Instructor - Acting, Musical Theatre, Directing
Courses: Musical Theatre Performance I & II, Acting I & II, Directing I
Aaron Tuttle is a professional theatre director and video producer. He has over 15 years of professional theatre experience as a producer, writer, director, designer, casting agent and performer whose productions range from national tours and new play development to the Blue Man Group and productions on the Las Vegas Strip.
Aaron earned his B.A. in Dramatic Art and Sociology from the University of California, Davis where he was mentored by Royal Shakespeare Company and Emmy-winning director Sarah Pia Anderson. There he studied theory under Sue-Ellen Case and W.B. Worthen, learned Viewpoints first-hand from creator Anne Bogart, and earned a distinguished Research Scholar Award for his analysis of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins. He did graduate work in acting at the DePaul University in Chicago where he took master classes with Peter Brook and later earned his M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he specialized in new play development. At the Nevada Conservatory Theatre at UNLV, Aaron developed and directed 14 new plays, which have garnered ACTF Best Short Play and Irene Ryan acting awards, as well as the Morton R. Sarett National Playwriting Award.
Aaron has directed for prominent theatres such as The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Ordway Center in Minneapolis, California Musical Theatre’s Music Circus, La Mirada Theatre in Los Angeles and several resort casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. Noteworthy credits include the National Tour of Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby, being Resident Director of Hans Klok: The Beauty of Magic Featuring Pamela Anderson at The Planet Hollywood Resort, assisting George C. Wolfe in Hugh Jackman: In Time, co-writing It Ain’t All Confetti, the one man autobiographical show starring Rip Taylor and assisting legendary director Hal Prince on The Phantom of the Opera. In 2006 and 2007, his productions of Noises Off! and Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape were each awarded “Best Production of Year” by the Las Vegas Review Journal. In addition to his theatrical career, Aaron is an award-winning producer for radio, television and online marketing videos for influential corporations such as Microsoft and Disney. His passion for storytelling and love of film has brought him to his latest project of producing and directing a documentary examining aging in America.
Aaron is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers society (SDC) and the Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi. He focuses his teaching on acting, directing, audition technique, musical theatre and play analysis and has previously taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Cornish College of the Arts. Some of Aaron’s personal interests include traveling, movies, photography, filming documentaries and football.