RESUME

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

• Dedicated, analytical, and empathetic theatre educator with experience in teaching, arts administration, and curriculum development  •

•  Resourceful director diving into textually rich worlds and reinventing classics  •

• Proactive collaborator with an eye for creative programming and inventive solutions  •  Warm and enthusiastic with a go-getter attitude  •

RELEVANT SKILLS
  • Mastery in Microsoft Office and Google Suite 

  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and GIMP

  • Proficiency in iMovie and Garage Band

  • Proficiency in Spektrix, Audience View, and Tessitura Ticketing Software 

CORE STRENGTHS
  • Directing

  • Dramaturgy

  • Teaching and Curriculum Development

  • Stage Management

  • Light and Sound Board Operations

  • Playwriting

  • Text and Script Analysis

  • Shakespeare

  • Theatre History and Art History

  • Dance: Tap, Ballet, Jazz Dance, Hip Hop, Contemporary
      

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

The University of the Arts
BFA in Directing, Playwriting and Production with a Focus in Directing and Dramaturgy (‘18)

Selected Instructors

Joanna Settle: Artistic Direction/Shakespeare

Jacqueline Goldfinger: Playwriting/Dramaturgy

Eugenie Chan: Playwriting

Matthew Travisano: Text and Language

Terry Bamberger: Acting/Shakespeare

Becky Potter: Movement/Clowning

Chris Mirto: Directing

Fadi Skeiker: Directing

Amy Dugas Brown: Casting/Business of Theater

Rebecca Wright: Collaboration in Theater

Kate Tejada: Financial Leadership

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

A.C.T. Young Conservatory

Teaching Artist, 2020-Present

  

 

Oakland School for the Arts
On-Call Substitute Teacher, 2019-Present
  

   
Marin Theatre Company
Front of House Staff, 2018-2019
  

  
The University of the Arts
Front of
 House Staff, 2017-2018

  
Kids ‘N Dance ‘N Theater Arts
Summer Camp Teaching Assistant, 2016

 

ARTS ADMINISTRATION AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

American Conservatory Theater • San Francisco, CA                   2019-2020

YOUNG CONSERVATORY FELLOW for the 2019-2020 Season

  • Developed course descriptions, curriculum, and student learning outcomes to align with YC’s pedagogical goals

  • Generated programming changes and facilitate communication with YC families and faculty during COVID-19 shelter-in-place and social distancing orders

  • Assessed enrollment data to identify trends and recommend course programming

  • Liaised between families, students, staff, faculty and artists for multiple classes and performance opportunities

  • Analyzed and evaluated prospective new works in A.C.T.’s Litbrain literary program

  • Created dramaturgy packet and program publications for A.C.T. Fellows Project

Oakland School for the Arts - Step It Up • Oakland, CA              2018-2020

TEACHING ARTIST for the OSA’s Theatre Program for Prospective Students

  • Designed and taught 14-week audition technique-focused intensive for prospective 4th and 5th-grade students with limited previous theatre training

  • Evaluated student’s skill level and work ethic in an end-of-program audition
     

Marin Theatre Company • Mill Valley, CA                                          2018-2019 

ARTISTIC DIRECTION AND EDUCATION INTERN for the 2018-2019 Season

  • Taught arts integration outreach: literature, history, public speaking

  • Instructed and assisted on-site classes for students in 1st through 9th grade

  • Planned and executed audience engagement, including interactive lobby dramaturgy

  • Led student matinees and post-show discussions

  • Evaluated and discussed prospective plays in 2019-2020 season planning committee

  • Assessed new works for MTC’s Calicchio Play Prize Competition and Marin Young Playwrights Festival
     

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival • San Francisco, CA          2018-2019 

TEACHING ARTIST for Players-Level Bay Area Shakespeare Camps

  • Taught classes in Voice and Movement, Text and History, and Production and Design

  • Directed condensed productions of Shakespeare plays for ages seven to thirteen
     

Theatre Philadelphia • Philadelphia, PA                                           2017-2018 

THEATRE INTERN for the 2017-2018 Season

  • Assigned and arranged nominators for the 2017-2018 Barrymore adjudication process, communicating with over thirty theatre companies and seventy adjudicators

  • Tracked finances of Barrymore Participation fees for over one hundred productions

  • Facilitated planning and execution of Barrymore Awards and 1st Annual Philly Theatre Week
     

California Shakespeare Theatre • Oakland, CA                                         2017 

ARTISTIC LEARNING INTERN for the summer Shakespeare Conservatory Camps

  • Acted as counselor, teaching assistant, stage manager, and assistant director

  • Conceived and taught two master classes: commedia dell'arte and War of Roses History

  • Operated soundboard, and aided lightboard programming and light refocusing
       

THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE

Directing

ICECREAM

To The Sticking Place

Metamorphize

Wet Nurse

Dim The Lights: Senior Showcase

Milk

 

UArts Brind School

UArts Brind School

Speakeasy 932

Speakeasy 932

OSA School of Theatre

OSA School of Theatre

Assistant Directing

The Who and the What

How I Learned What I Learned

The Bourgeois Gentleman

Performance Playground

The Summer in Gossensass

God's Ear

 

Marin Theatre Company

Marin Theatre Company

UArts Brind School

Brind School and Subcircle

UArts Brind School

UArts Brind School

 

Hana S. Sharif

Margo Hall

KC Macmillan

Jorge and Nikki Cosuineau

Rick Stoppleworth

Shira Daniels

 

Stage Management and Production Assistance

Freaky Friday

How I Learned What I Learned

Oslo

Don't You Know Who I Think I Am?

Twelfth Night

Ends In Riot

 

Marin Theatre Company

Marin Theatre Company

Marin Theatre Company

UArts Brind School

UArts Brind School

UArts Brind School

 

Jasmine Osborne

Margo Hall

Jasson Minadakis

Julia Louis

Matt Pfeiffer

Monique Asselin

 

Dramaturgy

A.C.T. Fellows Project

UArts Brind School

 

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties

Don't You Know Who I Think I Am?

 

Gracie Brakeman

Julia Louis

 

REFERENCES

References Available Upon Request

 

© 2020 by Emily Rose Cooper