Rose Freeman


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Rose Freeman

(Zie/Zir) Rose Freeman teaches, stage directs, and produces theatrical performance in multiple performance mediums. Recent projects include development for a book on Acting Methods for Opera, writing a musical about an aligator in Chicago, Stage Directing Somethings Afoot at Candlelight Theatre, Stage Directing Strauss' Die Liebe Der Danae at Pittsburgh Festival Opera, and directing Jaclyn Backhaus' Men on Boats through Temple University.

Temple University
Master of Fine Arts, 2021
Wolf Trap Opera
Directing Fellow, 2020, 2021
Third Eye Theatre Ensemble
Founding Member, 2014-2021

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Something's Afoot

Candlelight Theatre Delaware, 2020


Currently teaching and pursuing her MFA in the inaugural Music Theatre Collaboration program at Temple University, Freeman has created national fine art shows for M Gallery of Fine Art, served as managing producing director for Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, and production managed a national tour for Feld Entertainment’s Monster Jam Monster Truck Show.

Freeman stage directs space generated theater, burlesque, and opera. Previous operatic productions include Juliet Palmer's Stitch, Daniel Crozier's With Blood With Ink, Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters, Mohammed Fairouz’s Sumeida’s Song, Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Medium (all with Third Eye), Eric McDonnell's Cosmic Ray and the Amazing Chris with Thompson Street and Forest Fantasies with Lingerie Lyrique. Notable non-operatic productions include Caroline Shaul’s The Shaulshank Redemption, Po’Chop’s Black As Eye Wanna Be, Hannah Ii Epstein’s Punk Punk, Pippi’s Lost Stockings: a Burlesque Satire, Michael Wise’s Alice, and Vic Mensa’s 2016 Lollapalooza homecoming concert. Favorite burlesque collaborations include Siren Jinx, Po’Chop, and Mia Divine. Rose is a recovering stage manager with a decade of experience.

Hailing from Columbia College Chicago, Freeman has been a teaching artist with the Chicago Vocal Arts Consortium, Columbia College Chicago, and University of the Arts. She has recently served as an Associate Director for Sherri Eden Barber on TL;DR Dyke Remix by Ella Rose Chary and Brandon James Gwinn, and as an Associate Director for Sam Pinkleton on Maggie Kate Coleman.
"Effectively directed with minimal props and costumes and movements by Rose Freeman."
— Pittsburgh Post Gazette


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