AWARDS & HIGHLIGHTS

This is a listing of Trish Causey’s artsy highlights. For uppity, activist shenanigans, see the ACTIVISM page.

  • June 2017 – Dean’s List; notified (again) by Berklee College of Music regarding placement on the Dean’s List for maintaining a 4.0 GPA in the field of Music Composition for Film, TV, and Video Games.
  • January 2017 – Guest Artist: Women’s March Sister March, performed “Bitch. Whore. Slut.” from my show, THE NASTY WOMAN CABARET, Gulfport, MS
  • September 2016 – Featured band: hired by the City of Mobile for monthly ArtWalk, Mobile, AL.
  • February 2016 – Featured Essayist: asked to write an essay on my experiences recovering from sexual abuse for August McLaughlin’s book, Embraceable.
  • October 2015 – Featured band: private event for the Ancient Order of Hibernians, New Orleans, LA.
  • January 2015 to current – Singer/Manager: Trish Causey Band
  • March 2014 to current – Singer/Manager: singing, hiring musicians, choosing and arranging music: Broadway showtunes, Irish, American standards, and jazz.
  • October 2013 to 2017 – Publisher: Musical Theatre Magazine, based on my popular musical-centric radio show.
  • July 2011 – Featured Composer: for TWO HEARTS with the Metropolis Opera Project, NYC.
  • 2010 to 2012 – Freelance writer: writing features and cover stories for Stage Directions Magazine.
  • August 2010 to July 2013 – Featured Writer: the Guide for Theatre on About.com.
  • March 2009 to 2012 – Host/Producer: my radio show, Musical Theatre Talk with Trish Causey, that grew to have 27,000 listeners globally.
  • November 2009 – Featured Playwright: VIII Women Playwrights International Conference, Mumbai, India.
  • June 2009 – 6th place: for TWO HEARTS, a one-act opera dealing with LGBT issues, submitted to Opera Vistas’ Vista Competition for New Opera with only the score and Finale play-through (no singing).
  • Fall 2008 – Featured Artist: Southern Breeze Magazine.
  • October 2008 – Chosen Participant: Mississippi Excellence in Artist Teachers’ workshop.
  • July 2008 – Featured Artist: WomenArts.org.
  • July 2008 – Grant Recipient: $5,000 Artist Recovery Grant/Hurricane Katrina, MAC/NEG
  • July 2008 – Featured Artist: invited to be listed on South Arts’ artist registry, the Southern Artistry, in the field of Opera/Musical Theatre.
  • June 2008 – Featured Artist: Judged and accepted for listing on the state Artist Roster.
  • June 2008 – Grant Recipient: $4,000 Artist Fellowship in Music Composition, MAC/NEA.
  • September 2007 – “Billie Jo Casta” in Gulf Coast Opera’s OEDIPUS TEX fundraiser post-Katrina
  • June 2007 – Production Stage Manager: “I Write the Songs”, IP Casino.
  • ebruary 2006 – Produced, directed, and performed in a production of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, raising $5,000 for the Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence, post-Katrina.
  • *** August 2005 – Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of the MS Gulf Coast, causing many of the artists, musicians, directors, et al., to relocate out-of-state. This greatly affected the theatrical and arts opportunities for several years. ***
  • 2005 to 2015 – Organizer/Workshop presenter: Several workshops of my original music.
  • 2002 to 2004 – Stage Manager/Production Stage Manager: repertory theatre companies on the MS Gulf Coast.
  • 2002 – “Cinderella’s Stepmother” in INTO THE WOODS, Broadway South Repertory; “Fraulein Kost” in CABARET, Aquarius
  • Productions.
  • November/December 2001 – Traveled to South Dakota for on-location research in Pine Ridge for VOICES ON THE WIND and attended the first meeting of the Dakota-Lakota-Nakota Human Rights Advocacy Coalition on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.
  • 1999 – Assistant Costumer: Gulf Coast Opera’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY.
  • 1998 to 2002 – Writer/Composer: Creating musicals and screenplays; performed less often due to responsibilities of motherhood.
  • 1996 to 2002 – Historical Re-enactor: Studied and taught historical applications in medieval and Renaissance clothing design and construction, as well as organized and oversaw the running of weekend events, and cooking 4-course dinners for 150+ people.
  • 1994 – Costume Assistant: Ballet Mississippi under the direction of Fernando Bujones.
  • 1993 – Performer: Dusty Rose Dinner Theatre.
  • 1993 – Production Assistant: Ballet Hysell, New Orleans, LA.
  • 1991 to 1993 – Performer: “Trial of the Big Bad Wolf”, a musical that played in Gulfport, MS, then toured along the Gulf Coast, won numerous awards, and eventually went to South Korea for to represent the United States at international theatre competition; production won Grand Prize; cast member for full run of 2.5 years.
  • 1987 to 1993 – Performer: many shows on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, including “Marion” in ON TIDY ENDINGS, “Mary, the Makeup Artist” in THE MAKEUP ARTIST, “Peg” in BATHROOM HUMOUR, “Ermengarde Vandergelder” in HELLO, DOLLY!, “Ethel Toffelmeier” in MUSIC MAN, “Agnes Cohan” in GEORGE M, “Go-to-Hell Kitty” in CHICAGO, “Gemina #1” in FORUM…, plus ensemble roles in SWEENEY TODD, ANYTHING GOES, WEST SIDE STORY, THE WIZARD OF OZ, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, to name a few.

Sound samples, photos, & contact: www.TrishCausey.com

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