ABOUT ME

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I direct theatre because I like solving puzzles.

I want to do some work when I walk into the theater. I prefer to piece together the story and make sense of a foreign world on stage, rather than sit back and watch something I already understand. I want my audiences to come to their own conclusions, to fill in the blanks. I want them to leave the theater wrestling with questions, but determined to find solutions.

Originally from Syracuse, NY, I'm a director, deviser, producer, and educator based in Philadelphia. Favorite directing projects include MOTH, MACHINAL, POLAROID STORIES, WOLVES, WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING, BOB: A LIFE IN FIVE ACTS, FAR AWAY, CRUMBLE (LAY ME DOWN, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE), and 2 devised takes on classics - THE HAMLET PROJECT (DePaul) and THE DOLLHOUSE PROJECT (Arcadia).

I'm the co-founder and former Producing Artistic Director of Flashpoint Theatre Company, dedicated to producing socially provocative and emotionally resonant works. Now I create new work through my self-producing collective - The Antidote. Highlights include RED LODGE, MONTANA; THE CELEBRITY GUIDE TO MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS; and GREAT AGAIN (Philadelphia Fringe Festival).

I teach at Temple University and Rowan University, and I have taught at Arcadia, Drexel, Rider, and the National High School Institute at Northwestern University ("Cherubs").

Currently I'm developing a solo show about the state of higher education in America, and I'm producing and co-hosting a music podcast on Spotify with Tyler Esselman called This One Goes to 11.

 

MFA in Directing, The Theatre School at DePaul University. BA, Drew University. Drama League Directing Fellow 2014. ATHE Member.