Moorpark College: Moorpark, CA. Fall 2014-Present
PLAYWRITING I: Instructs students in the basic components of constructing a play. Focuses on creating characters, exploration of theme, structuring plot and writing believable dialogue through the creation of dramatic monologues, scenes and a one-act play.
PLAYWRITING II: Develops the intermediate level components of constructing a play. Focuses on complex character creation, in-depth exploration of theme, structuring plot and writing complex dialogue through the creation of dramatic monologues and scenes.
SCRIPT ANALYSIS: Explores the reading, analyzing and understanding of play scripts in a variety of genres and styles. Develops skills in how to read a play to discover its structure, the playwright’s methods of creating plot, character and imagery, and an understanding of how theatrical texts are distinct from other forms of literature.
THEATRE PRODUCTION: Student Written One Acts: Allows students to rehearse and perform as actors utilizing introductory level skills in a college production staged for public performance. Involves the use of varying content each semester with production schedules and will range from classical to contemporary, published comedic, dramatic and/ or musical theatre material.
THEATRE PRODUCTION: Main Stage Director: Allows students to rehearse and perform as actors utilizing introductory level skills in a college production staged for public performance. Involves the use of varying content each semester with production schedules and will range from classical to contemporary, published comedic, dramatic and/ or musical theatre material.
ACTING I: Introduces basic acting theories leading to classroom performance. Emphasizes exercises that develop memorization, improvisation, focus, concentration, stage movement, vocal production, and interpretation of text.
INTERNSHIP IN THEATRE ARTS: Provides on-the-job learning to develop effective work habits, attitudes, and career awareness in paid or unpaid internships that are related to the discipline. Involves the development and documentation of learning objectives and the completion of an internship paper, presentation, or project. Includes both workplace supervisor and faculty adviser feedback and/or written evaluations.
San Francisco State (as Graduate Assistant): 2009-2011
Playwriting Workshop: Worked with students on further developing projects they were creating. Assigned scene work and further exercises to develop their voice. Gave lectures and ran the flow of notes in class. Taught proper workshop techniques.
Craft of Playwriting: Led weekly workshops, solidified understanding of the material taught in class to small groups, provided feedback on creative and critical writing exercises, delivered lectures, wrote quizzes, handled grades.
Plays: Reading/ Viewing (graduate level course): Delivered lectures, picked and secured the season of plays we attended, provided feedback on creative written exercises, assisted in lecture and leading discussions.