A Little Night Music
Jamie is currently the assistant director for the University of Florida's School of Theater and Dance's fall musical. Working with director Tony Mata on this Sondheim production has been an absolute joy. A Little Night Music is set to open on October 22.
Jamie had the pleasure of being the dramaturge for the University of Florida's production of Dog Act. This post apocalyptic play following a troupe of vaudevillian actors was the first live performance at the university since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. In collaboration with director Malcolm Gets, Jamie was able to focus their research on a variety of topics like climate change, pandemics, vaudeville, Brecht, Shakespeare, and fractured fairy tales. Dog Act will be playing from Sept 16-26 2021.
Criminal Queerness Festival
Throughout June 2021, Jamie was able to volunteer for the National Queer Theater in their Criminal Queerness Festival. Criminal Queerness is an initiative of National Queer Theater that supports the development and production of new plays by international and immigrant theater-makers and playwrights experiencing censorship or criminalization in their countries of origin.
The Lemonade Files
Jamie is currently co-directing, with Vanessa Nottingham, his original screen play through V-Dog Productions. This feature film focuses on two mischievous teens who, on the hunt for a missing pair of shoes, find themselves in the midst of a criminal investigation. The Lemonade Files wrapped filming at the end of May 2021 and is currently in post-production. For a behind the scenes look, follow our story on Facebook and Instagram!
Political Mini Series
In collaboration with Vanessa Nottingham, Jamie was able to co-write and co-direct a fun, satirical mini series about American politics. The series is currently in post production and will be entered into series festivals this upcoming year. To support this project click the link below!
The Last Desdemona
Florida Players' New Works Festival!
After performing in the Florida Players' New Works Festival, The Last Desdemona will be heading to the Tampa Fringe Festival for a five performance run! The Tampa Fringe Festival is from May 30-April 10, 2020.
*This production was cut due to Covid19.
By William Shakespeare
Jamie had the fantastic opportunity to work along side directors Malcolm Gets and Mihai Ciupe on the Scottish Play. This was his first production as an assistant director for the University of Florida. Unfortunately after roughly five weeks of rehearsal the production was cut before entering tech week due to Covid19. Despite this, Macbeth was a amazing learning opportunity and an experience to work with many talented and experienced artists.
By Laura Chiarello
Jamie had the opportunity to directing another new work by Laura Chiarello. Milligrams was produced by the Florida Players as part of the Hippodrome's One City One Story project in the fall of 2019. This production was a staged reading that focused on a boy with schizophrenia going through different types of therapy and treatments and finding himself.
The Last Desdemona
By Kara Gordon
The Last Desdemona was part of the Florida Players' annual New Works Festival. He worked alongside playwright/assistant director Kara Gordon to bring this dystopian adventure to life through movement, dance, and a whole lot of TVs!
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
By Dale Wasserman
Jamie's college directorial debut was the classic show One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman. He embraced Wasserman's original psychedelic illustrations in the design of the show, and experimented with the construct of gender/gender dynamics. The production ran for one weekend with five showings at the Philips Center's Squitieri Studio Theatre.
The Amish Project
By Jessica Dickey
Jamie had the pleasure of co-directing this production with Jesse Desrosiers at the STAR Center Theatre. This was a documentary styled show with a minimalistic set that focused on the heavy topic of a shooting in an Amish schoolhouse and the concept of "forgiveness ". For more information and an article by the Alligator, click below!