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James Haycock
Teacher/Director/Designer
"​... Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too...A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.
 
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it! 
                                               " - William Hutchinson Murray
Haycock is an award-winning director and instructor of the TFHS Bruin High Players, "a professional theatre company run by high school students" and the three time 4A IHSAA State Drama Champions.  James has directed over 52 productions including his favorites: 39 Steps; Imaginary Invalid; Metamorphoses; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Crimes of the Heart; and Underfoot (an original production conceived with 1st, 3rd, and 10th graders).  His passion for educating young theatre professionals is rooted in empowering individuals with creative confidence through an increased focus on commitment and connection, and in celebrating their unique gifts and abilities; the true source of genius and innovation.​​

Haycock has designed costumes and scenery for regional and academic theatre, dance and opera.  His credits include collaborations with artists such as Anita Mann, Gregory Lehane, Mladen Kiselov, Lydia K. Steier, Ronnie Blakely, and Danny Marona. His costume credits include: Thoroughly Modern Millie; The Marriage of Figaro; King Stag; Macbeth(Odyssey Theatre); Smile-The Musical, with director Charles Repole (CMU School of Music); and The Marriage of Figaro, with director Mladen Kiselov (CMU School of Drama). His scene design credits include: Thoroughly Modern Millie; Crimes of the Heart; Caucasian Chalk Circle; Honk (Idaho State University); The Imaginary Invalid; Tuesdays With Morrie, with comedian Danny Marona (DMPASF); and Die Fledermaus, with director Dorothy Danner (CMU School of Music). James earned his MFA in Design from Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh), a BA in Theatre Design from Boise State University (Boise), and the ATAS Costumes Design Intership  with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Los Angeles) working with costume designers Judianna Makovsky, Joe Aulisi, Kelly Zitrick and John David Ridge. Other professional training & experience include Cirque du Soleil, City Theater of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Washington & Idaho Shakespeare Festivals, Walt Disney Entertainment, and 20th Century Fox Films.
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James is an avid cyclist, swimmer, theatre-goer, and Minecrafter. He enjoys the rare and momentary respites with his family between productions.​​
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EDUCATION

MFA, Costume Design, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, School of Drama, Pittsburgh, PA. 2003
Major: Costume Design; secondary emphasis: Scene Design
Thesis: Alice in Wonderland, Screenplay by Peter Barnes

BA, Theatre Design, BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY, Boise, ID. 2000
Major: Theatre Design with emphasis in costume design, scene design, dance and education.

Secondary Teaching Certificate, LEWIS-CLARK STATE COLLEGE, Lewiston, ID. 2010
Standard Secondary  Certificate – Drama 6-12


TEACHING

TWIN FALLS HIGH SCHOOL, Twin Falls, ID. 2004-Present                                                          
Teacher of theatre & speech/Director of the Bruin High Players
We produce three full-scale productions per year as well as Dessert Theater (a night of competition scenes for fundraising), costume based runway shows, and participate in competitive drama tournaments at the district and state level.
The students participate in their greater community through the raising of funds for various groups and foundations such as the “Danny Marona Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation” and “PaLSTEP.”
I served as Drama/Speech Department Chair from Fall 2006-Spring 2008.
Awarded, Sophomore Teacher of the Year, TFHS National Honors Society, Class of ’07, 2007.

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY, San Francisco, CA. 2004
Teacher of Costume Design for Film and Stage, Spring 2004.
A general study of costume design for film and stage including historical research and study, multiple design projects, and examination of professional and student works.


COSTUME DESIGN

Chicago - Magic Valley Little Theatre/CSI Outreach - Shane Brown (dir.) - 2017

Thoroughly Modern Millie - Bruin High Players - James Haycock (dir.) - 2016

The Caucasian Chalk Circle - Bruin High Players - James Haycock (dir.) - 2015

The Marriage of Figaro - Bruin High Players - James Haycock (dir.) - 2014

The King Stag - Bruin High Players - James Haycock (dir.) - 2010

Nisei - Magic Valley Arts Council - Carolyn White (pro.) - 2007

The Love of Three Oranges - Bruin High Players - James Haycock (dir.) - 2006

Macbeth - Odyssey Theatre/Circus Theatricals - Casey Biggs (dir.) - 2004

Snackers (Short Film) - USC Graduate Film - Jeff Picket (dir.) - 2003

Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon - Anita Mann Productions - Jason Samuels Smith (dir./choreo.) - 2003

The Magic Woods (Pilot) - The Magic Woods Inc./Mathew Craig - Gregory Lehane (dir.) - 2002

Smile - Carnegie Mellon School of Music - Charles Repole (dir.) - 2002

The Marriage of Figaro - Carnegie Mellon School of Drama - Mladen Kiselov (dir.) - 2002

The Love Talker - Carnegie Mellon School of Drama - Michael McNulty (dir.) - 2001

Romulus the Great - Carnegie Mellon School of Drama - Mladen Kiselov (dir.) - 2001

Le Clemenza de Tito - Carnegie Mellon School of Music - Lydia K. Steier (dir.) - 2001

Summer Dance Festival - Point Park College/Dept. of Dance - Various Choreographers - 2001

The Old Maid and the Thief - Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh - Lydia K. Steier (dir.) - 2000

A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Washington Shakespeare Festival - James VanLeishout (dir.) - 2000

Origin - Balance Dance Co./Boise First Night - Leah Stevens Clark (dir.) - 2000

Taming of the Shrew - Washington Shakespeare Festival - Ronnie Blakely (dir.) - 1999

Richard Ii - Washington Shakespeare Festival - James VanLeishout (dir.) - 1999


ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGN

Freshwater - Long Beach Opera/Getty Museum - Meredith Palin (dsgnr) - 2003

Fair Game - City Theatre of Pittsburgh - Michael Olich - 2003

Lost in a Mirror - Carnegie Mellon School of Drama - Lindsay Stang - 2001


RELATED COSTUME EXPERIENCE

Quidam - Cirque du Soleil - Wardrobe - 2002

One Red Flower - Carnegie Mellon School of Drama - Men/Women’s Head - 2002

Orpheus - Carnegie Mellon School of Drama - Draper - 2002

Casper (w/Chita Rivera) - Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera - Crafts/Millinery - 2001

The Tempest - Carnegie Mellon School of Drama - Masks/Crafts - 2001

2000 Summer Season - Idaho Shakespeare Festival - First Hand - 2000


SCENE DESIGN

Thoroughly Modern Millie - Bruin High Players - James Haycock (dir.) - 2016

Crimes of the Heart - Bruin High Players - James Haycock (dir.) - 2016

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Bruin High Players - James Haycock (dir.) - 2015

The Caucasian Chalk Circle - Bruin High Players - James Haycock (dir.) - 2015

Young Frankenstein - Magic Valley Little Theatre - Lori Henson (dir.) - 2014

Honk - Idaho State University - Jamie Romine (dir.) - 2013

The Imaginary Invalid - Bruin High Players - James Haycock (dir.) - 2013

The 39 Steps - Bruin High Players - James Haycock (dir.) - 2012

Wild Oats - Bruin High Players - James Haycock (dir.) - 2008

The Good Woman of Setzuan - Bruin High Players - James Haycock (dir.) - 2006

The Magic Flute - Bruin High Players - James Haycock (dir.) - 2005

She Stoops to Conquer - Bruin High Players - James Haycock (dir.) - 2005

The Visit - Bruin High Players - James Haycock (dir.) - 2004

Die Fledermaus - Carnegie Mellon School of Music - Dorothy Danner (dir.) - 2003

Albertine in Five Times - Boise State University - Anne Hoste (dir.) - 2000

Cinderella (w/ Michael Baltzell) - Boise State University - Stephen Buss (dir.) - 1999

The Marriage of Bette & Boo - Boise State University - Sherri Novak (dir.) - 1999

Oleanna - Boise State University - Sherri Novak (dir.) - 1998


ILLUSTRATION

Zombies (Silhouette Design) - Forrest-Pruzan Creative, Seattle, WA - Jay Wheatley (Ex.Prod) - 2005

Secret Sparkle Deodorant - Secret Deodorant (print) - Rand Sagers (AD) - 2004

Flight of the Phoenix - 20th Century Fox / John Moore (dir.) - George L. Little (CD) - 2003

50th Anniversary Icon Design - Walt Disney Entertainment/Disneyland - Steve Davison (dir.) - 2003


DIRECTING

BRUIN HIGH PLAYERS/TWIN FALLS HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA DEPARTMENT - 2004-Present    
For the past 12 years I have been the primary producer and director for the Bruin High Players. I organize seasons of plays to enrich the curriculum and give the students the widest experience I can with classical plays by Moliere, Gozzi, and Shakespeare, modern adaptations, commedia favorites, original works and musicals. Favorites productions include:
Thoroughly Moden Millie (2016), Crimes of the Heart (2016), A Midsummer Night's Dream (2015), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (2015), Nunsense (2014), Urinetown (2013), The Imaginary Invalid (2013), The Women (2013), Metamorphoses (2012), The Taming of the Shrew (2011), The House of Bernarda Alba (2009), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged (2009), You Can’t Take it With You (2008), On The Verge (2007), and The Magic Flute (2005).

La Llorona - Magic Valley Arts Council - Community - 2011

King Stag (ACTF Regional Finalist) - Boise State University - Michael Baltzell (co-dir.) - 2004


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

COSTUME DESIGNER’S GUILD – LOCAL 892, IATSE, Los Angeles, CA, 2003-present.
Costume Illustrator (inactive status)


HONORS/AWARDS

Home Town Arts Hero, MAGIC VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL, Twin Falls, ID, 2008.
In recognition of leadership and service in the arts.

Drama Teacher of the Year, IDAHO SPEECH ARTS TEACHER’S ASSOCIATION, 2007.

Sophomore Teacher of the Year, TFHS NATIONAL HONORS SOCIETY, CLASS OF 07’, 2007.

Elizabeth Schrader Kimberly Award, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, 2003.
Achievement in Costume Design

Achievement Award for Costume Design, WEST COAST DRAMA ALUMNI CLAN, CMU, 2003.

Hall of Fame Award, THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.
For outstanding leadership in Performing Arts. (Theatre Majors Association – Technical Dir.)

Best Costume Design-The Bacchae, NORTHWEST DRAMA COMPETITION, 2000.
Meritorious Achievement Award-Sound, THE KENNEDY CENTER AMERICAN COLLEGE THEATER FESTIVAL, Festival XXXI, 1999.
Achievement in sound design for Mundome for Boise State University.


INTERNSHIPS

ATAS Internship-Costume Design, ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES FOUNDATION, North Hollywood, CA, 2002.
Interned with working costume designers in television and film including Judianna Makovsky (Seabiscuit), Joseph Aulisi (Charlie's Angels 2) and Kelly Zitrick (Strong Medicine).  Also worked with the costume house of John David Ridge.


VOLUNTEER

DANNY MARONA PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, Twin Falls, ID.
Board of Directors, 2007-present.
Foundation for the encouragement of performing arts programs for all grades through the acquisition of musical instruments and the awarding of scholarships for performing arts seniors entering college in the performing arts in areas such as theatre, music, and dance.

IDAHO HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION, DISTRICT IV-SPEECH ARTS, Twin Falls, ID.
District IV President, 2005-2010.  Active membership, 2004-present.
Coordinating and planning of all district drama, debate, and speech events, tournaments, clinics, and activities.  Also organizing all meetings for the nomination and voting of awards and representation.

IDAHO SPEECH ARTS TEACHER’S ASSOCIATION, State of Idaho.
Drama Commissioner/Past President, 2014-2015
President, 2013-2014
1st Vice President, 2012-2013.
Active membership, 2004-present.
Association for the continued enrichment and education of high school speech arts teachers through an annual conference featuring professionals in drama, debate, and speech.
Organizer, ISATA Fall Conference, 2013.
Presenter, Costume Design for High School, Fall ISATA Conference, 2007.

CANYON RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL BOND COMMITTEE, Twin Falls, ID, 2006-2007.
Committee of school architects, school board members and administration, business professionals, teachers, and parents for the planning and refining of the new Canyon Ridge High School proposal and the promotion of the school for bond election.
$49,000,000 bond passed, 2007.


REFERENCES

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