RESUME 

About Me 

Email: courtney.seyl34@gmail.com | Phone: (503)863-8942

Freelance director and playwright working primarily in site-specific work as well as original performances. Primarily focused on work dealing with LGBTQ+ matters, social justice, and modern adaptations of classic work.

EXPERIENCE 

Director

Theatre Row | Little Egg, Big World by Rachel Leighson | June 2022

NYWinterfest | Compulsion | December 2021

The Tank Theatre | REVOLUTION | October 2021| Nominated for 7 Off-Broadway Awards

Irondale On Women Festival | Compulsion | March 2021

Spooktacular Cabaret | Masque of the Red Death | October 2020

FEAST Performance Series | REVOLUTION | February 2020

Strawberry Theatre Festival | Something Unknown by Marie Wall| July 2019

 

Nuyorican Theatre Festival | An Image, A Phantom, An Ideal | August 2019

NY Winterfest | Aftershocks by Rori Nogee | 2019 | Assistant Director | Nominated for Best Play

Intiman Theatre| Intiman Emerging Artists Program |2018 

A video of the showcase in which I directed the first four pieces can be found here.

Red Leather Theatre Co.|Laughing Wild by Christopher Durang|2018  

Red Leather Theatre Co. |No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre|2018

 

University of Puget Sound |The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh|2017

University of Puget Sound |This is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan|2016

Dramaturgy/ Writing

Masque of the Red Death| 2020 | Writer/ Voice Actor | Spooktacular Cabaret

Compulsion | 2020 | Writer | Shelter 'n' Play Podcast

                  | 2021| Irondale On Women Festival and NY Summerfest

Whats Your Song?| 2020 | Writer | Inkwell Virtual Playwright's Night

                          | 2021 | At Home Artists Theatre Festival

REVOLUTION | 2020 | Writer | FEAST Peformance Series

                     | 2021 | The Tank Theatre

The Archivists   |   2017  |   Writer/ Ensemble | ARTBARN Festival  

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play   |   2017  |   Dramaturg | University of Puget Sound  

Harry Potter in 60 Minutes  |  2016  | Writer/ Performer | Bare Bones Collective 

Late Nights  |  2016  |  Writer/ Producer | Town Crier Festival  

Stage Management

New Ohio Theatre| Petunia's Playhouse Live! Petunia's Big Day | 2021

Theatre Row| Blood on My Mother's Apron | 2021

Strawberry Theatre Festival | Zoey and Owen | 2019

 

NY Winterfest | Aftershocks | 2019

Tacoma Little Theatre  |   Jesus Christ Superstar  |   2018  

Dukesbay Theatre   |   Calligraphy   |   2017  

Olympia Family Theatre   |   Bicycle Noir   |   2017  

Senior Theatre Festival  |  Gnit  |  2016

 Training & Workshops 

Playwriting Intensive| Kennedy Center| Gregg Henry and Gary Garrison

 

Advanced Playwriting| ESPA | Stefanie Zadravec

 

Voices of America Workshop| Playground Experiment | David Davila

 

Playwriting Stucture| ESPA | Nikkole Salter

Fundamentals of Playwriting| ESPA | Nikkole Salter

Front of House | The McKittrick Hotel 

Arts Admin Intern | The Wooster Group | Micheala Murphy

Intiman Theatre   |   Intiman Emerging Artists Program   |   Sara Porkalob

Theatre Studies Program  |  IES Study Abroad  |  Marina Caldarone

University of Puget Sound   |   Theatre Arts Degree   |  Geoff Proehl

Special Skills 
  • Strong communication and writing skills

  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft office

  • Strong leadership and directing skills

  • Knowledgeable in psychology and sociology

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Organizational and stage management experience

  • Strong writing and research skills

  • Knowledgeable in most aspects of the theatre industry

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