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Assistant Directing


Polaroid Stories (2017)

 Pace University - New York, NY

Written By | Naomi Iizuka

Directed By | Raelle Hodges

Assistant Directed By | Kyle Best, Vinny Ortega & Asha Printup

Scenic | Matt Carlin

Lighting | Griffin Proctor

Sound | Chris Darbassie

 

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Plot

A visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids, Naomi lizuka's Polaroid Stories journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which characters' lives are continually threatened, devalued and effaced. 

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The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (2017)

 Pace University - New York, NY

Written By | Stephen Adly Guirgis

Directed by | Justin Giegerich

Assistant Directed By | Kyle Best

Scenic | Bryana Zanotelli

Costumes | Stephen Stanec

Lighting | Elijah Sullivan

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Plot

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot tells the story of a court case over the ultimate fate of Judas Iscariot. The play uses flashbacks to an imagined childhood, and lawyers who call for the testimonies of such witnesses as Mother Teresa, Caiaphas, Saint Monica, Sigmund Freud, and Satan.


Incognito (2016)

Pace University - New York, NY & Kansas City Fringe Festival, KS

Written By | Nick Payne

Directed by | Hersh Ellis

Assistant Directed By | Kyle Best

Lighting | Larry Saperstein

Props | Alec Addelia

Costumes | Olivia Bennett

 

Plot

"The brain builds a narrative to steady us from moment to moment, but it is all an illusion." Three interwoven stories exploring the nature of identity and how we are defined by what we remember, Incognito is an exhilarating exploration of what it means to be human.

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The 1940's Radio Hour (2016)

 New Village Arts - San Diego, CA

Written By | Walton Jones

Directed By | Dana Case

Assistant Directed By | Kyle Best

Music Direction | Tony Houck

Sets | Kelly Kissinger

Lights | Curtis Mueller

Costumes | Kate Bishop

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Plot

It’s December 1942, and New York’s little-radio-station-that-could, WOV, is about to air its final broadcast of the holiday-themed Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade. 

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Peter & The Starcatcher (2016)

 Barnstage Company - Temecula, CA

Written By | Rick Elice

Directed By | J Scott Lapp

Intern Directed By | Kyle Best

Movement | Chelsea Lapp

Music Direction | Leigh Sutherlin

Set | Matthew Herman

Plot

The Tony-winning play, based on the best-selling novels, upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan.

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Tarzan the Musical (2015)

Moonlight Amphitheatre - San Diego, CA

Written By | David Henry Hwang

Music | Phil Collins

Directed By | Kathy Brombacher

Intern Directed By | Kyle Best

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Noises Off (2015)

Star Theatre - Oceanside, CA

Written By | Michael Frayn

Directed By | David Schulz

Intern Directed By | Kyle Best

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Plot

Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.