Stephen Alexander by decree


									                              STEPHEN ALEXANDER
                                    CURRICULUM VITAE
                                       615 SE 37TH AVE.
                                     PORTLAND, OR 97214
                                       (503) 347.8777

           Director, Music Director, Educator, Accompanist, Composer and Lyricist

   Best Director, 2000-01 Drammy Award, for Alexander and the Terrible,
                            Horrible, No Good,
  Very Bad Day, presented by the Portland Circle of Dramatic Critics and
          Best Director, 2001-02 Drammy Award, for The Magic Mrs. Piggle
         Best Music Director, 2002-03 Drammy Award, for The Seven Deadly
 Best Music Director, 2002-03 Oregon Theatre Alliance Society Award, for
                              Anything Goes!
            Best Band (Piano Performance), 2003-04 Drammy Award, for The
                                   Spitfire Grill


ART is Portland’s second largest house equity house. In addition of a
full season of 5 Mainstage Productions, ART also produces 2 shows per
year at a Second Stage space and conducts extensive outreach programs.

2002 My Castle’s Rockin’: The Alberta Hunter Story
     Director, Music Director
     This equity one-woman show was the inaugural production of ART’s
Second Stage series.


The Columbia is a 1000-seat restored vaudeville house in Longview, WA.
They present original productions, as well serving as a roadhouse for
touring show.
2005 Footloose, by Tom Snow, Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie

2004 Grease!, by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

          These summer productions featured over 35 local teenagers. The
          three-week process included skill building classes and rehearsals,

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          with a full band and technical support, culminating in a
          substantial summer performance schedule.

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                                     DIRECTING, cont.


NWCT is Oregon’s largest children’s theatre, located in Northwest
Portland. The company produces 5 Mainstage (600 seats) and 3 Stage II
(150+ seats) productions each year, and operates a full-year theatre
school. I served NWCT as an Artistic Associate, director, music
director, accompanist, composer, lyricist, sound designer and actor.
2006 A Year with Frog and Toad, based on the books by Arnold Lobel.
          Music by Robert Reale, book and lyrics by Willie Reale
     Director, Music Director, Keyboard Conductor
2002 The Magic Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, book, music and lyrics by Chad Henry
     Director, Additional Compositions, Piano Conductor
              Winner of 2001-02 Drammy Award for Best Director

2001 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by Judith
          Viorst and
          Shelly Markham
     Director, Music Director, Piano Conductor, Arranger
     Winner of two 2000-01 Drammy Awards:
      Best Young Performer.. Jameson Tabor as Alexander
      Best Director......... Stephen Alexander

2000 Frog and Toad, by Kathy Alm, a touring production
     Director, Coordinator
1999 Hansel and Gretel, by Max Busch
     Director, Music Director, Accompanist, Coordinator
1998 Sleeping Beauty, by Catherine Rodgers
     Director, Music Director, Accompanist, Coordinator
              Other NWCT credits listed in MUSICAL DIRECTING section


Sleepy Hollow (SHCT), based out of Sandy, OR, presents two-week intensive
programs involving up to 55 children, ages 7 to 18. All sessions end
with a fully supported production of an original musical, including
lights, sound, costumes and orchestra. Book, music and lyrics for all
scripts are written by Steve Christiansen, founder of SHCT.


2003 Mystery Radio Hour, Lakewood Theatre Company (LTC), Lake Oswego, OR

2002 Sleepless Beauty, LTC

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                                 DIRECTING, cont.
2001 Saved by the Farce, LTC

2001 Sleepless Beauty, Lake City Playhouse, Coeur d’Alene, ID

2001 Mystery Radio Hour, Lake City Playhouse

2001 Oz Forever, LTC

2000 National Bandstand, LTC

2000 Saved by the Farce, Lake City Playhouse

2000 Why Two Kay, Lake City Playhouse

1999 Beauty and the Beast, Lake City Playhouse

1999 National Bandstand, Newmark Theatre, Portland, OR


Founded in 1998, Painted Maniac is my own production company. This
allows me to spend all of my money (when I have any) to produce a show.
Painted Maniac is sometimes known as the “Steve-Wants-To-Direct-Another-
Show” company.
1999 Talk Radio, by Eric Bogosian and Tad Savinar
     Performed at Stark Raving Theatre’s Sanctuary space, Portland, OR
1998 Camille, by Charles Ludlum
     Performed at Stark Raving Theatre’s Asylum space, Portland, OR


PWCT was the nation’s oldest continually operating company devoted to the
expression of the female voice. My tenure as Executive Director at PWCT
allowed several directing and producing opportunities, including the
following directing credits.


1997 In the Boom Boom Room, by David Rabe

1997 A Crazy Day (The World Turned Upside Down), by Peter Turrini
     An adaptation of Beaumarchais’ The Marriage of Figaro

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                                    DIRECTING, cont.


The graduate directing program at ISU is headed by 3-time Jeff Award-
winning director Cal MacLean of Chicago, IL. ISU offers a three-year
residency program, including a semester-long intern program of the
candidate’s choice. Projects range from Freestage (50+ seats) to
Mainstage (398 seats) productions, with minimal to full budgets. The
program’s faculty included Sandy Zielinski, Alvin Goldfarb, John Kirk and
Patrick O’Gara.


1995 The Maids, by Jean Genet
     Also served as translator

1994 Tales of the Lost Formicans, by Constance Congdon

1994 The Bacchae, by Euripides, a workshop production

1993 Everything in the Garden, by Edward Albee

1993 Play Strindberg, by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

1992 The Root of Chaos, by Douglas Soderberg


1997 Sex, Lies and Coffee Beans, a musical by John and Judy Rachel
     Also served as Music Director

1996 The Real, True Story of Ed Wood, Jr., by Brian Young

1990 Cloud 9, by Caryl Churchill
     A senior Independent Study project required by the College of
     Wooster, Wooster, OH

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                           MUSIC DIRECTING and PERFORMANCE
The following musical experiences are in addition to credits listed on
the previous pages. Please refer to individual shows on the preceding
pages for more complete range of musical venues.
2006 The Opera House Theatre, in Philipsburg, MT
     Served as Music Director and Piano Performer for a full summer
     season, featuring two accompanied one-act melodramas, two one-hour
     Vaudeville variety shows, and a full-length production of Over the
     River and Through the Woods
2005 Hair, by Gerome Ragni, James Rado and Galt MacDermot
     Live On Stage, Portland, OR
     Music Director, Piano Conductor
2004 The Spitfire Grill, by James Valcq and Fred Alley
     Jesuit High School, Beaverton, OR
     Music Director, Piano Conductor
2003 Judy’s Scary Little Christmas, by Joe Patrick Ward
     Triangle! Productions, Portland, OR
     Music Director, Arranger and Sequencer
2003 The Spitfire Grill, by James Valcq and Fred Alley
     Lakewood Theatre Company (LTC), Lake Oswego, OR
     Music Director, Piano Conductor
      Winner of 2003-04 Drammy Award for Best Band (Piano Performance)

2003 Carnival, by Bob Merrill and Michael Stewart
     LTC, Lake Oswego, OR
     Music Director, Piano Conductor
2003 Anything Goes, by Cole Porter and P. G. Wodehouse
     LTC, Lake Oswego, OR
     Music Director, Piano Conductor
      Winner of 2002-03 Oregon Theatre Alliance Award for Best Music

2002 The Seven Deadly Sins, by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
     The Liminal Group, Portland, OR
     Music Director, Electronic Music Technician/Performer
      Winner of 2002-03 Drammy Award for Best Music Director

2002 Pecos Bill, by Linda Daugherty and B. Wolf, based on the book by
Steven Kellogg
     Northwest Children’s Theater, Portland, OR
     Music Director, Rehearsal Pianist, Piano Conductor
2002 Godspell, by Stephen Schwartz
     Aloha High School, Aloha, OR
     Music Director, Arranger, Piano Conductor
2001 Gypsy, by Arthur Laurents, Jules Styne and Stephen Sondheim
     Portland Center Stage, Portland’s largest equity house
     Music Director, Arranger, Rehearsal Pianist and Conductor

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                           MUSIC DIRECTING and PERFORMANCE, cont.
2001 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, by Hugh Wheeler and
     LTC, Lake Oswego, OR
     Performance Keyboard
2001 Into the Woods, by James Lapine and Sondheim
     Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, Portland, OR
     Rehearsal and Performance Piano
2000 Meet Me in St. Louis, by Hugh Wheeler
     Northwest Children’s Theater, Portland, OR
     Music Director, Rehearsal Pianist, Sound Designer
2000 The Fantasticks, by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt
     LTC, Lake Oswego, OR
     Performance Keyboard
2000 Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
     Northwest Children’s Theater, Portland, OR
     Music Director, Rehearsal Pianist, Sound Designer, Piano Conductor
2000 Into the Woods, by Lapine and Sondheim
     Jesuit High School, Portland OR
     Rehearsal and Performance Pianist
1999 Guys and Dolls, by Swerling, Burrows and Loesser
     Tigard High School, Tigard, OR
     Performance Keyboard
1999 The Wizard of Oz, by Arlen, Harberg, Freed, Leroy, et al.
     Northwest Children’s Theater, Portland, OR
     Music Director
1999 Grease, by Casey and Jacobs
     Central Catholic High School
     Music Director, Piano Conductor
1999 Blood Brothers, by Willy Russell
     Triangle! Productions, Portland, OR
     Rehearsal Pianist
1998 Company, by Wheeler and Sondheim
     LTC, Lake Oswego, OR
     Performance Keyboard
1998 Go to Hell! (The Really Big Dance Company Goes to Hell), by Michael
     Menger, Kevin Michael Moore and Stephen Alexander
     The Winningstad Theatre, Portland, OR
     Composer and Lyricist, Piano Conductor
1997 Jack and the Beanstalk, by Chad Henry
     Northwest Children’s Theater, Portland, OR
     Music Director
1996 The Menagerie, by the Really Big Dance Company
     Conduit Studios, Portland, OR
     Composer, Piano Conductor of a small combo

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                           THEATRE EMPLOYMENT
2005-present Artists Repertory Theater, Portland, OR
     Audience Services Coordinator
     ART is Portland’s second largest Equity house. Oversee and issue
     all patron communications; coordinate 350 volunteers; manage Front
     of the House staff (House Management, concessions); assist in the
     management of the Box Office.
     Liz Holdeman, Box Office Manager: (503) 241-9807, ext. 101.

2000-2001   Northwest Children’s Theater, Portland OR
     Associate Artistic Director
     Worked with the Artistic Director in conducting the mission of
     NWCT. Responsible for directing Mainstage and touring productions,
     and music direction for two Stage II productions. Other duties
     included archives, desktop publishing for publicity, marketing,
     intense office knowledge, and administrative duties for all
     John Monteverde, Artistic Director: (503) 222-2190

1999-2000   Stark Raving Theatre, Portland, OR
     Business Manager
     Responsible for the accounting, office management, staff and
     volunteer coordination, mailing list maintenance, and all other
     administrative areas of this professional theatre company not
     covered by the Artistic Director.
     Dave Demke, Artistic Director: (503) 285-6220.

1998-2000   Oregon Children’s Theatre, Portland, OR
     Theatre Instructor
     Worked as a part-time instructor in several classes, including
     Singing Basics, Intermediate and Advanced Musical Theatre Lab, and
     OCT’s Summer Academy classes such as Sing, Act and Dance and
     Mainstage Performance.
     Stan Foote, Artistic Director: (503) 229-9751

1999-2003   Lakewood Theatre Company (Sleepy Hollow Theatre) Lake
Oswego, OR
     Instructor at the Young Performer’s Workshop
     I worked two years at as instructor summer program at the Lakewood
     facility, teaching Musical Theatre. For 5 years, I also directed 2
     to 3 productions with young actors, “summer camps” ending in a
     fully produced musical.
     Kay Vega, Producing Manager: (503) 635-9301

1997-2002   Painted Maniac Productions, Portland, OR
     Sole Proprietor, Director and Producer
     Due to limited resources provided by local and professional theatre
     companies, I founded Painted Maniac to allow for the creative
     expression of individuals and groups that might not otherwise be
     visible in the community. Productions by the company include:
     Camille by Charles Ludlum; and Talk Radio by Eric Bogosian and Tad

1996-97     The Portland Women’s Theatre Company, Portland, OR
     Executive Director

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          Served as the primary theatre liaison, Producer and Artistic
          Director, in lieu of the presence of a female in that position
          during my tenure. Also directed A Crazy Day by Peter Turrini, and
          In the Boom Boom Room by David Rabe.
          Adrienne Flagg, former Business Manger: (503) 317-4833

                           THEATRE EMPLOYMENT, cont.

1995-97     Metro/City Performing Arts, Portland, OR
     Theatre Instructor
     This program is supported by the Portland Metro division of City
     Parks and Recreation. Classes included Musical Theatre Performance
     and Theatre Basics.
     Jane Lancaster, Metro Coordinator

1993-95     The Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Bloomington, IL
     Artistic Associate, Assistant to the Artistic Director
     Primary duties included assistance to the Artistic Director, John
     Sipes, at the Midwest’s largest Shakespeare repertory festival.
     Additional duties included company liaison, company management,
     audition coordinator and curator of the Festival of Nations
     Shakespeare Museum at the playhouse grounds, Ewing Manor.
     John Sipes, former Artistic Director: (541) 488-4773

1992-95      Illinois State University, Normal, IL
          Received a Master of Fine Arts in Directing.
          Primary instruction: Cal MacLean, Sandra Zielinski, John Kirk,
          Patrick O’Gara, Alvin Goldfarb

1987-91 The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
     Received a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre. Specialized in directing,
     dance and costuming.
     Primary instruction: Dr. Raymond McCall, Cynthia Totten, Annetta
     Jefferson, Kim Douglas Vaughn, Kim Tritt

1998         The British and European Studies Group, London
          Successfully completed a six-month course of study in theatre,
          including instruction at the University of London, the National
          Theatre and Regent’s Park.
          Primary instruction: Albert Finney, Sheila Moriarty, Ben Bennison

Myra Donnelley, Theatrical Producer, Los Angeles, CA
(503) 490-1037

Sandra Hardin Clemons, General Manager of Lake City Playhouse, Coeur
d’Alene, ID
(208) 664-2100

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John Monteverde, Artistic Director of the Northwest Children’s Theater
and School, Portland, OR
(503) 222-2190

Alan Nause, Artistic Director of Artists Repertory Theatre (ART),
Portland, OR
(503) 241-9807, ext. 109

Kay Vega, Executive Producer of Lakewood Theatre Company, Lake Oswego, OR
(503) 635-3901

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