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RHONDA KOHL, MFA
Director/Choreographer
Member SDC

BIG NEWS COMING SOON!

*Upcoming*
Sizzle Sizzle Fly (Director) Pasadena Playhouse/CalArts Los Angeles, CA
Secret Life of L.A. Freeways (Choreographer) Rogue Artists Ensemble Lab Los Angeles, CA

Broadway
IN TRANSIT (SDCF Traube Directing Fellow) Dir. Kathleen Marshall, Circle in the Square,New York, NY
DAMN YANKEES Benefit Reading (2nd Asst.) Dir. Kathleen Marshall, Roundabout Theatre, New York, NY
 
Off Broadway
THE WICKER HUSBAND, (Directing Observer) Dir. Charlie Westenra, NAMT Festival at New World Stages, New York, NY 
 
Lort B
RAGTIME, (Asst. Director/Asst. Choreographer) Dir. David Lee, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA
NATIVE GARDENS, (Asst. Director and Choreographer) Dir. Jason Alexander, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA
SWEET CHARITY (Assoc. Choreographer) Dir. Kathleen Marshall, Reprise 2.0, Los Angeles, CA
TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS (Asst. Director) Dir. Sherri Eden Barber, Pasadena Playhouse Los Angeles, CA
Hypocrites: PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Asst. Director) Dir. Sean Graney, Pasadena Playhouse,  Pasadena, CA
KING CHARLES III (Asst. Director) Dir. Michael Michetti,  Pasadena Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA
* Los Angeles Premiere
BARBECUE (Asst. Director) Dir. Colman Domingo, Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA
* West Coast Premiere
LONG DAY'S JOURNEY… (Asst. Director) Dir. Jeanie Hackett, Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA
 
Lort D
FOR THE LOVE OF (or, the roller derby play) Director and Choreographer, Kirk Douglas/CTG Block Party, Los Angeles, CA
 
Hollywood Bowl
MAMMA MIA (Asst. Choreographer) Dir. Kathleen Marshall, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA

Directing (Los Angeles)
FOR THE LOVE OF, Director/Choreographer, Theatre of NOTE, Hollywood, CA
*West Coast Premiere
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS- Actors Co-op, Los Angeles, CA
*LA Times Critic’s Choice
POCKET UNIVERSE - Hollywood Fringe Festival, Hollywood, CA
*LA Premiere
OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS - Actors Co-op, Los Angeles, CA
LOOK BACK IN ANGER - Los Angeles New Court Theatre, Hollywood, CA
A TUNA CHRISTMAS - Actors Co-op, Los Angeles, CA
SPINNING INTO BUTTER- Actors Co-op, Los Angeles, CA
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK - Actors Co-op, Hollywood, CA

Staged Reading (new works)

EL CICLOPE - Samuel French Bookshop, Hollywood, CA
WE JUST HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS, Fresh Brew Staged Reading with EST/LA and Skylight Threatre, Hollywood, CA
INTO THE TORRENT SEA - The Complex, Hollywood, CA

Assistant Directing (Regional -partial list)

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, (Asst. Director) Dir. Michael Michetti, A Noise Within, Pasadena, CA
SEUSSICAL - Deborah Jung, Kids Who Care, Fort Worth, TX
GIFTS OF THE MAGI - Chris Nelson, Founders Inn, Virginia Beach, VA
PEER GYNT - Gil Elvgren, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
BUS STOP - David Wheeler, Straw Hat Players, Moorhead, MN 

Choreography (Partial List)

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE - Crown City Theatre, North Hollywood, CA
A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Actors Co-op , Los Angeles, CA
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED...- Straw Hat Players, Moorhead, MN
GIFTS OF THE MAGI - Founders Inn Dinner Theatre, Virginia Beach, VA

Directing (Educational)
THE SPITFIRE GRILL - Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
HELLO, DOLLY! - Warehouse Theatre, Azusa, CA
THE GREAT DIVORCE - Alethia Theater, Garden Grove, CA
MISS NELSON IS BACK - Morgan - Wixson Theatre, Santa Monica, CA
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - Alethia Theater, Garden Grove, CA
FAIRY TALE COURTROOM - Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
DINAH'S SONG - Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN
     *Premiere
VAGINA MONOLOGUES - Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN
REVENGE OF THE SPACE PANDAS - Shade Tree Players, Bismarck, ND

Choreography (Educational)

WAITING FOR THE PARADE, Warehouse Theatre, Azusa, CA
FAUSTUS - Warehouse Theatre, Azusa, CA
*World Premiere
DON GIOVANNI - Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

HELLO, DOLLY! - Warehouse Theatre, Azusa, CA

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG - Warehouse Theatre, Azusa, CA
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS... - Warehouse Theatre, Azusa, CA
PEER GYNT - Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
THE CRUCIBLE - Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
OLIVER! - Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
1776 - Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN

Fight Choreography (partial list)
LOOK BACK IN ANGER - Los Angeles New Court Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
HELLO, DOLLY! - Warehouse Theatre, Azusa, CA

Producer (partial list)
Producer, THE DIVINERS, Actors Co-op, 2014
Producer, DR.JEKYLL AND MR.HYDE, Actors Co-op, 2013
*LA Weekly and Ovation Nominated
Co-Producer, POCKET UNIVERSE, Hollywood Fringe Festival, 2015
Co-Producer, INTO THE TORRENT SEA, Caruso Productions, 2011-12

Related Training and Experience
MFA, Acting and Directing, Regent University 2007

BA, Acting and Directing (Dance Minor), Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2004

NAMT Directing Observer 2018

SDFC Traube Directing Felllow 2016

Directors Lab West Participant, 2014

Dance Training (modern, jazz, ballet, tap)

SAFD Certified Actor Combatant, 2007 (broadsword, quarter staff, rapier and dagger, and unarmed)

Founder and Artistic Director of Hollywood Youth Theatre, 2011- present

Founder and Coordinator of The Play's The Thing reading series in Hollywood, 2016 - present

Company Member, Actors Co-op, 2010-2015

Production Committee Member, Actors Co-op, 2012-2015

Public Relations Committee Member, Actors Co-op, 2013 - 2016

Adjunct Professor and Guest Director, Azusa Pacific University, 2011 - 2015

Artist in Resident and Teaching Artist, Casa Manana, 2009-2010

Assistant to the Producer, Assistant Director, Interim Co. Manager, Instructor and Camp Director –Kids Who Care Musical Theatre Inc., 2009 - 2010

Assistant to the Executive Director – Kids Who Care Musical Theatre Inc., 2009