Directing Resume -->

Resumes
 
Home Portfolio Contact Bio
 
Brandon Bruce - Director
 

DIRECTING RESUME

CLICK HERE FOR ACTING RESUME   CLICK HERE FOR FOR PRINTABLE VERSION OF DIRECTING RESUME

DIRECTING

   

Senior Manager of Performance Interpretation (Artistic Director) for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA - November 2013 to Present

Artistic Director of Strawdog Theatre Company, Chicago, IL - June 2011 to November 2012

Artistic Director of BackStage Theatre Company, Chicago, IL - May 2004 to April 2007

     
The Servant of Two Masters Carlo Goldoni; Adapted by Brandon Bruce Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA 2015
Thomas and Sally (opera) Thomas Arne & Isaac Bickerstaffe Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA 2014
The Beloved Women of Chota Catherine Hagner & Bill Weldon Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA 2014-2015
Scapin Moliere; Adapted by Terry Burgler and Brandon Bruce Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA 2014
°Sword Play Andres Enriquez & Luke Schares Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA 2014
The Revolutionary City Various Authors/Devised Work Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA 2014-2015
°Crab's Last Stand Tom Reed/Jonathan Lethem Minnesota Fringe Festival, Minneapolis, MN 2013
Forever Plaid Stuart Ross Fox Valley Rep, St Charles, IL 2013
Up Bridget Carpenter Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL 2012
The Phone Book Various Authors Strawdog Theatre, Chicago, IL 2012
The Duchess of Malfi John Webster; Adapted by Brandon Bruce & Christine Scarfuto Strawdog Theatre, Chicago, IL 2012
Sunday in the Park with George James Lapine & Stephen Sondheim Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 2011
The 39 Steps Patrick Barlow Shawnee Theatre, Bloomfield, IN 2011
The Fantasticks Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt Shawnee Theatre, Bloomfield, IN 2011
Copenhagen Michael Frayn Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA 2011
The Scene Theresa Rebeck Iowa Summer Rep, Iowa City, IA 2010
°Denali Austin Bunn The Working Group Theatre, Iowa City, IA 2010
°The Boy in Black (musical) Tony Meneses & Dan Roeder The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2010
Reefer Madness! The Musical Kevin Murphy & Dan Studney The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2009
°*Akarui
     **IRAM Award**
Jen Silverman The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2009
°White Elephant Tony Meneses The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2009
*The Little Foxes
     **Jeff Nominated**
Lillian Hellman Shattered Globe Theatre, Chicago, IL 2009
The Deal Lewis Black The Alley Cabaret, Iowa City, IA 2008
 A Midsummer Night's Dream William Shakespeare Pella Shakespeare Festival, Pella, IA 2008
°The Toymaker's War Jennifer Fawcett The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2008
°Thief Unseen Mary Hamilton The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2007
 Chicago Sam Shepard The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2007
 The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde Festival 56, Princeton, IL 2007
*The Ruling Class Peter Barnes BackStage Theatre Company - In Association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL 2007
*The Skin of Our Teeth
     **Jeff Citation**
Thornton Wilder BackStage Theatre Company, Chicago, IL 2006
*Tango
     **Orgie Award **
Slawomir Mrozek Chopin Theatre, Chicago, IL 2006
 Alice! Eric Schmiedl & Lewis Carroll University of Chicago Lab Schools, Chicago, IL 2006
*Denise Druczweski's Inferno Eric Schmiedl BackStage Theatre Company, Chicago, IL 2005
*Terra Nova
     **Jeff Recommended**
Ted Tally BackStage Theatre Company, Chicago, IL 2004
*Catch-22             Joseph Heller Signal Ensemble Theatre, Chicago, IL 2004
°Marrieds Guy Jackson The Side Project, Chicago, IL 2003
*Picasso at the Lapin Agile Steve Martin New Leaf Theatre, Chicago, IL 2002
 Hidden in this Picture Aaron Sorkin New Leaf Theatre, Chicago, IL 2002
 Off the Hook Ronan Marra New Leaf Theatre, Chicago, IL 2002
A Bump in the Road Brandon Bruce Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, Chicago, IL 2002
 *Plaza Suite Neil Simon Rabbit Run Theatre, Madison, OH 2000
 This is a Test Stephen Gregg Kent State University, Kent, OH 1998
 DMV Tyrant Christopher Durang Kent State University, Kent, OH 1998
 The Zoo Story Edward Albee Kent State University, Kent, OH 1997
 

* see AWARDS AND RECOGNITION section
 
World Premiere

   
 

ASSISTANT DIRECTING

   

Resident Assistant Director for the 1998 Yale Summer Cabaret Season

 
Eye Piece
     dir. Rinde Eckert
Rinde Eckert The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2010
The Bald Soprano
     dir. David Kennedy
Eugene Ionesco Yale Summer Cabaret, New Haven, CT 1998
Foursome
     dir. David Kennedy
Eugene Ionesco Yale Summer Cabaret, New Haven, CT 1998
The Vampire
     dir. Lisa Channer
J.R. Planche Yale Summer Cabaret, New Haven, CT 1998
Gravity Calling
     dir. Annie Dorsen
Diane Flacks Yale Summer Cabaret, New Haven, CT 1998
Against the Grain
     dir. David Kennedy
James Krouse       Yale Summer Cabaret, New Haven, CT 1998
 

FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY

   
 
Sword Play Director: Brandon Bruce Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA 2014
Perilous Night Director: Liz Neerland nimbus theatre, Minneapolis, MN 2013
Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom Director: Joanie Schultz Strawdog Theatre, Chicago, IL 2012
The Duchess of Malfi Director: Brandon Bruce Strawdog Theatre, Chicago, IL 2012
Mauritius Director: Eric Forsythe Iowa Summer Rep, Iowa City 2010

Reefer Madness! The Musical (co-choreographed with Paul Kalina)

Director: Brandon Bruce University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2009
The Little Foxes Director: Brandon Bruce Shattered Globe Theatre, Chicago, IL 2009
The Toymaker's War Director: Brandon Bruce University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2008
A Midsummer Night's Dream Director: Brandon Bruce Pella Shakespeare Festival, Pella, IA 2008
The Ruling Class Director: Brandon Bruce BackStage Theatre Company, Chicago, IL 2007
Romeo and Juliet Director: Eric Wegener Festival 56, Princeton, IL 2006
Closer             Director: Ronan Marra Signal Ensemble Theatre, Chicago, IL 2006
Tango        Director: Brandon Bruce Chopin Theatre, Chicago, IL 2006
Terra Nova               Director: Brandon Bruce BackStage Theatre Company, Chicago, IL 2004
Catch-22       Director: Brandon Bruce Signal Ensemble Theatre, Chicago, IL 2004
Macbeth           Director: Phil Kasper Expanded Arts, New York, NY 2000
Two Gentleman of Verona Director: Nancy Cates Weathervane Playhouse, Akron, OH 1999
Sullivan's Clone (Film)          Director: James Renner Speed Limit Entertainment, Kent, OH 1999
The Vampire Director: Lisa Channer Yale Summer Cabaret, New Haven, CT 1998
     

SOUND DESIGN

   
Perilous Night Director: Liz Neerland nimbus theatre, Minneapolis, MN 2013
Promiscuous Fiction Director: Sean Dillon Minnesota Fringe Festival, Minneapolis, MN 2013
The 39 Steps Director: Brandon Bruce Shawnee Theatre, Bloomfield, IN 2011
Akarui Director: Brandon Bruce The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2009
White Elephant Director: Brandon Bruce The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2009
The Toymaker's War Director: Brandon Bruce The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2008
Thief Unseen Director: Brandon Bruce The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2007
The Skin of Our Teeth  Director: Brandon Bruce BackStage Theatre Company, Chicago, IL 2006
Denise Druczweski's Inferno  Director: Brandon Bruce BackStage Theatre Company, Chicago, IL 2005
Landslide              Director: Ronan Marra Signal Ensemble Theatre, Chicago, IL 2005
Anton in Show Business    Director: Marcus Kamie BackStage Theatre Company, Chicago, IL 2005
Terra Nova               Director: Brandon Bruce BackStage Theatre Company, Chicago, IL 2004
Catch-22       Director: Brandon Bruce Signal Ensemble Theatre, Chicago, IL 2004
     

EDUCATION

   

MFA in Directing from The University of Iowa

BFA in Acting from Kent State University

     

TRAINING

   

Grotowski Acting Training - Instructor Eric Forsythe

Suzuki Movement Training (2 years experience) - Instructor Allan Byrne

Shakespeare - Instructors Bob Smith, Alan MacVey, and Terry Burgler
Stage Combat (unarmed, rapier, small sword, quarterstaff, broadsword, found objects) - Instructors Paul Gelineau, Daniel Levinson, Chris Ockler, & Laryssa Yanchak
Sound Design - Instructor Bryon Winn
Lighting and Scenic Design - Instructors Cindy Stillings & William Moser
     

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

   
3 Jeff Nominations
Best Production, Scenic Design, & Supporting Actress
The Little Foxes Chicago's Jeff Awards, 2009
Top Shows of 2009 The Little Foxes Chicago Tribune & Sun-Times, 2009
IRAM Award
Awarded for Outstanding Direction
Akarui The University of Iowa, 2009
Iowa Arts Directing Fellowship   The University of Iowa, 2007 - 2010
One of "20 Chicagoans To Watch"   Time Out Chicago, 2007
Orgie Award for Best Director Tango Chicago's Orgie Awards, 2007
Critic's Choice The Ruling Class Chicago Reader, 2007
Jeff Citation
Awarded for Actress in a Principle Role
The Skin of Our Teeth Chicago's Jeff Awards, 2006
Jeff Nomination
Nominated for Actress in a Supporting Role
The Skin of Our Teeth Chicago's Jeff Awards, 2006
Most Memorable Chicago Productions of 2006 The Skin of Our Teeth Performink, 2006

Most Memorable Chicago Productions of 2005

Denise Druczweski's Inferno Performink, 2005

Critic's Choice

Denise Druczweski's Inferno Chicago Reader, 2005

Jeff Recommended

Terra Nova Chicago's Jeff Awards, 2004
#1 Show to see in Chicago Terra Nova  NewCity Magazine, 2004
Critic's Pick Catch-22 Chicago Tribune, 2004
Highly Recommended Catch-22 Chicago Sun-Times, 2004
Outstanding Ensemble Picasso at the Lapin Agile Windy City Times, 2002
 


Resumes
 
Home Portfolio Contact Bio
 
Brandon bruce: Director