My Journey:

as a Director, began with me working on stage as a stage manager, designer, and technician. Taking every opportunity to be in the room where it happens allowed me to study how working professional directors were doing what I wanted to do.  Those experiences are the bedrock of my practice and process and have afforded me the opportunity to work with actors, playwrights, designers, and technicians alike.  And I have found that leading a cast, a design team, a tech crew, and an audience to truthful storytelling is the most exciting and fulfilling thing I can do on or off the stage.

as an Educator, began with mentorship of the highest caliber.  I took a non traditional path to my education and enjoyed the opportunity to experience many disciplines within the theatre world.  I have been afforded the opportunity to teach workshops in various areas including Directing, Audition Techniques, Movement, and Design.  As an Instructor of Record for the Communications Department at the University of Idaho, I regularly fold in my theatre training and experiences into my classroom in an effort to raise engagement and often include some of the Catherine Fitzmaurice Voice-Work to help with communication apprehension.

Directing Portfolio

1/12

A Midwinter Night's Dream

 

Direction and Script Adaptation 

Stephen John​

Set Design

Jared Sorenson

Lighting Design

Chien-Ann Lu

Costume Design

Isabella Weiland

Directing Process Video

Sweeney Todd

 

Direction and Set Design

Stephen John​

Lighting & Sound Design

Kristopher Kataoka

Projection DesigN

Jon Infante

Costume Design

Alexandra Johnson

Make Up Design

EB Bohks

Marketing Preview

Orange County Register Review

1/5

Grounded

 

Direction and Set Design

Stephen John​

Lighting Design

Kate Ashton

Projection DesigN

Harrison Haug

Sound Design

Mike Price

Harold Times Review

1/13

True West

 

Direction

Stephen John​

Set and Properties Design

Jared Sorenson

Lighting Design

Aurora Cody

Sound Design

Andrew Yoder

Costume Design

BreAnne Servoss

PHoto Credit

Todd Quick

1/9

 The Dumb Waiter

 

Direction and Set Design

Stephen John​

Sound Design

Kwasi Buffington

Properties Design

Jared Sorenson

PHoto Credit

Todd Quick

1/12

Assassins

 

Direction and Set DesigN

Stephen John​

Music Direction

Sarah Weinzetl

Lighting  Design

Jonathon Daroca

 

Photo Credit

Francis Gacad

1/16

The Laramie Project

 

Direction and Set Design 

Stephen John​

Lighting Design 

Jessica Shelton

Costume Design:

Aja Bell

PHoto Credit

Robert Ladd​

Marketing Preview

Orange County Register Review

1/11

Jesus Christ Superstar

 

Direction and Set Design

Stephen John​

Music Direction

Sarah Weinzetl

 

Lighting Design

Zach Harless

Sound Design 

Kristopher Kataoka

Photo Credit

Robert Ladd

Marketing Preview

1/15

Moby Dick: Rehearsed

 

Direction and Set Design 

Stephen John​

Lighting DesigN 

zach Harless

Costume Design 

Alexandra Johnson

Photo Credit

Robert Ladd

1/13

Red Neck Wedding

&

Irish Wake

 

Devised and Direction

Stephen John​

​Music Direction

Sarah Weinzetl

Costume Design

Cory John

​Photo Credit

Sonia Liekhus

Marketing Preview

1/9

Peter and the Star Catcher

 

Direction

Stephen John​

All Tech elements designed by

The students of

Fullerton High School

Photo Credit

Fullerton High School

Journalism Class

1/11

The Complete Works of Shakespeare; Abridged!

 

Direction and Set Design

Stephen John​

Choreographer

Devon Hadsell

 

Lighting Design

Carly Macnamme

Costume Design

Cory John

Photo Credit

Amy Gettys

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