Kevin Michael Reed

Theatre Director, Designer & Technologist
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IRE: +353 (0)833681370

Education

2019 M.F.A., Theatre Directing
The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

2018 M.A., with Merit, Creative Writing (Playwriting & Screenwriting)
City, University of London, London, United Kingdom

2016 Graduate Studies, Media Studies
The New School for Public Engagement, The New School, New York, New York
* Teaching Assistant

2015 B.F.A., Photography. Minors: English & History of Art
Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, New York

2005 A.A.S., Photography
Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, New York

Workshop Training

2019 “Arts, Media and Entertainment Law.” MOOC 2019. Law Society of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Diploma Centre. Certificate of Completion.

2017 “A Practical Approach To Directing.” Yale University School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut.. Certificate of Completion. Faculty: Evan Yionoulis, Patrick Diamond, Nick Francone, Andrew Griffin, Patrick Madden, James Mountcastle, Christina Pumariega, Dana Tanner, Kara-Lynn Vaeni.

2017 “Creative Producing Workshop.” Nicholas Hennegan Associates. The Producers Club, London, UK.

Theatre Directing & Dramaturgy

2019 Assistant Director, “Blood Wedding” by Federico Garcia Lorca. The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art, Dublin. Producer: Loughlin Deegan. Director: Caitriona McLaughlin.

2019 Assistant Director, “Bodies of Water”. Corn Exchange / Crush Curatorial. Dublin Fringe Festival. The Chocolate Factory, Dublin. Co-Creators: Eoghan Carrick, Maeve Stone & Jonah King.
** Nominated for Best Design (for AV Design), Dublin Fringe Festival Awards

2019 Assistant Director, “The Big Chapel X” Adapted by John Morton. Asylum Productions/Abbey Theatre. Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny, Ireland. Producer: Maura O’Keefe. Director: Donal Gallagher.
** Nominated for Best Production, Irish Theatre Awards
** Nominated for Best Ensemble, Irish Theatre Awards
** Nominated for Judges Special Award: The Community of Callan, Irish Theatre Awards

2019 Director, “X” by Alistair McDowall, The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art, Dublin. Producer: Loughlin Deegan.

2019 Director, “The Brain”, Devised Collab. The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art, Dublin. Producer: Loughlin Deegan.

2018 Director, Extract from “Shed” by Kate Webster. Scratch at the Jack. Brockley Jack Theatre, London.

2018 Director, Extract from “Brake Lights” by C.J. Lloyd Webley. Scratch at the Jack. Brockley Jack Theatre, London.

2018 Assistant Director, “Pattie Shop Diaries, a new musical” by Mike Scott Harding. BiggerThanMe Productions. The Other Palace, London & Hackney Empire, London.

2018 Director/Development Dramaturge, “Version 2.0” by Kashyap Raja. World Premiere. Squire Lane Theatrical. Leicester Square Theatre, London.
** 4 Star Review – Reviews Gate
** 4 Star Review – Breaking The Fourth Wall.

2017 Director/Development Dramaturge, “Shadows” by C.J. Lloyd Webley. World Premiere. Squire Lane Theatrical. Theatro Technis, London.
** 5 Star Review – Breaking The Fourth Wall

2017 Director, Extract from “Shadows” by C.J. Lloyd Webley. Scratch at the Jack. Brockley Jack Theatre, London.

2017 Dramaturge, “EARTH” Hen and Chickens Theatre, London. Director: Kashyap Raja.

Theatre Producing

2018 Producer, “Version 2.0” by Kashyap Raja. World Premiere. Squire Lane Theatrical. Leicester Square Theatre, London.
** 4 Star Review – Reviews Gate
** 4 Star Review – Breaking The Fourth Wall

2017 Producer, “Shadows” by C.J. Lloyd Webley. World Premiere. Squire Lane Theatrical. Theatro Technis, London.
** 5 Star Review – Breaking The Fourth Wall

2017 Producer, “WHORE: A Kids Play” Squire Lane Theatrical. Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh. Director: Margaret Grace Hee.
** 4 Star Review – Broadway Baby
** 4 Star Review – Everything Theatre
** “Highly Recommended Show” – Fringe Review

2017 Producer, “Joy Donze: 13 & Not Pregnant” Squire Lane Theatrical. Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh. Director: Mia Capotorto Sommese.
** 5 Star Review – MumbleTheatre

2017 Producer, “BEFORE EDINBURGH – WHORE: A Kid’s Play and 13 & Not Pregnant.” Squire Lane Theatrical. The Secret Theatre, NY. Directors: Margaret Grace Hee & Mia Capotorto Sommese.

Theatre Designer & Technician

2021 Projection Designer, “Looking For America” by Federico Julián González. Mermaid Arts Centre / Once Off Productions / Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Producer: Maura O’Keeffe. Director: Janet Moran.
** 4 Star Review – Scotsman
** 4 Star Review – Broadway World

2021 Production Designer, “Constructed” by C.J. Lloyd Webley. Lightpost Theatre Company, Birmingham Repertory Company, Birmingham UK. Director: Mathias Andre & Carguil Webley.

2020 AV Programmer, “Wish List” by Katherine Soper. The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art, Dublin. Producer: Loughlin Deegan. Director: Garard McCabe.

2020 Video Designer / Sound Designer, “POWER: We All Come From Somewhere”. KCAT / Equinox Theatre Company, Ireland. European Tour. Producer: Medb Lambert. Director: Janice De Broithe.

2020 Stage Manager/Lighting Designer, “B”, Gerrard Martin Dance Company. The Curve, Leicester UK. Choreography by Gerrard Martin.

2019 Production Manager / Stage Manager, “Swan Lake”. Ballet Ireland. Ireland & Northern Ireland Tour. Artistic Director: Anne Maher.

2019 Video Technician/Programmer, “Symphony of Worms” by Hannah Mamalis. Pan Pan Platform / AOB Arts Management. Smock Alley Theatre – Boys’ School, Dublin Fringe Festival, Ireland. Director: Ronan Carey.
** Winner The Spirit of Wit: Moira Brady Averill Award, Dublin Fringe Festival Awards
** Nomination for Creative Thinking Award, Dublin Fringe Festival Awards
** Nomination for Radical Spirit Award, Dublin Fringe Festival Awards

2019 AV Programmer, “Bodies of Water”. Corn Exchange / Crush Curatorial. Dublin Fringe Festival. The Chocolate Factory, Ireland. Co-Creators: Eoghan Carrick, Maeve Stone & Jonah King.
** Nominated for Best Design (for AV Design), Dublin Fringe Festival Awards

2019 AV Designer, “X” by Alistair McDowall, The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art, Dublin. Producer: Loughlin Deegan. Directed by Kevin Michael Reed.

2018 Stage Manager/Lighting Designer, “B”, Gerrard Martin Dance Company. AndWhat Queer Arts Festival. RichMix, London. Choreography by Gerrard Martin.

2018 Stage Manager, “Beauty & The Beast” (a new adaptation), Tenth Muse Productions. Omnibus Theatre, London. Directed by Elizabeth Bowe.

2018 Stage Manager, “B”, Gerrard Martin Dance Company. Siobhan Davies Studios, London. Choreography by Gerrard Martin.

2018 Lighting Designer, “Addams Family, the musical” A Shared Stage Productions/Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, CT, Director: Martin Marchitto.

2018 Stage Manager/Lighting Designer, “Pattie Shop Diaries, a new musical” by Mike Scott Harding. BiggerThanMe Productions. The Other Palace, London & Hackney Empire, London.

2017 Lighting Designer, “WHORE: A Kids Play” Squire Lane Theatrical. Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh. Director: Margaret Grace Hee.
** 4 Star Review – Broadway Baby
** 4 Star Review – Everything Theatre
** “Highly Recommended Show” – Fringe Review

2017 Lighting Designer, “Joy Donze: 13 & Not Pregnant” Squire Lane Theatrical. Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh. Director: Mia Capotorto Sommese.
** 5 Star Review – MumbleTheatre

2017 Lighting Designer, “BEFORE EDINBURGH – WHORE: A Kid’s Play and 13 & Not Pregnant.” Squire Lane Theatrical. The Secret Theatre, NY. Directors: Margaret Grace Hee & Mia Capotorto Sommese.

2017 Lighting Designer, “Man of La Mancha” A Shared Stage Productions/Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, CT, Director: Pat Souney.

2017 Lighting Designer, Kashyap Raja’s “Dreamcatcher” Theatro Technis, London. Director: Paolo Coruzzi.

2016 Lighting Designer, “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” Trumbull Youth Assn, CT, Director: Brett Boles.

2016 Lighting Designer, “The Pirates of Penzance” A Shared Stage Productions/Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, CT, Director: Pat Souney.

2016 Lighting Designer, “Little Women” Manhattan College Players, NY, Director: Martin Marchitto.

2016 Lighting Designer, “Robin Hood” Choate Rosemary Hall, CT, Director: Deighna DeRiu.

2016 Master Electrician, “DeathTrap” Saybrook Stage Company, CT, Director: Martin Marchitto, Lighting Designer: Greg Downing.

2015 Lighting Designer, “The Dining Room” Manhattan College Players, NY, Director: Martin Marchitto.

2015 Lighting Designer & Mentor, “Mary Poppins” Trumbull Youth Assn, CT, Director: Brett Boles.

2015 Master Electrician, “Moon Over Buffalo” Saybrook Stage Company, CT, Director: Martin Marchitto, Lighting Designer: Greg Downing.

2015 Lighting Designer / Projection Designer, “Company” Manhattan College Players, NY, Director: Martin Marchitto.

Select Playwriting Successes

2019 Playwright, Private Table Workshop, “The Rubicon (Or Nothing Left To Say)” Branford, CT. Dramaturge/Director: Patricia Souney.

2018 Playwright, Staged Reading, Extract from “The Rubicon (Or Nothing Left To Say)” Readings of New Works. City, University of London, Director: Sara Joyce.

2017 Playwright, Private Table Workshop, “The Rubicon (Or Nothing Left To Say)” City, University of London, London. Dramaturg: Barbara Norden.

2016 Playwright, Private Table Workshop, “The Jungle Room” City, University of London, London. Dramaturg/Director: Lisa Goldman.

2016 Playwright, Rehearsed Reading, Extract from “The Jungle Room” London Writers Showcase, Director: Beru Tessema.

Select Video, Film & Live Streaming Projects

2021 – (ongoing) Producer / Director / Technician, “Irish Theatre This Week”, Weekly Live Webcast, TheatreMaker.ie

2020 – (ongoing) Producer / Director / Technician, “Stage Door Live”, Weekly Live Webcast, TheatreMaker.ie

2021 – Live Stream Technical Director, ‘’If You Can See It You Can Be It’’, Online Symposium. The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art. 12 Remote live camera feeds, live vision mixing and streaming.

2021 Live Stream Technical Director, “RUINS|BODIES Online Symposium” by Outlandish Theatre Platform. 4 camera live stream; in-studio and remote guests; live vision mixing.

2021 Live Stream Producer & Technical Director, “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare. Live Stream of Theatre Production. The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art, Dublin. Director: Davey Kelleher. Producer: Loughlin Deegan. 6 camera live stream, live vision mixing.

2021 Live Stream Producer & Technical Director, “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare. Live Stream of Theatre Production. The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art, Dublin. Director: Marc Atkinson Borrull. Producer: Loughlin Deegan. 6 camera live stream, live vision mixing.

2021 Digital Producer, ‘’Cruinniú na nÓg / Let’s Dance’’, Dance Ireland & Creative Ireland.

2021 Technical Director, “Landspeak” Transcontinental conference/festival. Moved a full festival online, developed all technical aspects. 15 events over 4 days streamed live. Ireland Canada University Foundation / University of Manitoba / Dublin City University.

2020 Live Stream Producer & Technical Director, “The Windy Lady’s Christmas Live Stream” by Pom Boyd. Live Stream of Theatre Production. Axis Ballymun, Dublin. Director: Mark O’Brien. 4 camera live stream, live vision mixing.

2020 Live Stream Technical Director, “Lixnaw 1752” by Richard Walsh. Private Live stream of play reading to 10 nursing homes with live talkback. Director: Richard Walsh.

2020 Live Stream Producer & Technical Director, “Eclipsed” by Patricia Burke Brogan. Live Stream of Theatre Production. The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art, Dublin. Director: Caroline Byrne. Producer: Loughlin Deegan. 5 camera live stream, live vision mixing.

2020 Technical Director, “The Unreturning” by Anna Jordan. Live Stream of Theatre Production. The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art, Dublin. Director: Jack Reardon. Producer: Loughlin Deegan. 5 camera live stream, live vision mixing.

2020 Technical Director, “Dublin Arts & Human Rights Festival”. Moved a full festival online, developed all technical aspects. 36 Events over 10 days.

2020 Live Stream Producer & Technical Director, “Salome, or the Cult of the Clitoris: A Historical Phallusy” by Mitchell Polonsky. Live Stream of Theatre Production. The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art, Dublin. Director: Mitchell Polonsky. Producer: Loughlin Deegan. 5 camera live stream, live vision mixing.

2020 Live Stream Producer & Technical Director, “Wish List” by Katherine Soper. Live Stream of Theatre Production. The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art, Dublin. Director: Garard McCabe. Producer: Loughlin Deegan. 5 camera live stream, live vision mixing.

2020 Live Stream Producer & Technical Director, “Image of an Unknown Young Woman” by Elinor Cook. Live Stream of Theatre Production. The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art, Dublin. Director: Katie Halloran. Producer: Loughlin Deegan. 5 camera live stream, live vision mixing.

2020 Technical Director & Video Designer, “The Star” by Barry McStay, Short Film, Director: Eoghan Carrick. Filmed and recorded using remote video capture technology.

2019 Executive Producer, “Homeless Ashes”, Feature Film, Aptitude Films. Director: Marc Zammit.
Official Selection: Raindance Film Festival, Southampton International Film Festival, Awareness Festival, Glendale International Film Festival, Pitch to Screen Film Awards, Indigo Moon Film Festival, Press Play Film Festival, Red Rose Film Festival.

2018 Editor, “Boys Will Be Boys”, Short Independent Film, Director: Jennifer Cliff.

2017 Associate Producer, “Hybrid Vigor”, Feature Film, Director: Brandon Fowler.

2016 Editor, “On Women Who Identify Themselves Through Sex Part 2”, Short Film, Director: Pam Wess.

2016 Director of Photography, “Chicken Story” Short Film, Director: Rachel Werbel.

2016 Editor, “SAPIOSEXUAL” Short Film, TNS CoLab Workshop, Director: Kristin Heckler
Official Selection: NewFilmmakers NY Film Festival (New York, NY), CineKink New York (New York, NY), Action on Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA)

2016 Producer/Director of Photography, “DUMMY” Short Film, TNS CoLab Workshop, Director: Meher Jaffri.

2015 Director of Photography, “[un] Social Grace” Short Film, Director: Cydnie Lunsford.

2015 Producer/Director, “In Dreams” Experimental Short Film with Choreographer Estefano Gil.

2014 Producer, “Rolling With Virgil” Financing Trailer, Rolling With Virgil LLC

2014 Producer/Co-Director/DP, “Androgyny” Fashion Film, Kevin Michael Reed & Tudor Vasilescu
Official Selection: Miami Fashion Film Festival (Miami Beach, Florida), Chelsea Fashion & Film Festival (New York, New York), London Fashion Film Festival (London, UK), Women & Fashion Film Festival (New York, New York).

2007-2010 Producer/Director, “The Cool Book” National TV Commercials, Client: The Cool Book.

2010 Producer/AD/Gaffer, Shakti “Do The Thang Thang” Music Video, Director: Atin Mehra.

2007 Producer/Director, “Shut Up & Model” Reality Show, TV Taxi Production, Inc

Select Direct Employment

2021 – present Once Off Productions, Cork, Ireland
Digital Theatre Producer

2021 – present Project Protean Working Group, Dublin, Ireland
Research Associate

2017 – present Squire Lane Theatrical (UK) Limited, London, UK
Artistic Director, Producer

2015 – present Squire Lane Films / Squire Lane Theatrical, New York, NY
Producer, Director multiple film projects

2021 Dance Ireland, Dublin, Ireland ( 3 month contract )
Digital Producer / Researcher

2015 – 2016 Manhattan College, Glendale, NY
Staff Lighting Designer & Technical Mentor

1999 – 2016 Kevin Michael Reed Studio Inc, New York, NY
Photographer / Director / Director of Photography

2011 – 2016 American Society of Media Photographers, New York, NY
(2015-2016) Vice President
(2011-2016) Member of Board of Directors, Co-Chair of New Media Committee, Chair of Marketing Committee

2009 – 2012 Passion of Photography, Inc, New York, NY
Founder & Workshop Leader

Professional Memberships

Irish Equity (IRE), Member
Theatre Communications Group (US), Individual Member
Young Vic Genesis Network (UK), Director Member
UK Theatre Association (UK), Professional Plus Member
Independent Theatre Council (UK), Member
Writers Guild of Great Britain (UK), Candidate
Project Management Institute, Member
(former) American Society of Media Photographers (USA), Professional
Advertising Photographers of America (USA), Leader/Member
(former) Professional Photographer of America (USA), Member
International Screenwriters Association (USA), Lifetime Member

Certifications

Dante, Level 1, Second Edition (2021)
Dante, Level 2, Second Edition (2021)