what I'm about
what I'm about
I'm a London-based performance writer, researcher, practitioner and facilitator currently utilising a practice as research methodology to investigate the intersection of practice, knowledging, repetition and intuition within contemporary performance practices.
As a theatre maker, I've conceived and directed a number of original works that have dealt with the collective remembering of canonical theatrical texts or traditions, the playful deconstruction and exploration of those dramatic texts, and the intuitive reconstruction of the newly devised material into postdramatic performance scripts.
I previously served for eight years as the Founding Artistic Director of Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, a former Brooklyn-based nonprofit producing organisation, during which time I collaborated with award-winning playwright Jaclyn Backhaus on the development and presentation of three scripted works of experimental theatre – You On The Moors Now (upcoming publication by Dramatists Play Service), Set in the Living Room of a Small Town American Play, and The Three Seagulls, or MASHAMASHAMASHA! – as well as the staging of two classic texts and four devised works.
I have also collaborated in multiple artistic capacities with Target Margin Theater, The Talking Band, HERE Arts Center, Fire Hazard Games, Fresh Ground Pepper, Tugboat Collective, Little Lord, and artists David Greenspan, David Herskovits, Eben Hoffer, Alexander Kveton, Patrick Scorese, and Tina Shepard, among others. Additionally, I have worked independently as a producer of live theatrical events and served as the Producer of Ma-Yi Theater Company, an OBIE and Drama Desk Award-winning New York-based nonprofit producing organisation.
I've taught my unique process of creative collaboration at New York City’s Abrons Arts Center through The School of Making Thinking and at the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York and Spaceworks NYC through Theater Reconstruction Ensemble’s annual training intensive. I hold a BFA in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts – Experimental Theatre Wing. I'm currently enrolled in the MFA Performance Practice as Research course at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
My work has been described as "true theater magic in a you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it kind of way" (Culturebot), "refreshing and delightfully uncomfortable" (Theatre Is Easy), and praised for its "deep concern with terror and fear, and how human beings manifest terror and fear" (New York Theatre Review). Through my practice I am often "calling attention to the mutations of older stories into newer forms, of old plots given new faces ... how stories survive and change form, possess us and are possessed by us" (Culture Catch).