Directing :

First Daughter Suite by Michael John LaChiusa:  Sundance Theatre Lab at Mass MOCA

The Vineyard Arts Project,  Public Theater, Fall 2015
Qing Cheng (Dark City) by Daniel Walker A U.S./Hong Kong Collaboration
Under My Skin Little Schubert Theatre, Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraiser
Dr. Keeling’s Curve, starring Mike Farrell and currently touring Universities and Science Centers, Televised by KCET Los Angeles/Link TV
Julian Po, New York Music Theatre Festival winner, Best Score, Ira Antelles
Between Time and Timbuktu, Ira Antelles, Dreamworks/ASCAP Music Theatre Project
Sukie and Sue : Their Story, Michael John LaChiusa, Blank Theatre Co. Hollywood
Little Fish, Michael John LaChiusa  Blank Theatre Hollywood, Recording, Sh-k-boom Records
Terre Haute,  Edmund White, Blank Theatre Hollywood  
Carnival Knowledge, Todd Robbins Soho Playhouse, 2004 Drama Desk nom, Best of 2003 NY Fringe Festival, National Tour, Televised by CNN
My life as a DJ- James Dumont, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Los Angeles
In Memoriam, Scott Seward, HBO U.S. Comedy arts Festival, Aspen CO
Archie and Mehitibel, Town Hall, NYC starring Taylor Dane
Ordo Virtutum – Hildegarde Von Bingham, Mannes Camerata  
First Lady Suite - Michael John LaChiusa, Public Theatre Obie Award, Best Musical (Dramatists Play Service)
Children of Eden - (Workshop) Stephen Schwartz, Playwrights Horizons
Orpheus in Love – Craig Lucas/Gerald Busby, Circle Repertory Company
The Three Bears, Theatreworks USA , national tour
Body Ode- Gerald Busby, Carnegie Hall
Credo, Craig Lucas, Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon (Applause Theatre Books)
Tubes, David Van Tiegham, Avery Fischer Hall
Throwing Your Voice- Craig Lucas, Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon (Applause Theatre Books)
Urchin 1- David Van Tiegham, PS 122
Lucky Nurse (4 Short Operas) Playwright’s Horizons (Dramatists Play Service)
Eulogy for Mister Hamm, Michael John laChiusa, Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon (Applause Theatre Books)

 

Production and Literary Development:

 

2010-2013 Director of New Works, The Blank Theatre, Hollywood. Overseeing the selection, development, staffing presentation and production of 30 new American plays presented weekly before a live audience.

 

Producer/DirectorThe Blake Edwards Company. Projects included, The Pink Panther Musical, Scapegoat (with John Ritter), Big Rosemary (with Tony Award winning songwriters Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison.) and numerous companies of Victor/Victoria. Filmed, conducted interviews with colleagues and edited several presentations for tributes to Blake Edwards, including the HBO Comedy Arts Festival the WGA awards, the DGA Awards and the Academy Awards. Handled assorted business involving Mr. Edwards extensive catalog of literary and cinematic properties.

 

Producer/Director: National Breast Cancer Coalition Les Girls Cabaret. An annual event raising over $500,000 for the NBCC featuring television personalities (Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, Tina Fey, Marc Cherry, , Connie Britton, Meagan Mullalay, Marg Helgenberger, etc...) performing cabaret numbers live. Produced, Directed and Co-wrote the show , as well as supervised filming of the live presentation and editing sizzle reels for the NBCC website and other NBCC presentations across the country.

 

Producer: Opening and Closing Ceremonies, The LA Watts Summer Games Writing and producing Opening and Closing ceremonies for the largest High School sporting event in America. Duties include negotiating and booking talent, overseeing all design and production elements for outdoor presentations, writing presentations and managing sponsor relations as well as the appearances of celebrities, athletes and Los Angeles political figures.

 

Jupiter Records, Munich Germany Music Theatre Development for German record company in collaboration with BMI Germany

 

.Metropolitan Entertainment Group Creative Development Director for Broadway Musical DivisionProjects include, Perfectly Clear: Nixon and the Tapes of Watergate, (also director) My Favorite Broadway, and Pete Townshend’s Psychoderelict, among others.

 

Resident Director, New Dramatists Overseeing literary development of New Plays by 40 emerging American Playwrights at New York’s leading facility for new writers.

 

Director, Ensemble Studio Theaters’ National Theatre Colony Management and development of programming, artist residencies, and theatre relations for year round retreat facility for writers and artists.

 

ArtisticDirector, Siasconset Casino Stage Company Founding Artistic Director for 5 seasons of residential summer theatre on Nantucket Island.

© 2019 by Kirsten Sanderson

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