Artistic Director 2012-present

Arizona Theatre Matters, Phoenix Arizona


  • When Churchyards Yawn – a Divine Comedy by Jeanmarie Simpson
  • Bambino Mio – a new play by Jeanmarie Simpson
  • The Jewish Question – a new play by Jeanmarie Simpson
  • Pineapple and Other Options – a new play by Jeanmarie Simpson

Associate Artist, Project Specialist (2008-2012)

Kore Press, Tucson Arizona

Founding Artistic Director 1989 – 2008

Nevada Shakespeare Company (NSC)

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) constituent company

Actors’ Equity Association contracts: Letter of Agreement, LORT D, TYA

Professional Associations:

  • Dramatists Guild of America
  • Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
  • Actors’ Equity Association (retired)
  • Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA (retired)

Published Commentary



American Theatre Magazine (TCG, New York)

  • The Food Issue (recipe contributor) April 2010
  • Days of Our Lives (contributor) September 2004
  • Some Immoderate Thoughts on the Training of Actors, October 2002

NEON (NV. Arts Council),

  • But for True Need, Interview with Hal Holbrook, Spring 2001
  • Rude Mechanicals, Summer 1993
  • Many others

Acting (representative, 1982-Present)



2005 A Single Woman Jeannette The Culture Project, NYC J. Simpson
2011-17 Heretic Mary Dyer Arizona Theatre Matters MK Riddell
2008-09 Coming In Hot 

The Color of Rose

August Osage County

17 Characters 

Rose Kennedy


Kore Press (tour) Theatre 40, Beverly Hills

Theatre 40, Beverly Hills  (seminar)

Lisa Bowden Ann Hearn

Dorothy Sinclair 

2007 Shakespeare’s Will Anne Theatre 40, Beverly Hills Leonard Nimoy
2005 Hamlet Gertrude NSC J. Simpson
  Richard III Elizabeth NSC J. Simpson
2004 A Single Woman Jeannette NSC Cameron Crain
2003 The Road to Mecca Elsa Barlowe NSC Zakes Mokae
  Amigas Marjorie NSC Cameron Crain
2001 Romeo and Juliet Lady Capulet NSC David Ellenstein
2000 Macbeth Lady Macbeth NSC Cameron Crain
1999 Sailing to Byzantium Maude Gonne NSC Bob Barsanti
1997 The Front Page Hildy Summer Palace, Pullman Wash George Caldwell
  Pirates of Penzance Ruth Summer Palace Paul Wadleigh
1996 Comedy of Errors Adriana/others Weird Sisters, Reno L. Martina Young
  Moonblood J Witch Weird Sisters L. Martina Young
1995 Cardenio Wife Group Theatre, Reno Eric Davis
  Taming of the Shrew Kate Group Theatre Eric Davis
1993 Anything Goes Reno Summer Palace George Caldwell
  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Maggie Actors Repertory Theatre, Las Vegas Georgia Neu
1992 The Skin of our Teeth Sabina Summer Palace Terry Converse
  Miss Firecracker Elaine Summer Palace Shawn Shepard
  A Shayna Maidel Lusia Actors Repertory Theatre Georgia Neu
1991 Beyond Therapy Charlotte Daring Explorations, Reno Jeff Clark
1989 The Soldier’s Tale Devil UNR/Music & Dance Fest David Gardiner
1988 Strange Snow Martha The Actors Project, Reno Penny Metropulos
  Tintypes Emma The Actors Project Reed Jones
1987 A Shayna Maidel Rose The Actors Project Cynthia White
1986 Aunt Dan & Lemon Dan Nevada Repertory Co. Dave Anderson
  Twelfth Night Maria Nevada Repertory Co. Bob Dillard
1982 Camelot Guenevere Coeur d’Alene Theatre, Idaho Ralph McCoy

Directing (representative)

2006 As You Like It Nevada Shakespeare Company

2005 A Single Woman The Culture Project/Nevada Shakespeare Company

2003 King Lear Nevada Shakespeare Company (NSC), Reno

2002 The Trojan Women Nevada Shakespeare Company

2001 Richard III Nevada Shakespeare Company


A Midsummer Night’s Dream Nevada Shakespeare Company

Annie Get Your Gun Nevada Shakespeare Company

Hamlet Nevada Shakespeare Company

1999 Steel Magnolias Nevada Shakespeare Company

1997 Night Game Odd Duck Studios, Seattle

1996 Diary of Ann Frank Actors Repertory Theatre, Las Vegas

1995 The Corn is Green Nevada Shakespeare Company

1996 The Tempest Nevada Shakespeare Company

1993 Steel Magnolias Summer Palace, Pullman Washington


The Woolgatherer Nevada Shakespeare Company

Women Heroes Nevada Shakespeare Company


‘Night, Mother Nevada Shakespeare Company

Painting Churches Nevada Shakespeare Company


Under Milk Wood, Theatre on Broadway, Denver

Cost of Innocence, Denver Center/Colorado Dramatists

1989 Quilters NSC (inaugural production)

1988 Greater Tuna, Ramada Showroom, Reno

1986/87 Richard (or a visit to a small Plantagenet), Reno Shakespeare Festival

1986 Here We Are, Reno Shakespeare Festival


2013 Liberty’s Children (Commission, Be the Change Project)

2010 Heretic (previously Mary’s Joy, The Joy) (Arizona Theatre Matters)

2009 Coming In Hot (co-adaptation, Powder: writing by women in the ranks from Vietnam to Iraq)

2006 On Track: the Brian Willson Story (in-progress)

2004 A Single Woman NSC/California Stage

2003 Amigas NSC (co-adaptation, Amigas: letters of friendship and exile)

2002 Tuesday’s Child Nevada Shakespeare Company

1997 Ringers Odd Duck Studios, Seattle

1997 Platte River Paradox Odd Duck Studios, Seattle

1996 Moonblood NSC/Sierra Arts Center, Reno (co-written with 2 others)

1996 Chimera: weaving the fragments NSC/Women’s Studies, UNR

1995 In My Own Image Comstock Arts Council, Virginia City

1994 Halloween Gannet Foundation Commission

Special Skills

Trusting the material; producing work with little or no budget (once taught a college course titled “Theatre on a Shoestring: how to produce a show for $25 or less”); dialect artist – any dialect with some lead time (also coach); Teacher of voice, acting, dance and yoga; great with kids and animals; bread baker; candle maker.