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Brandon Ray - Directing Resume
  brandonray1225@gmail.com

Artistic Positions
Artistic Director New Leaf Theatre Chicago, IL 2003-2007

www.newleaftheatre.org

Directing Experience

Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl - Illinois State University, Normal, IL - February 2012

The Tooth of Crime by Sam Shepard - Illinois State University, Normal, IL - April 2011

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare - Illinois State University, Normal, IL - October 2010
Noises Off by Michael Frayn - McMurry Dinner Theatre, Abilene, TX - June 2010
Bug by Tracy Letts - Illinois State University, Normal, IL - April 2010
The Indian Wants the Bronx by Israel Horovitz - Illinois State University - October 2009
Beatrice and Beau by Chelsea Marcantel - Collaboraction Sketchbook 9, Chicago, IL - April 2009
Youthenized by Jon Herning - Donny's Skybox at Second City, Chicago, IL - December 2008
Three Hymns of Apathy by Robert Tenges - the side project theatre co., Chicago, IL - November 2008
The Permanent Way by David Hare - New Leaf Theatre, Chicago, IL - January 2007

- US Premiere, Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination - Best Ensemble, Top Ten "Fringe" Shows

of 2007 - Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune
Accelerando by Lisa Loomer - New Leaf Theatre, Chicago, IL - March 2006
As It Is In Heaven by Arlene Hutton - New Leaf Theatre, Chicago, IL - March 2005

- Chicago Premiere, Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination - Best Ensemble
Reckless by Craig Lucas - New Leaf Theatre, Chicago, IL - October 2003
With Every Wish by Jon Herning - Petri Dish Theatre Company, Evanston, IL - October 2003
Don't Dress for Dinner by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon - Market House Theater,

Paducah, KY - October 2000
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner - McMurry Dinner Theater, Abilene, TX - June 2000
Assassins by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman - McMurry University, Abilene, TX - August 1998


Assistant Directing Experience

Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, dir. Sandra Zielinski - Heartland Theatre Company,

Bloomington, IL - December 2011

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, dir. Deb Alley - Illinois Shakespeare Festival,

Bloomington, IL - July 2011

The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare, dir. Catherine Weidner - Illinois Shakespeare

Festival, Normal, IL - July 2010

Floyd Collins by Adam Guettel and Tina Landau, dir. Lisa Lawrence Holland - McMurry Dinner Theatre,

Abilene, TX - August 1999


Special Skills and Awards
Playwriting:
Just One of Those Things - 1999 “Outstanding Collegiate Play” award from Texas Educational Theatre

Association

An Idle King - 2001 10-Minute Play Contest Finalist at Chicago Dramatists

Musician: vocal (tenor), some guitar, piano, trumpet and recorder, conducting, read music
Computer software: extensive work with all Microsoft Office programs (including Access), web

development software (Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash Professional), Adobe Photoshop, audio

editing software (Cakewalk, Garage Band and Audacity)


Education
Illinois State University, Normal, IL - MFA, Directing - conferred May 2012
McMurry University, Abilene, TX - BA, Theatre - conferred August 2000, Summa Cum Laude