Directing Portfolio

Selections of recent directing projects:


Seagle Music Colony

 - Schroon Lake, NY



  • Into the Woods (Sondheim)


  • Susannah (Floyd)

  • Hansel and Gretle (Humperdink)


  • The Three Little Pigs (J. Davis)​

  • The Music of the Night (A.L.Webber)


The Seagle Music Colony celebrates it's 100 year anniversary in 2015. One of the countries oldest training program for opera singers, SMC is located in the beautiful Adirondack mountains of New York.  The program serves 32 young artists that receive voice lessons, musical and dramatic coachings, and mainstage role experience.


* all photos at Seagle Music Colony by Jim Carnahan

Die Zauberflöte - Mozart

University of Connecticut

Opera Theater - April 2013

In my opinion, the versatility of Die Zauberflöte opens itself to many innovative concepts. For this production, I was influenced by the beauty and richness of the Hindu culture and approached this production embracing Indian aestheticism.  Utilizing a minimal set, the production relied on the brilliant color of the costumes and lighting design for opulent visuals.

The Crucible - Robert Ward

University of Connecticut

Opera Theater - November 2012



The Crucible is the Pulitzer prize winning opera composed by Robert Ward based on the Salem witch trials play by Arthur Miller.  This was an exciting if not grass-roots project.  Living in New England, it was not only convenient but informative that we visited Salem, MA and the actual site of the trials.  As the Congregational church provides historical content to the story, we chose our local sanctuary as our venue to add authenticity to where the trials took place.  With minimal set and lighting design, we relied on period costuming and honest story-telling for a great weekend of theater.

The Grand Duchess
 - Jacques Offenbach

University of Connecticut

Opera Theater - March 2012

 I first worked on this piece for Opera Boston when it featured Stephanie Blythe in the title role.  Since then, I knew that it would be a great choice at the university.  This turned out to be a campy and fun production with a number of great roles for our graduate students.

Candide - Leonard Bernstein

​​University of Connecticut

Opera Theater - March 2011

This production won third place in The American Prize for Opera Production - Collegiate Division in 2012.  We set the production in a 1950's NYC flat.  Drawing the time period from the date of composition, we created a world where Sondheim acted as our Voltaire.  The open floor plan allowed us to tell a story that moved seamlessly from scene to scene, just by moving to a different section of the apartment.  It was fun discovering ways to incorporate objects in the apartment in the telling of the story.

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