Parker Murphy is a bay area performing artist. He was worked extensively in the Chicago area and is currently setting roots in San Francisco. While studying at Northwestern University, he found his artistic voice through his interdisciplinary studies in dance and psychology. 

THEATRE

An American in Paris -
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
Performed in the ensemble as well as Dream Jerry in the Paris Ballet. Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain.
Dir. Mark Martino, Chor. Elise Kinnon

Sleep No More - Punchdrunk
Perform multiple roles in the award-winning, long standing Off-Broadway production. 
Dir. Felix Barrett, Chor. Maxine Doyle

The Lost Supper - The McKittrick Hotel
Perform host role in the immersive, dinner theater production. 
Dir Lily Ockwell

Potions and Planting - The McKittrick Hotel
Performed role of “Cedric the Gardener” for the children’s roof top immersive experience.
Dir Kate Douglas

The Grand Paradise - Third Rail Projects
Perform multiple roles in the company’s critically acclaimed evening-length immersive dance theater show.
Dir. Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, Jennine Willett

Antigonick - Shotgun Players
Performed the role of Nick, as well as filled the roles of Assistant Dance Captain and Music Captain.
Dir. by Mark Jackson and Hope Mohr. 

A Midsummer Nights Dream - California Shakespeare Theater
Performed the role of Cobweb/Ensemble.
Dir. Shana Cooper. 

DANCE

Punchdrunk
Perform multiple roles in the award-winning, long standing Off-Broadway production, Sleep No More.

Kate Weare Company
Apprenticing and developing the company’s work, Marksman

Third Rail Projects
Perform multiple roles in the company’s work, The Grand Paradise. A critically acclaimed evening-length immersive dance theater show.

Gerald Casel Dance
Perform company repertory, collaborate in the creation of new works, and tour with the company at venues such as ODC Theater, Judson Memorial Church, Museum of Art History Santa Cruz, UC Santa Cruz, Motion Pacific, Santa Cruz Fringe Festival, and the Joe Goode Annex. Originated roles in Cragg and Tail, Visiter and Splinters in Our Ankles. Performed repertory work, Dwelling

Hope Mohr Dance
Performed/Originated in the improvisational work, The Material of Attention, at ODC Theater as part of the company’s 8th home season. Directed by Hope Mohr and Christian Burns. Performed repertory work, Stay, in New York’s 2016 APAP showcases and in HMD’s 2016 home season. 

Raw Dance
Performed in the company’s Concept Series: 16 at the Joe Goode Annex under the direction of choreographers, Ryan Smith and Wendy Rein. 

Margaret Jenkins’ CHIME and CHIME Across Borders
Participated in Margaret Jenkins’ CHIME with Gerald Casel Dance and in CHIME Across Borders with Hope Mohr Dance. 

FACT/SF
Performed/Originated in the company’s JuMP Series at ODC Theater. Works choreographed by Charles Slender-White and Liz Tenuto. 

13th Floor Dance Theater
Performed/Originated the role of “Sean”, in the company’s A (Wake) at ODC Theater. Artistic Direction by Jenny McAllister

Detour Dance
Performed/Originated in Filaments at The Garage under the direction of Eric Garcia and Kat Cole. 

EmSpace Dance 
Worked with Artistic Director, Erin Mei-Ling Stuart, in an exploratory 6 weeks workshop. Under her direction, collaborated to perform and create Stolen Moments & Borrow Memories for Mugwumpin Theater’s 10th Anniversary Season. 

LEVYdance
Performed ROMP at the General’s Residence in Fort Mason under the direction of Artistic Director, Ben Levy. 

KUNST-STOFF
Performed in the company’s final season at ODC Theater.  Performed/Originated works by Yannis Adoniou and Tomi Paasonen. 

Caitlin Hafer 
Performed/Originated Nostalgia and Paperwork by Caitlin Hafer at ODC’s Pilot Program. 

Striding Lion Performance Group 
Performed/Originated in the immersive, evening-length Remember the…(Alamo) at Stage 773 in Chicago. Artistic Direction by Annie Beserra.

Northwestern University
Performed annually under various choreographic direction in the Senior Dance Concert, Fall Dance Concert and Danceworks. Notable choreographers include: Billy Siegenfeld, Molly Shanahan, Annie Beserra, Amanda Lower, Jeff Hancock, Susan Lee, Lizzie Leopold, David Lakein


CHOREOGRAPHY

An American in Paris
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Dir. Mark Martino, Chor. Elise Kinnon
Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain alongside Meri Bobber. 

A Midsummer Nights Dream
California Shakespeare Theater
Movement collaborator with choreographer Erika Chong Shuch.

EDUCATION

Northwestern University, BA Dance and Psychology
magna cum laude, Departmental Distinction in Dance, Dance Department Excellence Award, Dean’s List, Undergrad. Research Grant, Lynn Blom Award, School of Communication Century Scholar. 


*Leadership/Administrative and Film/Production resumes available upon request.