ARTIST RESUME/CV


Judith Cullen

Artist ~ Storyteller ~ Author

Judith Cullen is a theater artist from the Pacific Northwest with over 25 years of experience as a designer, production manager, and producer for theater and opera. Since 2008 she has worked as a volunteer presenting literature live in the online metaverse of Second Life ©, logging in over 500 hours to benefit a variety of charities including War Child North America, Project Children, and Habitat for Humanity. Ms. Cullen has recently expanded her skill sets, transforming her professional theater experience, combined with her work as a virtual storyteller, into a refreshed career as a narrator, voice artist, and author.

Portfolio Online at www.jdcdesigns.blogspot.com

EDUCATION

1985    Graduate Studies (Scenic/Light Design) Purdue University,  Lafayette  IN.
1984    Bachelor of Theatre (Design/Technical) Willamette University, Salem OR.


PUBLICATIONS AS AN AUTHOR

2015    A Trio of Irish Tales II – Self published in Kindle and Paperback
2015    Beauty On the Interstate – Self published in Kindle and Paperback
2015    The Blackberry & Other Tales That Creep – Self published in Kindle and Paperback
2014    Coffee Shop Talk – Self published in Kindle and Paperback
2014    A Trio Traveling Tales – Self published in Kindle and Paperback
2014    A Trio of Island Tales – Self published in Kindle and Paperback
2013    A Trio of My Father’s Tales – Self published in Kindle and Paperback
2013    A Trio of Cat Tales – Self published in Kindle and Paperback
2013    Reflections from the Golden Wheel – Self published in Kindle and Paperback

2013    A Trio of Irish Tales – Self published in Kindle and Paperback

Work featured in Other Publications:
2016   The Pen & Quill, Volume 1 - Windlight Publications, "Filling the Cracks" (poem) "The Ultimate Virtuality" (non-fiction)
2015  Prim Perfect Magazine, December 2015 - "A View of a Christmas Tree"
2014  The Laureate Listening Project - "December Sojourn" (poem)

AWARDS

1991 – 2006    Eleven time recipient of “Outstanding Scenic Design” Richard Odlin Award

PRODUCTIONS & PROJECTS  - THEATER/DESIGN
2014    La Cage Aux Folles, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Tacoma, WA
2013    Les Miserables, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Tacoma, WA
2013    The Dickens Project, StoryFest Events, Second Life 2013   
2013    Into The Woods, (set and lighting) Drama Dock, Vashon, WA 
2013    The Rainmaker, Lakewood Playhouse, Lakewood, WA
2013    The Children’s Hour, (set & lighting) Lakewood Playhouse, Lakewood, WA
2012    The Dickens Project, StoryFest Events, Second Life
2012    Eugene Onegin (lighting only) Vashon Opera, Vashon Island, WA
2012, 2011 & 2013     Bard on The Virtual Beach, StoryFest Events, Second Life
2011    The Turk in Italy, Tacoma Opera, Tacoma WA 
2011    War of the Worlds, Seanchai Library, Second Life
2010    Elixir of Love, Tacoma Opera, Tacoma, WA
2010    Dracula, Seanchai Library, Second Life
2009    Daughter of the Regiment, Tacoma Opera, Tacoma,
2008    The Slipper and The Rose, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Tacoma, WA
2008    Le Comte Ory, Tacoma Opera, Tacoma, WA
2008    Aida (Assistant to Scenic Designer,Carey Wong) The Village Theatre, Issaquah, WA
2008    Miss Saigon, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Tacoma, WA
2007    The Santaland Diaries and Other Stories, The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Tacoma, WA
2007    Peter Pan, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA
2007    Orpheus in the Underworld, Tacoma Opera, Tacoma, WA
2007    Beauty & The Beast, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Tacoma, WA
2007    The Pirates of Penzance, Lakewood Playhouse, Lakewood, WA
2007    Big River, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Tacoma, WA
2006    Beatrice and Benedict, Tacoma Opera, Tacoma, WA
2006    1776 Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA. *
2006    The Complete History of America (Abridged) - Power Point Element - TLT,
2004    Viva La Mamma, Tacoma Opera, Tacoma, WA.
2004    Ten Little Indians, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA. *  
2004    Camelot, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA.
2004    Having Our Say, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA. *
2004    Of Mice and Men, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA.
2003    Hello Dolly!, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA.
2002    South Pacific, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA. *
2001    Guys and Dolls, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA. *
2001    The Piano Lesson, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA.
1999    The Mousetrap, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA.
1999    Twelve Angry Men, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA.
1998    Little Shop of Horrors, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA. *
1997    Later Life, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA.
1997    The Sea, Willamette University, Salem, OR.
1996    KBTC Program Set,  KBTC Channel 28 (PBS)
1996    Noises Off, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA. *
1996    Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy, Dean, Jimmy Dean, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA. *
1995 & 1996   Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA. *
1995    Forbidden Xmas, Tacoma Actors Guild, Tacoma, WA.
1995    Painting With Pastels, (series) KBTC Channel 28 (PBS)
1994    Chicago, The Musical Company, Portland OR.
1993    The Mousetrap, The Bathhouse Theatre, Seattle WA
1993    Driving Miss Daisy, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA. *
1992    Quilters, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA.
1991    The Wiz, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA. *
1991    Camelot, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA.
1990    Pump Boys and Dinettes, The Firehouse Theatre, Omaha NE
1990    Nunsense, The Firehouse Theatre, Omaha NE
1989    The Little Princess, The Emmy Gifford Childrens’ Theatre, Omaha NE
1987    The Belle of Amherst, Tacoma Actors Guild, Tacoma WA
1986    The Hasty Heart, Tacoma Actors Guild, Tacoma WA
Note: Generally does not include most lighting and costume design work standing alone.  Also does not include countless settings created in the virtual world for literature and story presentations                                                                         
*  “Outstanding” award recognition


TITLES PRESENTED  -  VIRTUAL WORLD STORY & LITERATURE PERFORMANCES

A representative list from over 500 hours of performances and presentations online since August of 2008

2016    Ollie's Odyssey by William Joyce
2016    Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
2016    The War That Saved My Life by Kim Brubaker Bradley
2016    The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
2016    Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
2016    LonnyDonny by MJ McGalliard
2016    Waiting for Fido by MJ McGalliard
2015    The Following Shoes are a Gift from the Pope by MJ McGalliard
2015    Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
2015    The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
2015    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2015    Beggars Day: The Caged King by MJ McGalliard
2014    Bellweather by Connie B. Willis
2014    Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
2014    Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
2014    Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
2014    Tir Na N'og by Marni L.B. Troop
2014    The Te of Piglet (with Kevin Lee) by Benjamin Hoff
2014    The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie King
2013    The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2013    The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2013    The Twenty One Balloons by William Pene du Bois
2013    The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
2013    The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
2013    Exit: The Endings That Set Us Free by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
2013    The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
2013    The Memoirs of Sherlock Homes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2013    The Quiet Man by Maurice Walsh
2013    Quite A Year for Plums by Bailey White
2013    Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
2013    Notwithstanding by Louis de Bernieres
2012    The Nutcracker (translation) by E.T.A. Hoffmann
2012    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
2012    Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies
2012    All Seated on the Ground by Connie Willis
2012    Peter Pan (edited from the original) by J.M. Barrie
2012    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2012    The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
2012    A Night in the Lonesome October  by Roger Zelazney
2012    Petty Magic by Camille D’Angelis
2012    Selected stories from The Fairy’s Return by Gail Carson Levine
2012    Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R Simon
2012    The Corpse Wore Tartan by Kaitlynn Dunnett
2012    Beggar's Day - Book One:  The Beggar Prince by MJ McGalliard (debut novel)
2012    The Clairvoyant Countess by Dorothy Gilman
2012    Selections from The Celtic Twilight by W.B. Yeats
2012    The Quiet Man & Other Stories by Maurice Walsh
2012    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
2012    Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
2011    My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
2011    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
2011    The Nutcracker (translation) by E.T.A. Hoffmann
2011    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
2011    How to Be a Pirate by Cressida Cowell
2011    The Penderwick’s at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
2011    Selections from Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore
2011    Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
2011    Selections from The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
2011    The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
2011    The Quiet Man by Maurice Walsh
2011    Stuart Little by E.B. White
2011    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
2011    How to Train Your Dragon  by Cressida Cowell
2011    Heidi by Johanna Spyri
2011    Selections from Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
2010    A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L.Frank Baum
2010    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L.Frank Baum
2010    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
2010    The Nutcracker (translation) by E.T.A. Hoffmann
2010    Dracula – a radio play by Larry Albert based on the original by Bram Stoker
2010    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
2010    A Kiss of Ashen Twilight by Rae Lori (by permission of the Author)
2010    Selected stories from The Fairy’s Return by Gail Carson Levine
2010    The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jaqueline Kelly
2010    Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr
2010    The Irish Dresser by Cynthia G. Neal
2010    The Quiet Man by Maurice Walsh
2010    The Water Horse by Dick King-Smith
2010    Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
2010    Selections from To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2010    Dr. Doolittle by Hugh Lofting
2010    Selections from Through the Looking –Glass by Lewis Carroll
2010    Return to the Hundred Acre Wood by David Benedictus
2010    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
2010    Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
2010    A Cricket in Times Square by George Sheldon
2010    The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
2010    Selections from Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
2009    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
2009    The Nutcracker (translation) by E.T.A. Hoffmann
2009    A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L.Frank Baum
2009    Secrets of a Christmas Box by Steven Hornby (debut novel)
2009    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
2009    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
2010    Mary Poppins Returns by P.L. Travers
2009    A Kiss of Ashen Twilight by Rae Lori (by permission of the Author)
2009    The Magic Bed-Knob by Mary Norton
2009    Bonfires and Broomsticks by Mary Norton
2009    Treasure Island by Robert Lewis Stevenson
2009    Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame
2009    The Golden Age by Kenneth Grahame
2009    The Penderwick’s  by Jeanne Birdsall
2009    The Quiet Man by Maurice Walsh
2009    Charlotte’s Web  by E.B. White
2009    Selections from The Marvelous Land of Oz and other short stories by L.Frank Baum
2009    Tales of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
2009    The Borrowers by Mary Norton
2009    The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne
2009    Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
2008    The Nutcracker (translation) by E.T.A. Hoffmann
2008    Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
2008    Dracula – a radio play by Larry Albert based on the original by Bram Stoker
2008    Peter Pan (edited from the original) by J.M. Barrie
2008    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Not Listed:  additional short stories, poetry, and assorted prose by classic and contemporary authors.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2008    Sabbatical Replacement Asst-Instructor    University of Puget Sound
Scenic Design (W/ Carey Wong)

2008    Guest Artist, (Scenic Art) Collage of Comedy University of Puget Sound

1997    Guest Artist, The Sea                                     Willamette University

1995    Faux Finishes for the Stage                           Tacoma Little Theatre
                                                                                    30 Hour Project/Lecture Course
1995    Design Basics for the Stage                          Tacoma Little Theatre
                                                                                    Variety of small lecture/project workshops
1992 & ’92 Fundamentals of Scenic Design Tacoma Little Theatre -
                                                                                    30 Hour  Project/Lecture Course
1992    Fundamentals of Scenic Painting                  Tacoma Little Theatre
                                                                                    30 Hour Project/Lecture Course
1988    Development of the Greek Stage              Clover Park School District – Gifted Student Program
1988    The Art of Illusion                                       Clover Park School District – Gifted Student Program
1988    The Production Process                              Clover Park School District – Gifted Student Program     

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2009    Co-Chair of American Association of Community Theatre "AACTFest '09"
              (National Theatre Festival - Workshops - Exhibtions) at the Pantages Theatre , Tacoma WA
2005    Chair: Washington State Community Theater State Festival
2003    Chair Region IX AACT Theater Festival (May, 2003)

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES  Available on Request

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