Literary Manager. New Works Director. Dramaturg. 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 Callie Kimball’s Death Closet as part of Dustin Tucker’s Haunting Hour 2.0; a workshop of Julia Doolittle’s The Absentee in the 29th Little Festival of the Unexpected; Steven Strafford’s Small Jokes About Monsters and Nora Sørena Casey's The Nature Room in the Studio Series Workshops; and launched a new staged reading series at Portland Stage called Too Strange to Live, Too Weird to Die. The series features beautiful and bizarre plays that stretch the theatrical imagination. So far readings have included Red Bike by Caridad Svich, Am I Dead? The Untrue Narrative of Anatomical Lewis, The Slave by Kevin R. Free, and Angry Fags by Topher Payne. 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 is at work penning Emily Dickinson and the President’s Box, the sequel to his popular Emily Dickinson: Paranormal Investigator.