Kevin Michael Reed

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US: +1 646 256 4694
UK: +44 7787 473027
IRE: +353 (0)833681370

Education

2019(in-progress) 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

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 & Entertainment Law,”, MOOC. Law Society of Ireland, Diploma Center.

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

Recent Theatrical Projects

2019 (current) Assistant Director, “The Big ChapelX” Adapted by John Morton. Asylum Productions/Abbey Theatre. Kilkenny Arts Festival, Callan, Ireland. Producer Maura O’Keeffe. Director: Donal Gallagher.
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.
2018 Stage Manager/Lighting Designer, “B”, Gerrard Martin Dance Company. AndWhat Queer Arts Festival. RichMix, London. Choreography by Gerrard Martin.
2018 Stage Manager/Operator, “Beauty & The Beast” (a new adaptation), Tenth Muse Productions. Omnibus Theatre, London. Directed by Elizabeth Bowe.
2018 Director, Extract from “Shed” by Kate Webster. Scratch at the Jack. Brockley Jack Theatre, London.
2018 Director, Extract from “Brake Lights” by Carguil L.G. Webley. Scratch at the Jack. Brockley Jack Theatre, London.
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.
2018 Director/Producer, “Version 2.0” by Kashyap Raja. Squire Lane Theatrical. Leicester Square Theatre, London. 4 Star Review – Reviews Gate, 4 Star Review – Breaking The Fourth Wall.
2017 Director/Producer, “Shadows” by Carguil L.G. Webley. Squire Lane Theatrical. Theatro Technis, London. 5 Star Review – Breaking The Fourth Wall.
2017 Director, Extract from “Shadows” by Carguil L.G. Webley. Scratch at the Jack. Brockley Jack Theatre, London.
2017 Producer/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 Producer/Lighting Designer, “Joy Donze: 13 & Not Pregnant” Squire Lane Theatrical. Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh. Director: Mia Capotorto Sommese. 5 Star Review – MumbleTheatre.
2017 Producer/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.
2017 Dramaturge, “EARTH” Hen and Chickens Theatre, London. Director: Kashyap Raja.
2016 Lighting Designer, “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” Trumbull Youth Assn, CT, Director: Brett Boles.
2016 Lighting Designer, “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, “Company,” Manhattan College Players, NY, Director: Martin Marchitto.

Select Playwriting Successes

2018 Playwright, Rehearsed Reading, “The Rubicon (Or Nothing Left To Say)” Branford, CT, Director: Pat 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.
2016 Playwright, Rehearsed Reading, Extract from “The Jungle Room” London Writers Showcase, Director: Beru Tessema.

Select Video & Film Projects

2019 Executive Producer, “Homeless Ashes”, Feature Film, Director: Marc Zammit
2018 Editor, “Boys Will Be Boys”, Short 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 Still Photo Exhibitions

2015 Group Show: “The 30 Collective”, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
2014 Publication spread in Creative Showcase: Icon Magazine
2013 Group Show: “Departures”, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
2005 Group Show: “Pixels”, Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

Achievements / Awards / Press

2014 Winner, Fashion/Beauty Category, American Photographic Artists NY, Photo Contest, New York, NY
2013 Write up in Photo Digitaal Magazine, Netherlands, Issue #38
2013 Write up in Digital Photographer Magazine, UK, Issue #130
2011 Named to Graphis “100 Best in Photography 2011”
2010 Named to Westcott “Top Endorsed Pros”
2009 2 Gold Awards & Cover, Graphis Photography Annual

Other

2019 Juror, Write Is Right, Sorrel Park Theatrical, Birmingham, UK
2016 Juror, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, New York Region, New York, NY
2015 Calibration Performer, NYC Region, Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, New York, NY
2014 Juror, International Motion Arts Awards 3, American Illustration and American Photography (AI-AP), New York, NY
2014 Judge, Miss Teen New York Pageant, New York, NY
2013 Judge, Miss Teen New York Pageant, New York, NY

Employment

2015 – present Squire Lane Films / Squire Lane Theatrical, New York, NY
Founder, Producer, Director

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

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

2011 – 2016 American Society of Media Photographers, New York, NY
(2015-2016) Vice President
(2011-2015) 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

2005 – 2006 TV Taxi, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL
Producer / Operations Manager

2000-2001 VentureDirect Worldwide, New York, NY
National Media Specialist

1998-2000 McMillen Advertising Corporation, Branford, CT
Account Executive

Professional Memberships

UK Theatre Association (UK), Professional Plus Member
Independent Theatre Council (UK), Member
Writers Guild of Great Britain (UK), Candidate
Project Management Institute, Member
American Society of Media Professionals (USA), Professional
Advertising Photographers of America (USA), Leader/Member
Professional Photographer of America (USA), Member
International Screenwriters Association (USA), Lifetime Member