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About Me

Max has had the privilege of working on productions in New York, New Jersey, & Boston. He most recently served as the assistant director of the revival of EVITA at the American Repertory Theater & Shakespeare Theatre Company and as the Assistant to the director on HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO on Broadway. In 2018, he founded NJYA, a theatre company with the goal of providing production & performance opportunities to young thespians in the New Jersey area. He is a proud Latino, a passionate storyteller, and a lover of baking.

Photo, Emilio Madrid

Selected Credits; for full resume email maxjrodriguez@aol.com

Theatrical Directing & Assisting

The Skin of Our Teeth | Welpe Theater

Director

How to Dance in Ohio | Broadway

Assistant to the Director, dir Sammi Cannold

The Curious Incident... | BC Theatre

Associate Director, dir Luke Jorgensen

EVITA | Shakespeare Theatre Company

Assistant Director, dir Sammi Cannold

EVITA | American Repertory Theater

Assistant Director, dir Sammi Cannold

Director

The Secret Garden | Nash Theater

Co-Director, w. Jaye Barre

Encore | Trilogy Repertory (livestream)

Director

Sondheim on Sondheim | NJYA (concert)

Director

Into the Woods | Nash Theater

Mary Poppins | Nash Theater

Director

Educational Projects

Script Supervisor, dir. Bryce Pinkham

Candide | BC Theatre

Blue Stockings | BC Theatre

Production Dramaturg, dir. Patricia Riggin

Awakenings | BC Theatre

Assistant Stage Manager, dir. Sun Ho Kim

Matilda | RHS Drama

Student Director, dir. Martha Harvey

Annie | Trilogy Repertory

Stage Manager, dir. Joe Schmidt

Special Skills

Fluent in Spanish, Proficient in conversational French

 

Proficient in Stagewrite

 

Proficient in word processing and graphic design

4.0 GPA at Boston College

Awards/Recognition

Sophmore Scholar | Morrissey College Dean's Office | 2024

"Sophomore Scholars must exhibit the highest level of excellence in their chosen areas of study and have demonstrated scholarly initiative and intellectual leadership that manifests into exemplary accomplishment."

Mayor's Arts Award | Bernards Township | 2022

"The Mayor's Arts Awards honor those individuals and organizations demonstrating exemplary leadership in and dedication to the fine and performing arts in Bernards Township."

The highest level of honors for high school theatre students in the United States.

International Honors Thespian | ITS | 2022

Recognition of student upholding the value of citizenship and community at Ridge High School.

Citizenship & Community Honoree | RHS Tea Commitee | 2022

For Best Solo Performance in a Musical

Papermill Rising Star Nominee | Rising Stars | 2021

For Leading Actor in a Comedy

Montclair Theatre Awards Nominee | MTN Awards | 2021

For Leading Actor in a Classical Play

Montclair Theatre Awards Nominee | MTN Awards | 2019

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