+1 (912) Master of Fine Arts, Theatre Emphasis in Theatre for Young Audiences

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Courtney Helen Grile

+1 (912)-484-4577

CHGrile13@gmail.com

http://www.courtneyhelengrile.com

Education

University of Central Florida

Master of Fine Arts, Theatre

Orlando, Florida Emphasis in Theatre for Young Audiences

2013

Coursework Included:

Graduate TEFL Certificate

Coursework Included:

Savannah College of Art & Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Media & Performing Arts Savannah, Georgia Emphasis in Musical Theatre

2006, Magna Cum Laude Coursework Included:

 Community-Engaged Theatre (via NYU)

 Theatre for Social Change

 Methods of Teaching Drama

 Contemporary Theatre Practice

 Directing

 Dramatic Theory and Criticism

 Voice I, II, III

 Movement I, II, III

 Advanced Jazz Dance

 Classical Acting Styles

 Applied Linguistics

 Issues in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

 Grammar ESOL

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College Level

Flagler College

St. Augustine, Florida

Spring 2015 Guest Lecturer

- Children’s Theatre

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

2010- 2013 Instructor of Record

- Script Analysis

- Acting for Non-majors

Graduate Teaching Assistant

- Womens Contributions in Western Theatre

- Script Analysis

- Theatre History I

- Survey of Theatre for Majors

Freelance

2011-2015 Private Acting & Vocal Coach

Adult Courses

Limelight Theatre

St. Augustine, Florida

Fall 2014 Instructor, Introduction to Acting

K-12

Limelight Theatre

St. Augustine, Florida

Fall 2014-2015 Instructor, Musical Theatre

Teaching Artist, (for ages 4-18)

National Performing Arts School

Dublin, Ireland

2013 - April 2014 Instructor, Voice & Singing

Orlando Repertory Theatre

Orlando, Florida

2010 - 2013 Teaching Artist

Created and facilitated classes, camps, workshops, and residencies on-site as well as in schools for ages 4 –18.

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Orlando, Florida

Spring 2013 Teaching Artist

Collaborated with teaching artists specializing in puppetry and music to create a five-week residency for the

Symphonic Stories program.

Orange County Arts Education Center

Orlando, Florida

Spring 2012 Teaching Artist

Created and facilitated a 5 week long residency intended for high school aged students. Focus was on the history and concepts of Theatre for Social Change.

International Performing Arts Academy

Orlando, Florida

Spring 2012 Lead Vocal & Acting Coach

CLIMB Theatre Company

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

2006-2007 Actor/Educator

Teaching

(3)

Limelight Theatre

St. Augustine, Florida

May 2014—current Director of Education & Community Engagement

Orlando Repertory Theatre

Orlando, Florida

2011-2013 Education Graduate Assistant

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

Fall 2012 Marketing Assistant

Assistant to the Coordinator of

Undergraduate Studies

2010-2011 Assistant to the Coordinator of Graduate Studies & Research

Climb Theatre Company

Minneapolis, MN

2007-20008 Road Manager

Limelight Theatre

St. Augustine, Florida

2015 Director, ARTiculate—Youth Performing Company

2014 Director, Disney’s Jungle Book Kids

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

2013 Director, Th e Vagina Monologues

Orlando Repertory Theatre

2012 Director, if not now, when?

Director, Everym an II

2011 Assistant Director, Annie, Jr.

Assistant Director, Ch arlie and the

Chocolate Factory

2010 Assistant Director, Myth Adventures: Five

Greek Classics

Wekiva River Players

Orlando, Florida

Fall 2011 Vocal Director, Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.

The ARC of St. Johns County

St. Augustine, Florida

Spring 2015 Facilitator

Began a program of weekly workshops for participants to work on communication, social, and professional skills.

Saint Augustine Youth Services

St. Augustine, Florida

2014-2015 Facilitator

Created and facilitated a 9-week residency with the youth living at the center.

The Gaiety School of Acting

Dublin, Ireland

2013 - April 2014 Facilitator

Facilitating a series of workshops to students in secondary schools aimed at developing coping skills and emotional expression through the arts.

Administrative

Experience

Directing

Community

Engagement

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University of Central Florida,

Victim

s Services

Orlando, Florida

2013 Facilitator

Created and facilitated a series of workshops to explore women’s issues and domestic violence to lead into the development of their production of

The Vagina Monologues.

Abelvision Ireland

Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

Summer 2012 Facilitator

Created and facilitated a two day workshop to be integrated with Abelvision Ireland’s two week camp for adults with learning disabilities.

Orlando Repertory Theatre

Orlando, Florida

2010 - 2013 Facilitator

Created and facilitated residencies for young people centered around the ideas of the personal narrative and theatre for social change.

Facilitated workshops at Professional

Development Sessions for Orange County teachers as a part of the REP’s Great Ideas for Teachers Program.

Writes of Spring

Actively participated in the annual Writes of Spring project for 3 years, operating as an integral part of the production team, playwright, director, devising facilitator, & actor.

Breakthrough Theatre Productions

Orlando, Florida

2011-2012 Devising Facilitator Th e Other F W ord

Formulated plans and schedules for The Other F Word, a project centered on deconstructing and redefining “feminism” for today’s culture.

Edgewood Children

s Ranch

Orlando, Florida

2011 - 2012 Director

Worked with the students to create a vision for the production of Everyman II that reflected their values.

Facilitator

Co-created and facilitated a nine-week residency with the youth residing there.

New Image Youth Center

Orlando, Florida

Fall 2011 Teaching Artist

Partnered with the Director of an after school facility for at-risk youth in the Parramore

Community of Orlando to create a semester-long residency in theatre arts.

Community

Engagement

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Orlando Repertory Theatre (in partnership with the Kennedy Center and OCPS)

Orlando, Florida

Fall 2014 Engaged Learning Through the Arts

Seminar (Becom ing An Expert: Teaching

Artistry on the Next Level) with Kathryn Dawson The Gaiety School of Acting

Dublin, Ireland

Spring 2014 Lessac Kinesensic Voice and Body Workshop with Robin Carr

American Theatre in Higher Education Conference

Washington, D.C.

August 2012 Sojourn Theatre Workshop - Devising Civic Theatre: Performance, Social Practice, and Dialogue

Upstate Theatre Project

Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland

Summer 2012 Internship

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts *Hosted by Orange County Arts Education Center

Orlando, Florida

Fall 2011 Planning Effective Residencies for Students Artists as Educators Seminar

One Theatre World

Seattle, Washington

May 2011 Special Needs/Autism Workshop with

Tim Webb of England’s Oily Cart Company

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

Fall 2010 Stage Voice I for the Actor

Florida Theatre Conference

Gainesville, Florida

2014 Creating Theatre with a Personal Story

2012 Exploring Text Utilizing Laban's 8 Basic Movements

Devising Theatre: An Introduction to Various Methodologies

2011 The F Word: Reclaiming the word Feminist

Scoring Your Script: An Intro. to Arthur

Lessac’s Vocal Training Concepts

Georgia Theatre Conference

Americus, Georgia

2012 Devised Theatre Performance: What is it

and How Do I Do it?

International Drama in Education Research Institute

Conference

Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland

Summer 2012 Commonalities Between Drama in Education and Community engaged, Participatory Theatre Practice

Professional

Development

Conference

Presentations

(6)

Florida Theatre Conference

Gainesville, Florida

Fall 2014 Adjudicator, Middle Sch ool & Th eatre for Youth Festivals

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

2011 - 2012 Moderator, Pre-show Panel Discussions

Education Director & Asst. Stage Manager,

touring production of Locomotion

On-Site Services

Savannah, GA

2002-2006 Sound Crew/Sound Board Operator

Puppet People of Savannah

Savannah, GA

2005 - 2006 Voice Over Artist

Sweet Bird of Youth Miss Lucy Limelight Theatre

Cobblestones Mrs. Light Orlando Repertory Theatre

Clifford the Big Red Dog Live! Emily Elizabeth Dollywood Company

Back Up Dog and the Bully Back Up Dog Climb Theatre

The Energized Guyz Nikki Neutron National Theatre for Children

Ride of Your Life Emily Climb Theatre

The Little Engine that Could Baby Doll Dollywood Company

Hank the Cowdog Sally Mae Dollywood Company

The Grapes of Wrath Rose of Sharon SPACE

The Learned Ladies Henriette (US) SCAD

Seussical, The Musical Bird Girl 1 Trustees Theatre

Voice & Breath as a means of expression

Community-Engaged Theatre

Lessac Vocal Work

Applied Theatre

Theatre for Social Change

Play as a Primary Method of Learning

The connection between the deeply personal and the universal

Gary Cadwallader

Educational Director, Orlando Repertory Theatre

garyc@orlandorep.com

Declan Mallon

Co-founder/Director, Upstate Theatre Project

d.mallon@upstate.ie

Buffy Sedlachek

Acting Company Director, CLIMB Theatre Co.

buffy@climb.org

Kristina Tollefson

Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies, University of Central Florida

kristina.tollefson@ucf.edu

Earl Weaver

Associate Professor/Artistic Director , Theatre UCF, University of Central Florida

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