Hollie Klem

 

Address: Columbus, OH

E-mail: hollieklem@gmail.com

Tel: 440-622-3536

Artist Statement

 

My passion is cultivating culture, having learned through my own experiences the best way to do that is complete immersion. My work aims to do the same for my audience and fellow artists.


As a child I would use nature as both inspiration and an escape. Once becoming an adult people and culture have become my passion. My art synthesizes these two worlds leaving little need for boundaries of media in execution, all that is required is precision. In my work you can find representation of the human spirit by way of movement and honor for nature in the moments of stillness. I find it very exciting to expose the huge range of nature in relation to many different cultures. Nature has a fantastic sense of humor and the human spirit can grow into unimaginable heights if nurtured. Both can also be savage, but there is always growth.
 

With the use of dynamic stage pictures, unexpected sound techniques, rich lighting, and approachable storytelling,  I aim to create a world for my audience to explore that evolves with the story. It has taken years of exploration, experimentation and lessons to learn how to express this in my direction and my only hope is it opens eyes to what the viewer may not know or perhaps forgot long ago and to move forward with a stronger sense of self and awareness that he/she is our culture, to honor that, and do great things.

 

 
 
Art/Theatre Awards & Achievements:
 
*Award ** Spotlight Artist
 
**Bringing Diversity to Theater:
Spotlight Panelist  NY NY, 2015
 
**Artist for Lespwa (Hope)Auction Dayton, NJ 2010
 
*Intermix Gallery, Art of Fashion:
Webster Hall NY, 2010
 
*Branch Show:
Thesia Arts NY, 2009
 

*Black History/Culture Exhibit:

Kent State University OH, 2004

Work experience

 

Producing Artistic Director

Haberdasher Theatre Inc.; New York NY - Columbus, OH: 2007 - present

 

• Oversee all aspects of the company financially, legally and creatively
• Final approval of the seasons shows and events
• Sorcing talent for company productions and events

 

Director,  Educator

Dramatic Adventure Theatre: ACTion Ecuador: July 2014 (seasonal)


•Director of original theatrical piece devised in many different areas of Ecuador. Special focus: Director for the Amazon
•Teaching acting, playwriting, and conversational English via theatre
•Coordinated theatre relevant activities for the artists including museum outings, fine art classes and on location rehearsals

 

Teaching Artist: grades four through eight

Catholic Dioceses, Arts Division: New York, NY; 2013 - 2014


•Teacher of Theatre, Film, and Shakespeare to grades fourth through eighth.
• Articulate and direct critical thinking through the arts.
• Work collaboratively with teaching professionals in a private school setting.
• Staying on task with the Stages On The Sound Curriculum.


Teaching Artist
Passport To Broadway: New York, NY: 2011-2012

 

• Work with Broadway talent to educate students.
• Hold and host classes ranging from dance to directing.
• Work with international students to produce a musical to be seen by Broadway industry professionals.

 


Visual Artist/Outreach

 

Intermix Gallery: New York, NY: 2009-2011


• Liaison for the shows curators to the displaying artists and the venue management staff
• Administrate set up, dismantling and overall flow of gallery production
• Creator of graphic promotions and media


Buyer, Director Of Merchandizing and Product Photography
Exhale Mind Body Spa: New York, NY/ Bridge Hampton, NY: 2007 to 2010


• Manage and execute all boutique revenue both in store and web. Including: buying, sale team, events and merchandising story.
• Director of web store photo shoots.
• Oversee two boutiques awarded for surpassing corporate budgeted monthly goals.

 

 

 

production

 

* Children's Production

 

Director:

The Maderati                                                                                                                       MAD LAB Theater 2015
Further Down The River                                                                                               Dramatic Adventure Theatre 2014

A Christmas Carol                                                                                                         13th Street Rep Theater 2013

Leak (Episodes 1, 2, and 3)                                                                                         The Flea Theater 2013

The Wonderful Remix of Oz                                                                                        13th Street Rep Theater 2013

The Wizard of Oz                                                                                                          The Drilling Company Theater. 2012

* Alice in Books of Wonder(land)                                                                                Books of Wonder 2011
*The Flower Boy                                                                                                          
F.A.O Schwarz Story Time Stage 2009

The Maderati                                                                                                                  The Red Room Theater, 2008

Alice in Wonderland                                                                                                     Under St. Marks Theater, 2008
 

Production Manager:

Man Who Laughs (Film)                                                                                                Haberdasher Theatre Inc. 2014

Adam of the Apes                                                                                                             Roy Arias Studios 2012

Dracula                                                                                                                           Drilling Company Theater 2010

Lost                                                                                                                                 The Looking Glass Theater, 2009

*Collection of Stories                                                                                                    F.A.O Schwarz Story Time Stage 2009
Doctor                                                                                                                             Faustus Drilling Company Theater 2007

Manager of the Month                                                                                                  440 Studios 2007
Remember Me                                                                                                                Roy Arias Studios 2007

Set Design:
Dracula                                                                                                                                Drilling Company Theater 2010

Lost                                                                                                                                 The Looking Glass Theater, 2009


Sound and Music Production:
The Wonderful Remix of Oz                                                                                        13th Street Rep Theater 2013
Leak (Episodes 1, 2, and 3)                                                                                         The Flea Theater 2013
A Christmas Carol                                                                                                         13th Street Rep Theater 2013

The Wizard of Oz                                                                                                           The Drilling Company Theater. 2012

* Alice in Books of Wonder(land)                                                                                Books of Wonder, 2011

Alice in Wonderland                                                                                                       Under St. Marks Theater, 2008

The Maderati                                                                                                                  The Red Room Theater, 2008

2010 - present

2010 - present

Education

 

American Musical and Dramatics Academy : New York, NY

2007 Graduate
Cardinal Focus in Theater,  Minoring in Film