so prevalent in that show, I decided to add a film toward the end of the play. I wrote a short (Molina's Movie), Kristofer Updike directed it, it was shot in a day, and my first film short was viewed by all those that attended the play. I formed ASD Media & Entertainment in 2011 and have produced three films since..
Logline: As a young man lays dying, the depths to which a mom will go for the
love of a child are discovered.
Logline: They had to erase themselves in order to survive.
Logline: His words tell one story, his sketches tell the truth.
As a young man lays dying, his anger, addiction, and resentment is forced to the surface as his mother displays the depths to which she'll go for the love of a child.
This award-winning short screened in over a dozen film festivals around the country.
After a gay purge, four best friends are surviving by living in fake marriages to each other. They secretly meet once a week to see their true spouse and play a "game" where they reminisce about their former openly gay lives. After 3 years of weekly gatherings, they must determine if their clandestine meetings are worth risking their lives. In one night, emotions run high, friendships begin to unravel and everything changes in an instant.
A Jewish Holocaust Survivor agrees to be interviewed by an African-American doing research for her grad thesis on REPARATIONS. He cannot grasp any similarity between restitution for descendants of slaves versus those he's received from Germany. As her questions unearth his secrets the bond between them deepens.
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