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Producing

Haley has produced independent festivals and worked as a consulting producer for several grassroots theatre companies in Dallas and beyond, including Goat Song Theatre Collective, The Royal Academy of American Theatrics, and House Party Theatre.

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CONSULTING


            The
    Goddess
   is in the
questions

THE GODDESS IS IN THE QUESTIONS: an offering of divine performances, was a series of solo performances co-curated with fellow Dallas theatress, Janielle Kastner.  Together, and under the Women Galore feminist literary festival umbrella, the two made a semi-immersive theatrical ritual conjuring 11 different Greek Goddesses (performed by 15 Dallas theatre women).  

Photos below courtesy of Johnny Rutledge and Women Galore. More available here.


DAMN!SELS

DAMN!SELS: an all-women driven short play and music festival (May 2017)

From the original event description:
"Helmed by longtime House Party Theatre company member Haley Nelson. The festival, entirely written, directed, and produced by women, celebrates female voices with pieces written in response to a common trope about women, the “damsel in distress." 

In short plays by Anyika McMillan-Herod, Janielle Kastner, and Eva MeiLing Pollitt, directed by Selena Anguiano, Shelby-Allison Hibbs, and Kristen Kelso, audiences will be taken from a lonely New York apartment to cyberspace to a bookstore in California, and immersed in their characters’ worlds – literally.

The pieces are staged non-conventionally and audiences will be guided from set to set by a female musician performing an original song inspired by the play's script. It's 90 minutes packed full of theatre, music, and fun powered by talented women; a unique event you don't want to miss! Join us May 11, 12, and 13 at 8pm in the backyard of the Wild Detectives, presented in celebration of their Women Galore month." 


Thirsty Thursday: #getlonely

Haley Nelson - Producer (February 2017)

Three single-person-friendly ten-minute plays for Valentine’s Day written by local playwrights and featuring a built-in drinking game.

THE GAME:
A) Built into each play are three Drinking Cues
B) By round of applause, the audience votes on their favorite Drinking Cue for each play
C) During the play, when you hear the cue: "DRINK!"

Original Facebook event page


THIRSTY THURSDAY: #getspooky

Haley Nelson - Associate Producer (October 2017)

Three Halloween-themed ten-minute plays by local playwrights with a built-in drinking game.

THE GAME:
A) Built into each play are three Drinking Cues
B) By round of applause, the audience votes on their favorite Drinking Cue for each play
C) During the play, when you hear the cue: "DRINK!"

Original Facebook event page


Intern (Summer 2016)

- Provided administrative support to Artistic Director Sabrina Hamilton
- Studied lighting design and operation under Sabrina Hamilton and Holly Gettings
- Studied scenic design under Nic Ularu
- Sound designer for StorySlam!
- Served as rotating technician in lighting, sound design, and scenery
- Event management

 

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