I am a freelance theatre & communications professional; a writer, director and performance artist,
recently relocated to New Orleans after working in Texas and San Antonio theaters for over 20 years.
I am interested in opportunities to bring my artistic history and connections together with my administrative
and communications skill sets in flexible working structures that support the aesthetics and financial sustainability
of my own art and the art of others.
Applicable Professional Experience
Proprietor (2003 – Present)
Freelance writing and editing for business communicators. Clients have included major companies, such as San Antonio’s Zachry Corporation, as well as individual public artists like Oscar Alvarado (Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park) and local artistic organizations.
Artistic Associate/Volunteer Coordinator/Grant Writer (2009 – 2012)
Jump-Start Performance Co., SATX
Assisted with event coordination and programming, from concept through planning to production support including: budget preparation; oversight of contractual agreements; and practical/logistical support of guest and company artists.
Wrote grants and oversaw grant reporting in support of the strategy put in place by the Development Director. Jump-Start received approximately 70% of the funds requested in new grant proposals I initiated.
Responsible for the organization and administration of the volunteer program, including recruitment, training, staffing and supervision of the volunteer pool.
Co-producer of the Windows Series(regular, site-specific public performances)
Co-facilitator of Sparkslab, a monthly performance jam
Hausmann Millworks, SATX
Co-Founder and Artistic Director (1995 – 2002)
The Shoestring Shakespeare Company
Oversaw all aspects of production – artistic, procedural and financial – in support of critically acclaimed classical and contemporary programming (4-6 productions per year).
Theatre/Arts Journalist (1993 – 1995/2002 – 2009)
The San Antonio Current/The San Antonio Recorder Times
Reviewed productions and provided editorial coverage of the local theatre and performing arts scene.
Production Stage Management
Texas Shakespeare Festival, Kilgore TX
As a member of the Stage Management team, I served as Assistant Stage Manager on two of five shows in rotating repertory, and as Stage Manager on a third.
Responsible for supporting and documenting the logistical needs of each production through rehearsal and performance.
Public & Investor Relations (1986 – 1991)
Diamond Shamrock Corporate Offices, SATX
Responsible for supporting and facilitating corporate communication to public and investment constituencies.
Initially hired in the Legal Department, as part of a small team that managed the relevant state and federal licensing of Diamond Shamrock stores nationwide.
Communications Dept. (1985 – 1986)
Southwest Oncology Group, SATX
Responsible for preparation of treatment protocols, with special emphasis on plain-English informed consent forms for patients undergoing experimental cancer treatment.
BS, Business Administration (1984)
Trinity University, SATX
Concentration in Marketing & Management
Minor in Communication
Relevant Professional Associations & Volunteer Experience
Past-President and later board member of the San Antonio Theatre Coalition(SATCO.
Member Emeritus of the artistic company at Jump-Start Performance Co.
Represented Theatre & Performance on the LuminaraSteering Committee (2011 – 2013)
Editorial Staff, The Society for Ritual Arts/Coreopsis: Journal of Myth and Theatre
Member, Gulf Coast Playwrights, New Orleans
Founder, Shakespeare in My Mouth! monthly reading series
Excellent communication skills
Committed to professional integrity – prompt, courteous and reliable
Collaborative approach to problem-solving
Ability to maintain perspective under stress
Excellent time management & organization skills
references available on request