Literary Manager. Director. Illustrator. Sometimes Playwright.
Todd is the Literary Manager of Portland Stage. He is also a director, dramaturg, illustrator, and occasional playwright. This past year in Portland he directed a workshop of Julia Doolittle’s The Absentee in the 29th Little Festival of the Unexpected; Bess Welden's Refuge/Malja, and Callie Kimball's Things That Are Round in the Studio Series Workshops; a dark week production of Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl, and an excerpt of Birdstrike by Xavier Villanova as part of Portland Stage's 21st Annual From Away festival. He is one of the founding members of PowerOut, and is often found book-in-hand reading for an upcoming project.
Inspired by Sarah Ruhl, Moises Kaufman, and more, Todd seeks to create experiences that can only be found in the theatre. Todd aims to connect with a diverse array of writers, and performers in order to better reflect the beautiful, messy, and complicated picture of our increasingly interconnected lives.
Todd will be directing Callie Kimball’s Death Closet as part of Dustin Tucker’s The Haunting Hour 2.0 in Portland Stage’s Studio Series.
Todd will be directing a Studio Series workshop of Steven Strafford’s Small Jokes About Monsters as a Studio Series Workshop.
Todd is hard at work penning Emily Dickinson and the President’s Box, the sequel to his popular Emily Dickinson: Paranormal Investigator.