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Elliott M Burke 141 A Old Enfield Road Belchertown, MA 01007 T 413.303.9609 C 857.222.0008 E emburke07@gmail.com

Profile Freelance Theatre Professional with over thirteen years of experience with a broad variety of production skills. Seeking extensive freelance or permanent work in stage and production management, sound design, writing, research and development, and directing for theatre. Interested in traveling/ relocating locally or abroad.

Experience Founder and Artistic Director, Ishah ‘El theatre arts: Pioneer Valley, MA. — 2005 - Present Research, development, promotion and production of dramatic performances based on traditional and cultural arts as well as new works derived from these art forms. Established in 2004, Ishah ‘El theatre arts is a US registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit cultural arts organization working to support artistic excellence through collaboration, education and performance. Assistant to the Directors, Briansky Ballet Center: New York, NY. — June 26 - July 25, 2010 Helped coordinate the move to and settlement of the Briansky Ballet Center’s Summer Intensive Student Program, which relocated to Mt. Holyoke College in 2010. Duties involved assigning rooms and welcoming students, organizing activities and scheduling classes and events, contacting local businesses for assistance in publisizing and promoting their program, and being the main mediator between the directors and the campus personnel. Assistant Stage Manager, Revels, Inc.; Watertown, MA. — 1997 - 2004 Management of medium to large seasonal productions involving a cast and crew ranging from sixty to one hundred and fifty people through rehearsal, production and performance. Duties include research for productions, stage construction, scene maintenance, load in/ load out of set, Production Assistant, Nora Theatre Company; Cambridge, MA. — 1997 - 2004 Medium house size productions of new and premier works. Duties involved taking rehearsal notes, setting stage and props, running sound and light cues and management of backstage crew. Stage and Assistant Stage Manager, New England Conservatory Opera, Boston, MA. — Jan. - April, 2004 Assistant Stage Manager for the NEC Opera’s production of Cendrillon. Management of crew and forty person cast through rehearsals and performances in Boston’s Cutler Majestic Theatre. Duties also include scene maintenance, backstage directing and help with changing costumes,Stage Manager for NEC Opera’s production of Noel Coward’s “A Talent to Amuse”, featuring a cast of eight students performing in Boston’s Jordan Hall. Duties involved taking extensive notes, blocking, calling light and sound cues, back stage management of house staff and cast, load in and load out of set. Stage Manager, InterAct LA; Los Angeles, CA. — Sept. - Nov. 2003 Stage manager for an exclusive one man show written and performed by InterAct LA Member Steven Hack. Attended development rehearsals with Steven and the director, taking extensive notes for blocking, light and sound cues. Execution of show performance dynamics through the entire run of the show. Asked to come back as Stage Manager for a second performance run in 2004 which I was unable to be a part of.

Education Chabot College, Hayward, CA. — Journalism and Humanities. 1994

Skills Fast, strong self-motivated and independent worker. Creative, imaginative and flexible with an even-keeled temperament and a unique sense of humor. I am highly organized, attentive to detail, extremely punctual and dependable. Additional management skills include twenty years as a professional chef and kitchen manager. References will be provided upon request.


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