CV & Resume

Rebekah Lane

Downloadable CV: PDF iconLane_Rebekah_CV_Teaching_2018.pdf

Downloadable Resume - Puppetry:  PDF iconLane_Rebekah_Resume_Puppetry.pdf

 

EDUCATION 

2014-2016

MFA in Theatre Arts, Towson University 

 

Major Field:

Contemporary Theatre Development; Devising; Physical approaches to theatre

 

Thesis Document:

Mindfulness as applied to the aesthetics of Robert Wilson

 

Thesis Presentation:

Untitled #52: A devised performance exploring Mindfulness

 

Committee:

Naoko Maeshiba, Director; Stephen Nunns and Jay Herzog

2008-2011

MA in Communication, University of Central Florida

 

Major Field:

Entertainment-Education

 

 

Cum Laude

 

Thesis: 

“The Impact Of Involvement And Sequence In Narrative Persuasion”

 

Committee: 

Ann Neville-Miller, Director; James Katt and William Kinnally

2000-2005

BFA in Theatre Performance, University of Central Florida

 

Honors in the Major Thesis: 

Theatre Movement Techniques

 

Committee: 

Christopher Niess, Director; Be Boyd, Brian Vernon, Earl Weaver, and Martha Marinara

    

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

 

Positions and Institutions 
2016-present Adjunct Faculty St. Leo University St. Leo, FL
2016-present Adjunct Faculty Valencia College Orlando, FL
2016-2018 Adjunct Faculty University of Tampa Tampa, FL
2016-2017 Adjunct Faculty Full Sail University Winter Park, FL
2014-2016 Adjunct Faculty Towson University Towson, MD
2012-2014; June 2015 Full Time Instructor Full Sail University Orlando, FL
2012 Adjunct Faculty Everglades University Orlando, FL
2011-2012 Adjunct Faculty Valencia College Orlando, FL
2009-2010 Instructor of Record UCF:  Nicholson School of Communication Orlando, FL

 

    

Courses Taught

 

     


Introduction to Movement Saint Leo University 1 course
Acting 1 Valencia College 1 course
Puppet Design and Construction Valencia College 1 course
Puppet Manipulation for Actors Valencia College 1 course
Living the Theatre Saint Leo University 7 courses
Acting for Non-Majors Towson University 1 course
TA:   Voice and Movement 1 Towson University 2 courses assisted
Speaking for Business and the Professions University of Tampa 3 courses
Oral Communication Honors University of Tampa 1 course
Public Speaking  Towson University 7 courses taught
Creative Presentation Online Full Sail University One month semester; 7 courses
Public Speaking  Full Sail University One month semester; 22 courses
Public Speaking (co-taught) Full Sail University One month semester; 2 courses
Public Speaking Online Full Sail University One month semester; 22 courses
Professional Communication and presentation Full Sail University One month semester; 10 courses
Fundamentals of Oral Communication  Everglades University One month semester; 1 course
Fundamentals of Speech Valencia College 6 courses
Fundamentals of Speech University of Central Florida 6 courses; large lecture, small lab format

 

 

 

Workshops Taught

 

 

 

 

             

Workshops Taught   
2018  Breath in Motion:  Mask Puppetry Workshop  Center for Puppetry Arts  Atlanta, GA
2018  Movement techniques in Play Development (Laban, Viewpoints, Puppetry, Forsythe)  Rolann’s School of Dance  Longwood, FL
2018  Ensemble Puppetry for Actors  Florida Theatre Conference  Gainesville, FL
2018  Forsythe Composition for Actors  Valencia College  Orlando, FL
2017  Character Through Laban Movement Techniques  Florida Theatre Conference  Gainesville, FL
2017  Devising Dance  Florida Theatre Conference  Gainesville, FL
2017  Mindful Momentum (12 session course)  ELAR Institute  Orlando, FL
2017  Laban For Actors  Valencia College  Orlando, FL
2017  Viewpoints Jam  ELAR Institute  Orlando, FL
2016  From My Body to Your Body:  Table Top Puppetry  Florida Theatre Conference  Gainesville, FL
2015  Physical Theatre: Viewpoints  MFA Lab at Towson University  Towson, MD
2015  Physical Theatre: Object Puppetry  MFA Lab at Towson University  Towson, MD
2015  Puppetry for the Actor: Discovering Bunraku Style Manipulation through Theatre Movement   Valencia College  Orlando, FL
2015  Integrating voice and body: combining Viewpoints physical exploration with Lessac vocal exploration  TA workshop for Voice and Movement 1 at Towson University  Towson, MD
2015  Introduction to Roy Hart Voice Technique  TeachLivE Company Meeting  Orlando, FL
2014  Object Puppetry  Empty Spaces Theatre  Orlando, FL
2014  Object Theatre  Full Sail Faculty Development Workshop  Orlando, FL
2014  Speaking Skills for Teachers  Full Sail Faculty Development Workshop  Orlando, FL
2012  Puppetry Through Movement  Movement Arts Studio  Orlando, FL
2012  Puppetry Through Movement  Valencia College  Orlando, FL
2010  Global Beads  Monster Worldwide: Diversity Leadership Program  "Baltimore, MD; Chicago, 
IL; Berkley, CA "
2010  Whole Brain  Monster Worldwide: Diversity Leadership Program  "Baltimore, MD; Chicago, 
IL; Berkley, CA "
2010  Resume and Interview Techniques  Monster Worldwide: Diversity Leadership Program  "Baltimore, MD; Chicago, 
IL; Berkley, CA "
2009-2011  Me Poems and Puppetry  MicheLee Puppets & Harbor House Workshop Series  Orlando, FL
2009-2011  Creative Expression Through Puppetry  MicheLee Puppets Workshop Series  Orlando, FL
2009  Global Beads  Monster Worldwide: Diversity Leadership Program  Boston, MA; Deland, FL
2009  Whole Brain  Monster Worldwide: Diversity Leadership Program  Boston, MA; Deland, FL
2009  Resume and Interview Techniques  Monster Worldwide: Diversity Leadership Program  Boston, MA; Deland, FL
2009  Listening Skills for Life  University of Central Florida, Public Speaking guest lecture  Orlando, FL
2008  Introduction to Film  Sands Theatre  Sandford, FL
2008  Education Entertainment Industry   University of Central Florida  Orlando, FL
2007  Through the Body: Theatre Movement techniques as applied to puppetry  "National 
Puppetry Festival"  St. Paul, Minnesota
2006-2007  Healthy Kids Puppetry  Michael Puppets & Boys and Girls Clubs  Jacksonville & Orlando, FL

  

 

DIRECTING EXPERIENCE 

2017

Creation

Director:  John DiDonna

 

 

Director of Puppetry

Valencia College

Orlando, FL

2016

Phantasmagoria: The Cards that are Dealt

Directors: Kevin Becker, John DiDonna, and Seth Kubersky

 

 

Director of Puppetry

Orlando Shakespeare Theatre: Mandell Stage

Orlando, FL

2016

Finding Home

 

 

 

Director / Writer / Puppeteer

Creative City Project

Orlando, FL

2016

Untitled #52

 

 

 

Director / Writer

Towson University MFA MainStage

Towson, MD

 

2015

Wind in the Trees*

 

 

 

Director / Writer

Towson University Forsythe Showcase

Towson, MD

2015

Anticipation of Flight*

 

 

 

Director / Writer

Towson University MFA Showcase

Towson, MD

2015

Time

 

 

 

Director

Wright On! Festival of New Works

Towson, MD

2015

Stupid Fucking Bird

Director: Peter Wray

 

 

Movement Coach

Towson University Mainstage 

Towson, MD

2015

Sweeney Todd

Director: Stephen Nunns

 

 

Puppetry Coach and coordinator

Towson University Mainstage 

Towson, MD

2014

13 Clowns

Director: Thomas Casciero

 

 

Director of Puppetry

Towson University Mainstage 

Towson, MD

2013

Words We Wear*

 

 

 

Additional Director

Epic Vita & Play the Moment 

Orlando, FL

2013

39 Steps: An Interactive Spy Thriller*

 

 

 

Director / Writer

Orlando International Fringe Festival

Orlando, FL

2010

Rescuing Ruby Reef

Director: Tracey Conner

 

 

Assistant Director / Song writer

MicheLee Puppets

Orlando, FL Tour

*indicates video footage available in Online portfolio:  http://www.rebekahlane.com/content/portfolio-collaborative-developemt

 

 

 

 

ACTING PERFORMANCE 

Theatre

 

 

2015

The Receptionist

 

 

Beverly

Empty Spaces Theatre

Orlando, FL

2014

An Experiment with an Air Pump 

 

 

Ellen

Mad Cow Theatre

Orlando, FL

2011-2012

BSI: Bully Scene Investigators

 

 

 

Agent Smart

MicheLee Puppets

Florida Tour

2011

Circle Mirror Transformation 

 

 

 

Theresa

Mad Cow Theatre

Orlando, FL

2011

My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

 

 

Rachel Corrie

Empty Spaces Theatre

Orlando, FL

2010

Company

 

 

 

Susan

Mad Cow Theatre

Orlando, FL

2009

Sweeney Todd

 

 

 

Second Soprano Ensemble 

Mad Cow Theatre

Orlando, FL

2009-2010

Making College and Career Count 

 

 

 

Motivational Speaker

Monster Worldwide

Florida Tour

2009-2010

Making you College Search Count

 

 

 

Motivational Speaker

Monster Worldwide

Florida Tour

2008-2011

Making High School Count 

 

 

 

Motivational Speaker

Monster Worldwide

Florida Tour

2006

Every 90 Seconds 

 

 

 

Casey

MicheLee Puppets

Orlando Tour

2005-2008

Extreme Health Challenge 

 

 

 

Fushia

Fushia

Southeast Tour

2004

Winnie-The-Pooh

 

 

 

Kanga

Orlando Repertory Theatre

Orlando, FL

 

 

 

Video Spokesperson 

 

 

2012

Public Speaking Tips for Full Sail University Students

 

 

2008

Instuxo Convention 

 

 

2007

Neulio

 

 

2007

Instruxo

 

 

2006

Ella Festival Review 

Orlando Scene TV

 

2006

Taste Restaurant Review 

Orlando Scene TV

 

2006

M&L PhotoVideo Website 

 

 

 

 

PUPPETRY PERFORMANCE

2016

Finding Home

 

 

 

Lead Puppeteer (Bunraku-Style puppetry)

Creative City Project

Orlando, FL

 

2012-2015

Teachlive: Interactive Classroom Simulator 

 

 

Five characters (digital puppetry)

UCF College of Education

National Tour

2011-2012

Little Heroes

 

 

 

Lead Puppeteer (rod puppetry)

MicheLee Puppets

Orlando Tour

2011-2012

The Ultimate Consequence

 

 

 

Puppeteer (shadow puppetry)

MicheLee Puppets

Orlando Tour

2010

DramaRama

 

 

 

5 characters (digital puppetry)

UCF College of Nursing & Wirth Creative

South Florida Tour

2008-2012

A Good Day for Pancake

 

 

 

Mother/Puppeteer (glove puppetry) 

MicheLee Puppets

Florida Tour

 

 

 

ORIGINAL WORKS - WRITER/PERFORMER 

2016

Changing Sides

Art in Odd Places Festival

 

 

Set and improvised dance / site specific

Director:  Emma Cotter

Orlando, FL

2016

Post-Everything*

Director: Venetian Shurlov

 

 

Immersive movement performance

MFA Workshop Showing

Towson, MD

2015

William Forsythe’s Hypothetical Stream*

Director: Elizabeth Corbett

 

 

Devised Ensemble Dance 

Dialogue Dance Concert

Towson, MD

2015

The DLP Experience 

 

 

 

Monologue

KO Festival Workshop Showing

Amherst, MA

2014

Chairs Facing the Sunset* 

 

 

 

Devised Solo 

TU MFA Fall Showing

Towson, MD

2014

Home to the Moon*

 

 

 

Object Puppetry 

MFA Wokshop Showing

Towson, MD

2014

Praying to Cars

 

 

 

Site Specific Physical Theatre

MFA Wokshop Showing

Towson, MD

2014

Picnic with Friends 

 

 

 

Interactive

MFA Wokshop Showing

Towson, MD

2014

Industrial Childhood 

 

 

 

Shadow and Sound

MFA Wokshop Showing

Towson, MD

2014

Carnival Disabilities 

 

 

 

Interactive,Tectonics

Theatre and Society

Towson, MD

2014

Sound and Silence*

 

 

 

Physical Theatre

MFA Wokshop Showing

Towson, MD

2013

Words We Wear*

 

 

 

Devised, ensemble, physical theatre

Play the Moment Theatre

Orlando, FL

2013

The Shift: Unity in Motion - Shadow Man*

 

 

Modern dance

Canvas Coalition

Orlando, FL

2012

The Word Project

 

 

 

Site specific, devised, ensemble, physical theatre

Play the Moment Theatre & City Beautiful Church

Orlando, FL

2012

Bench and Chair*

 

 

 

Object theatre

Eugene O’Neil Theatre Conference

Waterford, CT

2012

Gift Cycle

 

 

 

Interactive, solo, devised, puppetry

Creative City Project

Orlando, FL

2012

Where the Sidewalk Ends:  The God Kid

 

 

Physical Theatre, devised, Solo

Canvas Coalition

Orlando, FL

2011-2012

StoryBox

 

 

Interacting, improvisation

Wirth Creative

Orlando, FL

2010

Pink Ribbon Project:  Radiation Table*

 

 

Physical theatre, devised, solo

Play the Moment Theatre

Orlando, FL

2009

DramaRama

 

 

 

Digital puppetry, interacting, structured improvisation

Wirth Creative & UCF College of Nursing

Orlando, FL

*indicates video footage available in Online portfolio:  http://www.rebekahlane.com/content/portfolio-collaborative-developemt

 

ARTS ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE 

2016

Technical Director, Saint Leo University, FL

 

Coordinate use of new Blackbox facility

Coordinate building of set for Fall show

Coordinate technical aspects of space

2015

Company Manager, KO Festival in Amherst, MA

 

Company Manager, KO Festival in Amherst, MA

Organize Artist Housing

Manage interns for household duties

Coordinate Artist arrival/departure

Weekly Concessions purchase and management 

2012-2014

Associate Course Director, Full Sail University

 

This is an entertainment industry technical college.  I taught artists how to present themselves professionally.

2008-2012

Program Coordinator and Evaluator / Proposal Writer, MicheLee Puppets

 

Develop and evaluate MicheLee Puppets programs (performances, workshops, and supplemental materials) 

Develop program evaluations and analyze data 

Manage grants

Write proposals for project funding

Manage teaching team 

Research best practices for education / Entertainment-Education efforts 

2005-2012

Actor/Company Member, MicheLee Puppets

 

Actively engage large and intimate audiences 

Audience Analysis

Develop ideas for future projects

Write detailed scripts for company projects 

Build Puppets 

Organize and lead workshops for various groups in the community 

2010-2012

Evaluator, UCF College of Nursing & Wirth Creative 

 

The was a component of DramaRama, which was a health intvervention.

Score experiment participants (Spect-actors) based on verbal and non-verbal interaction 

Utilize structured improvisation techniques with participants through game interface in a natural way 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

2017

Laban Institute of Movement Studies Anatomy and Kinesiology Workshop

Anastasi Siotas

2015

KO Festival:  Image-Object-Puppet: Creating a Poetic Theatre

John Farrell

2015

KO Festival:  Zen and the Art of Performance:Noh Theatre

Jubilith Moore

2015

KO Festival:  First Person: Crafting Your Story for Performance

Gerard Stropnicky

2015

Center for Movement Arts:  Bouffon Intensive 

Dodie DiSanto

2014

NET Conference:  Interactive Theatre Development

Dog and Pony Theatre Company

2014

Towson University Master Class:  Roy Hart Voice Work

Richard Armstrong

2014

Towson University Master Class: Devising

Joan Lipkin

2014

Towson University Master Class: Viewpoints

Wendel Beavers

2013

TeachLivE Conference

Various Workshops

2012

Eugene O’Neil Theatre – National Puppetry Conference

Alice Bohm, WakaWaka Theatre, and various artists

2011

Planning Effective Residencies for Students

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2011

Anatomy of a Lesson: Planning Instruction

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2010

 Proposal Writing Certification 

Rollins College Philanthropy Center

2010

Mentee training to teach Speech

University of Central Florida

2010

ADL Training

University of Central Florida

 

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS  

Lane, R, Miller-Neville, A. (2012, November) The Effects of Narrative, Argument, and Narrative + Argument on Perceived Salience, Persuasion, and Behavior. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL 

 

Lane, R. & Neville-Miller, A. (2013, June) An Examination of the Narrative Persuasion with Epilogue Through the Lens of the Elaboration Likelihood Model. Communication Quarterly.

 

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 

2009-2011

Research Assistant

 

College of Nursing – Interactor and development specialist for Dr. Ann Norris, DramaRama (funded by an NIH grant) 

2008-2009

Research Assistant

 

 

 

Pulled and reviewed journal articles for Dr. Ann Miller 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS 

2013

Props Award, Full Sail University - Creative Lesson Development

2013

Full Sail Instructor Appreciation Award – Best Pedagogical Practices

2005

University Honors

 

 

1999

Girl’s State Delegate

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

2015 - present

Network of Ensemble Theatres

2015 - present

ATME

2012-2013

National Communication Association

 

 

 

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS 

Personal Grants: 

2015

Towson University Graduate Student Fellowship

2012

United Arts Emerging Artist Grant

New Project Funding, MicheLee Puppets 

2009

Creative Expression Through Puppetry, Chatlos Foundation 

Continued Project Funding, MicheLee Puppets 

2009

EXTREME Health Challenge, Aetna Foundation

2009

EXTREME Health Challenge, Health Foundation of South Florida Bully Prevention Programming, Chatlos Foundation

 

 

COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE 

Experience with several software applications, including Microsoft Suite, iWork, ‘09, iMovie, FileMaker. Knowledge of GarageBand and SPSS. Experience in online teaching through use of Blackboard, Full Sail Online System, SpeechClass, and Web logs. 

 

 

SKILLS / INTERESTS 

Theatre Skills

 

Puppetry: 

Shadow, Arm and rod, Bunraku, Rod puppets, Lip sync and eye focus, Object theatre, Computer Animated

Audience Interaction

 

Integration of audience into performance

Structured improvisation 

 

Long-form improvisation

 

Acting

 

Devising:

Viewpoints as primary devising language.  Additional techniques I use include: Forsythe, Tectonics, Lecoq, and Story Circle 

Communication Research Interests:

 

Persuasion Theories including ELM, EELM, inoculation, transportation 

 

Entertainment-Education

 

Theatre for Social Change

 

Research / SPSS Program Evaluation

 

Public Speaking

 

Creativity

 

Theatre Administration Interests:

 

Program Development

 

 

 

RELEVANT GRADUATE COURSEWORK 

Theatre:

Ensemble Theatre Methods
Theories of the Avant-Garde

Synthesis 1 -  Formal Elements: Discovering Aesthetic 

Theatre Systems
Theatre and Society: Incorporating Tectonics with Community

Theatre Design Techniques

Self-Empowerment in Theatre

History of Experimental Performance

Text Construction

Independent Project in Theatre

International Theories and Aesthetics: Comparing Stanisavsky and

Meyerhold in performance and rehearsal

Synthesis 2:  Directing: A study in the methods of William Forsythe

Synthesis 3: Working with Design in Performance 

 

Communication:

Mass Communication Theory
Mass Media Research – Quantitative 

Mass Media Research – Qualitative 

Statistics for Education 

Communication Management 

Seminar in New Media
Studies in Persuasion
Crisis Public Relations
International Communication 

 

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST 

 

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