My About Page...
Born in New England and raised in Florida, I moved a lot growing up. Having also come out at 13 and again at 22, the journey to my own identity has been at once a comedy of errors and a feel-good Hallmark movie. My non-professional interests include mythology, music, cooking, and dry humor.
I revel in experimental, immersive, and devised theatre - though I have a soft-spot for classic upbeat musicals. I strive to incorporate these core values into my work: compassion, exploration, and activism. Key influences on my dramaturgy are Boal, Brecht, Michael Chekhov, and Dave Malloy. I have worked as an Assistant & Associate Artistic Director for professional & student theatre companies and organized new works festivals. I have also directed & sound designed site-specific, fringe festival, and world premiere productions.
I graduated from the University of Florida in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. I combine my academic studies with my work in theatre to produce informed, socially relevant productions. In addition to my studies in international culture, history, and politics, I have also studied in Europe, received B1 certification in German language, and participated in the 2019 Doha Forum. To visit my international academic portfolio, click here
Having graduated into a pandemic-induced recession, I dedicated myself to a year of service with AmeriCorps. This brought me to Washington, DC, where I apply theatre techniques like movement work and poetry analysis to teach emotional hygiene to children and develop their appreciation of the fine arts.