I’m a Brooklyn based freelance director and producer who seeks to reimagine the human experience through work that uncovers where we have been, exposes where we are, and imagines where we are going as a community. I’m dedicated to the building of bridges; between past and the present, classic and new, language and physicality, the audience and the performer and more importantly, the theater and our local and global communities. Right now my focus is artistic action and reinvention in the theater for communal change.
Above all else I seek to create work that reimagines, rebuilds and redefines possibility. I’m inspired by theatrical stories with a deeply honest core but that have the possibility to be told in a non traditional, innovative, theatrical form. I imagine new processes in the rehearsal room that are uphold the voice of every artist in the room, collaboration is at the core. I love stories that demand the impossible of all involved, stories that ask more questions than answers; stories that live in the space between the real and surreal, the awake and the dreaming, the living and the dead. I seek to create a world on stage where the familiar is strange and the strange is familiar. Where process, form, communication are constantly being challenged and reimagined.
I seeks to use theatre to empower all members of local and distant community to give voice to their story. I hold space for courage whether this person identifies with their artistic side or not. This also means making plays that are invitations and conversations rather than presentations and placing focus on the audience as a character in the play. I’m dedicated to not only what stories we are sharing but how we are sharing them and who we are sharing them with. This value started my community based theater collective, the [re]group.
I am a teaching artist with The Other Side Intercultural Theatre. The Other Side creates a cross-cultural exchange of dramatic storytelling amongst girls which supports their common experience, inspires leadership, and develops community. Using devised theatre and storytelling techniques, participating girls create dramatic pieces, exploring what it means to be a girl in the context of their own community and culture. The great strength and the great suffering that comes a long with a female identity is brought to the forefront. I’ve been working to develop the curriculum into one that allows the empowerment of each girl’s chosen female and artistic identity.
I am currently a producer for GMP Productions and the audience development associate for All For One Theater. I work actively on the production and producing sector to make sure the goals of communal and theatrical change are activated, practiced and put into action.