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Ian is an Assistant Professor with the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film. Last year he directed The Tempest for Capitol Shakespeare in Bismarck North Dakota, and adapted Ana Caro’s Siglo de Oro play, Valor, agravio y mujer, as Agravio for the Carson School. Recent acting credits include The Three Musketeers for the Black Hills Playhouse, As You Like It for the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, and Vino Veritas and Act a Lady for Nebraska Repertory Theatre. Fight Direction credits include Macbeth (an inspiration!) and Richard III for Pigeon Creek Shakespeare in Michigan, The Three Musketeers for the Carson School and the Black Hills Playhouse, Lord of the Flies for the Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, and In My Daughter’s Name for the Angels Theatre Company in Lincoln, Nebraska. Ian also founded the Lincoln Assassination Stage Combat Workshop, held annually at the Carson School from 2010-2015.

Education

  • Ph D, Florida State University, 2009
  • MFA, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1999

Courses

  • THEA 112G, Introduction to Theatre, Fall 2013
  • THEA 234, Scripts in Performance, Fall 2013
  • THEA 402, Advanced Stage Movement, Fall 2015

Publications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Stage Picture Versus Text: Translating and Adapting Ana Caro for a 21st Century Audience, Comedia Performance, February 2014

Artistic & Professional Performances & Exhibitions

  • “Practicum in Dream Translation: Re-Investigating La vida es sueño.” , El Paso, TX, February 2014
  • Necessary Roughness, Dublin, Ireland, May 2014

Presentations

  • “Practicum in Dream Translation: Re-Investigating La vida es sueño.” , AHCT, El Paso, TX
  • Rebooting the Stuart Stage: An Examination of Early Modern Thrust Staging in the Restoration Theatre, American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, VA