what I'm about
what I'm about
I'm a Brooklyn-based performance writer, director, theater performer, and producer interested in the critical examination of preconceptions or culturally agreed upon practices of performance through a unique process of creative collaboration. This process serves as an intuitive model of theatrical investigation resulting in experimental works of devised theater. More often than not, my work challenges the accepted potency of canonical texts or theatrical traditions by presenting simultaneously incomplete, inconsistent, and repetitive actions within postdramatic adaptations of linear narratives, resulting in playful deviations from the scripted timelines of theatrical events.
I'm the founder and Artistic Director of Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, a 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.
My process of creative collaboration has been taught 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 - Experimental Theatre Wing.
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).