Todd Espeland

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Artistic Director

Todd is the former Artistic Director of Commedia Zuppa and a graduate of the world renowned Dell' Arte International in Blue Lake California. While at Dell' Arte, Todd did extensive post-graduate work in Mask, Clown, Commedia Dell' Arte and Physical Theatre. He has an MFA in Directing at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he directed such plays as On the Verge, Equus and toured work to the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Adelaide Australia. While in Las Vegas, he was a Clown consultant on Cirque du Soleil's show Zumanity, working alongside lead Cirque clown Shannan Calcutt. With Commedia Zuppa Todd toured work nationally and internationally. He has also directed, served as a specialist and artist in residence Off-Broadway for the Rosebud Theatre Company, and at many regional theatres, colleges and universities. He is a specialist in mask and movement actor training. Locally, Todd has served as a Guest Artist/visiting Assistant Professor at Kalamazoo College where he taught classes in acting, mask performance and directed recent productions of Peer Gynt and Romeo and Juliet. At the Civic Todd has directed productions of Richard III, Of Mice and Men, Mary Poppins, A Christmas Story the Musical and To Kill a Mockingbird.

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ext. 1114

Civic Credits

Seussical JR

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

A Christmas Story, The Musical

Of Mice and Men

Mary Poppins

Richard III