Hello all. As you know, these are crazy times for artists. I was mid-rehearsal for PRIDE & PREJUDICE at CSUSM when the stay-at-home orders came. I am doing some online projects and readings where I can, but mostly am waiting it out with everyone else. I am fortunate to be able to continue teaching throughout this pandemic. My students and I are all trying to find new ways to connect and grow, even if we have to do it through Zoom! I wish everyone safety and good health. I do believe theatre will survive and I look forward to the day when we can once more gather in a space and share stories together. It’s coming soon!
ACTING – I was finally able to act with real people in the same room! It was still online work, but the entire Heil family participated in the Playwrights Project PLAYS BY YOUNG WRITERS, performing in three one-acts. I especially want to give a shout-out to PP for coming up with an AEA contract for this project.
Kim and I also participated in Write Out Loud’s SAN DIEGO DECAMERON PROJECT, where 10 stories about the Pandemic are read aloud.
For San Diego REP, we turned BEACHTOWN into a weekly series in the Summer of 2020, holding live “Beachtown City Hall” pandemic task force meetings. Written and directed by Culture Clash’s Herbert Siguenza.
DIRECTING – SHE KILLS MONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS went up at CSUSM in February. I will be directing Lauren Yee’s THE HATMAKER’S WIFE in the 2021-22 Season.
TEACHING – Adjunct Faculty – California State University, San Marcos & Grossmont College
Who knows? These are crazy times and I am grateful for whatever arises. I know I will be directing at CSUSM this next year and I have a few acting projects that I will soon be allowed to mention.
During the Pandemic, I have been fortunate enough to act in online offerings with multiple companies, including San Diego Repertory Theatre, Write Out Loud, Red Earth Theatre and The Eastern Theatre Company.
SWEAT, BEACHTOWN, HAND TO GOD, VIOLET, CLYBOURNE PARK (San Diego Repertory Theatre), Workshop of BHANGIN’ IT (La Jolla Playhouse), THE WOMAN IN BLACK (CSU San Marcos), ART (Intrepid Theatre Company), Off-Broadway World Premiere and San Diego remount of SEA OF SOULS by Glenn Paris and Claudio Raygoza for ion theatre company, THE LION IN WINTER for Moonlight Stage Productions, MAPLE & VINE at Capital Stage Company, PASSION at ion theatre company (Nomination for San Diego Critic Circle Craig Noel Award – Outstanding Leading Performance in a Musical), SCHOOL FOR LIES (North Coast Repertory Theatre), TWELFTH NIGHT Tour (Old Globe), BABETTE’S FEAST, BEAU JEST, DINNER WITH MARLENE, THE MIRACLE WORKER, THE NERD, AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS (2015-17), WIT, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Lamb’s Player’s Theatre), Workshops of SEA OF SOULS, RYES and GROVE (ion theatre company), Staged Reading of INTELLIGENCE SLAVE by Kenneth Lin for “Readings for Holocaust Remembrance” and Workshop of JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY MUSICAL (La Jolla Playhouse)
SHE KILLS MONSTERS for Grossmont College, I & YOU, THE WOMAN IN BLACK, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, STOP KISS for Cal State San Marcos, THE LION IN WINTER, BORN YESTERDAY, THE MOUSETRAP for Moonlight Stage Productions, FOREVER PLAID: PLAID TIDINGS for New Village Arts, TURN OF THE SCREW for Intrepid Theatre Company.
Adjunct Instructor for Cal State San Marcos (2014-Current), Adjunct Instructor for Grossmont College (2017-Current), THE LARAMIE PROJECT and THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER camps for Diversionary Theatre/San Diego Junior Theatre, SPRING’S AWAKENING, PRIDE & PREJUDICE camps for San Diego Junior Theatre, Teaching Artist for Old Globe Productions of BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, RED VELVET, PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, CAMP DAVID, THE METROMANIACS, AS YOU LIKE IT, THE ROYALE & LAST KISS, Professor at UCSD Extension, Workshops for Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego Junior Theatre, and Old Globe, and Old Globe Middle School Summer Shakespeare Intensive (2012, 2013)