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I like theater a fair amount, and have been doing it in various extracurricular capacities for the past eight years.
In college I did a lot of technical theater work, specifically with the Stanford Shakespeare Company. StanShakes is the only repertory theater company at Stanford, so with the same crew working every show we got the chance to do a little bit of everything. I specialized in Sound Design, Lighting Design, Directing, Stage Management, and Company Management (as co-Artistic Director for the company.) Here's a list of that little bit of everything.
Artistic Directing was a fascinating challenge, particularly dealing with Wars Of The Roses, our first ever show that was co-directed, and first that was an original adaptation (a heavily abridged combination of Henry VI, Parts I-III and Richard III into one three-hour show.) The "original adaptation" especially required fun challenges and I got to stretch more of the editing and script notes side of Shakespeare company running than in previous years.
For a fresh-out-of-college kid, I've written a lot for the stage: in classes, independently, and as part of project at Stanford called Gaieties.
Gaieties is an annual tradition at Stanford, where during the week leading up to our "Big Game" with rival UC Berkeley, students put on a completely new, original, full-length comedy musical. The show almost always features some dastardly Cal students launching a villainous plot, and a team of intrepid Stanford students saving the day through hijinks. It's silly and a lot of fun.
The show for the fall is written every spring by a team of 6-10 undergraduate writers in a writer's room, so it's been a neat experience learning how to write a cohesive narrative comedy show collaboratively, and on a fairly quick turnaround (2-3 months to write the book for a 70-90 minute comedy musical!)
I've been on the staff three out of my four years at Stanford (the 2013, 2014, and 2016 shows, since I was busy directing Much Ado About Nothing with StanShakes during the writing period for the 2015 show.)
Copy-and-pasted from the writing page, but here ya are.
I'm currently working on two different pieces at the moment, and will probably post them when they're in postable condition.
I only started playwriting and technical theater in earnest in college, and for all four years of high school I exclusively acted. But that sort of fell off the plate in college, so I haven't acted in a show in YEARS. But here's a (selected) list of acting credits if you're curious?