Circle Mirror Transformation
by Annie Baker
Winner of the Obie Award for Best New American Play and hailed by critics as “absorbing, unblinking and sharply funny” (The New York Times), CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION follows an unlikely group of five strangers who have signed up for an introduction to acting course where they learn more about themselves than they do about acting. This was touring production part of the "Road Show" program for Ellipse Theatre Community (ETC) performing in Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, and Prineville. Special to this production was the collaboration with award-winning pianist and composer, Paula Dreyer, who performed live during each performance. Funding for this production was made possible by a grant from the Deschutes County Coalition, donations, and volunteer support.
Love, Loss & What I Wore
by Nora and Deila Ephron
"Love, Loss and What I Wore" was the first production and launch of touring "Road Show" program for Ellipse Theatre Community (ETC). This mobile production toured through Bend, Redmond, and Sisters performing at Open Space Event Studios, Unity Community of Central Oregon, High Desert Music Hall, and the Sisters Public Library entertaining over 300 audience members during its seven show run. Special to this production was the collaboration with local, young artists who created special art pieces inspired by the monologues and utilized in the production. Funding for this production was made possible by a grant from the Deschutes County Coalition, donations, and volunteer support. Assistant Director to Debbie Levin.
Songs for a New World
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Uniquely staged to adhere to social distancing guidelines and other safety precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. This production became the first ever "drive-in theatre performance" in Bend, Oregon as well as the first theatrical performance to grace the stage of the historic Les Schwab Amphitheater.
Co-directed with Angelina Anello-Dennee.
Home for the Holidays: A Virtual Variety Show
Created and developed by Ellipse Theatre Community
"Home for the Holidays" is a virtual variety show featuring performances by the Central Oregon School of Ballet, Mejaski Choreography, local singers and actors. "Home for the Holidays" was initially developed as holiday benefit for the Newcomers Club of Bend. The show was so well received that it was released to the general public becoming the first production created by Ellipse Theatre Community. Co-created and directed with Angelina Anello-Dennee, Amy James, and Debbie Levin.