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Kristan Seemel

Theater Credits
Production   Playwright     Company     Year
Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love (premier)   Mallery Avidon     The Flea Theater     2013
Diversity Awareness Picnic (workshop)   Leah Nanako Winkler     Playwrights Horizons/Clubbed Thumb SuperLab     2013
The Nature of Things (workshop)   Tracy Thorne     Soho Rep Writer Director Lab     2013
The Electric Lighthouse (premier)   Ed Hime     The Flea Theater     2012
The Suicide (workshop)   based on Nikolai Erdman     Target Margin Lab     2012
The Threepenny Opera   Brecht & Weill     Brown/Trinity Rep     2011
The Darkson Chronicles   Theodore Goodell     Writing is Live Festival     2011
The Duchess of Malfi   John Webster     Brown/Trinity Rep     2010
Oh Guru Guru Guru (workshop)   Mallery Avidon     Writing is Live Festival     2010
Hamlet   William Shakespeare     CoHo Productions     2010
Sore (workshop)   Janine Heath     RPM Playlab     2009
The Reason I Don’t Want to Go to Yoga Class With You (workshop)   Mallery Avidon     4x4 Festival     2009
Endgame (workshop)   Samuel Beckett     Brown/Trinity Rep     2009
Mimesophobia   Carlos Murillo     Sand & Glass Productions     2008
The Long Christmas Ride Home   Paula Vogel     Theatre Vertigo     2008
This is Our Youth   Kenneth Lonnergan     Halflight Productions     2007
A Play About a Uniform; A Play for the Writer Carol Shields*   Suzan-Lori Parks     365 Days/365 Plays at Portland Center Stage     2007
Wild West Show* (premiere)   Francesca Sanders     Chuck Mee Challenge     2007
MUTT (premiere)   Lava Alapai     Many Hats Collaboration     2006
Bit of Rope* (workshop)   Richard Foreman     Richard Foreman mini-Fest     2006
Blue Line* (premiere)   Lava Alapai     Theatre Vertigo     2006
Radio* (premiere)   Francesca Sanders     Chuck Mee Challenge     2006
Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights   Gertrude Stein     defunkt theatre     2006
The Vespiary    Matt Zrebski     Stark Raving Theater     2005
A Murder of Crows   Mac Wellman     defunkt theatre     2004
The Commedia Project (workshop)   Ensemble     Idaho Repertory Theater     2001
Footlight Frenzy   Alan Shearman, et al.     Russell Theater     2001
Other Credits
Production/Project (selected)   Role     Company     Director
Camelot by Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe   Assistant Director     Trinity Repertory Company     Curt Columbus
A Christmas Carol by Adrian Hall & Richard Cumming   Assistant Director     Trinity Repertory Company     Birgitta Victorson
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry   Assistant Director     Trinity Repertory Company     Brian McEleney
The Maids by Jean Genet   Dramaturg     Brown/Trinity Rep     Mia Rovegno
A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits by C. Denby Swanson (workshop)   Dramaturg     JAW Playwrights Festival     Jason Neulander
Box Americana by Jason Grote (workshop)   Dramaturg     JAW Playwrights Festival     Chris Coleman
Restroom (premiere)   Producer     Many Hats Collaboration     Jessica Wallenfels
A Feminine Ending by Sarah Treem (workshop)   Dramaturg     JAW Playwrights Festival     Blair Brown
Number Three by Ebbe Roe Smith (workshop)   Dramaturg     JAW Playwrights Festival     Aaron Posner
The Thugs by Adam Bock (workshop)   Dramaturg     JAW Playwrights Festival     Rose Riordan
Fourteen Hundred Thousand* by Sam Shepard   Assistant Director     defunkt theatre     James Moore
A Devil Inside by David Lindsay-Abaire   Dramaturg     Theatre Vertigo     Tom Moorman
Hazard County by Allison Moore (workshop)   Dramaturg     JAW Playwrights Festival     Chris Coleman
Gilgamesh adapt. by Ebbe Roe Smith (premiere)   Dramaturg     Haven Project     Ebbe Roe Smith
The Apollo Project by Nancy Keystone (workshop, pt.2)   Stage Manager     Portland Center Stage     Nancy Keystone
Thunderbird by Joseph Fisher (workshop)   Dramaturg     JAW Playwrights Festival     Chris Coleman
Three Tall Women   Stage Manager     Profile Theatre Project     Dennis Bigelow
Much Ado About Nothing   Dramaturg     Portland Center Stage     Chris Coleman
The Birthday Party   Stage Manager     Profile Theatre Project     Tracy Hinkson
Ashes to Ashes/A Kind of Alaska   Stage Manager     Profile Theatre Project     Jane Unger
Footlight Frenzy   Stage Manager     Lakewood Theatre Company     Alan Shearman
*One-act play
Education and Training
MFA in Directing, May 2011, Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium, Providence RI

Honors BA in English Lit/Theater Arts, December 2000 (Magna Cum Laude) Gonzaga University, Spokane WA

Magdalene College, Oxford University, England (1999):
Jacobean Revenge Tragedy Tutorial
Shakespeare's History Plays Tutorial

GreenHouse School of Theater at Portland Center Stage, Portland, OR: Dramaturgy Masterclass w/ Mead Hunter

Pataphysics Workshop 2013: Lee Breuer
Special Skills
New Play Workshop Dramaturg
French Language Fluency & Literacy
Stage Manager (3 years, freelance)
Literary Office Associate (3 years, Portland Center Stage)
Non-profit Corporate Fundraising Officer (3 years, Portland Center Stage)
Awards and Recognition
Soho Rep Writer Director Lab 2012-13

Resident Director at The Flea Theater 2011-2013

Selection panelist for the 2008 Portland Civic Theatre Guild Project & Professional Development Grants for Theater

Recipient 2008 Regional Arts and Culture Council Grant to produce/direct Mimesophobia

Portland Drammy Award (2008) for Outstanding Puppetry: The Long Christmas Ride Home

Selection panelist for the 2007 Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant for Theater

Portland Drammy Award (2006) for Outstanding Direction: Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights