David Koté

Director

DAVID KOTÉ                                              davidkote@gmail.com

SDC Associate                                                                                                              678-612-4035

Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

 

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                                             

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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                                                   davidkote@gmail.com

SDC Associate                                                                                                                     678-612-4035

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DIRECTING

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.

 

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE DIRECTING

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               

 

OPERA

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

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

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

 

REFERENCES

(Available Upon Request) 

 

 

DAVID KOTÉ

Director/ Educator

 

EDUCATION:

           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

 

DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

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.

RELATED EXPERIENCE:

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

 

           

DAVID KOTÉ

ACTOR

 

Phone: (678) 612-4035                                                                                    Height: 5’10

Email: davidkote@gmail.com                                                                           Weight: 255lbs

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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