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Bio


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Bio


what I'm about

 

ARTISTIC STATEMENT

I'm a London-based theatre and performance writer, researcher, practitioner and facilitator currently investigating the intersection of practice, knowledging, repetition and intuition – or the practice of practicing a practice – within contemporary performance landscapes in order to challenge institutional notions of mastery and expertise.

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.

A BRIEF HISTORY

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 reconstructed several classic texts, conceived a number of original works of devised theatre and collaborated with award-winning playwright Jaclyn Backhaus on the development and presentation of three collaboratively written plays.

LONDON: I’m currently serving as an Assistant Producer on Tempting Failure 2020, helping to facilitate their masterclass and mentorship programmes. I’ve recently collaborated with Deirdre McLaughlin on the development of several scripts for Fire Hazard Games which have since been presented at The National Maritime Museum and the Underbelly Festival. And my practice of practicing practice was recently presented as part of the BRINK Festival at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

NEW YORK: I’ve collaborated in multiple artistic capacities with Target Margin Theater, The Talking Band, HERE Arts Center, The Brick, Fresh Ground Pepper, Little Lord, and artists Joshua William Gelb, David Greenspan, David Herskovits, Eben Hoffer, Alexander Kveton, Patrick Scorese, and Tina Shepard, among others. I’ve also worked independently as a producer of live events and served as the Producer of Ma-Yi Theater Company, an OBIE and Drama Desk Award-winning New York-based nonprofit producing organisation.

EDUCATION: I've taught my unique process of creative collaboration at New York City’s Abrons Arts Center through The School of Making Thinking and BA Directing 1: Contexts, Theories and Practices at London’s Brunel University. BFA: New York University's Tisch School of the Arts – Experimental Theatre Wing (Drama). MFA: The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (Performance Practice as Research).

HOT OFF THE PRESS

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)