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November 19, 2019

Revisiting Sans Merci in the classroom at California State University Fullerton.

November 6, 2019

I've had an opportunity to create some real life art installations and I've loved it!

I can thank my theater design friends for my limited education of visual art but it's been cool to get to work on these display windows for the last year or so.

The Brea Gallery is a contemproray art space and after many years of just posters in the window, we came to the decision to use the window as an extension of the title wall and the exhibit, itself.

Take a look!

November 2, 2019

Review of War of the Worlds by Scott Keister of The Orange Curtain Review

Thanks for coming!

Perhaps the most notorious radio broadcast of all time, The Mercury Theater’s 1938 adaptation of H.G. Wells’ “The War of the Worlds,” directed by and starring Orson Welles and written by Howard Koch, is as much known for the success of its artistic achievements as it is for the supposed nationwide panic it caused, all greatly exaggerated by the newsprint media anxious to...

November 2, 2019

Today I closed my most recent production War of the Worlds at Curtis Theater. To be honest, this show was way out of my comfort zone and I can't totally say that I really embraced the unknown of it. And it was a real challenge figuring out how to stage a story that was written for a different medium.

The script we used was the actual Orson Welles transcript of the 1938 radio broadcast. Welles wanted to do a adaptation of the HG Wells novel but insisted that How...

October 31, 2019

 I am so thrilled with this show!

Years ago in grad school, I got a notion in my head that I wanted to do a stage adaptation of The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. I remember reading the short story in high school and then tracking down a film version of the piece. I loved how it spoke to mental health and specifically the bias developed by doctors when it came to diagnosing and treating "female disorders". 

My first semester in grad school, there...

October 14, 2019

My experience at Directors Fest

September 8, 2019

The Voice of OC writes a piece about the OC-Centic New Play Festival. As a director in this year's festival, writer Eric Marchese interview's Katie about the experience.

See article below or visit here.

O.C. Playwrights to be Showcased in an Upcoming New Play Festival of ‘Uncommon’ One-Act Tales

Anyone connected with theater will tell you that with any show, it all starts with the writing. That places an especially high premium on organizations dedicated to encou...

September 3, 2019

It's the 10 year anniversary of this event that I feel like I have to share. 

When the Hunger Artist's Theater Co applied for the rights to Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", they were granted with the condition that we couldn't have any written reviews of the production or do any print marketing. Why these would be the conditions for doing the show, we were never told. Being in Orange County, there was always a strange relationship with the...

August 15, 2019

I'm glad to return to lovely Chapman University to direct for the OC-Centric New Play Festival this summer! This year marks my 3rd year and show, premiering another brand new work.

"Thump in the Night" is fast-paced, ridiculous comedy by Lydia Oxenham. This is the first play she's written though she has extensive experience as a sketch comedy writer. Which definitely shows in the piece that is over the top and completely oddball. 

It was awesome to have Lydia be...

May 15, 2018

As we head into the final weekend of We Will Not Describe the Conversation, I've had some distance to reflect on the show and what worked, what didn't.

 I really loved working with this team, they were great. Haley's lights are really bold and Pat's set has hidden tricks that allow us to have a completely unique look to the show we're running in rep with.

The actors are great at keeping the pacing tight while still not rushing the quiet moments. (the f...

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