SYDNEY CHEEK-O'DONNELL

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

SYDNEY CHEEK-O'DONNELL portrait
  • Editor, Review: The Journal of Dramaturgy
  • Associate Dean for Research, College Of Fine Arts-Dean
  • Assistant to the Dean for the Initiative in Arts and Human Development, College Of Fine Arts-Dean
  • Associate Professor, Theatre Department

Research

Creative Research

  • Dramaturgy for ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard at Babcock Theatre, University of Utah. Director Sarah Shippobotham. Curatorial/Production, completed 11/20/2016.
  • Dramaturgy for OUTSIDE MULLINGAR by John Patrick Shanley at Pioneer Theatre Company. Director Julie Kramer. Curatorial/Production, completed 11/14/2015.
  • Dramaturgy for GEORGE ORWELL'S ANIMAL FARM, adapt. by Ian Wooldridge at Babcock Theatre. Directed by Jamie Rocha Allan. Curatorial/Production, completed 10/11/2015.
  • Dramaturgy for THE THREEPENNY OPERA at Babcock Theatre, University of Utah. Director Denny Berry. Performance, completed 11/20/2014.
  • Dramaturgy for DEATHTRAP at Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake City. Director May Adrales. Performance, completed 04/12/2014.
  • Dramaturgy for A FEW GOOD MEN at Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake City. Director Karen Azenberg Performance, completed 02/15/2014.
  • New Play Dramaturgy for COTTON by Kathleen Cahill Commission, completed 12/15/2013.
  • New Play Dramaturgy for TWO STORIES by Elaine Jarvick Commission, completed 06/01/2013.
  • Dramaturgy for CLYBOURNE PARK by Bruce Norris at Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake City. Director Timothy Douglas. Artistic Director Karen Azenberg Performance, completed 02/01/2013.
  • Dramaturgy for IN THE HEIGHTS at Pioneer Theatre Company. Performance, completed 08/2012.
  • New play dramaturgy for MONSTERHEART by Kathleen Cahill, read at Salt Lake Acting Company. Other, completed 04/30/2012.
  • Dramaturgy for LAUGHING STOCK at Pioneer Theatre Company. Performance, completed 02/2012.
  • Dramaturgy for workshop of COURSE 86B IN THE CATALOGUE by Kathleen Cahill at Salt Lake Acting Company. Director Tracy Callahan. Other, completed 11/2011.
  • Actor in workshop for physicians on disclosing errors at Primary Children's Medical Center. Performance, completed 10/2011.
  • Dramaturgy for NEXT TO NORMAL at Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake City, UT. Directed by Karen Azenberg. Performance, completed 09/2011.
  • Dramaturgy for Bram Stoker’s Dracula adapted by Charles Morey, Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake City, 2010. Dir. Charles Morey. Performance, completed 10/01/2010.
  • Dramaturgy for Fever by Fae Engstrom, Studio 115, Department of Theatre, University of Utah, spring 2011 performance. Performance, in progress 09/10/2010.
  • Dramaturgy for 42nd Street, music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake City, 2010. Dir. Charles Morey Performance, completed 05/2010.
  • Dramaturgy for Charm by Kathleen Cahill, Salt Lake Acting Company, Salt Lake City, 2010. Dir. Meg Gibson. Performance, completed 04/2010.
  • Dramaturgy for 42nd Street at Pioneer Theatre Company. Performance, in progress 10/15/2009.
  • Dramaturgy for Charm by Kathleen Cahill at Salt Lake Acting Company Performance, in progress 07/01/2009.
  • Dramaturgy for Miss Saigon at Pioneer Theatre Company. Performance, completed 04/01/2009.
  • Dramaturgy for THE HEIRESS by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, directed by Jack Going, Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake City, UT Curatorial/Production, completed 2008.

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • UPIQ Learning Collaborative on Mental Health. PI: Sydney Cheek-O'Donnell. 11/2011 - present.