what I'm about
what I'm about
I'm an international performance writer and theater practitioner currently investigating the performance of memory. Through an equally critical and intuitive practice, I'm interested in developing unconventional relationships between the remembered past and the observable present within the realm of contemporary performance.
As a theater 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 eventual reconstruction of the newly devised material into post-dramatic performance scripts.
I previously served as the Founding Artistic Director of Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, a former Brooklyn-based non-profit producing organization. I have also collaborated in multiple artistic capacities with Target Margin Theater, The Talking Band, Tugboat Collective, Little Lord, Fresh Ground Pepper, and artists Jaclyn Backhaus, Joshua William Gelb, David Greenspan, David Herskovits, Eben Hoffer, Alexander Kveton, Kate Marvin, Meg MacCary, and Tina Shepard, among others.
I've taught my unique process of creative collaboration at Abrons Arts Center through The School of Making Thinking. I hold a BFA in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts - Stella Adler Studio of Acting and Experimental Theatre Wing. Starting in the fall of 2018, I'll be pursuing an MFA in Performance Practice as Research from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, UK.
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).