PAUL SIGRIST
actor, singer, director, instructor
SAG-AFTRA, AEA

Directing, Teaching, Costume Design and Coaching

Directing, Costume Design and Teaching Credits:
With a long history of directing both adult and youth theater productions, coaching actors and costume design going back to my high school days as a student filmmaker, I continue to direct, design, execute costumes and offer private acting coachings. Here are some directing, teaching and design credits:

Macbeth (William Shakespeare), 2015:
Home Made Theater (Saratoga, NY);
the culmination of a two week summer Shakespeare class for students 9-18. Ninety minute, fully staged, abridged, performing version created by Paul Sigrist.

The Tempest (William Shakespeare), 2014:
Home Made Theater (Saratoga, NY);
the culmination of a two week summer Shakespeare class for students ages 9-18. Ninety minute fully staged, abridged performing version created by Paul Sigrist.

Trial By Jury (Gilbert and Sullivan), 2013: 
Hubbard Hall Opera Theater (Cambridge, NY)
stage director and costume concept designer (updated to 1971)

Scene Study for "Shakespeare For Young Actors"
(2013, 2012, 2011)
Scenes from Macbeth, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer's Night Dream, The Tempest, Richard III, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Twelfth Night and more.
The Home Made Theater (Saratoga Springs, NY)
scene director and class instructor

The Starship Astrov
(Duncan Pflaster), 2012 (regional premiere)
The Home Made Theater (Saratoga Springs, NY)
stage director (staged reading).

The Gondoliers (Gilbert and Sullivan), 2011;
The Opera Saratoga Summer Intensive (Saratoga Springs, NY)
co-stage director and costume designer (with co-director David Macaluso).

Patience (Gilbert and Sullivan), 2010
The Opera Saratoga Summer Intensive (Saratoga Springs, NY)
co-stage director and costume designer (with co-director David Macaluso).


Ruddigore
 (Gilbert and Sullivan), 2009
The Opera Saratoga Summer Intensive (Saratoga Springs, NY)
co-stage director and costume designer (with co-director David Macaluso).

The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert and Sullivan), 2008
The Opera Saratoga Summer Intensive (Saratoga Springs, NY)
co-stage director and costume designer (with co-director David Macaluso).

Dido and Aeneas (Purcell and Tate), 2006
The Opera Saratoga Summer Intensive (Saratoga Springs, NY)
stage director and costume designer


Trial By Jury (Gilbert and Sullivan), 2005
The Opera Saratoga Summer Intensive (Saratoga Springs, NY)
stage director and costume designer

 
The Victorian Musicale: A Night From The Past
The Adelphi Hotel (Saratoga, NY) and Page Hall (Albany, NY)
stage director and costume designer

La Serva Padrona (Pergolesi)
Skidmore College
stage director, costume designer and played "Umberto"

TEACHING CREDITS_________________________________

Acting Technique Lab (2015): two week adult course focusing on acting technique, scene study and improv (ages 16-adult)
Home Made Theater (Saratoga Springs, NY)
class instructor

Master Class, "Song Interpretation and Acting for Singers"
(2013), Hubbard Hall Opera
master class instructor

"Shakespeare For Young Actors"
(2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)
Home Made Theater (Saratoga Springs, NY)
class instructor and scene director
see listings above


"Scenes from Great American Plays" (2015, 2014)
Home Made Theater (Saratoga Springs, NY)
class instructor and scene director
 
"The Foundations of Good Singing"
(2014, 2013, 2012)
The Home Made Theater (Saratoga Springs, NY)
class instructor

"Improvisation" (2015, 2014, 2013)
The Home Made Theater (Saratoga Springs, NY)
class instructor

"Theater Games" (2013)
The Home Made Theater (Saratoga Springs, NY)
class instructor




TRIAL BY JURY, directed and updated to 1971 by Paul Sigrist for Hubbard Hall Opera Theater, Cambridge, New York. "For the maid had bought her trousseau..."; left to right: Deb Borthwick, Nicholas Kilkenny, Alexis Rodda, Matt Eatkins, Eileen Vanessa Rodriguez, Steve Dahlin, Bob Fogelgren, Matt McFadden; photo by Alexina Jones (see complete Trial By Jury album below).

Trial By Jury,Hubbard Hall Opera,Vanessa Rodriguez,Alexis Rodda,Deb Borthwick,Paul Sigrist director

PATIENCE, directed and costumes designed by Paul Sigrist and David Macaluso for the Opera Saratoga Summer Intensive, Saratoga Springs, New York; Angela Bove, Tyler Loewenstein, Brittany Martel, Skye Herrick, Charlotte Gliserman, Emily Wilkerson, Olivia Koons.

Patience,Opera Saratoga Summer Intensive,Tyler Loewenstein as Bunthorne,Paul Sigrist and David Macaluso directors

THE GONDOLIERS by Gilbert and Sullivan, directed and costumes and wigs designed by Paul Sigrist and David Macaluso; Opera Saratoga Summer Intensive; Saratoga Springs, New York; Sam Epstein as the Duke of Plaza-Toro and Giovanna Savoie as the Duchess of Plaza-Toro; photo by Michelle Thornton Urban (see complete photo album of The Gondoliers below).

The Gondoliers,Opera Saratoga Summer Intensive,Sam Epstein,Giovanna Savoie,Paul Sigrist and David Macaluso directors


PAUL SIGRIST  info@paulsigrist.com     paul_sigrist@hotmail.com     646-345-5572

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