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'm currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre & Performance at St. Lawrence University. I have taught at Temple, Rowan, 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 in Theatre Arts & French, Drew University.
Drama League Directing Fellow 2014.