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Directorial Services

As a director of live stage and media arts, I have assisted many touring artists in crafting their own performances. From devising material to editing to solving technical issues to documenting work for publicity purposes or to share through electronic means, I carry on in the tradition of my mentor, Tony Montanaro, to help others realize their visions on stage or online. For more information on rates or for a free consultation on a project, send me a message.

My Toolbox

Here are a few of the areas that I specialize in when directing other performing artists:

– Creating an arch for a production through index card methodology.
– Enhancement of originality and authenticity.
РStrengthening a performers physicality, atmosphere and clarity. 
– Light, Sound, Projection and Technology improvements.
– Advising artists in development of promotional materials, branding and marketing plans.

Directorial Portfolio

A sampling of the many projects and clients that I have helped over the years.

One Man, Two Guvners

Physical Comedy Director for ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS for the Repertory Theatre, St. Louis for their 2014-2015 Mainstage Season.

Invention & Alchemy

Director and editor of Invention & Alchemy DVD for GRAMMY nominated jazz-harpist Deborah Henson-Conant.

Under African Skies

Director and editor of award winning DVD Under African Skies for storyteller Antonio Rocha. This collaboration received a Parents Choice Award.

Writing & directing solo show for physical comedian Kirk Marsh. Toast received Best Clown Award at the United Solo Festival in NYC.

Collaborated with David Leong in 2008 to create Shadow Play. The production was described as one of the most innovative plays ever produced at VCU. It uniquely combined elements of shadow puppetry, light puppetry, 2-D and 3-D animation with aspects of theatre and dance.

Bernie Kramer (Actor)

Direction and Filmmaking for actor, mime and storyteller Bernie Kramer. Leland is helping Bernie create an online storybook series includes ¬†documenting a wide range of Bernie’s material from personal stories to Shakespeare to classic Greek mythology.

Storyteller Michael Katz

Directed award winning California based storyteller Michael Katz’ new production of Pinocchio for the Santa Cruz Storytelling Festival and other festivals and events in the U.S.A.

Rob & Miss Janes Productions

Devised & directed variety show starring Rob Lok and Jane Pokrovska for Disney Cruise Line and other events. Rob and Jane perform their duet show nationally and internationally at festivals, fairs and festivals.

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