Meet TMP Directors

david-dacostaDavid DaCosta:

David is the founder and Artistic Director of Thoroughly Modern Productions. David’s regional directorial credits include: Willy Wonka, Guys and Dolls, Annie the Musical, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Spamalot the Musical, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III, Honk the Musical, Assassins, and Sordid Lives. He has also co-directed and starred as Bobby in Stephen Sondheim’s Company. David’s directorial credits in Boston, Massachusetts include: Guys and Dolls, Into the Woods, Children of Eden, and others. As a performer, David has had the blessing of playing lead roles in Shrek the Musical, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Jekyll and Hyde, Oklahoma, Macbeth, Assassins, Cabaret, Evita, along with countless supporting and ensemble roles in his now 20 plus year career as a stage performer. David is the Lead Instructor of the TMP Youth Intensive Program and will be leading the TMP Academy. David is slated to direct the Tower Theatre Foundation’s LIVE Series production of “Rock of Ages” in September 2017.

david-dacosta

David DaCosta:

David is the founder and Artistic Director of Thoroughly Modern Productions. David’s regional directorial credits include: Willy Wonka, Guys and Dolls, Annie the Musical, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Spamalot the Musical, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III, Honk the Musical, Assassins, and Sordid Lives. He has also co-directed and starred as Bobby in Stephen Sondheim’s Company. David’s directorial credits in Boston, Massachusetts include: Guys and Dolls, Into the Woods, Once on this Island, Children of Eden, and others. As a performer, David has had the blessing of playing lead roles in Shrek the Musical, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Jekyll and Hyde, Oklahoma, Macbeth, Assassins, Cabaret, Titanic the Musical, Evita, Guys and Dolls, along with countless supporting and ensemble roles in his now 20 plus year career as a stage performer. David is the Lead Instructor of the TMP Youth Intensive Program and will be leading the TMP Academy. David is slated to direct the Tower Theatre Foundation’s LIVE Series production of “Rock of Ages” in September 2017.

scott-michaelsenScott Michaelsen:

A Bend, Oregon native, not quite born but certainly raised, Scott is the Musical Director of Thoroughly Modern Productions. Scott started his musical journey at the age of five and has never looked back. Graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition and Music Technology from Seattle Pacific University, he has freelanced locally as a musician since 2011, accompanying, performing, and teaching in various styles and venues. Though he didn’t fall in love with theater until 2012, he has since fully become part of that world and has served as musical director for 10 plus shows including Willy Wonka, Guys and Dolls, Annie the Musical, The Little Mermaid, Shrek the Musical, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, and Sweeney Todd.

 

scott-michaelsen

Scott Michaelsen:

A Bend, Oregon native, not quite born but certainly raised, Scott is the Musical Director of Thoroughly Modern Productions. Scott started his musical journey at the age of five and has never looked back. Graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition and Music Technology from Seattle Pacific University, he has freelanced locally as a musician since 2011, accompanying, performing, and teaching in various styles and venues. Though he didn’t fall in love with theater until 2012, he has since fully become part of that world and has served as musical director for 10 plus shows including Willy Wonka, Guys and Dolls, Annie the Musical, The Little Mermaid, Shrek the Musical, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, and Sweeney Todd.

 

dakota-weedaDakota B. Weeda:

Dakota is the Choreography Director of Thoroughly Modern Productions having been a dancer all his life. As a young child he took classes in Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet, and Jazz at the Terpsichorean Dance Studio in Bend, Oregon. As a young adult he aided in instructing youth dance classes and dance programs around Central Oregon, eventually leading to a full time instructor position at TDS. He has trained with a wide range of national instructors and local instructors alike, bringing a variety of genres and technique into all his work. In 2014 he became the Director of TDS. His choreography credits include: Willy Wonka, Annie the Musical, The Little Mermaid, Shrek the Musical, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Sweeney Todd, The Wizard of Oz, and Spamalot the Musical.

dakota-weeda

Dakota B. Weeda:

Dakota is the Choreography Director of Thoroughly Modern Productions having been a dancer all his life. As a young child he took classes in Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet, and Jazz at the Terpsichorean Dance Studio in Bend, Oregon. As a young adult he aided in instructing youth dance classes and dance programs around Central Oregon, eventually leading to a full time instructor position at TDS. He has trained with a wide range of national instructors and local instructors alike, bringing a variety of genres and technique into all his work. In 2014 he became the Director of TDS. His choreography credits include: Willy Wonka, Annie the Musical, The Little Mermaid, Shrek the Musical, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Sweeney Todd, The Wizard of Oz, and Spamalot the Musical.

David DaCosta │ 63595 Boyd Acres Rd. Bend, OR 97701 │ thoroughlymodernprod@gmail.com │ 541-678-0313

David DaCosta 541-678-0313
63595 Boyd Acres Rd. Bend, OR 97701
thoroughlymodernprod@gmail.com