Creative Research

  • Played the role of "Robeck" in Winter, a new play by Julie Jensen, at Salt Lake Acting Company, Salt Lake City, Utah, 10/11/2016 through 11/13/2016--34 public performances. Professional Actors' Equity production. Performance, refereed, completed 2/1/2016. Performance, refereed, completed 11/13/2016.
  • Played the role of "Robeck" in Winter, a new play by Julie Jensen, in a publicly staged reading produced Salt Lake Acting Company, Salt Lake City, Utah. Semi-professional. Performance, refereed, completed 2/1/2016. Performance, refereed, completed 02/01/2016.
  • Played the role of "David King Udall" in "History of the Church in Arizona," in a voice-over in a video for the Mesa Temple Vistors' Center, LDS Church. Performance, refereed, completed 01/26/2016.
  • Played the role of "Robeck" in Winter, a new play by Julie Jensen, in a staged reading produced by Plan-B Theatre's Playwrights' Lab, at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Semi-professional. Performance, refereed, completed 11/14/2015.
  • Played the role of "Dr. Septimus Pretorius" in Bride of Frankenstein, Sackerson Productions. 24 performances, 9/25 through 10/31/2015, in a re-fitted warehouse, 1030 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City, Utah. Semi-professional. Performance, refereed, completed 10/2015.
  • Performed the role of Asael Smith, paternal grandfather of Joseph Smith, LDS Church founder, in a short, two-person film. Shot at LDS Motion Picture Studio (Provo). Shown on demand at Church History Museum (Salt Lake City). Performance, refereed, completed 11/06/2014.
  • Performed the roles of "Judge James B. McKean (voice-over), "Judge Tillman D. Johnson" (on screen) and "Samuel Newhouse" (voice-over) in "Courthouse," KUED documentary on the Salt Lake City Federal Court Building. Performance, refereed, completed 04/29/2014.
    http://video.kued.org/video/2365235478/
  • Performed the role of "Pope Gregory VII," in a professional playwrights' workshop reading of "Canossa," by Eric Samuelsen, produced by Jerry Rapier and the Plan-B Theatre Company, at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Performance, refereed, completed 04/07/2014.
  • Performed the role of Judge Harold D. Stump in "Stumped," a new play by Debora Threedy (Lee E. Teitelbaum Endowed Professor of Law, S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah), at the Moot Courtroom--in conjunction with "The Other Side of Reproductive Rights: The Untold Story and Ethics of Modern Eugenics" Performance, refereed, completed 02/28/2014.
  • Performed the role of "Samuel Beckett" in Beckett and Godot, by Juan Radrigán, translated by Curtis Russell with Néstor Bravo-Goldsmith, in a free public reading, directed by Néstor Bravo-Goldsmith, at the Union Theatre, University of Utah Performance, refereed, completed 12/14/2013.
  • Performed the role of "Mr. Reed," as well as the roles of "Radio Announcer," "Company Doctor," "Son," "Judge," and "Leonard Grossman," in a free public reading of "These Shining Lives," by Melanie Marnich, directed by Richard Scharine, at the Marriott Library, University of Utah. Performance, refereed, completed 12/03/2013.
  • Performed in excerpts from "Spring Awakening," a new musical by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, at College of Fine Arts Distinguished Alumni Celebration, University of Utah Performance, refereed, completed 10/03/2013.
  • Performed in excerpts from "Spring Awakening," a new musical by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, at Arts Bash, on the Library Quad, University of Utah Performance, refereed, completed 09/04/2013.
  • Performed the role of "Ben" in "Miasma," by Eric Samuelsen--a free public reading of the full-length play for Plan-B Theatre Company, at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Part of "The Rose Exposed" Performance, refereed, completed 08/31/2013.
  • Directed "45 Seconds from Broadway," by Neil Simon--at the Neil Simon Festival, Cedar City, Utah. Performance, refereed, completed 08/09/2013.
  • Performed the nine adult male roles--"Herr Sonnenstich," "Herr Knochenbruch," "Herr Rillow," "Herr Neumann," "Herr Stiefel," "Father Kaulbach," "Dr. Von Brausenpulver," "Herr Gabor," "Schmidt"--in "Spring Awakening," a new musical by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, Babcock Theatre, University of Utah Department of Theatre Performance, refereed, completed 04/28/2013.
  • Voice of God, "Baptism of Christ" video, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Performance, refereed, completed 01/2012.
  • Voice of God, "Jesus Is Baptized by John," Life of Jesus Christ Videos; upcoming Performance, refereed, completed 12/2011.
    http://www.lds.org/bible-videos/videos?lang=eng
  • "Boss," Fortune 500, by Saira J. Khan, staged reading, New Play Development Workshop, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, annual meeting, Chicago, IL Performance, refereed, completed 08/14/2011.
  • Narrator, The Light of Men, New Testament radio dramas, available internationally on-line Performance, refereed, completed 05/2011.
    http://mormonchannel.org/
  • "Thomas Jefferson," Third Crossing, by Debora Threedy, Plan-B Theatre Company, Rose Wagner Theatre, Salt Lake City, UT; cast 4-9-2011; show runs 3-8 through 3-18, 2012 Performance, refereed, scheduled 04/09/2011.
    http://planbtheatre.org/thirdcrossing.htm
  • "Marley," A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, radio drama, available internationally on World-Wide Web Performance, refereed, completed 04/2011.
    http://mormonchannel.org/a-christmas-carol
  • Directed California Suite at Neil Simon Festival, Cedar City, Utah Curatorial/Production, refereed, completed 08/2010.
  • Performed role of Ben Epstein in Broadway Bound at Neil Simon Festival, Cedar City, Utah Performance, refereed, completed 08/2010.
  • Narrator, "Left Behind: Women of the Mormon Battalion," 2005 (live), 2010 (DVD) Performance, refereed, completed 03/2010.
  • Narrator, "The Light of Men," radio dramas aired internationally Performance, refereed, in progress 01/2010.
    http://radio.lds.org/eng/programs/the-light-of-men
  • Directed a holiday production of the medieval "Second Shepherds' Play," in our Salt Lake City neighborhood venue with amateur performers and production team Performance, completed 12/05/2009.
  • Narrator, "The Light of Men," New Testament radio dramas, six episodes, aired internationally by LDS Church Performance, completed 06/17/2009.
  • Performed the role of Father Vernon in "Evil Angel," a feature-length commercial film, directed by Richard Dutcher; released internationally Performance, completed 05/2009.
  • Documentary Producer, "Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons," Other, completed 2009.
  • Narrator, "Left Behind: Women of the Mormon Battalion," BYU Dance Department, DVD release Performance, completed 2009.

Presentations

  • "Shakespeare: Shape and Variation," a workshop for students and faculty, Utah Theatre Association annual conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Presented twice for a total of 24 participants. Presentation, Presented, 01/15/2016.
  • "Shakespeare on Your Shoulder: The First Folio's Possible Clues to Actors and Directors," a workshop for students and faculty, Utah Theatre Association annual conference, Utah Valley Convention Center, Provo, Utah. Presented twice for a total of 30 participants. Presentation, Presented, 01/23/2015.

Languages

  • Portuguese, functional.
  • Spanish, basic.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Publications

  • “Russell McKinley Crouse.” American National Biography. Oxford University Press, 1997. Published, 10/1997.
  • “Samuel Beckett: Fundamental Sounds, Fundamental Actions.” “Standing in Their Shifts Itself…”: Irish Drama from Farquhar to Friel. Bremen, Germany: European Society for Irish Studies, 1993, pp. 139-57. Published, 12/1993.
  • “LDS Drama,” article, Encyclopedia of Mormonism (McGraw-Hill, 1991). Published, 10/1991.
  • “The Spectogram: An Exercise in Initial Analysis.” Shakespeare Quarterly 35 (1984), pp. 632-41. Published, 09/1984.