Director

Some Directing Credits, 1985-2008

2006

As You Like It

Nevada Shakespeare Company

2005

A Single Woman

The Culture Project/Nevada Shakespeare Company

2003

King Lear

Nevada Shakespeare Company (NSC), Reno

2002

The Trojan Women

Nevada Shakespeare Company

2001

Richard III

Nevada Shakespeare Company

2000

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Nevada Shakespeare Company

Annie Get Your Gun

Nevada Shakespeare Company

Hamlet

Nevada Shakespeare Company

1999

Steel Magnolias

Nevada Shakespeare Company

1997

Night Game

Odd Duck Studios, Seattle

1996

Diary of Ann Frank

Actors Repertory Theatre, Las Vegas

1995

The Corn is Green

Nevada Shakespeare Company

1994

The Tempest

Nevada Shakespeare Company

1993

Steel Magnolias

Summer Palace, Pullman Washington

1992

The Woolgatherer

Nevada Shakespeare Company

Women Heroes

Nevada Shakespeare Company

1991

‘Night, Mother

Nevada Shakespeare Company

Painting Churches

Nevada Shakespeare Company

1990 Under Milk Wood

Theatre on Broadway, Denver

Cost of Innocence

Denver Center/Colorado Dramatists

1989

Quilters

NSC (inaugural production)

1988

Greater Tuna

Ramada Showroom, Reno

1986/87

Richard (or a visit to a small Plantagenet)

Reno Shakespeare Festival

1986

Here We Are

Reno Shakespeare Festival

Lots of earlier stuff, including a production of The Fantasticks using ideas based on Poland’s Poor Theatre and a Contact Improv You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown that I loved. I did a lot of residencies as an artist-in-residence for the Nevada Arts Council and the Sierra Arts Foundation in Reno. I directed kid’s shows and community productions, etc. It was a great time in the field to get to know the people in my community and the kids, who are all grown up now. In fact, the high school kids who were in my first residency, when I was 24, are now over 40. It’s a helluva thing.

Okay, so the one guy is going to look as if he’s in nearly every photo and there’s a reason for that. It’s Roderick Dexter (with the white beard) and I’ve done a zillion projects with him in about 25 years. He’s a great actor.

This doesn’t diminish all the others, but I just thought you’d want an explanation. I’m just saying.

Another thing that might bear a mention is that most of the pics are from my production of Richard III in 2001. It’s just my very favorite all-time show.

Plus, for whatever reason, we just got tons of pictures from it.

I have a shameful lack of photographs of my work. It’s really sad. If you are someone who ever worked with me and you have any good production photos of anything we did, please send them to me! I will be so grateful.

messbrak

Richard III – murderer/sidekick and Brakenbury

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Richard III – Buckingham

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Richard III – Hastings and Buckingham

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Richard III – Murderer and Clarence

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Richard III – Murderer (as nun) and Richard

don't hear

Richard III – Richard

mess

Richard III – Murderer

Richard III – Richard

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King Lear