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Original Music & Sound Design

Des Moines Playhouse (Des Moines, IA)

   If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

   Anne of Green Gables

   Junie B. Jones Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

   Little House Christmas at Plum Creek

   The Kid Who Ran For President

   Red (Sound Design Only)

   The Hundred Dresses

   Boeing, Boeing

   The Miracle Worker

   The Somewhat True Tales of Robin Hood

   Charlotte’s Web

   12 Angry Men

   Roald Dahl’s Willie Wonka (Sound Design Only)

   The Great Gatsby


   The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Original music)

   Silent Sky (Des Moines Cloris Award for Best Sound Design 2019)

   Diary of Anne Frank (2020)

Des Moines Onstage (Des Moines, IA)

   I Have Before Me An Incredible Document Given To Me By A Young Lady From Rwanda

Des Moines Young Artists Theatre (Des Moines, IA)

   Romeo & Juliet

   The Hobbit (Des Moines Cloris Award for Best Sound Design 2016)

   I Never Saw Another Butterfly (Des Moines Cloris Award Nomination for Best Sound

     Design 2018)

   Lost Girl

Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton, FL

   The Diary of Anne Frank

   Goat Song Revel (World Premiere)

Market House Theatre, Paducah, KY

   The Hobbit

   Something Dark (World Premiere)

Lincoln Community Playhouse, Lincoln, NE

   The Hundred Dresses

Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA

   Terms of Endearment (April 2020)

Venice Theater, Venice, FL

   Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

ACT, Ankeny, IA

   The Diary of Anne Frank

Open Door Rep, Des Moines, IA

   Love Letters

Original Children’s Musicals (Scripts by Kar Gustafson)

   Mystery at Toll Home Manor

   Beyond the Mirror

   The Rhyming Princess

   The Royal Quest

   The Sisters’ Odyssey


   American Association of Community Theatre – AACTFest 2017

          Using Original Music to Enhance and Support Your Production – Presenter

Acting/Stage Management

   My experience as an actor and stage manager has been crucial to understanding the

   impact of music on stage and how to help actors work with integrating music into the


   Numerous shows at the Des Moines Playhouse including Enchanted April, Willie

   Wonka, Little House on the Prairie, Miss Nelson is Missing, Annie, Cinderella and The

   Sound of Music.

Theatre awards

   Des Moines Playhouse Volunteer of the Year                                         2008 & 2012

   Des Moines Playhouse Gypsy Award                                                                    2010

   Des Moines Playhouse Dionysus Award                                                               2011

      Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre Musical

   Greater Des Moines Cloris Leachman Excellence in Theatre Arts Awards (“Cloris Awards”)

       Outstanding Sound Design (The Hobbit)                                                            2016

       Outstanding Sound Design Nomination (I Never Saw Another Butterfly)  2018

       Outstanding Sound Design (Silent Sky)                                                               2019

   AACTFest National Design Competition – Honorable Mention                           2017

   Other awards

    Heartland Youth Choir

      Partners in Artistry Award                                                                                     2015