DAVID KOTÉ firstname.lastname@example.org
SDC Associate 678-612-4035
MFA Directing – Indiana University Bloomington
B.A. Speech Communication and Theatre Arts – Dillard University
Tri-Cities High School of Visual and Performing Arts
Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble of Atlanta
ASSOCIATE INSTRUCTOR, INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 2013-2016
ACTING I: T120: Intro to Acting for Non-Majors: Introduction to the fundamentals of stage acting with an emphasis on playing objectives/intentions and personalizing the experience through “if” and the reality of action/activity. Texts: A Practical Handbook for the Actor, Bruder, Melissa, et. al., Audition, Shurtleff, Michael. Contemporary American Drama. Theory: Stanislavski, Hagan, Meisner.
ACTING I: T121: Intro to Acting for Majors: Same as above with extra emphasis on personal initiative and self-discovery through journal practices. Texts: A Practical Handbook for the Actor, Bruder, Melissa, et. al., Audition, Shurtleff, Michael. Contemporary American Drama. Theory: Meisner, Stanislavski.
ACTING II: T220: Scene Study: Deepening of objective work with in-depth analysis of text and broadening the scope of personalization through emotion memory and transferences. Texts: An Actor Prepares, Stanislavski, Constantin. Plays of Contemporary Realism. Theory: Meisner, Stanislavski, Hagen.
TOPICS IN THEATRE AND DRAMA: T483: African American Theatre and Performance: This course combines classroom study and a weekly performance laboratory to explore the rich cultural contributions of African American artists to contemporary American theatre. Students will study the history, dramaturgy and performance aesthetics of canonical African American works by such artists as Angelina Grimké, Alice Childress, Charles Fuller, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Lorraine Hansberry, Amiri Baraka, Adrienne Kennedy, August Wilson, Ntozake Shange, George C. Wolfe, Suzan-Lori Parks, Lynn Nottage, Tarell Alvin McCraney, and then apply these lessons during practical scene study. The course will culminate in a showcase of students’ scene work and performance research.
AAADS: A104: Groups Theatre Workshop: Students learn to explore, innovate, collaborate, problem-solve and push the boundaries of your creative expression in this six-week intensive program. This experience will transition you from high school to the college by offering an in-depth look at the training of University students and their preparations for the professional world in the performing arts.
DIRECTOR OF THEATRE ARTS, TRI-CITIES HIGH SCHOOL VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS MAGNET 2004-2011
Develop and present stimulating lesson plans that cover a wide range of topics and foster theatre appreciation. Created and implemented daily lessons that accommodated multiple intelligences, aligned with the curriculum and state standards.
• Introduction to Theatre
• Acting I – Basic Process
• Acting II – Advanced Process
• Acting III & IV – Advanced Acting
• Producing and directing collaborative productions
• Managing the theatre department accounts and expenses
• Conducting parent and production meetings
• Making travel arrangements for the entire department, cast and crew
• Preparing schedules and other production paperwork
• Revising and updating the Magnet Program Handbook in collaboration with the magnet teachers and staff
• Overseeing the recruitment, application and selection process for new students
• Conducting orientation for new students
• Developing and presenting stimulating lesson plans that cover a wide range of topics and foster theatre appreciation
• Instructing students in the technical aspects of theatre
• Conducting rehearsals
• Evaluating student progress
• Offering one-on-one or after-school help to ensure each student is able to understand the materials and develop his/her skills
DRAMA FACILITATOR, SOUTHWEST ARTS CENTER SUMMER PROGRAM 2004-2011
Designed and presented fun and motivating lessons that explained the fundamentals of drama. Utilizing various manipulative and hands-on activities to actively engage students and consolidate important concepts. Establish a reward system and provided positive reinforcement to maintain a productive and focused environment. Directed the culminating production combining all areas (dance, art, drama, creative writing).
THEATRE/ DRAMA MENTOR, ARTSCOOL (CITY OF ATLANTA CULTURAL AFFAIRS SUMMER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM) 2004-2008, 2013
Instilled a sense of theatre appreciation and encourage students to expand their interests. Organized and chaperoned field trips to musical presentations and plays. Developed strong working relationships with all students to make certain that they felt welcome, at ease and appropriately challenged.
DAVID KOTÉ email@example.com
SDC Associate 678-612-4035
The Color Purple Marsha Norman Actor's Express
A Lesson Before Dying Romulus Linney Dominion Ent.
Berserker (At First Sight) Bruce Walsh Indiana Univ.
Macbeth William Shakespeare Indiana Univ.
In the Red and Brown Water Tarell A. McCraney Indiana Univ.
Once Last Look Steve Carter Dillard U.
Soweto! Soweto! Soweto! A Township is Calling Freddie Hendricks Dillard U.
The Imaginary Invalid (Asst. Dir. to Gavin Cameron-Webb) Moliere Indiana Univ.
God of Carnage (Asst. Dir. to Kent Gash) Yasmina Reza Alliance Theatre
Broke (Asst. Dir. to Jason Loewith) Janece Shaffer Alliance Theatre
The Bluest Eye (Asst. Dir. to Tom Jones) Lydia R. Diamond Horizon Theatre
Flyin’ West (Asst. Dir. to Andrea Frye) Pearl Cleage True Colors
Jekkonni’s Song (Asst. Dir. to Freddie Hendricks) Youth Ensemble of Atlanta
Swann’s Love (New Voices Opera) Maxwell Ramage Buskirk
Forest of Dreams (New Voices Opera) Nicolas Chuaqui Buskirk
The King in Yellow “The Mask” (NVO) Melody Eötvös Buskirk
Thump (New Voices Opera) Kimberley Osberg Buskirk
Ile (New Voices Opera) Ezra Donner Waldron
READINGS/ WORKSHOPS/ SHORT PLAYS
Brownsville Song (b-side for Tray) Kimber Lee True Colors
My Children! My Africa! Athol Fugard Indiana Univ.
God Red (NewPlay) Mauricio Miranda Indiana Univ.
The Colored Museum George C. Wolfe Indiana Univ.
Solamente Una Vez (Stage Reading) Chris Leyva Alliance Theatre
365plays/365days “the good for nothing” Suzan-Lori Parks Alliance Theatre
SHORT FILMS/ WEB SERIES
The Long Walk Across the Street 48 Hour Film Festival 2012
Mommy Uncensored: Confessions of a Real Mom Web Series (103,104, 206)
The Traveler 48 Hour Film Festival 2007
EDUCATION & TRAINING
MFA in Directing – Indiana University Bloomington May 2016
B.A. Speech Communication and Theatre Arts – Dillard University May 2002
Tri-Cities High School of Visual and Performing Arts June 1995
Associate Instructor Indiana University 2013-2016
Director of Theatre Arts (Drama Teacher) Tri-Cities High School VPA 2004-2011
Artscool Mentor (Theatre) Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs 2006-2009
(Available Upon Request)
2013-2016 INDIANA UNVERSITY, MFA Directing
1999-2002 DILLARD UNIVERSITY, B.A. Speech Communication and Theatre Arts
1993-2002 THE FREDDIE HENDRICKS YOUTH EMSEMBLE OF ATLANTA (YEA)
1992-1995 TRI-CITIES H.S. OF VISIUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
2010 Director Macbeth Tri-Cities H. S.
2010 Director 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Tri-Cities H. S.
2010 Director In the Red and Brown Water Tri-Cities H. S.
2009 Director Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters Tri-Cities H. S.
2009 Director The Actor’s Nightmare Tri-Cities H. S.
2009 Director The Comeback Short Film
2008 Director A Chorus Line Tri-Cities H. S
2008 Director Honk! Tri-Cites H. S.
2008 Director El Hajj Malik (The Life and Times of Malcolm X) Tri-Cities H. S.
2007 Director Crowns Tri-Cities H. S.
2007 2nd AD Shake Allie Way Prod.
2007 Asst. Director Ragtime TCHS/ Westmin.
2007 Director 48 Hour Film Festival “The Traveler” Short Film
2007 Director Aida Tri-Cities H. S.
2007 Director Solamente Una Vez (Stage Reading) Alliance Theatre
2006 Director South Africa…Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Tri-Cities H. S.
2006 Director 365plays/365days “the good for nothing” Alliance Theatre
2006 Director The Gospel at Colonus Tri-Cities H. S.
2006 Director Flyin’ West Tri-Cities H. S.
2005 Director For Colored Girl… Tri-Cities H. S.
2005 Asst. Director Flyin’ West (Andrea Frye dir.) True Colors
2005 Director Raisin Tri-Cities H. S.
2004 Director Top Shelf Rapid Oil Change Commercial
2004 Director Purlie Tri-Cities H. S.
2004 Director Tall, Dark and Handsome National Tour
2003 Director Pill Hill PushPushTheater
2003 Asst. Director Sarafina Tri-Cities H. S.
2002 Asst. Director Jekkonni’s Song Alliance Theatre
2002 Director Once Last Look Dillard U.
2002 Director Soweto! Soweto! Soweto! Dillard U.
2012 SM/AD Middle School Collision Alliance/ Porter Sanford Theatre
2004- 2010 Drama Teacher Tri-Cities H.S. VPA (2x) One Act Play State Champions
2006- 2007 Facilitator Artscool (Performing Arts) Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs
2005 Acting Coach Living With Faith Independent Film Deidra Thomas
2002-2004 Acting Coach Tri-Cities H.S. VPA (2x) One Act Play State Champ.
2002 Stagemanger Total Dance Theatre Woman Hold Up Half…
1998-2004 Asst. Director Freddie Hendricks YEA Artistic Associate
1996 Stagemanger Dream Girls Tri-Cities High School VPA
Phone: (678) 612-4035 Height: 5’10
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THEATRE EXPERIENCE (ACTING)
Date Character Play Director Venue
2012 Puppeteer/Actor Ruth and the Green Book Jon Ludwig CPA
2009-11 Griot /Patterson Black Nativity Padro Harris True Colors
2008 Caesar/Eli/ (us) Gem of the Ocean Kenny Leon Alliance Theatre
2008 Sterlin/ Joe (us) Radio Golf Kent Gash Alliance Theatre
2008 Chubukov The Proposal Prodon Festival
2007 Soaphead Church The Bluest Eye Tom Jones Horizon Theatre
2005-08 Professor Isaac Urban Nutcracker Waverly Lucas Ferst Center
2004 Booth (us) Topdog/ Underdog Kent Gash Alliance Theatre
2003 Stool Pigeon (us) King Hedley II Kent Gash Alliance Theatre
2003 Blind Tom Reflections: Images of Blind Tom Del Hamilton M.L. King Center
2003 Mingo/Tabbs Hush! Composing Blind Tom Del Hamilton Alliance Theatre
2001 Youngblood Jitney Wendell Pierce NOCCA
2001 Deacon Hudson The Dance on Widows Row Ron Himes DU - Main stage
2000 Seth Holly Joe Turner’s Come and Gone Tiche Jones DU- Main stage
2000 Horace Benson Lotto Dr. Marshall DU- Main stage
2000 Worker 5 Sweat Walter Chakala NBAF
1999 Coach Sam The Last Season Ron Himes DU- Main stage
1999 Sente Soweto! Soweto! Soweto! Freddie Hendricks South Africa
1999 Tonton Once on this Island Sally Robertson Dekalb College
1997 Rev. Ben Times Freddie Hendricks 7Stages
1996 Adrian School House Rocks Freddie Hendricks 7Stages
1996 Player Pippin Jim Hammond Gainesville U.
1995 David Godspell Freddie Hendricks TCHS
1994 Sam Rhymes and Reasons Freddie Hendricks TCHS
1994 Ensemble The Wiz Freddie Hendricks TCHS
TELEVISION/ COMMERCIAL (ACTING)
2007 Juice Shake Featured Actor Allie Way Prod.
2006 David The Christmas Party Featured Actor New Breed Films
2005 Minister Living With Faith Featured Actor Allie Way Prod.
1998 Felix Passing Glory Featured Actor TNT
1998 Bear A Lesson Before Dying Featured Actor HBO
1998 Louis Mama Flora’s Family Featured Actor CBS